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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  


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  1. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    You are 100% correct. Luffing on Port tack until HTW then tacking to a closehauled stbd course. Burdened boat at every turn.
  2. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Good call! But, WO are still tacking at that point and C doesn't appear to have altered course. You are probably right so it then depends on how many boatlengths apart they were at that stage. No result posted yet
  3. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Actually while WO was luffing. Port tack and luffing till past HTW.
  4. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    You are a complete sailing moron. This was a very normal Port/Starboard situation. The only abnormal part of this situation is that it was 15 mins into a +600nm race and the 2 boats involved were worth multi million $$$, And they were 30m long FFS! If WO was keeping clear we would not be discussing this. The RRS and the SI's stipulate an 'alternative' penalty may be taken. WO chose not to take it. Now the IJ will deal with it. My take on penalty is that if you choose not to take the 'alternative' penalty and subsequently lose in the room it should be, and usually is DSQ. It was a dumb move by Ricko. Incidentally I thought WO stuffed the start by trying to barge at the windward end, in amongst a raft of smaller boats. That's what he seemed to lining up until it became apparent that there were NO holes. By then it was too late and too light to get to the line. Another dumb move. FFS. Is Brass on holidays? Additionally Rickos comments after the race were wrong, arrogant, childish, churlish and should not have been said prior to him having to front the IJ. Not sporting at all!
  5. Boat Trailer Tyre Pressure ?

    I thought your initial post was pretty spot on! Additionally most boat trailer springs are way too heavy for lightweight dinghies so some flex in the tyre will be benificial to the comfort of your boat. ie it wont shake the shit out of it. Taking out a leaf from the spring is a relatively easy DIY option.
  6. SOLAS Big Boat Challenge

    4 boats barely constitutes a race. Low numbers seems to be the order of the day in AUS at the moment. Network 10 did manage to cover the event. Unbelievably it was all about WO losing and absolutely NO mention of who had actually won. So the Wild Oats to Hobart Race is on again... Hopefully BJ and Croakey and others can serve it up to them again this year.
  7. SuperFoiler Grand Prix

    To be fair, I don't know you, but I do know that you are pig ignorant regarding 'GP sailing'. Success can be defined in many ways but having sailing as the entertainment in breaks in the Test cricket was probably the 2nd best sailing media success in AUS, ever! The reason GPS didn't last forever was, IIRC, that Bill got sick of the constant attack he was under from the sailing 'elite'. Additionally I can't see talent like Ashby & Co signing up for a boring experience. Tall poppy is what's springing to my mind.
  8. Bogan of the week FP - Trimaran

    The bottom right corner.. If the engine (diesel?) control lines and lever are facing athwartship (?) its probably a good idea to have it all marked out so clearly. Just needs a Delorme and he is good to go.. I don't like the feel of this one at all
  9. 2017 Rules Rule 69

    That 59 page decision has been taken down, and I for one would like to be able to read it. Did anyone download it? I understand that there is a decision in the offing and I have to say that Paul Coady and his daughter Steph will get a better deal in the Federal Court they ever would, or did, from the people who are in charge of our sport. Its about time some of the dills running (down) this sport found out about human rights ie Human rights tops silly little local rules. But with participation at all time lows I guess they are not really interested.
  10. .

    Possibly the most lucid post you have ever posted!
  11. The Four Carbon Cutters project

    Bloody bewdiful mate! Four in a row is going to be awesome!
  12. weight aloft

    "Weight is only good in steamrollers." Uffa Fox
  13. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Stop the thread Tom? No way. I still hold hopes of BJ running into Rimas and delivering him to you as buttery ashes
  14. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Well played that man! Not often you would see Tommy E upstaged by someone else on the guitar.
  15. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    The suspense is killing me!