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      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.  

Nick G

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    Life long SF Bay - Ocean Sailor.

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  1. Rolex Big Boat Series - San Francisco

    Pretty bleak on that front - maybe Zamazan!
  2. Rolex Big Boat Series - San Francisco

    For this event to return to greatness you will need the So.Cal boats to come north. Its too far for other countries and without Clipper/Kenwood Cup as a feeder its a long trip up from Australia/NZ. The So. Cal owners are always shy of the big breeze on the Bay but with the exception of day one, it was a moderate year for breeze. The Long Point Regatta probably had 25 boats that could have been competitive. Just need to get them to man up, open their wallets and head north! 2017_LPRW_Entries.pdf
  3. 2017 Hobie 33 North American Championships

    https://www.facebook.com/CaptainSluggo/ A labor of love - Sailed the King Harbor Race on her this year - what a boat!
  4. Bro - do i know you? I am only surly in defeat...

    1. J T

      J T

      Been a while.  Jim Taylor.  I'm only surly in facking Oklahoma.  Miss you guys.



    2. Nick G

      Nick G

      Jim! Long time. There must have been 10 race directors at the Frantic since you left. Just sailed there this weekend. 

      Hope all is well on Oakla-By-God! 

  5. Transpac 2017

    https://yachtscoring.com/event_board.cfm?eID=4073 ?? That or just buy a one way plane ticket.
  6. Older well known IOR Boats

    In 1975 I bought (with paper route $) a one way plane ticket to Honolulu to find a ride home on a Transpac boat. Ended up on Mamie, a brand new Carter 41 two-tonner that was put together days before the Transpac start. Lots of old Cal 39 parts and pieces from the owners previous Mamie including the tree trunk of a rig. The boat had not gone upwind in any kind of breeze and much of the interior was bare plywood. There was just a rope net around the engine making for a loud, hot interior when charging batteries. That was a long 21 days home in stronger than average trades. Columbia 34 main as a delivery sail did not help..The delivery skipper got the flu the day before we left so Milt Smith, the boats owner skippered the boat back to the mainland. That was the beginning of a 10 year racing career on Mamie an average boat with an indomitable skipper!
  7. Older well known IOR Boats

    Nope - just remember the design from SF back in the day.
  8. Older well known IOR Boats

    You guys are good. Brings back memories for my youth!
  9. Nap NOODs bigger than Charleston RW?

    If the line was anywhere near square the first start would have gone off without a general. The committee on course 4 could not react to wind changes with their large "lunch" mark boat. it was painful to watch them try to reset the starting pin. It took 20 minutes to move it half as far as it needed to go. I don't want to rag on the RC as i have spent many hours out there in tough conditions in SF but this was weak considering the local Annapolis talent. I enjoyed my time there but as an out of town boat it was not a good ROI. Nick G. Skeleton Key

    Big breeze never arrived... We had a nice sail in 15-17 humid knots on the Skeleton Key. Would have made for some nice racing.
  11. 348 Boats Entered For TBF

    It looks like a great day for the race. NE breeze of 10 knots and a 6 knot ebb in the afternoon...now just need to figure out if you go with the crowd or take the path less travelled.
  12. 2016 J111 Worlds

    I am coming in from San Francisco with Skeleton Key. Looking forward to it very much. Mr Shields is just grumpy cause his boat only goes 6 knots in either direction.
  13. I'm in love. Sweet sailing vid

    Says the guy with 5000 posts....
  14. What's the time delay on the trackers?