• Announcements

    • UnderDawg

      A Few Simple Rules   05/22/2017

      Sailing Anarchy is a very lightly moderated site. This is by design, to afford a more free atmosphere for discussion. There are plenty of sailing forums you can go to where swearing isn't allowed, confrontation is squelched and, and you can have a moderator finger-wag at you for your attitude. SA tries to avoid that and allow for more adult behavior without moderators editing your posts and whacking knuckles with rulers. We don't have a long list of published "thou shalt nots" either, and this is by design. Too many absolute rules paints us into too many corners. So check the Terms of Service - there IS language there about certain types of behavior that is not permitted. We interpret that lightly and permit a lot of latitude, but we DO reserve the right to take action when something is too extreme to tolerate (too racist, graphic, violent, misogynistic, etc.). Yes, that is subjective, but it allows us discretion. Avoiding a laundry list of rules allows for freedom; don't abuse it. However there ARE a few basic rules that will earn you a suspension, and apparently a brief refresher is in order. 1) Allegations of pedophilia - there is no tolerance for this. So if you make allegations, jokes, innuendo or suggestions about child molestation, child pornography, abuse or inappropriate behavior with minors etc. about someone on this board you will get a time out. This is pretty much automatic; this behavior can have real world effect and is not acceptable. Obviously the subject is not banned when discussion of it is apropos, e.g. talking about an item in the news for instance. But allegations or references directed at or about another poster is verboten. 2) Outing people - providing real world identifiable information about users on the forums who prefer to remain anonymous. Yes, some of us post with our real names - not a problem to use them. However many do NOT, and if you find out someone's name keep it to yourself, first or last. This also goes for other identifying information too - employer information etc. You don't need too many pieces of data to figure out who someone really is these days. Depending on severity you might get anything from a scolding to a suspension - so don't do it. I know it can be confusing sometimes for newcomers, as SA has been around almost twenty years and there are some people that throw their real names around and their current Display Name may not match the name they have out in the public. But if in doubt, you don't want to accidentally out some one so use caution, even if it's a personal friend of yours in real life. 3) Posting While Suspended - If you've earned a timeout (these are fairly rare and hard to get), please observe the suspension. If you create a new account (a "Sock Puppet") and return to the forums to post with it before your suspension is up you WILL get more time added to your original suspension and lose your Socks. This behavior may result a permanent ban, since it shows you have zero respect for the few rules we have and the moderating team that is tasked with supporting them. Check the Terms of Service you agreed to; they apply to the individual agreeing, not the account you created, so don't try to Sea Lawyer us if you get caught. Just don't do it. Those are the three that will almost certainly get you into some trouble. IF YOU SEE SOMEONE DO ONE OF THESE THINGS, please do the following: Refrain from quoting the offending text, it makes the thread cleanup a pain in the rear Press the Report button; it is by far the best way to notify Admins as we will get e-mails. Calling out for Admins in the middle of threads, sending us PM's, etc. - there is no guarantee we will get those in a timely fashion. There are multiple Moderators in multiple time zones around the world, and anyone one of us can handle the Report and all of us will be notified about it. But if you PM one Mod directly and he's off line, the problem will get dealt with much more slowly. Other behaviors that you might want to think twice before doing include: Intentionally disrupting threads and discussions repeatedly. Off topic/content free trolling in threads to disrupt dialog Stalking users around the forums with the intent to disrupt content and discussion Repeated posting of overly graphic or scatological porn content. There are plenty web sites for you to get your freak on, don't do it here. And a brief note to Newbies... No, we will not ban people or censor them for dropping F-bombs on you, using foul language, etc. so please don't report it when one of our members gives you a greeting you may find shocking. We do our best not to censor content here and playing swearword police is not in our job descriptions. Sailing Anarchy is more like a bar than a classroom, so handle it like you would meeting someone a little coarse - don't look for the teacher. Thanks.


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About NacramanUK

  • Rank

Contact Methods

  • Website URL
  • ICQ
  1. The sooner World Sailing comes out with some rules to get rid of these boats the better. This is the single most dangerous development I have seen in sailing. I certainly don't want to be sharing the same course with boats that have blades flying through the air at you. We are having enough problems with authorities in certain countries who are trying to enforce ridiculous safety rules on foiling boats without the need to introduce boats that really are dangerous. Dangerous to whom? People or marine life or containers? If used in dinghy in round the buoy racing, I agree it can be dangerous to people, but if used out in ocean racing, it's not the same at all, or if done in small boats not racing and not close to others I don't see that as dangerous either. In other words it's not the boats that are dangerous, but how and where they are used that can be so. That is no reason to outlaw the boats. Have you never fallen off a boat to windward as a crew?
  2. Need to do something to save this class from certain extinction That's a pretty pessimistic view on one of the most successful multihull classes of all time... Think it would be difficult to argue the F18 is one of the most successful multihull hull classes based on numbers compared to the Hobie 14, Hobie 16 and Dart 18.......
  3. More Nacra 17 mk2 videos..... http://www.nacra17class.com/nacra-17-mk2-initial-testing-continued/ Particularly check out the team interviews.......
  4. *Updated, corrected and reposted (to late to edit original post) as beer and accurate posting doesn't generally work well! Testing videos from several teams including Micah+Liv,Moana+Manon and Tom+Nicola, as well as a report. The video of Tom Phipps and Nicola Boniface upwind foiling the Nacra 17 mk 2 is particularly interesting, as in the backround and updated Nacra 17 (to mk 2 spec) with curved foils can be seen.... http://www.nacra17class.com/initial-testing-nacra-17-mk2/ The foiling mk2 appears to be sailing higher and faster..... **The weekend is now here so will actually get a chance to respond to questions and comments from earlier in the thread as promised**
  5. I have just spoken to one of the UK teams who are over in Holland testing the boat and they reported "We took it out it in 25knots of breeze and its ballistically fast foiling both upwind and downwind, huge smiles from us both :)".....and this is from the helm who as well as sailing a curved foil 17 (top 20 in the world) has lots of experience of sailing a Flying Phantom..... *Edited and reposted
  6. Following testing of various foil and rudder combinations over the last 6 months, further testing of the rudders and foils is going on over the next week by Nacra17 teams......hopefully I will have some photos very soon of the rudder blades that are being tested..... *Correction to my original post
  7. While inspecting a new one yesterday, I was told that they weigh 280. True? There was a huge argument recently on this website about reducing weight of "modern" performance cats to make them more suitable for foils. So this cannot be done! Too bad. A-cats continue to rule. Nacra single handed (with curved or straight boards) and ali mast comes in at around 124kg Nacra double handed (with curved or straight boards) and ali mast comes in at around 127kg Obviously the 16 with the carbon mast makes it a little lighter Now given the 17 comes in at around 140kg and seems to foil really well, we must assume a foiling version of the 16 isn't a problem based on weight.... *Correction to my original post
  8. Yes it does....I think with the hull spec changes that have gone on we should end up with a super solid boat!
  9. To be fair I think all of us are into foiling if the truth be known.......
  10. Hi Strategery, all the tooling for the retro fit hull modifications is complete to turn an existing mk1 into a mk2 17, just waiting for final pricing, fitting 'process' and delivery time for the kit......I will update this thread as soon as I have these details.....In fact the trialling thats going on in Holland at the moment is with 2 boats, a production mk2 and a retro fitted mk1
  11. Further to our pm discussion I spoke to the design team today and there is certainly a plan to introduce a foiling version/update kit but it won't happen till the foiling 15 is in production and the foiling 17 (should IOC/World Sailing decide they want it for 2020) is similarly available....as you may know 2014 onwards 16 have cases that except both curved and straight foils already.....
  12. Hi Tigrah.......I had a chat with Holland this week and as you may be aware there is a retro fit update kit of the revised cases and position (fits both curved foils and j foils) is already available along with transom reinforcement (to suit the T foil rudders). Interestingly a few teams in France have fitted the FCS rudder system on standard board position F20C's which has show a marked improvement in stability. A few European teams have fitted Nacra supplied standard kick up rudder blades with winglets (like the Nacra 15) that have proved to be as almost effective as the FCS T foils in stabilising the boat.
  13. Hi Joking.....Nacra are currently doing final testing of foils along with different length spinnaker poles and flatter spinnakers....
  14. Also a pic of the foiling 15 in that last link........
  15. Will this do for the moment Lost in Translation ? http://www.foilingweek.com/pages/foiling-awards/foiling-week-awards-2016-candidates/nacra-17-mk2/