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      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.

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  1. Huh? Only a couple of the most recent US National Champions from here in SD. We have a group of 5-6 very good boats and a few more new builds in process all here in SD. Several older boats which are great starter boats in town as well. Just be cause we don't sail out of MBYC, doesn't mean we don't exist. The original poster will be a bit light for the boats as they are very powered up, but you'd be planning upwind in 6 kts. at that wt. Big challenge to try to build your own boat, but we also have a local sailor who has done just that and is working on building his second boat now. I'd say avg. breeze closer to 8-12 kts. (not MPH), usually slightly more in So. Bay. We travel to LBC during summer for more breeze. Big learning curve if not already sailing skiffs, but very rewarding.
  2. Don't use K&N, horrible experience and way under quoted everything on France round Trip last summer.
  3. Required viewing!
  4. Did Bay to Bay last Summer. Start off Mission Bay mouth, around SD #3 down to the bridge and back to the Dolphins to finish. 1:45 and change. Have also done Seal Beach to Dana Point in the past and hope to again this summer.
  5. West Coast Championships. All of our larger events )Nationals, West Coasts, North Americans) have a Required Distance race. With a fleet well over 100 yrs. old it is one the the historical things we try to keep going in the fleet. Lots of other really interesting historical items from the fleet both the northern and souther hemisphere fleets. The Distance race was started in South Bay with a windward leeward, up to FM 19, down to channel marker 23, back to FM 19 and back to finish About 15 mi. We made an executive decision due to the lightening breeze so we took out the up and back part.
  6. Total bummer! Knew Rick as a kid sailing Hobie 18s on Lake Erie. Learned lots from him and Mary as well as Mary's sister and brother-in-law. Sent time with them in Put-in-Bay. Even got to ski with Rick in Vail. Later ran into him in the bar at SDYC when he was doing a multi-hull clinic. Think he was proud that I continued sailing and remembered all his help from when I was a kid. Will miss you Rick and best to Mary.
  7. Seems the US focus on small boats is at HS and College sailing levels. How do we get those kids into real programs that are going to make them competitive in real boats (not rocking an FJ or C420 around the course)? We see a lot of the skiff guys going on to handle other boats (at much bigger levels) very well. How do we develop that culture here to allow those people to learn more and advance like other countries around the world? Great to get some new (not New England) blood into US Sailing - Best of luck!
  8. Archie's new I-14 Cuckoo's Nest as stated above. Adjustable rudder gantry will slide fore and aft but is above water so not measured as part of 14' hull. With the T-foil on rudder, will make the boat think it is even bigger and can pull down the stern wave as well as decrease pitching on the short hull by making it think it is much longer. He has other thoughts as well, we'll see if it works. Can try these things easily on a smaller scale 14' boat. Development moves forward (hopefully)!
  9. Turnout totally depends on above question. Is the Fx. Inta-articular, namely to the Subtalar jt. Do the ORIF (Open reduction Internal Fixation) Allow to heal. If Subtalar jt. involved, down the road possible to do a lot with functional orthotics, but has to be someone really good who will work with you, Often Maximally pronated Flat posted orthotics will decrease motion of STJ if it is need. In some cases you may be looking at Subtalar fusion down the road if too painful and becomes arthritic. Be sure to have a foot and ankle specialist do the ORIF Orth, or Podiatry, but someone who has done them a lot, NOT just a general orthropod. Post-op rehab will be important, the swimming statement is spot on. Good Luck.
  10. Woody, for once I actually understand and know exactly what you're talking about. Dam good Brauts too!
  11. Funny, I see kids come in off there Sabots (way worse than Optis) and put them away (well actually mommy or daddy usually put them away) as soon as they can, rig up the BIC and go out and play tag with each other, flipping, righting, just having fun sailing. Certainly a place for both, but I'd be a big fan of the BIC if I had kids growing up sailing. They would also have to take care of their own equipment.
  12. As someone who has been involved with the I-14 fleet for > 20 yrs. and traveled and done all but 3 of the last 13 Worlds (and this is a short time compared to many in the fleet). I think this is a great discussion, somewhat mis-guided, but still a good discussion. There is so much 'mis-information' re: the 14 fleet, at least here in the U.S. I remember hearing from outsiders how much certain boats cost and how the costs were so out of hand (I had just bought one of the said boats-new) And hearing people tell me the boat cost 10, then 15, then 20, then 25 K more than what I had just paid for the boat. Yes, new 14s aren't cheap, neither are Porsches, or Ferraris, but people still drive them and love them. Re: the British teams doing well in the last several worlds, yes, there are some great sailors sailing these boats and many have been sailing them for a long time. They sail at a high level and the majority of their fleet sails together on a routine basis. I think most sail out of 2 closely located clubs with a few more who make the trip from not far away often. When you have 20 good boats, and 10 really good boats/crews sailing together all the time, you're going to improve. In the US, the fleet is spread out over the entire west coast, the top 2 US boats at Worlds live 24 hrs. drive from one another. Yes, we do sail together several times / yr. But not every weekend of the season. In addition, the US small boat - high performance boat scene is almost non-existent. We see 49ers sailing 1-2 regattas a yr. in So. FL. every Jan. Very difficult to improve your big fleet sailing with these small numbers. The Aussies have essentially 2 strong fleets, one in Melbourne and one in Perth, again great sailors who sail together often and have a culture of small boat sailing and high performance sailing. In the US the club scene encourages Sabots or Opti sailing, move into an FJ, then for the really good sailors either a club 420 or maybe a laser. Where do you go from there. So much HS and College sailing around in circles to see who can roll tack and gybe there way to the finish. Most young sailors are so burnt from this they either quit sailing completely or go get on a big boat where you get to pull on a line every so often. In any event, don't think the Brits are just buying there way to winning 14 titles, yes there is money involved, but anyone doing a keel boat program at almost any level can get into a used 14 learn to sail it and work their way up in the fleet. It takes commitment, time, effort and a strong will. Something that seems a bit short in our instant gratification society today.
  13. http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/191704/Runners-and-Riders
  14. http://www.yccarnac.com/international-14-world-championship-2016.html
  15. So the I-14 Worlds start next week in Carnac, France. Team racing 4 on 4 will start out the event. Then the individual worlds. Last I saw 79 boats entered, hopefully a few more to add. Who has predictions. The Brits have been very strong for the last several yrs, but at least a new winner last Worlds in Geelong. The Aussies have some great skiff sailors and should be challenging. Lots of Germans, will be there. Canadians are sending several boats, as is the US. A few Japanese, Italians, French. Not sure who else. Hopefully will be great sailing, great to catch up with the fleet and our friends from around the world.