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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. ORC will issue a rating for the VX ONE. The Seascape 18 at 5.5m in Europe has on ORC club rating. Check out www.orc.org and you will see when you search for certificates issed.
  2. Nope. I'm looking for a trailer sailer to race Wed. nights does the SSC 18 have a PHRF rating (at all, or some other rating system # that can be transposed to PHRF) for North America/PNW? Anyone? Here: http://www.gya.org/documents/phrf/PHRFList.pdf Seascape 18 also has an ORC rating check out list on www.orc.org.
  3. obviously, boats optimize for ORC, as they do for any rule.., but it's worth considering at first that unlike IRC.., ORC is not designed to be a type-forming rule. that is, within certain design parameters, ORC attempts to rate boats "fairly" IRC explicitly does not attempt to do this, rather in a relative sense IRC purposely gives rating credits to design features the rule likes, and penalties to design features it doesn't like. so, one might argue that for most boats, optimization is less important under ORC than under IRC Well said us7070 it is about time we are all able to race under a fair handicap system like ORC which rates the boat only for its performance, unlike IRC, with its secret non transparent rule, selects what boats they like and who they like in giving ratings to. ORC is so much fairer than IRC in being transparent, cheaper to rate, unnecessary to optimise to the extent as under IRC and able to rate both displacement and planing designs equally so the can compete together in handicap racing.
  4. The Seascape 18 fits your requirement the best.
  5. Check out the Seascape 18
  6. Most use 2 course configuration triple number ORC club scoring, not single number and this manages to rate planning boats and lead mines reasonably fairly unlike IRC. Check out www.orc.org to see how this works better than IRC.
  7. Pity all the modern planning boats we all would like to own and race are so heavily and unfairly penalised under IRC when they are all competing well under ORC throughout Europe. Is not the problem with the IRC stranglehold in the UK keeping everyone in the dark ages having to sail lead mines? Push for ORC racing in the UK like all of Europe and we will be able to race boats that are fun and exciting to sail instead of being forced to buy some type formed dinosaur to compete under IRC.