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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. He who sails over the line in the final race, wins the Cup. Dean crossed the finish line in the final race of Americas Cup 2000. He was the winning helmsman, he won the Cup and held it high that day. No matter what you say...Dean is an Americas Cup WINNER. Thats it. End of story. By the way, Jimmy hasn't done this yet: I guess then, by your logic, Tarvarius Jackson won the Superbowl for the Seattle Seahawks... Sure, Russell Wilson did all the heavy lifting through the season and the playoffs, played deep into the 4th quarter and had his team up 43-8, but Jackson took them across the finish line... I'm pretty sure with the boat and crew TNZ had for that defense, I could have helmed the final race and won it... Coutts won that America's Cup and graciously gave an up-and-coming Barker a moment of glory that he hasn't replicated since... Barker's record in America's Cup final match races stands at 11-21... He is 1-0 when Russell Coutts hands him a well-oiled machine, top flight crew and a beaten down opponent. He is 10-21 when he has to tune the boat, lead the crew and beat down the opponent on his own... Coutts did win that Americas Cup, I never once said he didn't. He was part of the TEAM that defended the Cup. It wasn't Team Russell Coutts, it was Team New Zealand!! A team which Dean was a part of. Russell DID NOT beat Prada i Race 5, Dean did. Dean is an Americas Cup winner. Who gives a crap wether he's done it since. A statement was made by Semen or finger titan his own anus, or whoever he pretends to be, that Dean had NEVER won an Americas Cup. The record books beg to differ. And yes, if you're part of a winning team, you're a winner. Fair enough, as part of Russell Coutts' TNZ in 2000, Dean Barker did win an AC. That fact can not be disputed. However, since assuming the title of Skipper, he has failed to lead the team to an AC win. He makes a great argument as a bridesmaid, but he never quite gets to the altar on his own merit. You can blame time limits, wind limits, a faulty mast, a flooded cockpit, a failed experimental hull appendage, the defection of TNZ's top talent to Switzerland or anything else you'd like. As Skipper of TNZ/ETNZ's America's Cup team, he lost the AC to Alinghi (0-5) in 2003, failed to win it back against Alinghi (2-5) in 2007 and blew what appeared to be an insurmountable lead (8-1) against Oracle Team USA only to lose 9-8. Don't forget that Oracle had to win 11 of the 19 races to score their 9 points, including the final 7 in a row... To your point, Dean Barker is an America's Cup winner, but it's safe to say that as an America's Cup Skipper, he's been a failure...
  2. He who sails over the line in the final race, wins the Cup. Dean crossed the finish line in the final race of Americas Cup 2000. He was the winning helmsman, he won the Cup and held it high that day. No matter what you say...Dean is an Americas Cup WINNER. Thats it. End of story. By the way, Jimmy hasn't done this yet: I guess then, by your logic, Tarvarius Jackson won the Superbowl for the Seattle Seahawks... Sure, Russell Wilson did all the heavy lifting through the season and the playoffs, played deep into the 4th quarter and had his team up 43-8, but Jackson took them across the finish line... I'm pretty sure with the boat and crew TNZ had for that defense, I could have helmed the final race and won it... Coutts won that America's Cup and graciously gave an up-and-coming Barker a moment of glory that he hasn't replicated since... Barker's record in America's Cup final match races stands at 11-21... He is 1-0 when Russell Coutts hands him a well-oiled machine, top flight crew and a beaten down opponent. He is 10-21 when he has to tune the boat, lead the crew and beat down the opponent on his own...
  3. fixed it for him...
  4. That's the 1st S&S built for the '87 campaign. The boat in HHI was never more than a trial horse. Colin Percy owns 5 12's. Three are in St. Maarten (Stars & Stripes (US-55, the actual AC winner), Canada II and True North IV) the other two are in Cozumel, I think (Stars & Stripes (US-56) and True North). He runs a 12-meter challenge thing for tourists. http://www.12metre.com/
  5. They'll continue on, mark my words... Not for the Cup, but for their fallen brother... RIP Bart... May you find the sun on your face in fair winds and following seas...
  6. It looks like the foil is still there, it's just up. Horrible news. Looks like massive platform failure. Port hull resting under the starboard one. Thoughts and prayers to the entire crew, especially those injured.
  7. BMW

    I claim this land in the name of Larry Ellison!