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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      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.  

Charlie Noble

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  1. what is it?

    Something that regularly needs to travel under a low bridge.
  2. Quit US Failing! Join Sailing America

    For gentlemen, Rule #10 is the most unbecoming rule in all of yachting. When boats are on opposite tacks, a port-tack boat shall keep clear of a starboard-tack boat.

    What about the FOILING 42 FT G4? What's going to happen when these guys start taking delivery of those?: "A new multipurpose coastal cruiser-racer" "easy to handle and forgiving" "Kids will love the single berths" "simple and easy to sail"
  4. Team Vestas grounded

    . .....if you don't mind going from ~3' draft to ~15' Two good points for anyone thinking "Could the helmsman have thrown the helm over if he was in doubt?" 1. The boat on the other tack would have been on it's ear with shit everywhere in the dark… i.e. high risk of MOB. 2. The keel would most likely have struck as it arced down through the tack anyway Makes you realise it's not easy to throw an instant manoeuvre at a fully powered up canter. My 1.04c worth. And the first 2 seconds one would imagine they are thinking submerged object rather than geographical feature.
  5. Team Vestas grounded

    The team is ship wrecked on an island with minimal food, water awaiting rescue. They have a sat phone with a dying battery a local generator that runs just a few hours during the day/ night. What part of that is fucking ridiculous ? This isn't hollywood land where we beam people off the island instantly. In the real world you can't build a tv studio out of coconuts and mangos It is hard to have more PR when you are still trying to get people and equipment on site. As for team vesta I hope their only complaint is the lack of females stuck on that island with them. My point is coming from someone who is genuinely engaged and interested in the race.
  6. Team Vestas grounded

    The tone of this thread was to let Vestas speak as to what went wrong and not rush to judge / throw under a bus. We are over 72 hours later and the press releases coming from Vestas are fucking PR bullshit garbage.
  7. Team Vestas grounded

    Don't they just need an Iridium GO to upload the footage? $129 / month service.
  8. Lake Ontario Anarchy

    Blunted good to hear from you. Hope you are sailing down south somewhere. I was at the city club yesterday for brunch and it was empty. I shall look for you when the island club opens. Are you in the bar or brown bagging it on the dinghy club steps? Are you and Fred going to do the C Class this year? Always pretty to see on the lake. As for my comment about design build, I know Fred did a custom with Bruckmann, or I think that is true. But he is the exception. Design/ build is dead in my opinion at rcyc. They always had better creative people at Island YC, such as Bernie Herman, and Sid Bregman, and Kohler and Moog etc etc. Rcyc has become a cottage community with big French condominiums. It cannot be legislated out. It is a culture thing. When I got into IOR A back in mid '70s it was because that was what everyone wanted to be part of. No One Design communism back then. Dinghies were for kids and the odd weirdo. Olympics were keel boats. But now no one does design/build. AS you say, the action is on the dinghy docks........come by for a drink. As nice as that sounds, it is the death knell of the club prior culture of design build. The club is now sailing middle class culture and therefore a delight to Obama et al. Do come by my old culture boat anytime for a drink.........martini I should think. DP is back on the air in yet another episode of "Welcome Back Codger"
  9. Lake Ontario Anarchy

    Was there for LYRA this year, its a friendly club.