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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.

Tony Considine

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  1. here's the website http://www.innovationcomposites.com.au/superfoiler-pioneering-machine-departing-traditional-limitations/
  2. Mad Max was weighed about a month ago in front of 3 qualified and experienced OMR measurers from QMYC , Airlie Beach and Hamilton Island were to be Mad Max's last regattas as it's been sold and will be delivered to it's new owner after the last race on Saturday and will be based at Airlie Beach. We elected to optomise our OMR by increasing our weight just as anyone can do, carry heavier anchors, more chain etc or just carry an extra crew as moveable ballast. We have weighed Mad Max at least 5 or 6 times in the last 10 years so we're familiar with its weight. It will be up to the new owner to decide how he wants to race the boat, he can strip it out and get the ultimate performance or he can add weight or extra crew and race with a lower OMR. We were advised by QMYC officials that if we reweighed our OMR would remain the same for Hamilton Island irregardless of any variations so we there was no point in reweighing. It's interesting to now learn that all the weights over taken with the load cells have been incorrect when on some occasions we used both loads cells and a weighbridge to double check and they were very close. regards Tony Considine
  3. what about Mortica, did you forget to put them on your list?
  4. It was nothing to do with Mad Max, it was Dave Renouf wanting to get a lower handicap after the race series was over
  5. Final results are here for Airlie Beach Race Week 2016 http://www.topyacht.net.au/results/2016/abrw/index.htm
  6. some more video from today
  7. sorry I posted the wrong link, all race results are here http://www.topyacht.net.au/results/2016/abrw/index.htm
  8. Results for race one today are available here http://www.topyacht.net.au/results/2016/abrw/multi_race/01RGrp21.htm
  9. Its always amusing to see Australian's thinking their rich list buying power is more than 5% of the Asia, US or Europe each...my guess is that Aussie shows (are there any) are not even on HH's radar. On the upside, the Australian market at this price point is probably way to sensible to buy a condo stink boat pretending to be a sail boat ? There are quite a few 60 ft plus cats in Australia, it's quite a popular size and you should come down to our larger boat shows where you can see these boats displayed
  10. Clint's new boat is a Renaud Banuls designed trimaran http://www.n53trimaran.com/gallery/
  11. I'm not sure everyone understands that Gunboats had nothing to do with the G4 other than to act as a reseller. It was 100% developed, constructed and financed by Holland Composites http://www.hollandcomposites.nl/ who are continuing to build and sell this boat. I've been to the factory and the workmanship is just fantastic and the next one is due to be launched soon.
  12. I think there's a big lesson to be learned from these regattas, don't mix race and cruising boats. The crew of Mad Max did not want to race in the same division as the cruising boats due to safety concerns but in the end I agreed for the sake of unity. We've raced in just about every regatta there is in Australia for decades and never experienced anything like what happened at Airlie Beach and Hamilton Island. If this joint division is proposed again in the future, we will not be entering. regards Tony Considine
  13. Here's a video from this years Airlie Beach Race Week https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3QxK-bjJO4
  14. Rob all OMR ratings include crew weight so some boats had slightly different ratings between regattas with different crews regards Tony Considine
  15. Most multihull regattas run 2 divisions on different courses otherwise the races are too long for the cruising divisions