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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.  


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  1. On Themis we sail with one or two women all the time. If you are truest interested in seeing the boats or learning about the class racing PM me
  2. If you are in the chesapeak bay Spinsheet Magazine has an online crew list that people sign up for. People looking for crew people looking for a boat......racing cruising etc. Spinsheet.com and look up crewlisting party.
  3. Themis and Nemesis will be heading down to the Caribbean and then back in time for the Annapolis NOOD. We have 4 boats racing in the Caribbean. Not a bad showing for the first year. The rest of the plan includes NYYC regatta , Block Island Race Week ( NAs ) then looking at options heading west. Geoff
  4. BTW....Catapult is now for sale and is sitting in Hamble Yacht Services. PM me if you are interested in seeing her. Geoff
  5. I was on Catapult and can speak to the prep from our standpoint..... we sailed as a half and half team in Key West this year. The Irish gang put together a team had the boat for an early solent weekend event. We sailed the UK IRC Nationals with close to our final team for COMCUP. Made some whopper mistakes and took time to learn from them We reconvened in Cork for Cork Week and had a great training week with a variety of conditions. Had a chance to sail against the other guys from our team Antix and Quokka, as well as some others who pushed us hard and helped us solidify our team choreography. Arrived in Cowes with a feeling of preparation confident that we had done all that we could to be ready for the event. The boat was prepped as best as it could be by local wiz Nick Butt. He was handed a fairly buffed out boat when it arrived thanks to Pete Todd. Nick then went on to try to make it better. We simply tried to execute the moves and sail conservatively and let the boat do the work for us. Well sailed efforts by Cutting Edge and the Swan 45 kept us on our toes the whole week and in the end we were in a position to reap the rewards. The performance of Atix and Quokka were excellent and the depth of the team is what allowed us to enjoy a comfortable victory in the end. The commitment Marc Glimcher has made to this was massive and in the end it was a just reward. Cannot fail to mention how Anthony Oleary had the vision from the beginning and the pieces he had to play with fit together perfectly. Would love to be back in two years with a US team. Its too hard keeping up with the Irish in the Pub! Cheers, Geoff
  6. Cracker boy in PB is the winter home for Catapult. They take good care of us. Seems all the big boats are there since derectors stopped welcoming sailboats a bunch of years ago
  7. the A3 on Catapult ( North Inventory) is the same stuff.