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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.

dangerzone777

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  1. Any word on the condition of the crew from Terremoto and the boat?
  2. Long range forecast is showing cooler and wet weather for the first week. Hopefully still have wind.
  3. We were about 6 to 8 miles behind them. We could not get a good position from the Coast Guard just that they had a boat coming out to assist. We were to watch for them and provide assistance if we saw them. But never did. We suspect they hit a log at speed in the fog. It was blowing in the high teens to low 20's in the area. After going thru race passage and the fog cleared we did see several large logs.
  4. Well it ended up being a interesting race to say the least! This was my 10th race and there have been none like it weather wise. Anyone know the damage to Terrimoto and the extend of any injuries? Hoping they are all OK.
  5. One month to go! Got the boss to let me go for both weeks!
  6. Six weeks to go. Hoping for lots of wind this year. The Race to Alaska last year other than a few days was a lite air affair.
  7. 7 weeks to go. Looking at the boats and the handicaps it should be some close racing. Is anyone going to be sailing race gear?
  8. Two months to go. Hoping for better wind than the area had last year.
  9. I have sailed on a J-133 for the last 3 years. Very comfortable boat below. Easy to sail. Does very well upwind in anything over 5 knots. Especially well in 15 to 45 knots upwind. Is not bad downwind. Not a rocket ship but considering everything it has. We sail with a PHRF of 24 and unless we screw up during a race we are normally a top 3 boat. Average age on the boat is close to or over 60. The owner and his wife the past several summers have done extended cruises on it to Mexico and Alaska. So easy to double hand. He is over 70 and she is mid 60's.
  10. Well the fleet is set. Much smaller than last time with only 32 boats. But a next group of 35 to 45 foot boats. Only 11 weeks to go. Anyone else ready for summer and the race?
  11. 12 weeks to go. Looking forward to another great trip around the island.
  12. I had just put my boat back in the water after having the shaft and packing gland redone. It was a ruff night sail over to Lanai from Oahu. We were coming into Manele bay when one of my crew calmly asks "Should there be 6 inches of water above the floor board". When I had put the boat in reverse it had spun the packing gland right off because they did not safety wire it when they redid it. Amazing how much water comes in around the shaft that is only a foot below the surface. Got it back on but it took a lot of pumping to get the water out of the boat.
  13. Looks like the fleet will be around 35 boats. They have just posted the current fleet with a note that 2 more will be added. Nice group of boats in the 35' to 45' range. Looks like only one multihull. Hoping that Dragonfly is one of those still being processed. Looks like they have the boat back together.
  14. List of competitors was supposed to be updated. It showed 32 boats right after that was posted now the page is showing as no longer available.
  15. Well we are a week past the deadline to sign up and still only 34 boats shown as registered. Still looks like a nice fleet.