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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. Oracle Team USA

    Vid http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=11935055&ref=rss https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/sport/other/jimmy-spithill-philosophical-after-americas-cup-hiding-thats-s-great-sport Jimmy Spithill philosophical after America's Cup hiding: 'That's what’s great about sport'
  2. Team NZ

    Great question. Perhaps NZ males will emerge from their austerity problems? Jacindamania!!! I hope her bra’s have sexy-great Cups.
  3. Oracle Team USA

    Is that why LE signed to the Gates/Buffet Pledge, to give away even more than the 95% of that Pledge’s number upon death? Look it up!
  4. Oracle Team USA

    Unless you have completely unlimited money, obviously.. LE could run all of that and more without blinking an eye with only 20 minutes to think about it, while in the background appreciating enough during that same 20 minutes to run several frikkin’ seasons of it. Seriously, think about what having $60 Thousand Millions means. (! Holy crap!) $300M is just pocket change when you are looking for opportunities to splurge on, for fun. IMU’s ?
  5. Oracle Team USA

    Hard to imagine GC32’s breaking 50 knots. First-Gen AC50’s already hit almost 47.3, Artemis Racing vs SBTJ. http://www.alinghi.com/news/alinghi-break-gc32-speed-record Alinghi have broken the GC32 speed record! Last week, in a training session on Lake Geneva, the team clocked 39.21 knots, well over a whole knot faster than the previous record that was set on Lake Garda in July 2014. Perhaps even more impressive, the top speed is a full five knots faster than the team’s previous personal best of 34.2 knots, set only earlier this year. With such a rapid trajectory, the elusive 40 knot barrier is in sight. Onwards and, indeed, upwards!
  6. Team UK

  7. Team NZ

    Let’s do this
  8. Team Alinghi

    In San Diego for the ESS. No live broadcast for the first two days but there will be, over the weekend https://m.facebook.com/teamalinghi/posts/?ref=page_internal&mt_nav=1
  9. Team NYYC

    I forgot him mentioning having been recruited by Alinghi and LR in the past. Those would have been premier positions too.
  10. The LV (not the AC) WS

    Some comments at SI https://www.sailingillustrated.com/single-post/2017/10/19/Alt-AC-Is-Oracle-trying-to-set-up-a-rival-Americas-Cup
  11. Team NYYC

    Includes description of Botin TP52s http://www.yachtingworld.com/yachts-and-gear/quantum-racing-tp52-66793
  12. Team NZ

    Funny The best and worst lovers in the world by country: Where does NZ rank? http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=11935001
  13. Team NYYC

    An older DB quote, from http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=11935010 "I have always remained loyal to Team New Zealand. I could have gone a number of other times, to go and work for other teams. I had an approach from Alinghi, Luna Rossa, but for me it's never been about working for another team. It's not about the money. It's about bringing the America's Cup back to New Zealand."
  14. Team NYYC

    Me, I wish the principal designer were American instead of Spanish. But since the Prot got that part wrong.. It’s likely a great move.
  15. Team NYYC

    Follow-on link https://nyyc.org/news/2222-botin-partners-signed-ac From there: "One important factor is proximity," said Botin. "The boats need to have similar speeds and be capable of engaging in typical match-race maneuvers. A fast boat is desirable, but it should also be reactive at lower speeds. We would like to see upwind starts with all the pre-start strategy that goes with it. A light displacement monohull would be the perfect platform for these situations."