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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. How to watch live races?

    During the AC world series, I was able to buy a subscription on the official AC App that made it super easy to watch all the races live and via replay the next day. But, with two weeks to go to the start of the Louis Vuitton qualifiers, the Android AC app doesn't allow me to purchase a subscription. I've emailed their help desk and after 5 days waiting I got an email saying that there was a new release of the app that would allow me to subscribe using the 'Events' tab after I log in to my AC+ account. I'm running the newest version (4.1.7 dated May 11, 2017) but it doesn't have an 'Events' option at all. Hope they get it fixed before the racing starts!
  2. Delayed Penalties?

    Hopefully one of the match umpires can sound in on this one: With all the OCS penalties called in Oman, I was surprised to see that penalized boats took very different amounts of time (and space) to clear their penalties on the first reach. Once a penalty has been signaled, isn't the offending boat supposed to immediately slow down 2 lengths. And don't they have to stay clear of the other boats until their blue light is turned off? It looked like there was some tactical maneuvering going on in spite of the blue lights. At one point a penalized boat luffed in front of a non-penalized boat who had to alter course to keep clear. By luffing up, the OCS boat positioned itself so that it would not end up in a wind shadow once it had finished slowing down. Had they slowed down without luffing first, they would have probably been rolled by the whole fleet. So my question is: How much tactical maneuvering or delay is allowed by the penalized boat?
  3. Lasers - Applying a Blow Torch

    Any News from the ISAF meetings (as it relates to the Laser)?
  4. Lasers - Applying a Blow Torch

    So after ISAF had originally decided that the proposed rule change was unacceptable - all of a sudden they reverse themselves and say now it is OK? But cutting the designer out and supporting a shitty builder is just plain wrong. It's time to get personal. ISAF doesn't make decisions - people on ISAF committees do. Does anyone know the names of the individuals that made this decision? Personally, I want to know if anyone from my country agreed to this. And if they did, I'd like to get them booted from our national sailing association...
  5. Lasers - Applying a Blow Torch

    Way to go Bruce! http://www.nwyachting.com/2013/03/the-laser-becomes-the-torch/ Looks like the class can and will continue in spite of Farzad Rastegar whose company LaserPerformance now owns the Laser Trademark!!!