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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.

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    10 months of winter, 8 weeks of bad skating
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    Melges 20 / Lake Ontario Sailing
  1. I have a question around drysail and regattas. At a local club, they "empty" the drysail when a regatta is held. On Friday, they decided to move the few drysail boats that won't be racing in an upcoming regatta out of the drysail and into the back lot. No notice to the affected members, so if they came down to sail on the long weekend they would have had to play hide and seek to find their boat then tow it back to the drysail. Then they said the drysail crane was unavailable on Labor Day Monday - it was to be used for weigh in. Again, no notice to anyone. What do your clubs do when you hold a regatta? My experience is the boats in drysail stay there and the visitors set their boats up outside the drysail, launch and then move their trailers out of the way.
  2. So I almost managed a little royal protocol incident this weekend at RCYC. Normally there are never open slips at the front of the club where the 8m's are, but lo and behold on Saturday morning there was an empty slip. So I took it. But I thought I should check in with the club sailing office to let them know. When I mentioned where I was, they seemed a little too concerned. So I showed them on a map. Which is when I was told that is where the King of Norway's tender moored. I thought, really? So they repeated, with a little more agitation, you have to move, anywhere. Please, right now. Normally I just get sent off to outer slobovia in terms of slips when visiting, but they really meant it and were happy to give me anything, anywhere just to get me out of there. So I moved the boat and started chatting with folks at the skippers meeting before the race. Yes, the sailing office was right and I probably had avoided a minor diplomatic / protocol incident. So next time you visit RCYC, make sure you check with the sailing office in case hey left a slip open for some visiting royalty.
  3. Wonderful. How exactly does this help me with crew on Lake Ontario?
  4. Since we're only expecting it to snow this weekend, no freezing rain, I decided it's time to start thinking about sailing. Looking for 2-3 crew with dinghy/sportboat racing experience for a Melges 20. PM me if interested. Sailing out of PCYC on the weeknights (Thursday) and occasional weekend (RCYC Open, PCYC Open). No, no photos and I don't give a damn about the rating.....
  5. Thanks for the info. Just wondering how you get anti-fouling on the keel if you use a single point lift?
  6. OK, had to ask..... What's it rate (PHRF, IRC)? What is the all in price (boat, sails, trailer, tackticks, etc)? Does it have a single point lift or a keel lift mechanism?