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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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    10 months of winter, 8 weeks of bad skating
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    Melges 20 / Lake Ontario Sailing
  1. Dry Sailing Rules Evolution at a Club

    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. Arriving at the regatta in style.

    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. Lake Ontario Anarchy

    Wonderful. How exactly does this help me with crew on Lake Ontario?
  4. Lake Ontario Anarchy

    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. Welcome to the Melges 20 fleet - like your boat name...."it's madness" :-)