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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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  1. And the J/130 Solarus makes it 38 boats. Does anyone have any suggestions for a place in the Newport area to keep a 30' trailer for a month?
  2. No it isn't. No wind. Not missing anything. Great day for a lay day.
  3. Air-conditioning? You mean heat, right? The highest temperature for the week before the start looks to be 66. I'm going to need to wear my thermals at the dock. We haven't had a high that low in Austin since February. It was 73 this morning before the sun came up. No help on the housing. It does look challenging. We scrapped together free nights from various reward programs at multiple hotels.
  4. I bought a Screaming Meanie and returned it. It is ridiculously loud. Way louder than I need. And the tone is horribly annoying. I'm going with a watch and an iPhone timer since I wear the iPhone around my neck in a LifeProof case. Those are plenty loud for me.
  5. Thanks for the details Dan. That really helps. I have a somewhat similar boat to First Edition (size, rating) that we are considering going with a longer sprit and from frac to masthead kites, so I was really curious why such a big adjustment. All good info.
  6. That all makes sense. I've sailed with Kris on 49ers back in the day and know his style. It all adds up, except how did PHRF come up with a 50 second penalty? It just doesn't sound like that big of a increase in kite area and not a very long sprit. Still interested in seeing a pic with the kite up.
  7. 5 apparently.
  8. Anyone have a pic with the kite up? I looked through Jan's photos from RTTS, but didn't see anything. A bit boogled by how they could put up a big enough kite to lower the rating by 50 secs/mile and yet for a downwind ride they were still slower than a Melges 24.
  9. Keep to the facts. Only one boat had an issue. The other was a sistership and chose not to sail until they investigated if they had a similar issue. So... One issue in the first days of sailing. Hardly devastating.
  10. Ironically the two boats that didn't sail were the two registered for TransPac, starting in 2 months. Seems the boats really want to be canters. In fairness to the above post though, obviously they will fix the issue, so that the boat can sail outside SD Bay and only one boat has had issues and that boats only been in the water a few days. Maybe somebody forgotten to tighten the keel bolts? Hardly a reason to criticize the class. If we abandoned every class that has had a failure we wouldn't have any boats to race.
  11. Used to race against this boat back in the 90s. It rated above 100. Now it rates 60. Curious what they did to get that kind of change?
  12. That's looking to be June, maybe July!
  13. We rate 102 in Austin and 102 in PHRF NB. The Olson 30 (also from TX) rates 105, so we have a nice group with you two SF 3200's, and possibly the older SF 36 reasonably close together and then probably the VQ 32, J35, J109, and the Figaro II as the faster part of the class. Too bad there are no Quest 30's this year. There have been a competitive mainstay in this race for years.
  14. 1 month to go. Registration has closed with 36 boats signed up. Biggest fleet in awhile. 4 Minis. Looking forward to seeing the class breaks. When are Stanley and Tristan doing there qualifiers?
  15. I'm not certain of the numbers, but they aren't zero. As best I know, the M24 is 1, the J/70 is 3, and the VX One is 1. Shearwater (ex K2) is going good. Not much racing in the last two years as we've focused on the little boat, but that will change in a few months. It really is a great boat for us.