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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.

Purple Headed Warrior

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  1. I had a pop at GD earlier, but you are right... He has done what many others cant do, go and get the money to back and AC team. Not enough folk like him.
  2. Innovation..... There are plenty of ways to develop ideas and trying to improve on what someone else has done before is certainly one of them. Look at OR, they have now fitted a Cyclor into their AC50...... Where did they see that first? ......
  3. That might be the problem, too early to take him down verbally.... I am sure they are collecting quotes to fuel the fire later!!
  4. Perhaps the chaps from down under should get themselves a leader and show the rest of the world how to win the AC, you might be welcome to GD!! The Kiwis constantly have solid campaigns and make impressive attempts on a tight budget.
  5. That was a bit which really ground my gears..... Spend a fortune designing a race yacht to a protocol set, then build another... Are they really going to then optimize two boats and give them the same chances of winning on the water? I think not.... Who could afford it?! And why add a new level of complexity to it for the viewers (who mostly know bugger all about the AC).
  6. Watching the opening press conference I completely agree! JS had an agenda with every answer. It is painful to watch such an ignorant approach, perhaps he has been hanging out with those Americans too long?? Ben clearly look uncomfortable and knew he was going to get some harsh questions regarding speed etc.... But he handled it rather well. Good old PB, handled himself very nicely along with Nathan, Deano and Frank. Polite gents of the sport. JS also dropped loads and loads of hints to the ideology that the AC is the new F1 on water, bullshit.....
  7. I love Blairs dig at Ben in their latest video...... What I have always loved about the Kiwis is their whole approach and attitude to the sport, having sailed with many of the guys from Black Magic you can see where this culture is bred from and as much as people dont like GD, he has a great team!
  8. I too love the old AC Big loads... big boats... big crews... great match racing and it all a game of inches... Whilst I love the foiling and the adrenaline of this new style AC, to me it is not what the Americas Cup is all about. Just my opinion
  9. Main trimmer was Don Cowie I believe.... Team New Zealand long standing team member, pretty handy I guess there might have been a reason he couldn't ease the main? I am trying to think of a list of excuses..... can anyone help?
  10. Couldn't agree more, any speed would stop the seal from working. I would also think that it works solely for a few of the hull through fittings on the market... Awful to see two highly respected business owners invest into such a contraption...... the owner of the business made a fool out of them
  11. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=seabung For those who did not see,,,,
  12. Did anyone else see the Seabung product on Dragons Den? Honestly I cant believe it... I can see that maybe with certain fittings it could help to change them but surely you try to deal with this kind of maintenance when your boat is lifted? Secondly, as a safety device ............. If there was a problem with a skim fitting while sailing or motoring and you pushed that through the hull, surely its going to bend and break before forming a solid seal?? I might not have explained myself perfectly but I am sure some of you have similar views...
  13. maybe that is why they┬┤re so far behind Maybe part of it.... but during practice, day races, and starts the nav is expected to be on deck. Those events are daylight events....trimmers and grinders are not stopping to peak at any handheld displays. If they do they will not keep their slot once the boat hits the dock. In addition, I could be mistaken about this, but I seem to recall reading about some very strict limits placed on the use of tablets, smartphones, and the like at the start of each leg... Each crewmember's device must have its SIM card removed, and all are placed in a sealed bin for the duration of the leg, etc... So, the notion asserted early on in this thread that the grounding could have been avoided simply by any crewmember looking at a smartphone with some program downloaded from iTunes for $25 might be in error... Again, I could be wrong, but I definitely recall seeing something to that effect somewhere, probably when scanning thru the Notice of the Race... one phone with a sim card is allowed on board- but must be in a sealed container ipads and such must have sim cards removed and the slot sealed - but they can be used. Looks to me like this photo was taken during a training session.... And a deck tablet would make sense to get the most out of your day with fewer crew
  14. If these arm chair captains know more... why are they not out there 10nm ahead of Ian Walker? These guys are the best and even the best make mistakes....
  15. The guy saying "Check this out" is Tony Rae, he is with no doubt one of the most professional sailors I have had the pleasure of racing with. Like Clean said, Nico is a very good egg and put together a team of incredible people to sail with. Can we not support these guys a little more? We are all in this sport together and in a round about way we will benefit from the mistakes made and make offshore sailing safer for you and your families.