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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. Matt17 is spot on. I used to do road races - long cycle tours say 250 Km to 300 Km distance in one go. The rule of thumb in making any attempt on the hard Alpine road races like the Marmotte require at least 5,000 Km in the legs that season. Any less, and it's not worth going. Also muscle memory - and other facors (V02 max) also play a role. It would take at least 6 months to a year of time consuming training to get anywhere close to a Pro / Am Cycliclist- in terms of physical performance levels needed. I believe there are other, maybe more important innovations on their boat. Can they "pump" their mainsail whilst going upwind ? How do they do that ?
  2. So, stiff or flexible trailing edge ? and, if so, modified by the pressure or some other means ? Is it allowed to be adjustable under the rules ?
  3. With the way ETNZ sail the boat - moving crew is less important - more importantly they are at full power during the gybe
  4. All the other teams are racing with 4 traditional (hand powered) grinders. ETNZ now have 4 extra pairs of hands available all of the time whilst grinding to help sail the boat.
  5. starting soon: https://www.youtube.com/user/FrancisJoyon/live
  6. Is there a replay of the presser available? blob:http://www.dailymotion.com/fed8e63a-f719-4997-98dc-c529d9b64168
  7. https://www.facebook.com/FrancisJoyon.IDEC/videos/1377013985682703/ Nice Video onboard today
  8. They need to keep pretty high speeds to avoid the calm around CH on Wednesday night
  9. Almost half way in 20 days !
  10. Because there is nothing to say. Most are speachless
  11. AT is sailing same boat speed but in more pressure and 5° fatter. His slight gains are due to the 30° lift he is in. So he may sail around BP but he is not going to sail through him upwind on port... based on sample size of 1 (last sched)yes, I am surprised ALC has not tacked. Wind more east as you move north, so it's not so much AT is lifted as it is ALC is headed. I suspect he sees something that we do not. The reason he is working east will be apparent in a day or two.Armel has tacked The further East they go, the more runway AT will have on the drag race north with his still functioning foil.
  12. Yes, interesting article, although not exactly AP. If ring gyro gives "better" input to AP, and same B&G H5000 AP is steering better for Alex than for Pieter, it's perhaps very apropos. Pieter made it finally to DFL
  13. Heerema impressive with -1.8Kts currently heading west. DFL soon ?
  14. Heerema currently heading backwards at 2,3Kts - trying hard to be DFL in a boat that could be up there with the front runners ?
  15. Yes, he has a problem. One angry man. A Hij (Pieter), kan hem gewoon niet trimmen.He (pieter) just can't trim his boat. En dan boos worden op de stuurautomaat leveranciers.. Having all kinds of aggresive thoughts on the automatic steering vendors... My to pence of thought. Reducing sail? Flatter sails? 4 th generation foils instead of keeping to generation 2? Just a few suggestions.. @ Pieter === There is a very aggressive front coming up. Up to 70, 80 knots... Keep out of it. When you do. Reduce all sails to an absolute minimum. Surf... o Way Back is the former Vento di Sardegna, a VPLP-Verdier designed boat from the latest generation, built originally for the Italian skipper, Andrea Mura, before his sponsors were forced to throw in the towel due to the economic crisis in Italy. Consequently, she is a brand new boat with foils, very similar to Armel Le Cléac’h’s new Banque Populaire and Morgan Lagravière’s Safran. Built at the Persico Marine yard in Italy and launched last August, this 60-foot boat was designed to be capable of winning the Vendée Globe. She has just been reinforced at the CDK yard in Lorient, following the damage suffered by the foilers in the Transat Jacques Vabre. A technological gem and a brand new boat, as she never took part in any races under her previous name. Pieter Heerema will have to learn how to tame her and is being helped to do that by Michel Desjoyeaux’s Mer Agitée team. You can’t find a much better teacher than that. While Pieter admits his main goal is simply to complete the voyage, with such a machine, he may catch the racing bug