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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.
    • B.J. Porter

      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.


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  1. I used to race a 122 a lot. We had someone sweating the German mainsheet at the mast, as long as the person up there has their wits about them then they're fine.
  2. Very well edited, did they potentially edit out the part where it capsized?
  3. My parents use daily to own a J92/s in the UK a few years back and all I can say is they're tough great little boats. We put it through a lot of tough weather and it stood up to everything. To us the boat wasn't that old (3-4 years) but not a single thing broke apart from a poorly fitted instrument bracket But that's obviously no reflection on the build quality of the boat. I've never come across any hull problems from the French built 92s either. If you're sailing in a windy venue I wouldn't make sure the deck gear is all up to scratch because a lot of it is plastic harken carbo and could fatigue with uv damage. Also I wouldn't look into upgrading the standard fit spinlock clutches for either the size up or the Antal v cam ones used by today's Js seem to be working out well. Over here the 92s fails to meet the Fastnet race regulations due to it's STIX value but I'm not sure how well other boats you've hadn't compare. Also I would advise fitting the best pilot you can reasonably afford, you should be able to get a proper internal pilot fitted as well. I would also recommend a sensibly roached mainsail as the standard size is quite powerful and I would also advise a furling headsail with vertical battens for ease of use
  4. Hi JL, We did look into mast reinforcement, but on mine it was a flat no. even with runners it's not designed for rmastheads. Regards the pole, I thought of that at the build, it was a toss up, and I wrongly elected not to bother. A pole would have been interesting, when cruising in heavy airs once we'd just goosewinged the headsail and she flew. Unsure if ZSpars would let me just mount one post build, I'd need to check. Dragon, that's a first for me, didn't know of any with mastheads. I'll have to find out what they did differently! The pogo in question must be Jinja, former J122 owner. Here is a picture of his masthead during the ARC
  5. Unfortunately in my opinion the lack of a masthead sail is what is affecting things, because the main is square topped the girth of the main at the head of the kite is much greater it will have a greater effect on the spinnaker, had you considered masthead reinforcement? It's weight in all the wrong places but it's another option to consider. My second option to you is a bit out there but here goes, a spinnaker pole! Some early gen 1 class 40s carried long spinnaker poles to bring the tack of their big runners further to windward to gain separation from the main, obviously this will carry a rating penalty but it could be worth it. Even a Ker 40 tried one a few years back. I think being able to aim for numbers then slowly bring the tack to windward may allow you to carry your speed better
  6. Really interested to see what the latest proto by Lombard will look like when it's launched.
  7. The euro Selden rig has a second halyard sheave that sits just underneath the other rather than side by side
  8. Have no complaints against the prostart, we made a few enhancements for the J88 we race and you could argue that they have small effects on overall performance, however I can safely say that the prostart has won isn't a couple of races by being able to make an early break on the first leg
  9. If it's light then Bella Mente has to be up there for monohull line honours, phaedo for multihull line honours for me, handicap win for either Sleeper or Scarlet Oyster
  10. That seem a little overkill. And heavy.
  11. The boat has just popped up for sale, all yours for €450000
  12. I think CQS will suit the lighter airs in the med, you can never have enough 100'ers being campaigned around the world. And talking of which, I wish they would bring Oats back to Europe again!!! it seems a waste to have a boat like that and only do one race a year.
  13. Someone should buy loyal and wingmast and Dali foil the shit out of it
  14. They really are limited by the OD rig, they can load it up to the limit but not push past it, if there are waves then they reach that limit sooner and have to slow down, Alex Thomson has said that's in flat inshore water his boat is capable of sailing at 30kts but there is never flat water in this race. I think oats ability to sail low and fast would make them faster on a vmg run. If the rig allowed alex and a small team of 4 to push the boat to the limit then I think they could be faster. In my opinion.
  15. Mark Richards sounds like a proper douche bag having watched the replay of the start.