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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. http://www.euronews.com/2014/11/10/loick-peyron-cements-reputation-as-one-of-our-greatest-living-sailors/ "the boat is absolutely fabulous. I was not really used to this kind of vessel" "there are many factors, but it’s probably down to certain feelings: I don’t know why we do this or that, I don’t even think about it. I anticipate a bit, make the right movements. But everything’s not perfect; I spend my time making silly mistakes." In the last edition of AC we saw that science is not involved just in construction, but also in the trimming and handling. I think the same is valid for some VOR boats. Azzam had/has a huge amount of sensors measuring everything.
  2. Iker talking about the result (or lack of it). Traffic line!?
  3. Vestas should be ~15% faster then ADOR and Brunel to catch them until FdN. I don't find VO65 but here are the polars for VO70. http://www.sailonline.org/static/var/sphene/sphwiki/attachment/2009/01/12/VO70.bmp Trade winds around FdN are ~14kn. Will the angle difference be enough for 15% more speed? I don't think so.
  4. According to the last tracker positions, west is winning the race to doldrums. Is DFRT trying to cover?
  5. I'm not sure if this one has been posted.
  6. http://www.bigdata-startups.com/big-data-difference-volvo-ocean-race/ some interesting things here: "The Dutch Brunel team for example, is working together with students from the University of Twente. In the past years they have developed the infrastructure capable of dealing with vast amounts of sensor data coming from the boat. The Brunel team has installed 160 different sensors on board the boat that monitor everything. They can combine this data with other external data sets, such as (historical) weather data, to determine the best sailing route. Also the Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team is collecting all sorts of key performance data in order to enable the boat to continuously sail at peak performance." This would imply that e.g. team Vestas should be disadvantaged because they had very little time to collect the data, if they were collecting it at all. Interestingly, a report from ADOR was saying that DFRT has more raw speed then them. If the same boat class will be used for next edition I believe such analysis will have greater importance.
  7. I don't think they will go that far west. this is volo tracker wind prediction for 24h in future when dfrt should reach doldrums. I estimated they will do 360nm in next 24h. IMO it looks risky for DFRT.
  8. I think you'll see Dongfeng sail close to the windward side of Sal Island and then continue to sail south west avoiding most of the leeward shadow effects of Sao Nicolau and Sao Vicente islands, after that they should be a fair distance to the other islands. The big question is what Vestas will do? Will they sail north of the islands and possibly take Abu Dhabi's stern to get around the islands or will they shoot between the islands to keep a south west heading and not take sterns? Vestas and Mapfre gybed according to the official tracker.
  9. Is DFRT allowed to pick up a new spare rudder from the shore team? In the last eddition Telefonica received assistance from their shore crew at Cape Horn.
  10. . .........???... .......that's the best they've been for 3-4 days I just wonder why they had to go to the north-west (310) at some point. That was close-hauling (wind from 356). As far as I can see in the tracker they did not reduce speed. So yeah most likely it was just a choice to stay close to the others. It seems that nobody is willing to risk a tactical move and stay on their own. What will be the time differnece between first and last boat in this leg? Maybe doldrums will cause some sepparation and different tactics afterwards. 1day?
  11. what happend to Mapfre? technical problems?
  12. gybed and gybed back to south. Vestas didn't show on the map I'm watching for a while. I believe it is showing vessels for which it has the most recent update. [edit] hmm no. it shows positions for different update times. so positions are not real time
  13. going south now
  14. Yep. It's better now. yep. for me as well. the video is ok again
  15. Thanks. It is easier to get the link here on SA then on the official site. . Yes they have now link Live in the upper left corner, but an hour ago I didn't see any indication that there will be live broadcast. I wonder if the official site will provide any day to day articels with expert commentary?