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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  


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  1. I just noticed it as well, I thought we all agreed to never use a system like this again since it is very prone to abuse?
  2. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    I think in a race with such a high profile it would be justified to have jury boats out on the water with the race leaders during the in-port section of the race. They could make jury decisions right on the spot instead of several days later and could have prevented this self induced mess by WO11 imho.
  3. Team Alinghi

    Next to LE's Zenji apparently, it's probably a coincidence but still...
  4. VOR Leg 1 Alicante to Lisbon

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  5. VOR Leg 1 Alicante to Lisbon

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  6. VOR Leg 1 Alicante to Lisbon

    The Phantoms have landing gear and are quite safe to catch, unlike the Inspire which could easily take your fingers off! Mavic and Spark are too light and can't really operate in anything over 10+ kts.
  7. VOR Leg 1 Alicante to Lisbon

    Not sure but I'm guessing it's a DJI Phantom 4 Pro.
  8. VOR Leg 1 Alicante to Lisbon

    It's looking good for Mapfre according to @RaceExperts
  9. VOR Leg 1 Alicante to Lisbon

    The OBR drones are taking some nice pics
  10. VOR Leg 1 Alicante to Lisbon

    About 48 hours from now there will be almost no wind north of the rhumbline and on the nose at that, I think going south early might be painful for now but good in the long run (which is ultimately the one that matters!). The helicopter livestream was pretty epic IMHO, good job by VOR media team.
  11. VOR Leg 1 Alicante to Lisbon

    Vestas is doing 27.5kts SOG in 29.5kts of wind, they are really pushing it to the max.
  12. VOR 2017-18

    Does anyone know the legalities involved with the sailor's contracts? Can Brad etc just walk away from both his ST and Akzo's contracts? Once signed these are still valid right?
  13. VOR 2017-18

    Well I guess it's confirmed, ST is back on board. source:
  14. VOR 2017-18

    From another reliable source: https://www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2017/10/20/sponsor-akzonobel-dumpt-schipper-13598855-a1578123 gtran: https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=nl&tl=en&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nrc.nl%2Fnieuws%2F2017%2F10%2F20%2Fsponsor-akzonobel-dumpt-schipper-13598855-a1578123 The initial contract with Tienpont's company stated that it would be responsible for bringing in additional sponsors but failed to do so for unknown reasons. Akzo hired a British PR firm and placed a French business leader among Tienpont's management team adding to frustrations on both sides. Today's articles do all suggest ST bit of more than he could chew even though legally he might be in the right.
  15. VOR 2017-18

    Source is the Dutch national news agency which is very reliable. https://nos.nl/artikel/2199026-tienpont-wint-arbitragezaak-en-bespreekt-rentree-in-ocean-race.html Another article from today: https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=auto&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=https%3A%2F%2Fnos.nl%2Fartikel%2F2198977-niemand-wint-in-de-zaak-tienpont-vs-akzonobel.html&edit-text= Also, according to the website of the arbitration institute that ruled in favor of Tienpont all rulings from them are binding. That is an interesting little detail since theoretically he should be reinstated as skipper.