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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. Possibly half right. It goes OK upwind.
  2. Having seen ETNZ AR video I don't expect too much from AR in terms of wins. They don't have the experience with handling the boat to change gears quickly. I doubt if they have the anything like optimal settings yet. NO will be relying too much on thinking, not on feel. I would would be deeply impressed by them if I were proven wrong, and it will be interesting to see how much they learn in the semis.
  3. You can get a Big Mac opposite ...
  4. http://www.voilesetvoiliers.com/course-regate/34e-coupe-de-l-america-s-cup-2013-dimitri-despierres-et-joseph-ozanne-vous-devoilent-les-ailes-1/ This was elsewhere in these forums. Put through yor favourite translation engine. Is interview with wing designers. Apologies if you have all seen it before.
  5. Out of four independent designs (OR AR package ETNZ) only one identified foiling option during conceptualisation. Foiling appears linked to how daggerpoards treated during measurement. That went to jury.
  6. They re-flipped it over the weekend. Thanks. Looking fwd to seeing (video/pics) of it.
  7. Launch on 22nd implies that MM needs to polish his lens; AR must be righting the boat this week.
  8. New tubes or new RIB?
  9. Are multihull carbon structures load tested? Not a troll - I really don't know.
  10. There have been a few comparisons made with F1 (formula 1) in this forum over the past few months. One thing that may not be obvious to many readers is that F1 cars are not a fast shape - the rules have been repeatedly amended to slow them down. Banning of ground effect aerodynamics and 1500hp turbo engines being good examples. Ground effect venturi sucked the vehicle to the ground. It allowed very high cornering speeds. The downside was that if anything affected the ride height the effect could vanish and the car fly off the track mid corner. The 1500hp engines were good for perhaps 10 laps and could blow up (brabham bmw). Over the years many regulations have changed to control speeds through corners for the safety of drivers. These rule changes included - after the death of Ayrton Senna, protective structures, crash tests and scantlings. With the advent of the (foiling) AC72 sailing became an extreme sport. That is not something I really picked up on until this tragic event. I dont think of sailing in the same way as motorcycle racing. In 15 days time the Isle of Man TT race festival begins. People compete in that event accepting they are placing their lives at risk. I fear this cycle of AC requires this shift of thought by teams (not a good idea). Or it requires the organisers to stand back and really consider safety in the way F1 did. Teams will go as fast as they can to win. It is the organisers to constrain this to a safe vehicle. I am trying to be thoughtful in this post - I am very shocked and upset by this tragedy.
  11. Do not forget the computer models, wind tunnels & test tank runs; not every development is "in vivo" to be photographed. Admittedly imperfect (plenty examples in F1) but generally source of better mouse traps these days
  12. I would contact your system administrator if sites are locally blocked. It is polite to ask. Bypassing would be against policy set by your employer, who might be a SA fan...
  13. Next Olympics in four years time. If cup cycle reverts to same it would not be a good fit. But I dont know which team will win AC, what the cycle will turn out to be or what type of boat it will be sailed in. Could be canting keel monohulls for all I know about it. Or coracles. It may simply be that Olympian yachtsmen could be good value (cheapish) at this point. In any case Team A are working hard. Let's see what they can retrofit in 14 or so days. :-)
  14. In that sequence is OR up on foil? Sort of looks like it is.
  15. AC45 in UK provided great entertainment. Don't see AC72 doing same in SF. No big fleet races and crash - bang - wallop appears unadvisable (tnz twin hull javelin). Whilst this AC is all great exciting tech and very interesting to follow, a good horse race gets lots of people out at dev cost of two ponies and sufficiency of pony nuts. This is not going to make a good book (in betting sense) either. Transfer tech value of foiling to real world not making massive sense to me - foils get stuck in beach sand :-)