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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. My understanding it has nothing to do with money. The Manly 16s aren't that rich that they can pay him for exclusive rights. It was more that Killo wasn't happy with all the extra equipment on the boat and not having good visibility whilst driving it. They said the equipment stays so he left.
  2. Thanks for the recommendation. I know I have put in a quote request to them but I honestly can't remember whether they're one of the many who've refused or one of the one's I'm still waiting for a response from. I've spoken to that many insurance companies that it's a blur! Either way the fact that it's this difficult has me pretty worried! Even if I find an insurance company now, it seems that insurance underwriters are desperately trying to get away from insuring cheaper yachts. I can't see any guarantee that a boat I purchase now will still be insurable, and therefore able to be raced, down the track. Any idea where this partnership with YA is mentioned? It was exactly the type of thing I hoped existed. I searched YA's site (sailing.org.au) for some sort of insurance recommendations. All I found was personal injury and Yacht Club insurance. The only mention of boat insurance was a company called OAMPS insurance which no longer exist. IIRC The Nautilus partnership only covers dinghies. I'd suggest contacting RANSA in Rushcutters Bay, there's a whole fleet of well under $1000 per foot shitters racing out of there and they all live on swing moorings. Seems they do have an insurance solution that works for those boats. They mention keelboats/yachts on the Yachting NSW Insurance website, I think it's their autocover option that is only dinghies/off the beach craft.
  3. Nautilus did TPP including $10m liability for my MG14. Granted it's not a keelboat on a swing mooring but well worth giving them a call anyway. From memory the premium was only $75 They can be found through the Yachting NSW website or http://www.ynswinsurance.com/
  4. It's the Upshot, an Elliot 52 https://www.facebook.com/upshot52 https://www.facebook.com/100004669248153/videos/636541699844799/
  5. The First 40s are Flying Cloud and Outlaw
  6. This Saturday the boys on the camera cat will also be covering the Manly 16ft Skiff Club Championship heat. Racing starts from 2:30pm AEDT.
  7. Appliances was the only big rig in the top 5 at least Yep, probably more of a reflection that the other big rigs didn't sail that well.
  8. Definitely big rig day, Smeg sailed exceptionally well to stay in front of the kid
  9. You could try testing them under load...
  10. Victoire heading north as well now
  11. Now showing 5.6kts at 342
  12. Heard you the first time Terra
  13. They are taking the 60
  14. Yeah, you're right Simon, I thought the same when I saw Trent in the video, we are roughly the same age so probably 82 or 83.