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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. It's clear the USN could use some advice in this regard. I recommend the book above.
  2. Fair. I had to re-read your post a couple of times for syntax (specifically, the repetition of the word 'above', which my brain did not catch until the 3rd reading). Apologies. Citing the call remains worth the post though.
  3. Because luffing to head-to-wind is the initial part of the tack. See TR Call D7 (p.38 of the linked PDF) for further explication. Also, to a comment above, about the only time you'll convince a jury or umpire that your proper course was to tack would be if you were overstanding (which could happen prior to the start, say you were below the pin-end layline). http://www.sailing.org/tools/documents/TheCallBookforTeamRacing2017digital-[21946].pdf
  4. Awesome - thank you. Fond memories of Wednesday nights on her...
  5. I believe there was one named Fearless in Charleston in the 1990s. Any word on what happened to her? It was a great beer can / inshore racer.
  6. Azores or Canaries? I always thought the more northerly Azores were the eastbound destination (best in May/June) while the Canaries were the final stop on the westbound route in November...
  7. Turning east. Heading to Miami or Ft Lauderdale, or just crossing the Stream before resuming his westbound voyage?
  8. Looks like he's having a great sail. Could be in KW as soon as Monday at the rate he's going. Any South Florida folks preparing the Welcome Committee?
  9. Burlington...resident or fellow at Lahey Hospital?? My wife is currently there (though only through June). Much will depend on where you choose to live, and then what (and when) you wish to sail. As many have said, the Snipe fleet at Winchester is the closest. Marblehead is not too far, nor is MIT and the Charles, or Courageous or Cottage Park on Boston Harbor. There is a lot of sailing around Boston, and an inordinate amount in the winter too (if you dare). PM me with what you want to do, and we'll see if we can make it happen.
  10. First update from St. Lucia. Sounds like a decent passage, if slow through the Doldrums: http://self-portraitinthepresentseajournal.blogspot.ca/
  11. Looks like his next YB update will show his arrival...
  12. Looks like landfall in St. Lucia at sunrise tomorrow...
  13. I picked up on the same. It started with his review of Jude the Obscure and discussion of Thomas Hardy, and then this paragraph the night before landfall: I pop up and down from sitting on the pipe berth to standing in the companionway. Our days are numbered. I’ve always known that. And my numbers must be short. I don’t know how many times I’ve watched the sun sink below the western horizon. Thousands. I’ve spent nine or ten years out here. I don't now how many more I will know. I cherish these remaining ocean days and nights. There seems a finality to this voyage.
  15. Learn to play the didgeridoo?