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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. FT 7.5m still for sale. Excellent boat ... will go to a new owner for a good price. See Academy Yachts listing for more information: http://harborsailboats.com/yacht-sales/brokerage-specials/ Contact us for more info or to take a look. Trailer and help with delivery available ...
  2. Flying Tiger 10 USA#83 is looking to build a crew in San Diego. The boat is in excellent shape and will be very well maintained to be competitive. Plan to race actively in the FT10 one-design series and local PHRF regattas. Looking to build a consistent crew to race aggressively and have fun. Experience is great but not necessary. PM if interested.
  3. Some good pictures from the Winter regatta last weekend ... Pictures by Cynthia Sinclair - https://www.flickr.com/photos/cynthiasinclairphoto/sets
  4. Thanks for the message. Agree with the comments. Although it has been popular in China and there is a nice fleet in Canada, only 5 boats made it to the US. More than likely you can use the boat as a mixed fleet PHRF racer or a good fast family and friends day-sailor. We keep it in the water but it is easily trailer launched as well. In the light San Diego winds, the Melges and J70 are lighter boats and come out of the tacks faster and have an advantage. Our random leg rating here is 90. Ratings will vary a few seconds here and there but truth is with a good crew and hitting a few good windshifts, its close enough to beat the other small sportboats boat for boat. Its a good deal and well kept. Will be a very good boat for someone ...
  5. Good boat for sale in the classifieds ... This boat has been a lot of fun the past few years. Single owner. Great for daysails and fun to race in PHRF events. It can be singlehanded for fun weekend sailing or raced with 3-5 people. I now have a FT10m and its time to sell the 7.5m. Very well kept. Good working motor. Good spin and jib. New lines. Trailer available if needed. Happy to help with transport. Very good value for $29,000.
  6. Thanks for the interest. It is a fantastic boat. Sails very well. Easy to maintain. Fast and stable. Lots of sitting room for its size - similar to the 10m. My boat is currently for sale in San Diego. It is boat USA 101. Listing in on Yachtworld.com. We will get it listed in the SA classifieds soon. The boat is very well kept. No major repairs. No collisions. 90% sailed in light air. I had a great time sailing this boat for the past 5 years but decided it was time to try something new. Let me know if you are interested in more info and come out for a sail. I am happy to help deliver the boat to a new owner.