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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. How come every thread about an event within 300 miles of LIS turns into a PHRF bitch fest? Maybe we should all just be racing OD or ORC?
  2. Yeah, it's pretty much like stacking up a handful of long boards on your roof
  3. I think the E Scow people figured out the best trailer set ups, but a flat boat affords you that luxury. This is pretty basic compared to some of the other rigs I've seen with E Scows.
  4. The coverage of BIRW this year has been pretty good, but I think most people on this site will appreciate this video the most: https://www.facebook.com/BlockIslandRaceWeek/videos/1459536414106301/ Here are the links for those of you too lazy to google: https://www.facebook.com/BlockIslandRaceWeek/ https://www.instagram.com/biraceweek/ https://www.instagram.com/chrislove_productions/ https://www.instagram.com/photoboatcom/ https://www.blockislandraceweek.com/
  5. They should turn the wind farm onto exhaust and blow the fog out to sea like a fart in your girlfriend's bathroom.
  6. Not out there this week, but I would be pretty upset if day one got blown off because of too much breeze. 19/Jun/2017 @ 11:05AM EST ( 37 min ago) Monday 1100 hours update - To all BIRW Competitors: The conditions on Block Island Sound have not changed - there is less than 100' visibility. Commander's Weather tells us tha IF the fog lifts, the breeze will build to high 20s with gusts well into the 30s. Based on this information we have decided not to race today. We will hoist AP over A at 1130. Please enjoy the shore side of Block Island today. We look forward to 4 days of good racing starting tomorrow. Your BIRW Race Committee.
  7. http://flvoters.com/by_number/1191/61314_bryan_lee_bondurant.html
  8. Holy shit, they've got a whole fucking YouTube page of shitty videos https://www.youtube.com/user/HalcyonYachtsLtd/videos
  9. I've seen a lot of bad sailing videos...that was the worst. What's with the fish eye and the special effects? And why does everyone who puts together a sailing montage need to use shitty music? Silence would have been better.
  10. A bit of social media coverage, photos, videos, etc on the American Yacht Club Regattas Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/americanycregattas/
  11. I often find that when something is on fire, the best solution is to drop it in water. Maybe that's what the boys at the Shipyard were doing?
  12. https://www.porschedriving.com/porsche-experience-center-atlanta
  13. I don't think you know what you're talking about. When I go out and sail around the Northeast United States I see a lot of bad ass women sailors, many of them owning their boats and winning their classes, some of them calling the shots on other people's boats, some of them along for the ride. I think we need to do more to get women into the sport and keep them sailing. Dedicated women's sailing programs and women's regattas are a good way to do that, but the easiest way is to get them out on the water and treat them the same as everyone else on the boat...you know, just be a decent human being. My view may be a little skewed though, my mom has been sailing all of her life, captain of her college sailing team and continues to sail to this day, rarely do we sail together because she prefers to sail against me. My sister has been sailing all of her life, captain of her college sailing team and continues to sail to this day and occasionally agrees to sail with me. The best coaches I ever had were women. The most competent judges I've ever met are women. I like sailing with women, probably 95% of the time I step on a boat there is a woman onboard. If you're not sailing with or against women, you should change that. Here are some great examples of women currently sailing at high levels: http://themagentaproject.org/ http://www.pantaenius.com/en/news-events/news/newsartikel/news/woman-at-the-helm.html
  14. How much does weather effect launch schedules there. We never take our boats out of the water in socal? You guys at least have an excuse. The weather has been great, so there's not much of an excuse. Some programs travel for the winter, for them the hardest part is scheduling the delivery between events and deciding which events make the calendar. If you put your boat in a yard for a winter, you need to make sure you plan ahead for the spring so that you're not stuck behind all the cruising boats that don't drop until May.
  15. Still feeling pretty light in some traditionally large and local classes. What's the deal?