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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. Glad, Thanks for your usual ringing endorsement. Success takes persistence, hope & a positive attitude. S&T Ditto , Why is it that the biggest knockers of the i550 concept are "boatbuilders" who want to build a production boat? Whinging will not get the job done. Knocking what you have will not encourage others to follow your lead. Promoting other designs on this thread or others will not encourage others to join the i550 family. As Tim & Susan say "nuf said"
  2. Not a chance Team Shazza is going to not going to back up Team Watershed, that would just be bloody un-Australian Josh & Donna
  3. Nice name, did you think of your mum when you came up with that. I'm sure she would be proud. Looser.
  4. Confusing... why are you selling? From your blog it all seems good. Sorry guys, I just didn't want to re-paint my deck. It's painted now and no one offered me any ridiculous money so I wouldn't have to do it. See my blog again for piccies Shazza is OFF the market.
  5. Make me an offer I can't refuse for Shazza http://i550---shazza.blogspot.com/
  6. You know what, Joe? You're right! I took all the data from every race an i550 has ever competed in. The data was compiled from 251 different i550 regattas with an mean of 27.4 boats on the line for each regatta. The average number of races per regatta was 7.3. Then I took each variant of the i550 design and did linear regressions on each variation against all the aforementioned data points, looking for the conditional probability distribution for y, where y is the final standing of each design variant in the standings at the end of each regatta. And you were right! After all the number crunching, the boats all finished with the same score, no matter what kind of rig it was carrying, horrifically expensive carbon fiber, or found-by-the-roadside abandoned Chrysler Buccaneer 18 metal squatty. Short cabin, long cabin, no cabin, fin keel, bulb keel, shoal-draft, twin-rudder, inboard rudder, porta-potty, foam-cored, ply-wood cored, roto-molded, whatevah!! Against the full range of wind conditions, too! It didn't seem to make one lick of difference: ALL i550s ARE THE SAME. I went one step farther. I figured, well hell, since all i550s are the same, maybe all 18 FOOT BOATS ARE THE SAME. So, I threw in some data from Ideal 18s and Precision 18s and NACRA 18s and what-have-you. Hell, I even threw in some 18-Footer regatta data. And guess what? ALL 18 FOOT BOATS ARE THE SAME!!! I shit you not. It is an amazing, empirically demonstrated fact and I plan to publish these results in a peer-reviewed journal this spring. I'm very excited about this, as you can probably tell. But you figured it out first, so I'll definitely give you a nod in the Acknowledgments section. Tim you are a legend ! Thank you for all your hard earned research results, I look forward to seeing your published results in the next edition of "Sailing Science and Kaos Mast Theory" :)
  7. Yep. Uh, Yep
  8. RL 28, SONATA 26, ADAMS 11.9MT and half a dozen cruisers/classic/timber were the direct competition for HCP, we also beat home a div 1 Colson design.
  9. Shazza has had a win today (Sunday 20th) in the first two races of the 2011 Winter Series. 2 races, and two line honours wins. We had a 5th and 1st on handicap on a day with less than 5knots. Who says I550's are slow in the light stuff
  10. Fantastic, sounds like Now is the time to invest !!
  11. Tell me more Timber, what specials to you have at the moment ?
  12. Getting very close to that time of year, Merry Christmas to all I550 enthusiasts. After Christmas in Queensland the first race off the bat for an i550 get together is the Surf to City where Tokyo Trash Baby and Shazza will be racing for the right to put their name on the 'Crate Cup' Surf to City Yacht Race - 22nd January 2011 No other race in Australia consists of two fleets, an offshore and inshore fleet, both starting and finishing at the same place. The Surf to City Yacht Race is also one of a handful of races that see both monohull and multihull yachts compete against each other. Held in January, the Surf to City is now in its 18th year. In 2010, the Surf to City attracted 90 of the most influential yachts in Queensland and northern New South Wales ranging in size from the mighty Black Jack to 7m trailer sailors. The Inshore Fleet is usually a day race. The course follows the main channel from Southport to Brisbane past all of the islands in the southern part of Moreton Bay. The Offshore Fleet is a day/night race. Starting off the Southport Seaway, the yachts head north around Cape Moreton to enter Moreton Bay and then to the finish. The race is organised and hosted by Queensland Cruising Yact Club and run in association with Southport Yacht Club.
  13. Good on you BEN !!!! Awesome effort
  14. i550 Crate Cup Trophy will be up for grabs, being run in conjunction with the St. Helena Cup 2 & 3 October more information on the i550 group facebook site www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=122920237...344061033&ref=ts