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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.
    • B.J. Porter

      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.

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  1. If you have a way for us to enhance the experience, we are listening.My home club runs the mono B2G and we spoke to a lot of owners about why they don't want to do the race this year. Multi guys might agree that the negatives we summarized are: Cost of preparing for safety and also performance Insurance (read cost) Paperwork Regulations for necessary experience and certification of crews Rating requirements Crew now want to do Easter things with family and the big one that surprised me was the dislike for the Gladstone venue as an endpoint. If any of you have a hankering for a short-handed race, the Skipper of Samurai Jack is has lost the other half of the crew this morning to illness. First in gets the job, and in the predicted conditions might have a lot of fun? Peter H My first Gladstone was 1992. I was fortunate that XL2 came with a liferaft. It was much easier to 'qualify' in those days. I was also fortunate enough to have the time to deliver home afterwards or in 93 to cruise north to Cairns and back. XL2 also had escape hatches fitted and i was doing a lot of other ocean races in the 90s so it wasn't a one off to set up for Gladstone. Although i did beat Room with a view down the channel in 95 i do think finishing at S2 would make it a much better ocean race. Last one I did was 03 on Free Spirit and by then it was beyond my means from Sydney on my own boat. It used to be that the fleet was mainly cruising boats with a few racers up front. How many cruising boats this year? Perhaps a cruising division is the answer? Interested on how finishing at S2 would make it a better race Nuddy, would you also prefer the start to be at Caloundra fairway
  2. I had been running them outside the shrouds up until I was watching a video of J70s a couple days ago and saw that they launched the sail between the mast and shrouds (e.g. inside/in front of the shrouds). It looked so much easier than pre-feeding the tack around the outside of the shrouds and launching that way. The Ullman article says for a leeward douse you would do it outside/behind, but I am not sure why you couldn't just do a leeward douse in front/inside the shrouds as well. Interested if the highly enlightened team has any tips or tricks for inside launching and dousing? If your doing leeward drops i would go behind the shrouds unless your only flying something tiny. Just thinking speed and effort, if you go in front of the stays you will be pulling the kite 180degrees around the stays when the tacks blown easier just to go straight into the however your storing the kite. My preference on smaller sports boats is for windward drop where possible and you can do whatever you like, I generally like between the D and V as this generally gives more room to get the kite out and has less chance of getting snagged which is likely if you go between the D and mast
  3. So you are asking what modifications could be made to the current monohull 24h record holder, a nearly new boat, built with no thought to rating and an open checkbook, to make it faster for 24h record breaking?First, replace the rig with one off a modern ultime multi. Then replace the foils with those from a modern ultime multi. Finally, replace the single hull with the three from a modern ultime multi. Dickhead Hey, chill, obviously it is the most breathtaking 100 footer out there and as impressive as a 600+ nm 24h run for a monohull is, It doesn't mean that the boat is perfect. Given what we already have seen on smaller boats, I think it is fully appropriate to speculate what could be done to enhance the performance even further if the owners chose to do so one day. Obviously experimenting on a 100 footer is a little more risky than on a IMOCA60, so I don't expect it to happen anytime soon. Also there won't probably be a need unless a newer and faster 100footer is being built maybe take out your reference to multi 24hr records in your original if you don't like the comment princess
  4. add another hull would be a good start, last time I looked it was a mono.
  5. Easier to get a few delivery crew than a full race crew. time is another factor, thats a pretty big commitment time wise to do everything on the way up the coast with a full crew. where as getting a delivery crew together just to get the boat up north is much easier
  6. When I bought my last boat I went to CM as all my other stuff has been and was through them. During the phone call to CM they put me through to the underrighters who pretty straight forward just said no, when I said in that case I will take all my other stuff away as well they just said ok and hung up. I now don't have anything with CM