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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  


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  1. You'll need some fould weeather gear for sure. I happen to have some for sale. It comes with extra ventilation in patches, mostly around the knees, arse and cuffs. It's light weight, mostly due to being threadbare, and has all the character (musty and moldy form being shoved in the bottom of a dry bag) you'll need to look like and old salt. I'm willing to let it go for a frugal price... or maybe one of those bourbon street blow jobs
  2. I took a good look at the Musto range, and in the end placed an order through my local chandlery (Muir's) for the MPX race lite jacket and salopettes. Paid $100 less for each piece than advertised on musto.com.au Had to be ordered from the UK, so 14 days before they arrive apparently. Gota be better than my worn out BR1 stuff.
  3. I've decided to splash out on good offshore gear. Mostly cause it's now tax deductible for me now. With most of the sailing I do, dry is more important than warm. What's the best Jacket /Overalls combo out there?
  4. As a slave to my mortgage, I rarely get to enjoy the local WAGS race. So when I found myself with a Wednesday afternoon free recently I cheerfully lobbed up, and began looking for a ride. I spoke to the race organisers and saw them handing out one page rules sheets. And asking skippers if they had an anchor on the bow. Most skippers seems outraged at this, and stated categorically that “Of course I have an anchor on the bow”. Most probably thought that they we being asked if they carry an anchor… So I got to wondering what was on the one page of rules being handed out. It wasn’t thick enough to be the International Regulations for Prevention of Collision at Sea. And it was the fabled but rarely read Racing Rules of Sailing. So what was it? Rather than finding out however I was waylaid by the arrival of my steak sandwich. After the race, I came to the conclusion that based on what I had just seen. The one pager must have been amendments to various rules, and not a comprehensive set. Here are the amendments I am sure were on that one pager. 1. Vessels made of fibreglass must give way vessels made of steel 2. Vessels of less than 50ft LOA must give way to vessels 50ft or greater. 3. Last seasons overly insured carbon fibre race boats, crewed by syndicate of lawyers give way to no one. 4. For at least 30 minutes before a vessels start time, they must reach up and down parallel to the start line, no more than 15 meters from it 5. No alcohol must be consumed on the boat prior to reaching end of the entrance leads. On the way out of the harbour 6. No Alcohol must be left undrunk on the boat after reaching the end of entrance leads. On the way into the harbour 7. Formal protests must be lodged by yelling “You f*&king d#*$head” at the corresponding skipper within 10 seconds of the offence. 8. The two turn penalty is replaced by the requirement to look blankly at the protesting boat. Perhaps there were more on the page that I didn’t see in action. What were they?