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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. Reckon the NOR will appear when PWB gets sick of wandering around the old dart. New plan built boat from Dean Snow. Beautiful build. Cruising version and slower than the Sprint but comfy beds below.
  2. Good to hear. No big rig for me. Cyclone ordered for October.
  3. No except maybe passage race 24 June. Plan is Wivenhoe regatta 10/11 June rerun of Pearl Challenge 17 June then OS early July. Back for Nats.
  4. Hey Plywoodboy. Sorry to interrupt your time wandering around Great Britain drooling over rotting old boats. RQYS have just published their sailing calendar of events for the 2017/18 season and there is no mention of the Multihull Nationals. Any idea what gives? The F22 is almost jumping off the trailer with excitement but is there anywhere to sail.
  5. Overpriced IMHO.
  6. Well they are an established standard sailed around the world in large numbers. The original posting seemed to be implying that it was a good comparison. We just need more information on fleet standard to decide whether it's just marketing hype or has some validity.
  7. I simply asked for more information to make a valid assessment of the claims. I was surprised to see an A floater beating a foiler. This seems to indicate unusual conditions. Such as winds light and fickle at or below 6 knots and/or sailors not high up in the national or world performance standings. These things are often more important in overall results particularly when trying to make results comparisons.
  8. Yes certainly need more information. Beating a floating A on a hastily prepared handicap doesn't tell us anything. Especially now that the fastest A foilers are doing three laps to two of the fastest A classics in racing at the top level. ie AUS Nationals and States.
  9. Spot on TF. I thoroughly enjoyed my 1980's Seawind 24 for 6 years of improvement and racing. Then moved on to a Sprint and now F22.
  10. I understand. Me either!
  11. Don't they all need lifejackets, not sorry. And maybe some gloves to protect the fingernails!!!!
  12. DNA make a Z board which has had subtle changes over time and I've not seen a number assigned to it. I've owned the DNA board and they are excellent. Carbonix don't make anything worthwhile. The Z number series refer to Exploder boards. There was a J board but they are best used as garden stakes these days. The Z2 was the first production board in the series and is now generally regarded as superceded. The Z5 and Z10 are commonly in use and are quite effective. The numbers in between are prototypes which didn't go in to general production. The more recent versions such as 15 and 18 are attempts to improve upwind foiling without losing the downwind performance. They include subtle changes in where and how aggressive the assymetric is. A Class Sailor may be able to add more
  13. No inner circle. Somebody asked for some first hand reporting. So as someone sailing the event and who knows and regularly sails with the fleet both locally and overseas I thought I would comment. If you don't want that simply say and I'll spend my time more productively.
  14. Exactly A Class Sailor. Also the locals who would normally have pushed him a bit couldn't make the event or in one case sailed a borrowed C boarder having sold his foiler to upgrade.
  15. Haha. Sorry about the confusion with names. It's an Australian nickname thing. Stevie got that name a few years ago at a European event and it stuck. Now does everyone know who Landy and Jonno are. A few people are trying shorter rigs right now to see if the lower centre of effort is better. There are no standard specs just some experimentation. Results here seem inconclusive so far. There are plenty of pictures from the event on the Queensland A Class Catamaran Facebook page and the above drone footage.