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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. Simon Wickham was Yachting NZ not AS........ Ouch on the Sandy prices. RNZYS is well less than $1k for the whole family and that is Kiwi pesos. I haven't had a boat there for a couple of seasons and am running the dinghy route with the kids but getting my sub notice last week made me wince but not resign.
  2. Butcher - Originally mustard yellow and built for Wellington conditions.
  3. Swallowed up. No surprise.
  4. 98 or 99. Lymington Sport Boat regatta on the Elite Yachting Reflex 28. Paul Blowers, Christian Stimson, probably Dane, Helen, and a few other IOW types. It got windier all day to 30 +. We'd set, blast, gybe, wipeout, drop, rehoist, blast and the bottom mark drop. Next top mark - repeat. What a day!. I get knocked down - but I get up again. Aint nothing going to hold me back.......
  5. Dalts gave an entertaining talk to members of the local Scout group and yacht club last night. He was there as they had a small fundraiser - tickets $10 a head. Lots of kids asking entertaining questions. He showed a cool teaser video complete with foiling tacks. Penny Whiting was MC and it was a good blend of the "real stuff" that Grant does so well, and the ETNZ message. The way he described why the boat flies nose down was so simple and concise. I really enjoyed it.
  6. 80+ Standard rigs, 60+ Radials, plus 30ish? Wetas. Around 10 from outside NZ or OZ. Shame.
  7. Just bought some Wettie 3/4 hikers in the weekend. NZ $99 inc tax. Very comfortable for my 100kg frame.
  8. Hey - I used to own the light blue keel boat - Archon, in #7006 - around 15 years ago. In those days it was red and white with an in line spreader rig. Davidson 40 IOR 1 ton with a m/h rig. Sistership was Canterbury Export which went to the Admirals Cup. Also the kite in #7007 was chasing ETNZ around the harbour on Sat 18th. big kite, and also foiling. It was really cool to see the two - while there were 100 year old classics racing, and I was helping at an Opti regatta.
  9. Instinct is a Farr 1/2 tonner originally launched by Roy Dickson (father of Chris). There were a number of them built in the 75-78 era, many bought as hull and decks.She was quickly superseded by the Swuzzlebubble Gunboat Rangiriri design. Instinct was imported to PNG in the late 80s by an airline pilot, and raced and put away wet. I sailed on it a number of times. Great to hear it is still alive. Thread drift. How is Excess/More Bar Talk? Have an SP for me.
  10. 80 + standard rig Lasers. I think it is similar Radials. Lots of 2 person Wetas. Not many from overseas. I think 3 of 33 in my division.
  11. I'm still running a Mk1 in NZ, but now sailing mainly against Mk2s. Gossip is the Mk2s are generally better, particularly in breeze, but are taking a few days to wear in/get used to. At my weekend warrior level, body weight, downwind technique and fitness are more important.
  12. Bushido won the 2 Handed Round North Island (4 stages 2,000 Nautical miles) in NZ with a very good amateur owner and a retired AC/Volvo pro crew. Crusader has been campaigned in the big races fully crewed.
  13. I've seen a couple of Thundercats launched since Christmas. Has anyone got a BDA race schedule?
  14. Resurrection time. It sounds like Sailing has over 150 entries.. Any Anarchists coming? I'm hoping some are coming for beers and the fun rather than straight leg hiking all regatta. Jonathan Gravit. Laser Standard. Master. #176921. PM if anyone needs info re accommodation, car rental etc.
  15. New Zealand Laser Nationals were held last week. Nearly all the Standard fleet were on Mk11s. A number of them were as news from the Olympic triallists.