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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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    Casco Bay, Maine
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    Sailing, Skiing, travelling with family, support boat 470 fleet
  1. Way to Go! Congrats to skipper and crew. And the 4th place team (1 point out of 2nd) was coached by a Mainer, my baby boy :>)
  2. Below is this past season's schedule for reference. I had thought long ago that Monhegan was always the first weekend in August but for whatever reason it was moved to the second weekend. None of the PYC hosted dates are "carved in stone" and the RC Committee has and will be discussing dates and how to improve the racing and/or attendence. If people value Monhegan over Camden Castine and the Down East Race Week over Camden Castine then Monhegan can be moved. Other points of discussion after this years longgggggggg race is shortening and/or changing the course. What about deleting the southern bouy and just race out of the Hussey turn left to Monhegan and return? Racing Schedule 2008 Centerboard Regatta June 14 W 1 W Pilot Race June 21-22 W 2 W Harraseeket Regatta June 28 W 1 W MDI Series I July 6 E 1 E PHRF Maine Champs July 12-13 W, C, E 2 W MDI Series II July 13 E 1 E Hospice Regatta July 19 E 1 E Boothbay Harbor July 19-20 W, C 2 C MDI Series III July 20 E 1 E Seguin Is. Trophy Race July 26-27 W, C 2 C Downeast Challenge Race July 26-27 W, C 2 Any HandyBoat Midsummer August 2 W 1 W Camden-Castine Race August 2-3 C 2 C MDI Series IV August 3 E 1 E Monhegan August 9-10 W 2 W Down East Race Week August 10-15 E 5 E MS Regatta August 16 W 1 W PHRF New Englands August 22-24 Overall 3 Any Northeast Harbor Race August 29-31 W, C, E 2 Any PYC Fall Series Sept. 13, 20, 27 W Only 3
  3. For us it is/was crew. Hard time coming up with a solid core of 6-7 willing to sail every (or any) event. I'm going to buy a 5 knot shitbox that can be doublehanded in the cruising class....
  4. Is the MS Regatta NOR posted anywhere? Does anyone know the start time? 1PM?
  5. Sail Maine has 8 Yngdings......MMA has Colgates...
  6. Going Cruising.............
  7. There's only one road....the highway
  8. I thought the RC sucked pretty bad SHould have let those damn Etchells with no GPS, no engine, no radar reflectors and probably no charts race another race in 20' visability and no wind...
  9. Looking for crew on the FT10M for Pilot, Haraseeket, PHRF Maine, Boothbay, HBS MidSummer, Monhegan, MS and Fall....e-mail me direct at Scott@theboathouse.biz .
  10. Yup, it is the end of a fucking era................
  11. Revo math...multiply by 2 and add 8 for correct rating...
  12. $39,000 for a 20 footer.....
  13. Sounds like a Sportboat fleet in the making me and Revo XI in a Hendo
  14. Not sure if it was a trade I heard there will be no Revo this summer....What is the "new" class A down to 4 boats....think they may want to rethink the splits..
  15. Soggy no boat for you?? Thought you'd at least downsize to something..