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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. no part of the foil can exceed maximum beam, even during the process of being raised or lowered. The measurer had a basket full of DNA board tips (including mine) that poked out beyond the outside hull plan just as they exited the hull on their way down. You would never sail this way, and there would be no advantage, but they were cut off anyway!
  2. Australian A Class Nationals

    We've heard from those supporting boomless. Is there anyone out there who differs in their opinion and feels that a boom is advantageous? Here in the states, Randy Smyth, who has always been a fan of boomless whenever possible and has sailed in years prior on an A without a boom (but with a jib!), recently lamented that he thought a boom was preferred on the A-cat (I'm repeating this second hand, so if I am misquoting, please forgive me Randy). Input, pros and cons, from sailmakers would be great. Certainly, we don't expect an open shut case, but hearing from the sailmakers themselves, why they might prefer one over the other would be interesting to hear. Randy, Landy, Jay, Stevie, Glenn?
  3. Australian A Class Nationals

    Hoping that some of the dust will settle. The speed of development is exciting, but frustrating for the "weekend warrior". Waiting for some resolution over the boom vs boomless rigs in particular. After talking to several of the parties, they each seem to be equally passionate about their position. Stevie's boomless are dominating at this event for the moment, but what other rigs are sailing and by whom? I'm quietly hoping that boomless wins out to make things at least a little simpler.