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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. No starboard foil and lighter breeze I suspect
  2. And that's precisely WHY they want to go deep south, Bucc - looking for more wind (and it's a shorter distance as a bonus). Problem is that's the corner the burgs and growlers hang out on too. Turf wars. Checking in , I see HB shaved 4 miles off the lead. I like!! The pressure in 12 hours should allow both to go north of that island, south is a trap with little options between the ice line and the shore. Still, 24 hr look ahead has more pressure to the south of the island....hmmm...a split would shake things up unless Alex has found his new gears on port tack and can reel in BP on pure speed. This will be interesting. 8.6nm in last 4 hours, according to official Vendee Globe tracker (HB:77.2nm = 19.3knts, ALC:68.6 = 17.15knts). Considerable difference in speed.
  3. Thats not true by a long shot! What is true- whether foiling or not- and due,in part, to the disgraceful way humans have treated the ocean is that some means to detect shallow submerged objects must ,and will, be found. Might that include a portion of jet black starboard foil?
  4. Shhhhh.... you'll jinx it.
  5. 2 mins 24 secs per hour for, essentially, the same boat. Great optimisation! Of course, I have an interest, I sail a bit on Silk and would like Frank's handicap...
  6. Especially when the other Radford 35, Silk, which I believe is quite a bit newer, has an AMS handicap of 0.943....
  7. Quite right. Sails are defined as movable ballast, so they can be moved as often as required, provided they a "stowed properly" If the unused sails are used to trim the boat, its clearly a breach of RRS51. So, moving as "often as required", even if they are stowed properly every time, is against the rules.
  8. Not on PC but know some of the guys. Two wraps: one up high; one lower down (round staysail as well I think). You can see the kite halyard is loose at the top of the mast in the video. Despite best efforts, couldn't get the kite down or to rip (attempting throwing things through it etc), resulted in firing a few flares through it.
  9. As PC had the SMB3.5 owner on board and a host of pros/semi-pros, I'm not sure that you can equate the Farr40 campaign with the RP51 campaign. Showing the world what happened is refreshing. They fucked up and weren't too precious to show it.
  10. https://www.topyachtsoftware.com/db/aus/entrants_display.php?EventID=407
  11. Bit of windage:
  12. Channel 7 report here: https://au.news.yahoo.com/vic/video/watch/23210471/sailors-rescued-as-yacht-sinks/ A little Irony as I believe the RMYS crew where sailing "Sirius" Yahoo and where hit by the crew driving their boat...
  13. Yep, don't think we were the only ones to rip our main....
  14. PC is already at RMYS...