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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. Congratulations to Team Lucy and Tim Molony on 2610, finishing second in 2017 Mandeville Race organized by Southern Yacht Club May 20-21, 2017. the results are here
  2. yes it is. thus heavier and more drag thus slower boat than other Wraceboats GP26s. Still performs well in high winds though...specially upwind.they finished 3rd in last years GP26 Class racing in Charleston in a fleet of 5 boats under ORC handicap, all other 4 being outboards...
  3. ORC rule was implemented as the principal handicap rule for the Charleston Race Week 2017, it was the first time the system was used in a major North American regatta. Thirty boats raced in four separate ORC Classes at this event One of the most competitive fleets was ORC C. The fleet consisted of f 9 boats, SR33, Melges 32, Melges 30, Heno 30, 2X Farest28Rs, and 3GP26s. USA2604 Michael Beasley and Team Rattle and Rum won the event with a comfortable margin. the results are here Overall, the ORC rating system seemed to work well... More often only a few seconds were the deciding factor between the corrected times... The overall award for the best performance in an ORC Class went also to Mike Beasley and his Annapolis-based crew of Joe Gibson, Ted and Joanna Harland, Scott Gibbs and Ty Van Dalen... Beasley and his crew were awarded the prestigious and historic Palmetto Cup for winning the tightest class in the handicap divisions. We are very happy to see the boat performing well under ORC rating. Hope it will get more popularity in the USA, as this will lead to exciting racing with some fast boats... Congratulations to Eagles Eye (FE28) and Short Bus (Henderson 30) as well as all other teams competing... photocredit: CharlestonRaceWeek; TimWilkes Photography Attached Thumbnails
  4. Congratulations to USA2604 Michael Beasley and Team Rattle and Rum winning the Charleston Race week 2017 ORC C with a comfortable margin. the results are here From what I hear our other GP26's had their good races, (and not so good races) as well...But all had a good time... Overall, the ORC rating system seemed to work well... More often only a few seconds were the deciding factor between the corrected times... ORC C was a very competitive fleet with 9 boats, SR33, Melges 32, Melges 30, Heno 30, 2X Farest28Rs, and 3GP26s The overall award for the best performance in an ORC Class went also to Mike Beasley and his Annapolis-based crew of Joe Gibson, Ted and Joanna Harland, Scott Gibbs and Ty Van Dalen... Beasley and his crew were awarded the prestigious and historic Palmetto Cup for winning the tightest class in the handicap divisions. Click Here for limited time special offer on a new Wraceboats GP26 photocredit: CharlestonRaceWeek; TimWilkes Photography
  5. 2610 Lucy (X-SupraTurbo), Mardi Gras Race Week 2017. Congratulations to the team scoring 2 firsts in 5 races and finishing in 3rd place in a fleet of 30+ footers.
  6. Build slot available for 2612
  7. Congratulations to 2611 Team Havoc and Cem Yurdum winning Hebe Haven Yacht Club's Sin Fung Winter Saturday Series 2016 29th October - 17th December 2016 the results are at here
  8. It must be Round the Island Race Havoc 2611 finished 4th/54 in ATI results are here. behind a 49er and 2 Trapeze Magic26s. Havoc was also 3rd in Sportboat Class. results are here That would be the one. (Magic 25 not 26) on the contrary, it was the Wraceboats GP26 that impressed... Racing boat to boat with trapezed Magics is not that logical in the first hand but Team Havoc is learning and getting faster with more time on boat, they can already beat some Magics except the top 2 in Magic class...
  9. It must be Round the Island Race Havoc 2611 finished 4th/54 in ATI results are here. behind a 49er and 2 Trapeze Magic26s. Havoc was also 3rd in Sportboat Class. results are here
  10. Dave, DonovanGP 26s are produced by Wraceboats (except Kevin Farrars hull0). We have 11 boats sailing around the World, 8 in Usa, 1 in Norway, 2 in Hong Kong. These are semi-production boats... Details at www.wraceboats.comBrooks Dees GP26 is another design of the same box rule. one off production. GP26 is like TP52 box rule...
  11. TBone, Lucy is configured for Square top. There has been only one Class Race Start and that was in Charleston in 2016. Jim Designed the boat for the Box rule, but the boats have been optimised for best performance in their local PHRF fleets. And it was important in the beginning without much class racing to show the boats potential... Particularly this was the case in KW in ORC2 against F28, FE28... Results are here The boat is much better performer with bigger sail area than class legal and class legal crew weight. In Charleston we used ORC rating and it worked fine. We have discussions with the owners for going one design and/or Class racing with limiting sail sizes... Better owners reply to their feeling about the non-uniformity, some are active in SA from time to time...
  12. Congratulations to Team Lucy scoring second in PHRF A in Southern Yacht Club's Allstate Sugar Bowl Regatta December 03-04, 2016 in her first race... The results are here
  13. 2610 relocated to New Orleans and named Lucy. She is getting ready to sail in Sugar Bowl Regatta.
  14. Rattle 'N Rum in Action in STC Annapolis Regatta. Thanks to Spinsheet Magasine and Dan Phelps for great shots
  15. www.wraceboats.com