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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. Slightly weakened to Cat 3, 120mph, even though pressure down to 938mb
  2. "Australian gold medallist Tom Burton almost disqualified for sailing towards family" http://www.smh.com.au/sport/olympics/rio-2016/olympics-australia/australian-gold-medallist-tom-burton-almost-disqualified-for-sailing-towards-family-20160816-gqu6as.html
  3. AUS was moving astern while to leeward of CRO and essentially backed into CRO, contact at AUS starboard quarter to CRO port beam. Thought that a boat moving astern before the start had no rights. No way for CRO to avoid contact, except by seeing what was coming beforehand and sailing away in time before it was too late. All the same, it was an exciting Laser race and congrats to Tim Burton and AUS in winning gold. Congrats as well to Caleb Paine on a magnificent Finn final win and USA bronze (finally a medal) Missed the Nacra race, hope to see the replay soon, sounded very exciting. ARG Old folks win gold despite a penalty.
  4. http://www.sailing.org/olympics/rio2016/results/notices/protests.php
  5. In the first race 49er finish, looked like DEN rounded the last mark properly and NZL played it safe and rounded BOTH red marks. Think DEN could have kept going and won, as they did round the leeward mark. Not sure why there were two red marks in place. Other courses have had the starting marks removed from the course. The high level of skill and speed in the mens Laser fleet is impressive. While CRO has a good lead, nobody is dominating on the water, with scores all over the map. The usual suspects are having to work very hard to hang in. What is the deal with breaking trap wires on the Nacra USA boat? Are they really wire, or a composite? Hope they can recover. And where can we watch a replay of the EPIC big breeze for the Finns and womens 470 sailed offshore on Friday? Can somebody post a clue or a link? The stills on fb are excellent.
  6. As Rolex has US Customs only allowing one Rolex per passenger to enter the USA. Americans must buy a new Rolex from an authorized Rolex dealer in USA and not import more than one.
  7. You sure that is an FJ? Shape of the stern and transom isn't quite right for an FJ. Sail one last summer at Dartmouth, on Lake Mascoma in NH. Looks more like a Grampian 14. In any case, an FJ with number 1962 would be from around 1965, give or take a few years.
  8. Beg to differ......if it is blowing hard enough, over 25kts, an Etchells will plane. Been there, done that a few times. There is helocopter video footage of a knock-down, drag-out down to the last race Etchells regatta in big breeze long ago where Dennis Conner and Dave Curtis are doing battle on LIS where Dennis heads DDW and Dave heats up and survives a hairy jibe on a wave to just nip Dennis at the bottom mark. Great stuff.
  9. In '87, the one-tonner JAMARELLA was Stark's 2nd boat named RUSH and was nearly top boat in the Admiral's Cup that year. Ralfie sailed on it in England and then came across the pond with her. This is how he came to meet his wife of many years, Stark's then girlfriend Jamie. http://www.farrdesign.com/1983-1989.html Stark's first RUSH was the J-41ex-SMILES pictured in Larry's old thread. A later JAMARELLA was top AC boat in '89 http://www.cruiser-racer.com/comu/vaixell.php?ship_id=0000000055〈=
  10. 4 actually
  11. Probably heavier and possibly higher CG.
  12. Carter 39 built in 2 versions in Greece - flush deck & doghouse. The doghouse rated better IOR and hence won more silver, I believe. Love the tumblehome. Photographed in New York, long ago.
  13. She looks a bit like the Hinckley Pilot. Is she an early build wood Pilot? Definitely looks to be an S&S design.