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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. SuperFoiler Grand Prix 2018

    I watched a lot of the Geelong racing and found it quite entertaining. After many months of treading water, looks like large strides have been made in boat handling and foil control, still a long way to go, but I was impressed with how far they have come in such a short time. I don't care whether they are faster than an A or a moth, keen to see them live in Sydney.
  2. I don't have an issue with stored energy being used for more than just foil control. I was lucky enough to get a tour though an AC base when in BER, was interesting that one of the 50's was almost fully electric with plug in battery packs which gave them about 2 hours sailing each so they could train and test foils etc all day. Without the batteries apparently they were limited to about 1.5 hours sailing before the energy stored in the grinders ran out.
  3. SuperFoiler Grand Prix 2018

    Dying in a yacht race is just damned inconsiderate. You're going to take all the attention away from the winners.
  4. Maybe all the crew can sit in padded fox holes, that way they are only exposed during tacking or gybing when crossing the boat, if that even needs to happen? Or harnesses with inertia reels attached to the back of the boat.
  5. Foiling injuries

    A higher percentage of injuries is inevitable for foilers. the T's on the rudder at least are razor sharp, but the big issue is the boats are much less directionally stable when foiling leading to some monumental ejections. Most of the time its fine, you hit the water first which slows you down, but every now and again you will hit the mast, rigging, foil etc all of which are much harder than you are. Adoption of safety gear always tends to follow behind injury trends. Helmets are becoming standard, I'm sure more will follow. Despite the injuries I can't imagine sailing a cat now which doesn't foil.
  6. HOLLYWOOD ON THE ROCKS?

    Insurance company sent out a plane to confirm it sank for some obscure reason. Decided to get towed home.
  7. HOLLYWOOD ON THE ROCKS?

    Considering that it floated through the next day with no one on board, from my lounge chair it appears that it might not have been "taking on so much water". Communications being what they are these days, perhaps requesting ongoing monitoring or even an escort vessel might have been a better option than abandonment.
  8. HOLLYWOOD ON THE ROCKS?

    Well this could get interesting
  9. SuperFoiler Grand Prix

    I bumped into a moderately successful AC skipper the other day, his thoughts were that the foils were too optimised for high speed making it a bitch to sail. But sounds like no new foils planned until after first race series.
  10. Adhesive removal

    The time has come to remove the EVA foam from our cockpit. Anyone got any suggestions on the best way to get the residual adhesive off? Its the 3M backing which comes on the EVA sheets. I have heard that there are flapper wheels/discs that take it off without damaging the gel coat?
  11. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Can not tell at all from that replay whether C had to alter course before WOXI completed its tack. Telephoto shot from behind no help either
  12. Trimaran Foiling Systems

    Because they were supposed to have the circuit running by November and so far what we have seen indicates that it is difficult to sail and we are yet to see a tack or a gybe. I hope they get it to work, but the current configuration looks problematic.
  13. Trimaran Foiling Systems

    I kind of get the feeling that they have hit a brick wall and have brought Gasby et el in to try and get it to work.
  14. Jump INTO a perfectly good airplane

    A couple of metres from the prop, what could possibly go wrong. That was nail biting just watching.
  15. A Class Worlds - Classic Division

    So do they have age divisions in classic, or is it just assumed everyone is a great grand master, or deemed as such.