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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. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Scallywag show zero knots.
  2. Magregor 26's big brother at 17KTs

    Does anything sail in typical LI sound winds?
  3. Rolex Fastnet Race 2017

    Must be quite a view off Land's End.
  4. Naked sailing day

    The girl on the front page looks a lot like a girl who used to windsurf naked in Christmas Cove in the USVI. I think it is her, but my 40 year memory may be tricking me.
  5. Tragic youth sailing accident

    Bowriding (kid sitting on bow, feet dangling in water) has been endemic in every club I've worked in.Banning it has made me Mr. Unpopular on numerous occasions There was a very serious accident involving this practice in Pequot YC, some decades ago. There is only one result if the bowrider should slip off, I doubt there's anyone who could kill an engine quickly enough, 15 mph is 22 feet per second, so you have 1/2 a second to kill the engine. Of course, I don;t know this was the cause of he tragedy, but putting a kid in a Zodiac after a practice capsize, does not sound like normal procedure. The amazingly insipid US Sailing, should talk about this in their Level 1 training. I'm devastated, thoughts, to all concerned.
  6. Live Racing Thread

    http://weather.bm/forecastmarineextended.asp is a really good site. Possible 35 knot gusts on Wednesday. Monday - Winds southeasterly 5 to 10 knots, gradually veering and increasing southerly 12 to 18 knots... Seas increasing, inside the reef calm to 1 ft... Outside the reef 2 to 4 ft inside the reef 1 to 2 ft... Outside the reef 3 to 5 ft... Sunrise: 6:12 am; Sunset: 8:23 pm. Tuesday - Winds southerly 12 to 18 knots, occasionally increasing 15 to 20 knots, veering southwesterly in the afternoon... Isolated showers with fair visibility and chance of thunder with poor visibility... Seas inside the reef 1 to 2 ft... Outside the reef 3 to 6 ft... Sunrise: 6:12 am; Sunset: 8:23 pm. Wednesday - Winds southwesterly 12 to 18 knots, increasing west-southwesterly 18 to 22 knots in the afternoon with gusts to 35 knots at times.... Scattered showers and a chance of thunder with fair to poor visibility... Seas inside the reef near 2 ft... Outside the reef 5 to 8 ft, increasing during the afternoon... Sunrise: 6:11 am; Sunset: 8:24 pm. Thursday - Winds southwesterly 15 to 20 knots... Scattered showers and a chance of thunder with fair to poor visibility, becoming isolated showers by evening... Seas inside the reef near 2 ft... Outside the reef 5 to 8 ft... Sunrise: 6:11 am; Sunset: 8:24 pm.
  7. How to watch live races?

    Thank you
  8. How to watch live races?

    Anyone else having troubles with Robin Widget. It's worked perfectly up until today?
  9. Live Racing Thread

    Weather looks good for the next few days. http://www.weather.bm/marineforecast.asp
  10. Key West Dead

    I'm an addled geriatric, but I'm sure I remember sailing it in 84 or 85
  11. AC35 limericks

    Sir Ben is getting all panicky he has cried much into his hanicky if you lose the race there's always a place editing Sailing Anarchy
  12. Team NZ

    Forgive me, can someone explain what the cyclors or even the grinders do. I know they are adjusting the sails and moving the daggerboard up and down, and also tilting them. I just don't see the need for constant power. Is it just keeping the engine/pto running so that full power is an instant away. Feel free to flame me.
  13. Gary Jobson's email

    If anyone has Jobo's email. Would they please send it me in a PM. I'm not a spammer. Or email me triatic at yahoo dot com
  14. Sail there www.sailopo.com