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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. 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.
  2. Thank you
  3. Anyone else having troubles with Robin Widget. It's worked perfectly up until today?
  4. Weather looks good for the next few days. http://www.weather.bm/marineforecast.asp
  5. I'm an addled geriatric, but I'm sure I remember sailing it in 84 or 85
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. Sail there www.sailopo.com
  10. Offshore Passage Opportunities are holding a "Rally to the Cup" from various East coast ports, they are headed for St Georges dinghy club. There is anchoring in St Georges and launch service. There is ferry and bus service to the dockyard. If you feel like a lazy day, there's a big screen TV in the dinghy club. Full disclosure: I'm a former skipper with OPO. www.sailopo.com
  11. It's good to see a nice tidy cockpit on Conrad's boat. Kiwi seamanship showing through.
  12. So the other 64 videos of him doing nothing, but showing off the boat did lost you? As I am to understand, Armel lost two previous VGs so as to winning this one, it ain't over yet. I cannot imagine the fatigue, mental and physical that must be facing all these sailors, the top two especially. The quietness of ALC only works if he wins and even then, it does not mean he gains fans either to himself or the sport. With 2000+ miles to go, a less than consistent weather pattern being formed, boats with just over 100 mile separation, I doubt either boat is slacking off, and that both skippers are watching their boats and screens as intensely as they can. My gut says BP will win this based on how sailing works and passing lanes are very few. HB has to beat BP on pure boat speed and after close to 70 days, I think what we've seen is that despite the slight design differences and breakages, both boats average out very close to each other. Would I love to see AT somehow pull 200+ miles out of his ass and take Armel? You bet, but only time will tell. I particularly enjoyed the one of him flying the flag upside down on a boat heeled too far and going slower than his opponent sailing flat. Makes for great coverage. ​Do union jacks have an upside down? Also how do you know he was going slower than his opponent? I thought around the time of the helo video he was making up time?? Yes the white diagonal is supposed to be uppermost at the fly.
  13. What does he mean when he talks about the 'wind ladder'? That JPD is on the advantaged side of the course, and the others would have to climb a few rungs to get onto his "inside track", as we've seen in the skeds since Golding spoke. Google "sailing what are wind ladders" for more info. Ladders and snakes Called "chutes and ladders" in the US
  14. How do we know that any of the UFO collisions are containers? I don't know the statistics, but it seems to me there is a significant probability that any UFO collision could be a large sea animal. No one really likes talking about this, because the consequences for the sport could be disastrous. It would be best for the VG, VOR and other high speed ocean races that the damage was from human sourced debris because of the bad PR that would ensue if it came out that the racers were out injuring and possibly killing whales with their fast and 'quiet' sailboats. Shipping containers are an easy scapegoat because the sailors don't have to do anything about them. If we're hitting whales on the other hand, we don't want the answer to be that we have to slow our boats down when whales are in the area or not race at all. Hitting an animal is a softer impact, although damage still likely. When boats are hauled out and examined closely, will be able to make educated guess what they hit. Estimate from NOAA is that 10,000 containers per year are lost. gCaptain says rather less than that. MV Rena did lose 900 containers off the S coast of ENZed in 2011, I have no idea if any of those will still be around. http://gcaptain.com/how-many-shipping-containers-lost-at-sea/