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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. In February 2018, the Viper World Championships are coming to Perth! The Viper 640 is a sportsboat, a cross between a skiff dinghy and a keelboat. It provides the stability of keelboat sailing, with the excitement of dinghy sailing. Downwind speeds of 20 knots mean excitement is guaranteed. The event will see sailors from the USA, Canada, Bermuda, England and Europe head Down Under to race our local sailors for world viper supremacy! We are looking at getting the message out to the public and to local sailors who may be interested in taking part in the World Title as new owner or crew. We are holding an Open day for you to find out about the boat, have a sail and meet and talk to people who love sailing Vipers. 9:30 - 12:30 Sunday 7th May South of Perth Yacht Club Hardstand
  2. Viper 640 Worlds 2018 Perth Venue South of Perth Yacht Club Located less than 10 minutes from Perth CBD, the Yacht Club has one of Perth’s best views overlooking the Swan and Canning Rivers, with a clear view of Perth city. The 2018 World’s regatta will be a “dry’ regatta. The club has three cranes that will operate to enable a quick, easy lift back onto trailers. The yacht club has a restaurant, three bars, alfresco dining and a function centre. The Restaurant caters for lunches and dinners. Two outside areas cater for informal al fresco dining and barbecues.
  3. There's enough runway on the Swan River course to have a good ride. .....21 knots top... so far The top speed puck of the day gets a bottle of Snake Charmer.
  4. Viper 640 Worlds 2018 Perth THE SAILING VENUE The Swan River has been a racing venue for at least 173 years. The proposed racing area for the Viper 640 World Championships is known as Melville Water and is approximately 10 minutes from South of Perth Yacht Club (SoPYC) Each course will accommodate a 1.6 nm course length and maximizes the shoreline based viewing opportunity for spectators. The course area is not subject to tidal flows or currents greater than one knot. The waters and are clean, salt water, pollution free, and are regularly used for all types of aquatic sports by the people of Perth. The racing area is in protected flat water with no swell or significant wind wave conditions. All the better to enjoy the “Fremantle Doctor” - the regular afternoon seabreeze. It is a great sailing location and has been successfully used and spectated from for numerous racing events. The 2018 World’s regatta will be a “dry’ regatta. The club has three cranes that will operate to enable a quick, easy lift back onto trailers.
  5. 2018 Viper 640 World Championship Perth Western Australia The International Viper 640 Class is pleased to announce its next World Championship Regatta from February 17 to February 23, 2018 at South of Perth Yacht Club, Western Australia. Over 40 Vipers are expected to compete in the Regatta. The Australian Viper 640 sailors have been busy since the Bermuda Worlds putting together a bid for the 2018 World Championships. This huge viper is on its way to Australia February next year.
  6. Ceil III mentioned on a website for sale in England a year ago. http://www.adurboatsales.co.uk/boat_...t.jsp?status=A
  7. Out on the weekend in the Viper 640 State Championships. Heat 5 was 18 to 25 knots. We passed Cadillac as we headed downwind. Got a 10sec snatch as they headed upwind, Youtube Video 35 - 45 secs Saw them later in the race as they headed downwind but I didn't have the camera out. As I remember, not a masthead kite and still with a reef in. They looked to be doing 15 to 20 and really comfortable. Thing that surprised me was they didn't have to be stacking the back of the boat, even though the boat is really flat as far as rocker. Enjoy
  8. If it's foils that are needed then Brett Burvill, the boat's builder, is your man. We look at the current moths in awe. 14 years ago Brett changed the moths, when he sailed the 2000 National Moth Championships in Perth with a trifoiling moth. He won a couple of heats and even though he didn't win the title, he changed Moths forever. The Illett brothers from Perth, developed the current version of the bi foiling moth in 2002, and the Moths have never looked back
  9. Pete said twilight racing was one of the aims......and I'm sure he will do it..... And then add to the list..... Shit hot Saturday sailing +.....+.....+ Might invite him down SOPYC to do the sports boat series. Could do short off shores. Should all be interesting.
  10. Great video. Sportsboats in this wind are the next best thing to dinghy sailing for us old guys. What’s the ideal crew weight for a VX?
  11. The design has been done in consultation with Fred Barrett and the boat has been constructed by Windrush yachts.
  12. This should be fun..... As the owner said, maybe more a sports yacht than a sports boat..... Name - Cadillac Length 9.4 m (30'10") Width 3.4m (11' 2") Draft 2.5m (8' 2") Displacement 1000kg (2204lbs) all carbon Story on ASBA website.