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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. The way I see it, very few things need to change for the next edition of this race. Changing the "full length of Lama Passage" to "keep Campbell Island to port" or "between Campbell Island and Denny Island" would be a good change just for clarification purposes. I don't think a change of the Seymour Narrows check point is required. And regarding classes... maybe a set of crew count classes (solo, double, 3+) each for steak knives might make sense, but I don't see much beyond that making any sense for this event. Its just so great as it is.
  2. That'd be quite the feat, considering the additional 1000+ mile transfer from Ketchikan to Denali, but if anyone could do it, its Pete Goss. Maybe for people that consider the R2AK to be too easy, they could move the boating finish to the George Inlet Cannery, then do the Sivas Lakes - Deer Mountain Traverse with a finish at Thomas Basin. That is probably about equal to adding in Ben Nevis from the 3 peaks race. See pages 14-15 of this PDF: http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5413489.pdf But seriously, this race has been amazing, and something I've dreamed about happening since I was a little kid. It has been great to follow, and I am looking forward to hearing more stories from my dad, who has been housing the race boss during his stay up in Ketchikan.
  3. Be excellent to eachother, and party on dudes!
  4. Yeah, I was responding to your post #1879. Sorry, don't have ability to quote on this computer for some reason. But yeah, Excellent Adventure is on the final stretch for sure. And broken rudder or not, there aren't really any other options from where they pulled over. The closest place to pull in and get parts is the Mountain Point boat launch, but that is more than 4/5ths of the way from their overnight hideout to the finish. If you are going to go that far, you might as well just push it through to the end.
  5. Amati, Its not just about their ability to sail. Its also about their ability to go offshore, and in all of those boats, I'd want to stay very very close to somewhere I could hide if things start to get out of hand... like breaking a rudder as we've seen this morning. Besides, with 20-25 knots in Hecate Strait, they were probably only seeing 10ish in the inside waters and I'd even bet that some of the narrower passages were flat calm. The wind done weird things up in that area.
  6. Weather buoys agree with that model. If only there were any sleighs left in the race. Two kayaks, a Montgomery 17, a swampscott dory, and a small home-built open monohull with no transom aren't exactly going to be setting the world on fire. I would sure love to be out there right now in a big downwind sled of some kind.
  7. Hell, for the Boatyard Boys on their Swampscott Dory, I bet it's felt like the voyage of the James Caird.
  8. Well, it looks like I was wrong. They are currently passing right along the Prince Rupert waterfont.
  9. With their current pace, I think they'll keep going. There are some of good anchorages between Prince Rupert and Ketchikan. I could see them pulling into Foggy Bay this evening, if they don't just stick it out to the finish.
  10. I know that house they last reported at. They serve some pretty good food and wine, which they definitely deserve. But if you want to see a really good one, check the last reported location of Golden Oldies.
  11. Hope Mike (of Mikes Kayak) is alright. That looks like a pretty sketchy place to go ashore in any kind of swell.
  12. Try to refresh your tracker. I am showing their last update at 1432.
  13. At the harbor entrance!
  14. Spotted them on Cam 6
  15. Freeburd just passed my favorite little turning mark, Stomach rocks. Not too far off now. Also, Kohara looks to be taking Revilla channel (east side of Duke/Annette) and seem to have better speed and better direction than Freeburd. They don't have enough time to catch them (unless something goes wrong), but it'll be interesting to see if they are able to make up some ground with the split.