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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. I had put a couple bags of mylar confetti into my friends spinnaker bag. It wasn't until the next year when they set the chute at midnight during an overnight race.
  2. You can't clean the lines in the cockpit? If you want to race one a real boat come with me and you can sort lines all day long.
  3. John Fries design.
  4. What about the tits?
  5. Let's see if they fix this one too https://secure.headwaytechnology.com/www.phrfne.org/page/certificates/?phmode=viewcertificate&certid=QCTBCC-2016&cformat=pdf No adjustment for carbon rudder? Kite is 2.15j or 35% over standard 1.8j so should incur a -12 adjustment but apparently it's close enough to 30% that -9 is enough. But they only follow the guidelines when it's not one of their good ole' boys. Who ever it is, and I know who it is. Is not even reading the certificate and then making it valid for phrf-ne. The local handicapper in his area should know this. He submitted the certificate while not hiding anything. its the same for the one that was just corrected, Mast Material key point, start from there.
  6. Let's see if they fix this one too https://secure.headwaytechnology.com/www.phrfne.org/page/certificates/?phmode=viewcertificate&certid=QCTBCC-2016&cformat=pdf No adjustment for carbon rudder? Kite is 2.15j or 35% over standard 1.8j so should incur a -12 adjustment but apparently it's close enough to 30% that -9 is enough. But they only follow the guidelines when it's not one of their good ole' boys. Who ever it is, and I know who it is. Is not even reading the certificate and then making it valid for phrf-ne. The local handicapper in his area should know this. He submitted the certificate while not hiding anything. its the same for the one that was just corrected,
  7. Not sure how YRALIS works. I will tell you how PHRF-NE works: It is a number of phrf groups who all set their own schedules and used to have one final handicapper who was on the US Sailing phrf board. Every year there is a spring and fall meeting that the PHRF governors go to and go over all the usually crap, numbers, participation, etc. It took myself and another governor about 6 years to finally allow you to be able to race without your cushions on board, because only the governors voted and we had this one guy who did not want to take his dinnerware off his boat. . I still feel that PHRF-NE is on top, based on how they rated their boats and today responded to a ratting infraction. They do need a new chief handicapper. Who ever would like to volunteer to be the chief and get crap all year please apply. (it will be like being commodore of a yacht club and members calling you and complaining that their meatloaf was not cooked right)
  8. Have the ED help you.
  9. YRALIS should get with the program PHRF-NE just fixed a rating in one day.
  10. Gull, It was protested and changed after event but only changed the results of races 1 and 5 so they probably didn't bother changing the scoring system It was an honest mistake by the owners who were told by sailmaker material didn't matter. So they sailed with smaller jibs and still kicked ass. They have been successful with that boat under every rating system around NE the past 5 summers Read the 2017 certificate. 2 spins, The recreational requirement from PHRF-NE says one spin. Never mind the sail material.
  11. I was looking at the other J35 from out of state on the PHRF-NE. I don't know how they get a recreational rating? Recreational Adjustment +6 spm  Requirements o Limited sail inventory o Above or below deck jib roller furling with sail attached to a swivel o Polyester, pentex or Mylar only in working sails o No exotic sail materials such as Kevlar, spectra, technora, carbon o No vectran and/or modulus material can be used or added to sail material o Maximum of:  One nylon spinnaker  One jib with Lp > 110%  One jib with Lp =< 110% o Heavy weather jibs and storm sails are allowed. o Staysails are allowed if the boat has a true cutter rig and the staysail is used upwind. o Staysails are allowed if they are only used as part of the heavy weather/storm sail configuration.  In cases where the intent of this adjustment is not honored, the credit will be denied  The credit may also be reduced on performance boats to 3 spm.  Special roller furling sails are not allowed  As a rule of thumb, the foot skirt should not exceed 3% of the foot length in depth  If the boat is cutter rigged, the staysail must also be roller furling and be capable of being used upwind  J Boats with sprits are not eligible for the recreational handicap as the standard configuration has already been considered when establishing the base handicap http://spectrumphotofg.ifp3.com/gallery/friday-green-circle/#/gallery/bbr16-yellow-fri/bbr16fry-0216-ifp3/ https://secure.headwaytechnology.com/www.phrfne.org/page/certificates/?phmode=viewcertificate&certid=PZVDVM-2017&cformat=pdf
  12. I was on a C&C 41 at the Michelob Regatta in Newport in 1988. We ripped the chute the day before and in the morning we were taping the tear back together , only about 2 feet of tape needed. I am holding the teared seams together so my friend can put the tape on. He takes the backing of the spin tape and is trying to put it on and says "this tape doesn't even stick" he threw the tape on the floor. We still make reference to it today.
  13. If it can make it over the falls, keep going.
  14. Hey, you scratched my anchor.
  15. Just bring back the Star boat.