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      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. News from SF Embarcadero...

    You may enjoy racing in light air, but I don't think the public (or most weekend sailors for that matter) will appreciate the nuances. I think Ellison (who does appreciate the nuances) wisely went to multi hulls for one reason - to make sailing an exciting spectator sport. Light air ain't gonna do it, and a Northerly won't be much better! Pray for West wind Sept 2013! Ha! Yacht clubs are good for hoists and sometimes bars. Also LBYC has a very nice continental breakfast, I hear. I've blabbed on about this story before, but I saw the first winged USA sail in San Diego and it flew a hull in the lightest of zephyrs on glass as they flashed by the crowd. Conceivably, one of the new ones could get a hull out of the water with 0 knots of wind and a half decent current. I think I've won half a dozen races in the really, really light, so I have fond memories. Koukel
  2. News from SF Embarcadero...

    Thats depressing! Worse yet - Where did they come up with "72' tall sailboats" The 72's will be around 130 off the water http://www.cupinfo.com/en/americas-cup-2013-boats-ac72-ac45.php
  3. News from SF Embarcadero...

    At the AC presentation at the Corinthian, they were saying the length of the race is dictated by TV (NBC). They specify a time and the marks (AC power boats) alter the course based on real time conditions to accommodate it! They said you could pull up to a dock in one of these (I think he said 45') boats, instruct it to maintain it's position, step off and tie up at your leisure!
  4. News from SF Embarcadero...

    Thats why I said it wouldn't be a disaster. However, I'd much rather see them flying a hull! The event will need as much excitement as it can get to generate interest. I've gone to several Yacht Clubs to watch the AC World Series. Not only did they not know it was happening, they didn't even have the Comcast channel to watch it! I asked a Commodore about it during a YC open house and he actually said, "Well....we are kind of into baseball right now". I laughed and said: "I AM in a yacht club aren't I ?". If yacht clubs don't give a shit, how is the general public supposed to care?! I don't think there is a windless day with these cats. I'm a light air nerd anyway, http://forums.sailin...8&hl=dixon&st=0, but three to five will get these boats moving very fast around the course. Koukel
  5. News from SF Embarcadero...

    The LV will be held in July and August while the AC will be in September. I'm more concerned about windless, warm days for the AC than layering up for the cold. Not the disaster for the Cats it would be with Mono hulls, but it would be disappointing. I took this (B&W) shot from the Wave Organ (Golden Gate YC) during the Oracle - Alingi challenge (forget the year, 06?). The boats came so close that I have another shot where you can see Alingi's entire cockpit during a tack, right down to the crew's feet (don't have it scanned, or I would post it)! It's going to be great wherever you are. I'll watch some races from shore, and some from my boat, catching the replay and commentary later on You Tube. So many options....life is good! In Newport I was shoreside Friday, and on the water Saturday in a Privileged flagged boat, directly behind the starting line. I've been on the water in other AC's, on privileged flagged boats, and while always a nice experience, the way this is being laid out, shoreside is the place to be. Besides, in SFO when on the water you'll be dressed like you are going skiing. Looking forward to seeing EaglesPDX showing up in his Whaler with his iPad(s?) on his console.
  6. News from SF Embarcadero...

    Took these shots of Pier 80 on Thursday. USA 17 has been moved from the rear of the shed to the front lot (first picture). The old dry dock has been removed (don't know how that thing was still floating!). USA 17 is on the left, moorings for the 43's are the small orange dots in the foreground (second shot). Wonder when the 72 will splash?