• Announcements

    • UnderDawg

      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.


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About offtherails

  • Rank

Profile Information

  • Location
  1. If you can seriously claim to sail to hit the line in varying breezes and worry about 24 ft across bows at say 45 degrees ( ie just a matter of of a few metres up the course) might I suggest you just ask your team manager to tell your sponsors to pony up for 2 GPS devices so you can have one on the current windward hull, regardless of the tack? Oh, and if downwind is an issue, ask for 2 more for each of the transoms. BUT I do not suggest you just average the 4 when rounding rocky islands as marks, particularly at night, as there are documented cases where GPS errors/dithering has caused skippers to put the boat onto the bricks and kill crew, because the map, even if GPS-derived , is not the territory. Just saying.
  2. Old tech, some tens of millions of years, but still cutting edge Not quite sure how you sand it into your foils' surfaces though http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2405451816300484
  3. And how does that rate as serious comment or a valuable contribution to the knowledge base of those with an interest in multis or foils? Just be nice children.
  4. Stop trying to sell Crowther multis! Video makes it look like Lake Macquarie from an F22
  5. Might stop you foiling whilst tacking when you put the ama foils in?
  6. Difference between tacking angles against waves in stronger adverse current compared with those in flat water in lower but still adverse current is qualitatively what I would expect, but perhaps the 110 in flat water is a bit high? You could probably point higher with narrower angles but might sail a tad slower IMHO. Race results show your Dash 750 dead heated with one F82R and beat another by 5 mins over the line in about 2 hours of sailing, so whatever the tacking angles, you do have boat speed and VMG! Looking at the overall distance and the required average boat speed you were probably above hull speed most of the time except for some of the upwind stuff? Would be interesting to repeat the RaceQs tracking in 5-10 knot winds with little or no tide and no waves to see? oh wait, we rarely see that on Pittwater!
  7. Can we assume you have allowed for the setback caused by the adverse tide? ( which will increase the angle between the legs on each tack) - or were these tacking angles repeated in the flat waters of Pittwater before coming back down the Hawkesbury into the waves/wind/tide?
  8. Sure is, down to 2NM and tracker has Oats at only half Loyal's SOG. Problems again?
  9. Fair winds and a fast spinnaker run under moonlight? that must have been an organisational stuff up - starting about 8pm and finishing about mid-day the next day after a moonless, foggy and mosquito blighted passage past Hollands Landing and a daylight drift around Raymond Island is my experience.
  10. Apart from an ongoing rudder rebuilding program?
  11. Farrier's F boat site says " What About Folding System Copies? The original folding patent has now expired and a few imitations have appeared in some countries. Usually old technology has been copied, and the folding geometry on some is such that it will be impossible for one person to fold."
  12. With the price of CNC machining and carbon fibre etc, not to mention the man hours, it is a big call to use one's own layup for a critical, highly stressed element like a rudder & casing Do your Farrier 85SR plans permit you to make two, ie one for each ama, or just one per boat?
  13. Well, races 1,2 and 6 were not in over 20 knots. In cruising division, I found the (not unexpected) outcome that the smaller boats could do a 'regime change' in the stronger winds of races 3,4 5 and get up and plane around at significantly more than hull speed whilst the bigger boats didn't/couldn't , whereas in the lighter stuff the bigger boats easily held their own. Had it been open waters with bigger waves, well the game would have changed again. Nothing is perfect, but hey, it was a ton of fun!
  14. Honestjohn, the OMR listed in the phantom Div 4 includes our spinnaker ( which we don't have with us) and excludes crew ( which we do, in varying numbers and weights ) but I'm pleased just to be there "cruising" and I'm happy to stick with racing for beers and the fun moments on the water, and I think you owe me a beer for sponsoring your HCW efforts? cheers
  15. There is actually no Div 4 in OMR, it is only a PHS crushing division for a few folks who are not racing seriously but enjoy the fun. it is just the regatta software making a suggestion which is too much hassle to sort out, and because one of them is on the OMR database. Pity, it would be nice to start with 3 bullets!