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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. Err, no. No we don't.
  2. It's just plain unstrayan to support the kiwis'. Ever. Plus nath, goobs, and a crap load of other aussies in the program.
  3. You are kidding, aren't you? You can't have been watching the same videos as I have, or else you are simply ignoring facts. While there is still a month to go before racing begins, it is clear there is one team currently ahead of the others but if it makes you feel better to ignore that, why should I burst your bubble . And which team do you think that is? Oracle Racing presumably. They have talent and a massive organisation behind them and they've dealt themselves all the best cards. Best challenger at this point in time? The evidence points to Artemis but all Antipodean hearts and minds are backing Aotearoa. Depends on what side of the ditch you are on ... most Aussies would be backing AR over NZ.
  4. So Ed bought a new boat eh.
  5. I used Zezo in the Clipper Races, but I haven't used any routing software in this Vendee, seat of the pants only. Also I haven't lost any sleep at all over this race, I've never left my bed to change course or check anything in the middle of the night. I'm sure that has cost me quite a lot of places, but that's the way I would prefer to play it. +1 No options or external routing / weather info for me either. Last time I went the whole hog; custom scripts, Zezo, very little sleep (especially in the last week) ... it got old very quickly.
  6. The OP said single class ...
  7. Unfortunately there won't be much investment in multis' on the hope that they will eventually be included. Over time, these pesky baby boomers blocking the way will fall off the perch permitting some more progressive people to take ownership of the race. Until then ... well, there's always rum.
  8. I really don't see the point of stealth out of the top 100; we're all just battling for sloppy seconds. That said, hutspot, I'm coming after your arse.
  9. Nope, gone to Adelaide, where all once- good boats go to die. Huh, I thought they went to delaminate on a beach somewhere in Queensland ...
  10. CQS seams to cap out around the 17 - 18kts mark ...
  11. Seriously, the best journo in sailing. Thank you! That has made my day x thank you SO! For those who want to watch 30+ interviews (I have now counted) in my live show yesterday (that like a good RSHYR transition was just a little later than expected!!) check it here! Want the list??? (Please note not completely in order) John Bacon - Charlotte (Bene 80) - the luxury end of Hobart Adrienne Cahalan - Ragamuffin TP52 (first female to 25 Hobarts) Phil Eadie - Sonic TP52 – first Korean entry Shev Bruland - female owner of Mills 45 Concubine that broke her mast a few weeks ago and the story of not making it to the start line. Ludde Ingvall & Sir Robert Hinze - CQS including a boat tour Mark Richards - Wild Oats XI Anthony Bell - Perpetual Loyal David Witt – Scallywag Alexander - a russian sailor who thinks girls shouldn't sail....??! Mahlagai Ale, a hot Italian chick from Flying Fish Arctos Jo Breen & Svetlana - first all girl team to take on the Melbourne to Osaka Charles Caudrellier & Bin Wang – UBOX Derek and Marty Shepperton - Black Sheep Paul Clitheroe - Balance - last year's Tatterall's winner Andrew Saies and Patrick Robson - Too True (winners of Tattersall's in 2009) – 40.7 Robbo Robberson - Bravo (back at 77 years of age in a 40.7) Brad Kellett (25) - Perpetual Loyal - boat tour & big chat about the mods James Delegat - first RSHYR on Giacomo V70 (owner’s son so knows the boat inside out) Matt Allen - Ichi Ban PLUS.... The navigator from Beau Geste Botin 80right after the weather briefing to chat about the race Shane Kearns with me live, to chat about how he is winning the watch this year, and Hicko - SNS34 Matsumo Azzuro. A flashback: Roger Hickman - remembering Hicko as he passed on earlier this year (winner in 2014) Twirler, Jase Rowed and Kirby from Patrice, who have now sadly retired.... Denis Thompson - the PRO The "Chappos" - Dave Chapman and his dad, the "Commodore" of the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, who have both had their share of Hobarts. Stace Jackson - boat captain and crew boss of Alive RP66 (Team SCA and Alpha Romeo in her past) Mark Bradford - Black Jack V70 Silas Nolan - Chinese Whisper Vasco - Varuna VI, includes a boat tour and racing footage. I think that makes about 30 in three hours???! My commentary from the start (radio only as I was warned not to stream on Facebook or be sued), with guest commentator THE Bob Fisher here. Seriously I think it was the best commentary I have personally done - helped by Bob, adrenalin, and amazing team of sponsors and a start that was full of action! Heading to the airport now! Bring on Hobart! (PS Wild Oats XI heading north right now??!) Thanks Nic!
  12. Buckle Up aka Flashback.