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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. Cheapest and safest mast transport in Aus is inside household removalist vans, they are used to not damaging things and hang the mast from the roof, it's easy to do for them, last one I got was 30ft long
  2. I sail the Nacra 5.8 a lot and no way would I say it is a day sailer for high breeze with kids. The 5.8 is no problem in plenty of wind as long as you are going flat out in it and you definitely need two people to right it, the Taipan 4.9 is a fantastic light boat and I sail with a lot of them but again not many people would take one out for a day sail in over 20kts but if you have some experience they are sailed a lot solo or with kids and are easily righted, Scarecrow's post is correct they are in high demand here. Other boats you can look at are the shorter high buoyancy range of Nacras if you have them over there, just google Nacra 4.5, 4.3, 5.0, 5.2 even the 3.5 easily handles an adult and child, there were four of those combos at the last Nacra Nationals
  3. The easy bit is getting the boats, I started a small town junior sailing by purchasing 5 small cats and running the junior sailing from a power boat on my own as rescue boat, getting other adults interested to help didn't happen but the kids turned up on Saturdays, the problem was once you try to meet the requirements of the National Yachting association, after 5 years it turned out I wasn't qualified to wipe my arse let alone do sailing. So I would start with your Yachting association and see what they want from you regarding qualifications, here you are not allowed near the water if you don't have current first aid certificate, then you need a rescue boat certificate, then how many adults do they want per kid, then what's your instructor qualifications, then your police check so they know your not a paedophile, once you've got through all that you'll find dealing with the kids to be one of the best experiences in your life, good luck
  4. our biggest trailer sailer fleet race in South Aus is in a couple of weeks the Milang to Goolwa race, will be more than 200 boats for that 50km race then back to 30 boat fleets for the windward leewards, people say its just a parade but the seat of the pants people can roll the light weight techo people pretty easy on a reach and maybe that's the real issue
  5. Without Rick's online help I wouldn't have been able to establish junior sailing at our club. RIP Rick White
  6. well if you buy the one in the second add you will get an 89 which is nearly a 90 's boat, much newer hehe
  7. the pics came from the Auckland Youth Worlds site but the "Victorian Nacra 15 Youth Class" facebook page has the choice bit's on it, some great videos of the starts and finishes plus results etc, the French kids have sewn up the series but its close between the next three boats. It's been exciting racing to follow with one race to go tomorrow to end the series then all 21 Nacra 15's at Auckland are sold to Aussie kids and will be over here in a few weeks. The standard of kids hopping on these boats is astounding they have been sailing the Nacra 17, F18's, Vipers plus high level dinghy sailing waiting for the 15's to arrive. Worth noting that the US kids are running third at the moment
  8. Whirly whirly is just spinning air like a tornado shape but tiny, we have them all the time here, when they pass you on land you just get hit by some dust and leaves, doesn't push you off your balance or anything, but on water they suck you toward it, so you steer away from it but that means when it gets to you, your side on and you get a slap down. By sucking water I mean you can see water elevated at the bottom but not in the whirly whirly so not a water spout or anything dramatic. Done a lot of sailing in rain and hail as well and I think rain elevates the power of the wind so the knots may only be 15 but the sailing can be pretty exciting
  9. Here's some pics from the youth worlds https://scontent.fadl1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/15585248_1396227547062374_3964461017498437537_o.jpg?oh=9134a234ece0df380b6749b7b0e64d4a&oe=58E314E5 https://scontent.fadl1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/15493456_1396227270395735_1565922441171390175_o.jpg?oh=a83b89c68b2aef4a2d3f8677bacceaca&oe=58F98B54 https://scontent.fadl1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/15591290_1396227277062401_1969020050281415728_o.jpg?oh=a251a2fde8ad803aff546f59c23e25d7&oe=58B1A352 https://scontent.fadl1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15578700_1396227440395718_3763878366898570655_n.jpg?oh=502a40d3202ea9ccc046475e3a2272c6&oe=58F86E11 https://scontent.fadl1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15541932_1281796161876877_5203832543889624199_n.jpg?oh=47619b83a107281542f8ad288d89c6a8&oe=58F51A21 https://scontent.fadl1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/15492609_1281796148543545_5578416968884114865_n.jpg?oh=3846f7ecb77ad4d2dfc472d4d79fe85c&oe=58EE9E52
  10. Good to see the Nacra 15 finally sailing at the youth worlds and worth mentioning that the American team is second after six races
  11. I don't understand the physics but I've been hit by whirly whirlys with just a fair size boat shake but the only time I have been hit by a whirly, whirly that was sucking water it flattened us in one second and the next week the sidestay that took that impact of the mast hitting the water broke the next week
  12. In South Australia generally if the wind is blowing from the South it has more power than if it's coming from the North, I'm guessing that it has a bit to do with moisture in the air making it denser but I could be wrong. 25kt Northerly can be compared to around a 20kt Southerly
  13. "With more prebend, the mast will react faster"
  14. I'm not sure it's all to do with bow wave pressure, I've had them do it with my old A class and when the big ones covered in scars jump out of the water next to and over the bows while zipping along, it's awesome and unnerving knowing if it lands on the bow, there won't be a bow anymore
  15. Might be that the convenience bit took away demand, I know this is not going to be nearly as convenient as my A that I had or as fast but will be a hoot