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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. Just to mess up the stern immersion discussion...they only chopped 1,5m of the stern compering to the original design. 0,5 m overhang was added when the rule has changed from 30m to 100ft.
  2. Will be some serious questions asked if Comanche retires due to structural unless off course she suffers the same fate as some of the VPLP Imoca Boats? I'm sure this is not the case and if history is anything to go by Loyal will break before Oats and Comanche. If Comanche can get down to Bass Strait before the light patch I think the honours will be as follows: 1. Comanche 2. Oats 3. Rambler 4. Loyal 5. Rags handicap- Chinese Whispers I put Loyal up there because of the first 24 hours of last years footage, Comanche, Oats and rags were reefed and smaller headsail, while Loyal was under full sail and drove to a 2 mile lead. The platform has decent righting moment, and can hold onto both downhill in a stink with a little more weight can punch through. The TJV is my reason for comanche not being pushed to the outer limits. I wouldn't like to be manning the telephone at VPLP, Its not worth bashing that thing to pieces for a race that is so close its 24hr/620ml record. It was built to do different things. Using wild rose as a reference, Brindabella has just enough length to hold on and can driven hard, with no square top main, no swingy bits, its rating is about right. I see your point about Chinese Whisper however. You may chosen the right door. Good luck to you Sir. Funny to talk about C slowing down for structural concerns thinking Loyal can push harder. C has different structure than vplp60,Loyal retired last year with...structural issues
  3. There goes the advantage on the record of Loick. Nothing to do about it, no strong winds, no records. But they can recover. Jules Verne december 17 december 0745 gmt 2.JPG Jules Verne december 17 december 0745 gmt.JPG Dude what are you smoking?ever since the ridge of high presure,few days after equator both teams were behind record and playing catch up. SP2 has just got ahead...for short time now perhaps. On the other hand, yes race is still wide opened.
  4. Today would be an exceptionally stupid day to take your supermaxi yachting. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-12-16/tornado-hail-destructive-winds-hit-sydney/7032370 +1 Total madness this sort of weather. And you want a Hobart forecast 10 days out? yeah right https://www.instagram.com/p/_ViHDWIgJn/ looks like Rags was out :-)
  5. Yep all part of the VW group, the company Hitler started. Ive worked for them, bunch of tossers. Mainly the Germans but shit only goes one way. It's a public area, film all you want, if they asked for it to come down I hope he asked for a reward. Partly right Scanas....basic designs and production in Germany of small cheap cars started around 1925 from various designers/builders including one Ferdinand Porche and well before Hitler's crowd came to power in the 30's. Hitler wanted German's to have the same access to a cheap car as the Americans had and disillusioned with the ability of existing manufactures to deliver during the depression, he chose the Porche Motor Company in 1932 (same year Audi started) to produce a peoples car, or Volkswagen and whose production was to be funded by the state. However the car was similar to many contemporary designs dating back to the 1920's and in particular the Tatra. This resulted in a lawsuit against Porsche claiming infringement of Tatra's patents regarding air-cooling of the rear engine. The law suit was interrupted by the war, therefore production went ahead, however Porche ultimately paid a settlement to Tatra. For those interested in the "beginnings of famous careers and being fucking lucky as well as talented", Porche was drafted into the military service 1902 where he served as a chauffeur to the Crown Prince of Austria. The Prince's assassination sparked WWI a decade later. That war and Germanys treatment post WW1 by the allies ultimately lead to the rise of Hitler, WW2 and where both were the saviour of Porches automotive career, the birth of Volkswagen, who ultimately gobbled up Audi in 1966. No wonder they don't like pictures. What are you two on?...so Audi Australia doesnt want so us to see pictures of WOXI because WW2 and rise of Hitler were saviour of Porches auto career? Scanas...you perhaps are living in a sad world, where bunch of tossers can build up biggiest car producer in the world(I know, not anymore-vw is second now), while a good band of highly inovative Australians were only allowed to come up with...Holden
  6. Well its a bit like building a new house, while you allready have one to live in...its about the process more than the result its only.
  7. BPV lost a lot of time in high ridge just before Cape Horn
  8. Given the build of more Ultime, maybe we'll see more of them in the future. Doing a Transat race is not that far or long. (That could be fun, a few shorthanded Ultime that just happen to be on a similar course at a similar time. Just a fleet wide qualifier required for their next race. Obviously. *cough* ) As far as chasing records go I find Rio100 more interesting. Powered winches OR keels are just not as interesting. Are they filling up water blast on Rio with buckets or engine driven pump?.... and no scoop is not big enough.
  9. use brass, not stainless
  10. comments?Yeah, looking at the finish makes one wonder how long it is since Knut read the RRS or raced himself :-)
  11. don't worry, no time limit in this race :-)
  12. nice one dr dave.....i say again - maybe you get my point then.... Of course! Mistakes do happen on every level in each situation - but i regard this as gross negligent - and as this is a high profile event - one could discuss this objectivly in order to learn lessons for the future. It was said before here: this crash is not like a normal f1 crash - it is more like going round the circuit in the wrong direction.. Your conclusion is just: oh they are great professionals , super characters who were just very unlucky...book closed! i think not.... my conclusion using F1 analogy is " the wheel flew off after pitstop due to loosen nut" fortunately not killing anyone. Should the mechanic be banned from the sport for gross negligence then? You are saying yes cause his only job is to tighten up the nut and I say no cause fundamentaly the problem is not in their incompetence. I am sure VOR and crews will react to this incident by change of some procedures. Throwing skipper and navigator overboard would simply not make this race and sport any safer and something else needs to be done in that respect.
  13. Or stoping in wrong box? Thanks for reminder-he should get fired, now :-) from Vestas PR : Albæk continues, “We are considering all available options for re-joining the ocean race at a later stage. Vestas is a company that has overcome great challenges in its 35 years of existence and we aim to do so again.” GO Team Vestas!
  14. I think yours is a great post. These guys were already top class. Now they know what it feels like to get punched in the nose and kicked in the teeth. They were on the back foot from the get go trying to cobble together an entry always to be short on budget and time. They were off the pace and objective about working to improve - to make it a race. Then driving the boat up on a reef in paradise for a total loss... Imagine how they feel? I shudder thinking about how bad they feel about losing the boat & being out of the race. And THAT is exactly why we will see these men succeed time and time again in their lives. My $ is on this crew next go around. So happy no one was hurt - but look out for a team with something to prove this littered with talent. “I missed 9,000 shots in my career, I’ve lost almost 300 games, 26 times I’ve been trusted with game winning shot and I missed. I failed over and over and over and over again in my life and this is why I succeeded.” - Michael Jordan, NBA 6 time World Champion “ Why did the Formula One driver crash? To avoid a spinning car in front of him, or because he was texting? For sure it was a human error, but no way you can compare it to texting while driving! Focus on every little detail which can make a difference on result simply drifts some very base layers of their mind out of the radar in unfortunately critical moment.
  15. Its like expecting a Formula One driver not getting a job after a crush. Fact is both of them are too good to be overlooked in future. In fact their experience just got richer. If I mount a Volvo campaign(wish) Chris is the first one to get a call.