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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. Got a call to go do Tactics on an ILC 40 for a PHRF Championship in Cabrillo beach. Didn't know the owner or crew but was told the boat was well prepared. Show up and all looks good. Boat is well prepped owner is nice and crew seems knowledgible. We hadn't even pulled away from and dock and owner is yelling at crew. Oh boy its gonna be a long one. So we are coming into the leeward mark drop is gong ok not great but not a total disaster. Owner is yelling at the top of his lungs at the bow guy who just goes about his job until the kite is down and gets on the rail. Owner says WTF did you not hear me yelling at you???? Bow guy looks back and says "oh sorry about that you were yelling so loud I thought you must have been shouting at the other boat". A few others Ahh the Lee Stern that's a tough move to pull off PORT MAST A BEAM
  2. We did a sail doc query for the YB text updates during the race. Not sure of what the delay was we just followed the link posted in the SI's and applied. I think there were actually two since the 32 dropped out after us.
  3. Back at work today. Long long couple of days. We spent 12+ hours at one point with the drifter up with about 50 -100 foot visability. Saw some other sails but not enough. We didn't see the ky until a few hours after we retired. We just tried really hard to make distance South and not get sucked either side of rhumb too much. Our plan was to work back inside after Ensenada Bay. We had planned to go through to the afternoon then make the call but didn't make it that far. It was sort of a point of no return for us based on fuel if we continued another day there was no easy way back. We got past Ensenada looked at the routes and times and we were looking at another 4+ days possibly more with 2 already done. There was one boat left in our class and one boat in the class up from us so was not looking like a great race. So fun factor of "racing" down the coast was looking more like a sail to collect a trophy which didn't make sense. On top of all this we really only had water for another 3 maybe 4 days since we would bee into freeze dried. We were first in Class and Second over all in the morning report which made it a bit tougher to pull the plug. My second race navigating so really wanted to get to the end but I serve at the owners bequest. Great group we raced really hard keeping a J125 out front of SC50's even a ULDB 70 in those conditions is tough. So kudos to the team for staying focused.
  4. I think it was really great that NHYC is showing some flexiblity by extending the cut off by 24 hours and moving the trophy presentation by a day if needed. Honestly not sure it will be enough but I think it shows they are a class act and realize this is a race and it should do all it can to make sure all racers are treated fairly. I wish other clubs had this type of vision this is how you grow sailing by making it possible for all to compete. But next year bring back the Friday start for the smaller fleets!!!
  5. Lets all hope the trend starts to reverse itself. I mean all these routes are based on GRIBs extended out 7 days so things can and will change but what direction I cannot say. When the big boat in fleet is looking at over 4 days it is time for the small boats to worry hahaha
  6. It will be interesting to see if all the boats in ORR4 actually finish before the cut off. Not sure what the thinking was in not having a Friday start for ORR3 and 4. This seems to be how things have been done in the past and seemed to work fine. To do this and move trophies up a day seems like a bit of an FU to the little boats. Sort of like SDYC not even having a finish boat out on the Islands race and if you beat the cut off you still would probably not make the trophies by the time you motored in.
  7. No no surf there none at all....just keep on moving. PB is where the surf is and all the reefs are in La Jolla
  8. Not looking quite as much of an around the outside race as things progress. Have not looked yet today but thought I would bump this up.
  9. Had a gravity storm once it followed a rum squall and was debilitating. Broke a few laser top sections (Snapped one compressed one down into the lower section) Broke a Santana 20 mast (at Gov Cup just folded at the spreaders) Broke rig on R/P 78 (backstay snapped and runner was bracing a guy winch that was collapsing the deck rig just slowly went forward then broke in 3 places)
  10. Not as long as pac cup last year! Just got word we start on Friday with Locomotive. Sat looks to be a little faster but not by much. Where did you hear this from? I e-mailed NHYC today and was told they would not have class breaks until Wed due to US Sailing not sending the final ratings until then. Any other year we would be big boat for the Friday Start on the J125 but this year it only shows ORR EZ on Friday which I believe is for unmeasured boats. D
  11. Hitchhiker not going to get to into it too much but all have same sails all have a replaced rudder. We all rate the same for Hot Rums and KH-SB.
  12. It was a fun sail. Great group and my first time navigating after thousands of miles looking over shoulders and just throwing my %.02 in. We knew it would be a close race with 3 J125 all being identical. We went up PV for three reasons first was the progressive right shift as the day went on, second was there trends to be a bit less current on the edges then in the middle of the channel lastly was experience that if you can't lay Emerald Bay you are going across too early. It worked out and we got to Catalina first out of the J125. Then it was just a long Code 0 reach across San Clemente. We ended up a bit above the exclusion zone and should have gone to a 2A a bit earlier. This allowed Derivitive to get a bit bow out inside of us. We both 2A sailed down the Island. They jibed in early then ended up jibing back even after they came out and jibed again we still further south. We just kept going looking for a right shift and we ended up getting about a 20 degree shift when we were starting to get concerned. This set us up for the low line for the long sail in. Got a bit of build off the Island which Derivite burned to go forward while we stayed on course and lost a little forward but as the most right boat still seemed ok. Then transition wind died back and forth all morning with us rarely ahead but always on lower line. We ended up well ahead by the time we actually crossed jibes. They then sailed up to us with a combination of building wind and us a bit slow with some kelp on sail drive. We beat them across the line by about 5 minutes but lost on corrected. How did we lose to another J125 on corrected when we should rate the same is another topic for another time. But it is like Elvstrom said...
  13. Haven't run one today but if the trend holds I am guessing 22 hours haha Will have to see when I am back up in US with internet.
  14. No it is not. Ran a route last night and it is now showing 18 hours.
  15. Showing all kites and 14 hours for j125. Expect that to evolve over the next few days pretty far out to believe much of what I am seeing.