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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  


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  1. AC Youth Cup

    I hearby declare that I'm not just going to run off with TheMinister's money and spend it all on a "Fear and Loathing" style weekend in Vegas. Definitely want to avoid a repeat of that "Pay me and you can have a wildcard slot at Wimbledon" debacle. Boy was that embarrassing when my mum the taxman asked where her money had all gone..... Gah, I'm just bitter because I dropped out of the racing a few years back and switched to teaching. It's nice and all, but never been able to move on... I coulda been a contender....
  2. AC Youth Cup

    Hmmm, UK team? I'll pony up £10000, a year of my time, and buy myself an f18 and quit my job if you offer a certain contract. Call me! No but seriously, for all the talk of recruiting established high level racers, if you had the money, it wouldn't be hard to smash it out. $35000 entry fee, another $15000 in incurred costs for the event itself, maybe $50000 for 3 f18 campaigns (6 sailors, so 3 boats) and a sh*tload of dedication, and you get take this one for $100,000. Not bad for an America's Cup! Or to look at it the other way, it doesn't really actually offer anybody that didn't already have a pretty good shout of getting into the cup a way of getting into the cup. How about making it such that the team will be composed of the top six qualifying sailors from the national f18 (or whatever the locals sail, A class in the states?) regatta. So then your entry cost is effectively for one cat regatta. That would really open it up.
  3. RE Dinghy Anarchy, Built a Boat thread

    If you do get down to Poole - I dunno if you read the whole thread, but the family's not in the greatest shape for building a boat. So if you have any gear to spare (unused cleats, line etc) , donating it to the kid I think is a good cause. My prob is that I'm in the states and spending $20 shippin $50 worth of gear seems a waste.