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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. On the water, I think not. Some powered ships have the speed but not the range for that at such speed.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Riband these are the best candidates that came closest of being capable for it, not the warships of any navy. In the water yes, but only by older nuclear military attack subs which made a lot of noise at such speeds and as a result have no sensors to detect anything. The records are still classified, hence no evidence of actual case if such exist. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soviet_submarine_K-222 is an example of one sub being capable of more than such speeds, and also having had the required range too. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfa-class_submarine is also capable for that. By sail, not done as far as I know, but no reason why other large multihulls wouldn't be capable given the right conditions. Thanks for the info, and interesting question indeed ! They should communicate a bit more on this aspect Just to complete the topic: Actual record holder for Atlantic Ocean crossing is the Destriero, an Italian boat built in the 90's. Record is 58h and 34 min. Destriero didn't get the blue riband for classification reason ( private yacht and not commercial passenger ship). The boat also run 1400 nm in 24h... I don't know if it's also a record but is a lot! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Destriero
  2. Loyal 100 in! Three maxis on the line
  3. Here the link to Palermo-Montecarlo tracking: http://www.sgstracking.com/live/palermomontecarlo2016.php?liverace=Live+Race And a photo of the wonderful Mondello bay during the start:
  4. EE didn't touch the water since Palermo Montecarlo 2015. Someone says they lost their sponsor... Anyway according to this post they will race again soon (it was April...): http://www.esimit.com/news/255/35/Esimit-Europa-2-ready-for-new-challenges/ Hope to see her sail again late this year... Maybe maxi yacht cup or middle sea race...
  5. Rambler in the entry list for Palermo-Montecarlo. Someone say that also Comanche will join...
  6. Next step? Transatlantic record attempt? Any news?
  7. And Why Kenny didn't choose the foiling mono? Reliability? Own inexperience on foiling?
  8. I also heard something about Larry... After yacht named sayonara and musashi, Samurai is a clue! Anyway till now not so much about her on the net... Not even a photograph! Following weeks she will compete in the Caribbean in some "my boat is bigger than yours" regattas (Loro piano superyacht in virgin Gorda and bucket regatta in st Barth). I'd love to see her versus the big Indian Comanche!
  9. Are they on time for caribbean 600? Just 2 weeks from the start!
  10. Here Italy... At 6 hours to go no way to see Plus7 live (https://au.tv.yahoo.com/plus7/live/) With Internet up and Hola up I got this message on the video section: The video connection was lost, please confirm you are connected to the internet. Any suggestion?
  11. Only... 328 ft but definitely good looking!
  12. Rumors from last Palermo-Montecarlo says that esimit has lost is main sponsor. This year no maxi cup, no barcolana, no middle sea race. Schumann and Bolzan (skipper and tactician for esimit) are taking part to maxi cup but on other boats...
  13. The vision of astonishing Gitana imoca60 flying on waves make me think about this Comanche initial rendering: According to this Ken Read recent interview is not in plan any update on that area: https://translate.google.it/translate?hl=it&sl=fr&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.voilesetvoiliers.com%2Fcourse-regate%2Fentretien-ken-read-fastnet-comanche%2F Any idea of the reasons why a similar solution is not paying on a 100ft maxis? Weight? Length?
  14. http://www.lesvoilesdesaintbarth.com/site/us/entries-list/#1--maxi Next race!