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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. As Charley on Absolutely said "There must have been about 5 "restarts" but glad the RC kept their nose to the weather and held their guns! I think they gave it away when Crossfire announced "we are rounding Duamish Head....." and the RC said "keep going, we have a southerly up here". Agreed on the lights. You have to be equipped for P2P racing.
  2. W/L in OD is like a Chess match... no need to change the board. Example: nothing better than racing on the Gorge W/L in a OD class. But last W/E we sailed in the PNW a P2P (35 miler) "Duamish Head". There was all walks of life on the line. Forecast: SE winds to start switching to NW and later back to SE with a chance of snow!! Last year they stopped the race at 1pm and there was a huge outcry! IT'S a PTP!!! This year we finished in the dark and I can guarantee that those that raced it had a wonderful time! There must have been about 5 "restarts" during the race, but it didn't matter. Point being, for the pure tactical aspect of racing nothing beats OD on a W/L but it's EXTREMELY elitist! It's very daunting for a newby to step up to the line of a OD fleet. But P2Ps are for the masses. It's more about the journey then the results. It's the test of "one's meddle". In the PNW, the largest fleets are the "Cruiser/white sail". They usually start 30min ahead with the crew looking like they are ready to sail to Alaska and the mains with the triple reefs!! Most have never done W/L or OD. The PNW have got it right with RTC, Race the Straits, Winter Vashon, Blakely Rock, Scatchet Head, Southern Sound Series, Center Sound Series, as well as the more well known Swiftsure and Southern Straits. This is the kind of events that need to be encouraged.
  3. My vote is WIRW "Summer camp for adults"!
  4. We (JAM) had a great race against Longboard! We passed them 6 times but they passed us 7! Almost had enough time on them at TA but they were deadly down wind and passed us by Halibut Bank. We then caught them again but in the light stuff off Bowen Is we lost them. (38,000lbs vs 5000lbs empty). Great race Peter and crew...maybe next year!
  5. Has anyone found that switching to ToT slows down the "arms race". We have short courses in light breezes (most under 5kt) and there seems to be "he who has scratch boat" wins the pickle dish.
  6. I found that with the square top main and shorter foot, the stock rudder was fine. I don't think any of the stock ones have broken. The Rocket is a big, fat assed boat that needs a lot beefier rudder than any other 22fter except maybe the 6.5s. When I complained about the size of the rudder and the stalling, he said "that's what your mainsheet is for!!! Let it out!"
  7. Could be a big run on rice and toast at Safeway!!!
  8. There are 6 on Okanagan Lake. In various forms of modifications.
  9. I must be dense… are we talking about PNW, VI and BC all joining together or just VI joining with BC?
  10. I hope I'm shovelling my driveway soon!!! BTW the proto boat is way faster than a J80. At WIRW in 2013, #1 gave Kilo a run for his money (when they went the right way). I'd put on new rags and leave the rig alone. The symmetrical setup was fast for the W/L courses especially in non planning conditions.
  11. I honestly don't know. Ivan would be the one to talk to. If you are interested PM me and I can give you his #.
  12. Ivan has an "almost finished " one in his yard. Too busy to finish it. Got a SS foil made for it, got the bulb, got the mast, boom, rudder, hull/deck done with all the gear put on, sitting on a new trailer. Just needs finishing. #16
  13. Sorry I didn't post earlier.. I was sailing to Maui… the long way!! Wow there is a name from the past…Finn Neilsen, builder of the Pocket Rocket 22 in Duncan around 1981-82. Sorry can't take credit for being part of the design team… Couchsurfer probably had more input into the new Rocket Don Martin drew up.
  14. Do they have polars for M24? If so, it would be real close to that. In non planing there's not a lot of difference. M 24 will jump up on a plane quicker (skinny hull shape).
  15. Here you go.