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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. The 1979 Irish team were Regardless Holland 40, Inishanier Contessa 39, and Golden Apple of the Sun Holland 44.
  2. Sorry to say it looks like the news is correct. There is a video of the beheading on https://www.zerocensorship.com/
  3. I have been sent a link showing the actual live beheading of Robert Hall. It is fairly gruesome, however what surprised me is that the executioner did not cover his face at all. Its as if he "knows' he is safe from retribution.
  4. Is this what you were looking for?
  5. This guy seems more deserving of being "rescued". http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/05/05/colombian-castaway-rescued-off-hawaii-after-two-months-at-sea/
  6. It would be nice to have the new deck house superimposed on this. I tried but failed dismally..
  7. Totally agree. The coach roof looks like a Tina type interpretation. It would be interesting to see what is below .Here is another photo
  8. It would appear from this photo that the boom was still on board when found.
  9. I head that the German sailor who bought Ydra in the late 1970s sent the yacht to A & R for rebuilding. I have sent an email plus photo to A & R asking whether they did any such work.
  10. Could this be a refurbished 1972 Ydra?? The photo was taken last September in Travemunde, N.Germany
  11. What I do not understand is why they turned south directly into the path of the storm. If they had maintained their course they probably would have had a much better chance of surviving. I can only assume that they thought the storm would veer north and turning south was the safest bet.
  12. Thanks. You may think I am being picky, but my point is based on # 300 and 318, If they were on a heading of approximately 110 and were 210nm from Clear Water Bay their position would be approximately 21.06.40N/117.41.28E and not 20.05N/117.07E . In reality we will probably never accurately know where they were at 1200hrs Oct 2.
  13. To be in the position previously stated of 20.05N/117.07E at 1200hrs Oct2, they would have had to be on a heading of 126. If they were on a heading of 110 and travelling at 9knts their 1200hrs Oct 2 position would be between 21.06.40N/117.41.28E to 20.58.16N/118.06.46E, . They are much more likely to have ended up where the EPIRB was triggered if they were heading for Manila Bay/Subic on a course of roughly 146 and never changed course. This of course also means their 1200hrs Oct 2, position was further south. Hopefully I have read my positions correctly on my chart.
  14. I presume that as this was a HK Registered Yacht, there will be an inquiry into its loss at some stage or do I assume wrongly?
  15. I think we also have to ascertain for certain at what time the ERIRB was activated. Was it Oct 2, 2000hrs UTC or Oct 3, 2000hrs UTC. In my view if at Oct 2, 1200hrs Local Time they had turned south they may have been able to pass in front of the storm but any later or slower than 8knots they were heading for disaster.