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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. Ask Grant. The Clean-up innerview

    Would this campaign have been successful if there was no gag rule in place (I.e. Would GD have been able to bite his tounge had it not been?)
  2. Why was TNZ faster ?

    What I find really fascinating is that both teams always claim to be on a steep part of the learning curve both in terms of sailing and in the development of the boat. I'd like to know at what part of the learning curve did they get to before finishing the last race. Did they ever get to 100% of the boats full potential. I tend to think not. But maybe the first gybe of the last race they were pretty close to it. This just goes to show that the AC is all about timing. Time is the one thing money can't buy and the one thing you can never get back.
  3. Win, Defend, Lose

    They only jumped ship because there was no money left to defend again. I don't think this would have been the case this time with OR but I'm sure their budget would have been a fraction of what they have spent in the past.
  4. This has been the pattern since TNZ first won in 1995. Is it no longer possibly to hold the cup and defend it forever? Or does it just cost too much to defend it these days?
  5. Loser Vuitton ?

    They world have been better auctioning the bags off to help pay the wages for the next few days instead of asking for government funding..........
  6. Loser Vuitton ?

    heard that one also Pieman.
  7. Loser Vuitton ?

    I thought the whole presentation was low rent. Only half the team got medals and getting a sailing bag as a prize is like getting a shackle key and some sailing gloves at you local club prize giving. The boys had just won the AC do you think they give 2 shits about getting a new gear bag?
  8. I would be interested in ordering one

  9. Team NZ

    Nice - where do we get the merch?
  10. Good video. The country loved Peter Blake and every thing he did. I'm not sure the same is true for Grant Dalton, but I will say this. Dalts has had to battle for everything and never had it as easy as Blake. I think because of this he has been portrayed as being a lot more abrasive. If ETNZ finish the job tomorrow Dalts deserves alot of credit for whats been achieved. I have a lot of admiration for him. He may not get the ticka-tape parade that Blake got but he should at least get our respect.
  11. Live Racing Thread

    I think you will find that it was Richard Pearse that lead the way in flying machines. Another kiwi innovator
  12. just posted it in the ETNZ thread. Not sure it's worthy of it's own thread. Lets just say that we all know who the real home team is in Bermuda.....
  13. Team NZ

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=11882105 Hmmmmmm. Was going to make some kind of marginal and offensive comment to go with this..... Don't think I will need to.
  14. Jimmy will fight hard as he always does. This is what I admire about him. This is a classic show down between brash Aussie vs Modest understated kiwi. We see this is many sports. Cricket, Rugby, Netball the list goes on. It is sporting theatre at its best. I would just love to see Jimmy as skipper of an Aussie boat for the next AC. Long may the rivalry continue.
  15. Team NZ

    Oooh Jaysper - you won't be able to one this page either now. Shame that. Really though why don't you just turn off images?