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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. Would be a shame to cut it Jim! Don't do it! Don't do it! (on the shaw we had a 3m prod which gives a nice amount of lift)
  2. Hi Jim, I signed up with Origin and worked with them for half a year until they had to sensibly freeze operations until a normal Cup emerges from the ashes of the current forrest fire. Can't wait, they are an outstanding team to work for. So I got a skippers ticket and got a job steering these Cup boats through some friends who set them up here in Mexico. Two sister companies in Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas bought a set of boats each. the One Australia boat (that didn't sink) and Sydney 95 were in PV and the two TNZ boats from 2003 went in Cabo. I originally came to PV then I went to La Paz to service the rigs for the kiwi boats. We then moved the two Aussie boats to Cabo as well which means we can have back up boats or sail 3 boat tours. www.cabo-adventures.com/tours/americas-cup The sail over was fun. I was on Aus 29 (Syd 95), close hauled one board all the way, 18kts, 2-4m swell, full size main which can't reef, 350 miles in 32 hours with no breakages. We lost the other boat and support boat during the night (they ripped the main track off and blew some jib hanks) and they came in 12 hours later. Check it out. www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9GvWY0Bsys www.youtube.com/watch?v=syUGRrg6IZc&feature=channel It's been pretty cool steering big boats and learning the little intricacies that make them faster. We run full on match races on the tour and we don't hold back (no race fixing here). Getting pretty good at match racing now, with time on distance down pat and love the pre starts. NZL 81 still has the Hula which is glassed over so we should have the longest IACC Cup boat ever built here. 18 kts or so of wind today so i was trucking upwind at 11 kts with a non overlapping blade and a reefed main. We've got it over 17kts reaching with just the jib and reefed main. Not bad for the heavy old bus. Julz
  3. Hi Jim, been a while since Valencia. Boat looks cool man, when you planning to be sailing,? I'm keen to come for a yacht. I'm in Mexico steering old Cup boats around but a good friend just moved to Hawaii which gives me another reason to come visit on the way back down home. Got a couch I could crash on? How did those cool powerboats end up? Julian