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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. Sold, and going on the Transquadra with its one rudder.
  2. Looks fast!
  3. Overpowered in 15+ knts doesn't seem right for a D34P, they normally keep full sail, eventually #2. Maybe your sails are shot?(i.e. old and and saggy?) As said above, if your 1xx% jib is on afurler, you'll need at least a #2 jib, furling is the worst possible thing you can do when pointing. You can get polars on the ORC website,they will give you target speed for a given angle. Where in Turkey are you sailing?
  4. Pauger Code 8, lotsa carbon there.
  5. If RORC has not told you that you're in, then you're not. Don't lose hope as there are a few boats that don't race or don't qualify in the end.
  6. You should hear this as well, great tribute to Riou and Le Cam from Destremeau https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o326BkcShpU&feature=youtu.be Sarcasm? Fake news? Not sure what tribute means here, as his position is far from that. He seems to say Riou only won because of a problem with Desjoyeaux (?) and out of 4 Vendee Globes has only finished one. As for Le Cam, he doesn't exist and not worth mentioning his name. He even says it is about time Riou tried doing something other than the Vendée Globe and Le Cam is someone he doesn't want to know. !?!?!?! interview .... Sad ! Sleep deprivation is no good for your brain! My point exactly You should hear this as well, great tribute to Riou and Le Cam from Destremeau https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o326BkcShpU&feature=youtu.be Sarcasm? Fake news? Not sure what tribute means here, as his position is far from that. He seems to say Riou only won because of a problem with Desjoyeaux (?) and out of 4 Vendee Globes has only finished one. As for Le Cam, he doesn't exist and not worth mentioning his name. He even says it is about time Riou tried doing something other than the Vendée Globe and Le Cam is someone he doesn't want to know. Sarcasm, this is SA after all. Destremeau said that beind 2nd or last is the same thing, that Riou won on a 'misunderstanding' and that Le Cam is a Nobody. As Tabarly said "If you can't spend 124 days at sea, tired and hungry and come back polite or silent, don't go sailing.."
  7. You should hear this as well, great tribute to Riou and Le Cam from Destremeau https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o326BkcShpU&feature=youtu.be
  8. And don't forget to organise a way to get your non-race gear to Plymouth unless you're delivering with race sails or racing with delivery sails and junk aboard. You can leave the gear for the RORC to take it there, but it's not cheap.
  9. Beforehand to Fastnet means Cowes Week. It also means you should really get a pad fast, because most of them are booked year on year every other year.
  10. Digital yachts has one that integrates B-class transponder, splitter and NMEA to wifi in one solid box. http://www.digitalyachtamerica.com/index.php/en/products/ais-systems/ais-transponders/product/89-ait3000-nucleus-class-b-ais-transponder
  11. Yes, best investment is the Genoa, you spend a lot more time upwind than downwind and this is the sail that will pull you through. Not sure about hte size of it, but choose a sailmaker that knows the boat and lives nearby so he can measure, follow-up and help with the tuning.
  12. If you look at the RORC entries of non-Fastnet years, there aren't that many boats listed. The Fastnet is very technical and on the bucket list of anyone who knows a bit about yacht racing because of 1979. Same for Sydney-Hobart 98'but a lot closer for Europeans. I agree tahat Cowes Week is really fun, but like the Round the Island race, the great variety and number of boats is what makes it an incredible spectacle (that and the beer tents of course).
  13. Seems to me that's a life well lived. We're lucky if we get half of in our bucket list. So long Sir.
  14. 4 minutes 24 seconds for the 340 spots to go. It as 24 minutes last year.
  15. Hi Viking, Has anyone metionned the rules for newbies to properly introduce themselves? (I'll let others properly greet you) To start with, no polars are yet available for both boats who have their differences. The RM is in wood/epoxy, more cruisy with a very nice interior for its size, and François Gabard of VG fame ordered one for himself; but it's CE cat B (there is a Cat A version ready but no build yet). The Pogo is made by Structures in infusion and is a great downwind sled but failed to convince in Coastal/Offshore boats both on the water and in corrected time, allegedly because they suck upwind and can't make it up on the downhill. It is CE Cat A and the interior is less friendly than the RM. Reading your requirement , I can't help thinking what you want is a Transquadra boat, although they are a bit on the heavy side. A JPK 1010 is a better allround boat than both the RM and the Pogo, OK for cruising as a family of 4 and is really incredibly fast for a 30 foot IRC boat, faster than our A35 downwind and going very well upwind on the ear (perfect for single-handed). Not only did a double-handed 1010 win the 2013 Fastnet overall, but during the Fastnet Solo, the 1010 'Raging Bee' led the bigger Sunfast 3600 on the water for most of the race! Obviously their crew were top-notch, but still... As good small IRC boats, they don't plane under 25knts but they sure surf quickly. If you are not planning to buy now, I'd look at the first leg of the Transquadra see how the Pogo fares against the JPK (the later winning under handicap for sure) Also, there's a little known 8.80m Cat A, unsinkable, Transquadra eligible (" are entered this year) boat under 2 tons: the Sormiou 29: well built in Marseille in infusion by an ex Farr 30 "préparateur", the yard went bust during the crisis but you could find some good well equipped 2nd hand one. The interior is more on the camping side, but they do plane.