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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. This? https://yachtscoring.com/current_event_entries.cfm?eID=2996 And World Sailing International Class status PM me for info on new or used boats
  2. J/24 Worlds in Rochester a few years ago. Offset mark was poorly placed, or there was shift, so the offset was to weather of the windward mark. Friend's boat didn't notice that little detail, so tacked onto port on the offset leg in front of 50 boats piling in. Driver- Are we crossing? Are we crossing?? Bow- I am, I don't know about you
  3. Racing area is behind a low barrier island for flat water, with pretty reliable seabreeze. Gorgeous white sand beaches. The host club, Fort Walton YC is very laid back and has loads of space. It's about a 5 minute sail from the dock to the racing area. Local knowledge: beware of the bushwackers. I hope we're going to see attendance in the 60's.
  4. It appears I will be sailing as an honorary convict for the week.
  5. I'm in for my first
  6. Do you do bow? Well, I spent far too much time on the bow of a J/111 in the Miami to Havana race and return. "Bow" on a Viper is amusing...
  7. I'm astounded that we're sitting at 51 entries. I had hoped for 35 and I thought I was being optimistic. There is a serious discussion about 1 or 2 containers (4 or 8 boats) shipping in from Europe, for existing and new owners. There are a handful of Brits and Europeans who have been chartering Vipers who are likely to pull the trigger to buy a boat for Bermuda and 2016/2017 winter racing in FL. I dare say we could be flirting with having 55 or even 60 Vipers racing in Bermuda if this indeed comes to pass. I'll be there but damn, I need to find someone to sail with!
  8. Indefinite term charters start at $35,950. We can deliver directly to BER. What color would you like? Seriously, we could easily ship a container of new boats in for this, there's time. 47 entries as of today. At this point I wouldn't be shocked if we have mid-50's. Which would be astounding.
  9. An Olympic sport with a win at all costs mentality? Shocking! I'm not much involved in this stuff anymore, but I still know a few things: Top US SKUD skipper currently, from California. Powered adaptive aids are allowed. Most SKUD skippers use powered canting mechanisms for their seats in fact. In your other thread you said something about US SKUD sailors being off the pace. 2008, gold medal. 2012, silver medal, the only sailing medal for the US in the London Games. And the photo of the Weta was Jen French, the SKUD skipper who brought that home. It's not the game for you. We get it.
  10. Hey, Thanks all. We don't claim to be perfect, but we are always trying to improve products, service & parts supply. After fifty years, I hope we've figured out how to do at least a couple of things reasonably well. Cheers, Dan
  11. Moving further towards "Gentleman Farmer" mode Ultra? Wait, can that happen in the ROT??
  12. Don't sell yourself short Ultra, your brain is plenty small! ;-) Sorry, you set yourself up for that one JJ, I couldn't resist! See you this week in Houston brother. I've got my Yankee passport and the Republic of Texas visa is stamped...
  13. Yes. http://yachtscoring.com/event_scratch_sheet.cfm?eID=895 Low Viper turnout at HPDO, as the North Americans are the same weekend in Houston. 60+ Vipers racing that weekend between the two events. I imagine more K6s will turn up, as it's the home club of a good sized fleet.
  14. Rich told me in January at the Chicago Boat Show he was planning on going again in '16. Read his book on the flight home. I just saw the boat in the harbor on Sunday for the first time. Glad to see it coming together! I'll be cheering for all of them, but especially for Rich.
  15. On a happier note, Tuesday was the fifth anniversary of the Pebble completing chemo and radiation. He's a happy, healthy, active 7 1/2 year old boy, excited to start second grade. A survivor, who very nearly wasn't. I couldn't help but to reflect on our 5 1/2 year journey, the ups, the downs, the experiences we've had and the friends we've made. To the survivors -particularly my cousin Kara. To the lost -my dear friend and crew mate Michael, my college roommate Jim, my high school buddy Jim (sophomore year in high school), and of course Catherine. Not going to see Michael before he passed is one of my greatest failures/regrets in life. Taking the Pebble and the Rockette to visit Catherine, and see her take joy in the innocence of his life in her last days, was one of the best things I've ever done.