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      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. Idems are gorgeous. And they have only ever raced at St. Regis YC, on just that one single lake. They bought a small fleet of K6's a few years ago too, so I spent some time up there with them. Unique racing- fixed racecourse, circling the lake, regardless of conditions. They race these 118-year-old wooden boats hard. Incredible traditions on the lake. Lots of gorgeous classic motorboats also, including at least one stunning launch built by the Electric Boat Company of Groton, CT. Yes, THAT Electric Boat Company that currently builds nuclear submarines. Truly an interesting place to visit sail. I need to go back sometime and sail an Idem!
  2. Boat Transport Drama

    Model tow vehicle is a Mustang. Those are built to crash. See every Cars & Coffee exit video ever... Here's blue one, just like the model And another
  3. Looking for my next boat

    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
  4. Funniest Lines Heard While Racing

    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
  5. 2017- Fort Walton-Viper North Americans

    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.
  6. Viper NA's in Bermuda 2016

    It appears I will be sailing as an honorary convict for the week.
  7. Newport -Bermuda 2016

    I'm in for my first
  8. Viper NA's in Bermuda 2016

    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...
  9. Viper NA's in Bermuda 2016

    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!
  10. Viper NA's in Bermuda 2016

    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.
  11. What's happened to the VX One ?

    Moving further towards "Gentleman Farmer" mode Ultra? Wait, can that happen in the ROT??
  12. What's happened to the VX One ?

    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. What's happened to the VX One ?

    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. Vendee Globe 2016?

    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. Sailing Anarchists Affected by Cancer

    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.