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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.
    • B.J. Porter

      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.

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  1. A couple of 2017 DHF pictures trail in a Flickr gallery. Start was light air, with a postponement. Finish pictures are in the back of the gallery. Gallery: https://flic.kr/s/aHskReSRwy The fog was overhead for the later part of the race on Flickr on Flickr The foiling kiteboards were on the course, not racing. on Flickr Foiling kiteboard, crossing the 2017_DHF finish line (not racing) https://vimeo.com/209092416 J-120 Jamani approaches the finish https://vimeo.com/209092322 on Flickr
  2. The St.FYC held the Spring One-Design Series on March 4th and 5th. Pictures show a weather mark on Saturday afternoon, after it was moved. Results are on the StFYC web site. 21 x J-105 8 x Moore24 7 x Express27 5 x Melges24 https://www.flickr.com/photos/26669101@N02/albums/72157679460675620 J-105 mark rounding in an afternoon race, after the weather mark was moved on Flickr Express 27 offset mark, a puff across the water on Flickr on Flickr Melges 24 downwind IMG_0861_DxO on Flickr J-105 weather mark and offset IMG_0927_DxO on Flickr Sunday morning there was hail. A drive to the city was deferred.
  3. Agree with A.K. except that our fleet includes J/109's, J/105's, J/120's, J/133's, Flying Tiger 10's, X 382's, Beneteau 36.7's, and Santa Cruz 37's. Or are these older boats with well established ratings? We get about a dozen of these boats out in the spinnaker fleet on Wednesday nights. Our older boats (Tartans, C&C's, Swans, Bristols) generally race in the non-spin fleet, with eight to ten boats on Wednesday nights. We have distance races too - from about 18 to 65 miles - with ten or so older and newer boats all together on a good weekend. Nobody gripes about the ratings. They try to sail better. Yes, the boats you list are all older boats with well established ratings... But having raced PHRF most of my adult life, it's not anywhere near perfect. But so what, nothing is. As AK says get over it. I'll add to that and say, get over it, and go have fun racing whatever boat you have with your friends! I can't think of the time I've seen a really well prepped boat, with a really good crew, do really poorly in PHRF. The main issue with PHRF IMHO is the Bouy / RLC / OW ratings. Boats should be rated for LIght / Medium / Heavy Air. This would mean taking into account Wetted surface and Sail area for light air. Waterline for Medium air Both the above for heavy air along with design config (flat or full bottom) A boats performance regardless of course is based on the wind range. Design Polars should probably be used for base ratings. Then on course performance could be rated. I really hate having to give time, to boats that have more waterline and sail area, in a medium air random leg race. I've never beat them boat for boat in an RLC medium air race. Now give me less than 5 or more than 15 and I'll take'm. Even when we make no mistakes (almost impossible) it really tough. I have a hard time getting crew in these races because of this. Really though with our modern computing and the work designers already do, this should be an easy fix. I have polars charts for my boat but do not know how to read them. We are about the exact opposite, at 12-18 kts we can sail to our rating, short tacking a full keel 20,000 lb boat in < 5 kts is just brutal. You just smile and make the best of being on the water Nice to watch in 12-18 knots IMG_4511_DxO , on Flickr
  4. Sarimanok: You may be 100% correct on the cushions in Multi2000/France. I am not sure of how the rule is implemented on this point. However, cushions must be on board, if the boat was weighed with cushions. One of the three (3) Seacart30's in Multi2000/France was weighed by MOCRA. The other two (2) Seacart30's: Methode de pesée = propriétaire declared. I defer to Msrs. Sapanel and LeRouge. I offer apologies to Mr. Grainger and the Rocket Factory Raw30 on this nuanced point of ratings and "cushions". The 2014 version of Multi2000 rule is under www.ffvoile.fr , a status change. Multi2000 Feuille de jauge anglais (2013 wording) "Every rating has to be calculated in rating trim. This is defined as the boat's weight with safety, galley and navigation equipment, mooring gear, sails and engine. Tanks empty, no food, no crew, no personal gear, no tender. While been raced, the boat must carry at minimum the inventory with which she has been weighed. Measured weight is fundamental to estimate the speed potential." The above ≈ RRS 78, very much like the words in MOCRA.England, Texel.Netherlands, OMR (Texel.AUS.THA) and probably CSA (Caribbean) in that boats are weighed in "as-raced trim". Five (5) French boats under Multi2000 are examples that might (?) not include interior cushions: Tricat 22, Multi23, Formula 40, Seacart 26 & the Formula28/KL28. Fair winds, S Multi2000 XLS notes/words on weight are translated for those like myself that lack the capacity to speak French natively. pesée grutage peson peson chantier lège constructeur franc-bord architecte + chantier grue poids lège + estimation fiche chantier peson sur grue Vérifier hélice weighing cranage load cell load cell construction Lightship constructor freeboard Architect + construction crane Lightship weight + estimate Plug construction load on crane
  5. RandyM81, IanA: I was very bummed to read about the mast going down. Thank you for writing about it. Inverted sections on the C- F- xx boats also makes sailors twitchy May I please ask, when are the next races scheduled in Miami ? Will you gentlemen be able to sail? S-->
  6. Order now for the sfbaySSS Three Bridge Fiasco Jan.2014 ? Diam24 Beam 5.62 meters ≈ 18.44 ft => Crane/Hoist launching in SF likes folders, no worries, Crane drop width worth a measurement. Sprit.stub looks sturdy. SL33 BeamoCtr 4.76 meters ≈ 15.62 ft (w/o racks) lifted with help Mar32 Beam 5.54 meters ≈ 18.17 ft (w/o racks)