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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. Which is great, but it had no direct competition, so I don't think it tells us anything. Both BlackJack and Alive were inside the old record too, so that points to excellent conditions rather than dominance by WO11. I am just making the point that in its current incarnation, there is no evidence it is quicker over a course than its previous form. They took about 6 hours off the B2K record last year.
  2. But, thoughts nonetheless, and let's be honest, you haven't had an original one since the invention of electricity. Yes you did Scanas and you are clearly an honest, reliable and intelligent soul..but you have family to look after..hence my folding the tent on that bet..unlike JayBjesus whose thoughts travelling across his mind will only be a slow and lonely journey bereft of oxygen.
  3. What we do know for certain is that it shit itself in two S2H since those mods. Before those mods it was as reliable as a Corolla. It isn't now. And It lost to two boats it hadn't lost to before the mods. We know that for certain too. Get a grip. No one knows anything as it has shit itself in two S2H since, the only major races it has been in post it's franky job. Unlike you dickhead these guys are spending serious money..not waffling into almond coated goats milk chemical free lattes. PS.I need to give myself an uppercut..I'm sounding like I'm joining Scana's WOXI fanboy club..God forbid.
  4. I'm not sure why anyone thinks doing the WO11 cut and shut is a good move. WO11 hadn't won anything since that mod, it's quite possible it has made a dog of that boat. The low risk approach is to do minor changes to modernise the hull, and see how it goes. The boat has lasted many years without becoming obsolete, it's not going to happen in the next 10 months.
  5. April 3 at Pt Botany
  6. Are you the thread police?
  7. I had the same with a Surface Pro. I chose ShutDown, I waited for the screen to go black before closing the cover. It turns out that even though the screen was black, the computer itself was still shutting down. When I closed the cover it went into an odd mode with a conflict between the shutdown and sleep modes. Every morning I would open to a flat computer. Now I wait 20 seconds after the screen goes black before closing the cover to make certain the computer is entirely shutdown before close by the cover. Now I only lose 1-2% battery overnight.
  8. http://afloat.ie/sail/events/vendee-globe/item/34710-replacement-mast-gets-enda-o-coineen-one-step-closer-to-record-books
  9. Some farmer in Victoria can probably fashion a new one up pretty quickly.
  10. It was on the sprint canoe/kayak course, not the whitewater facility.
  11. At least he is used to going really fast.
  12. The old girl hasn't been kept in the fashion she is either used to or deserves. http://afloat.ie/item/31463-irish-yacht-moonduster-is-a-sad-sight Not familiar? Particulars? Moonduster was the name of a series of racing yachts owned by Denis Doyle, from Cork in Ireland. Doyle was a leading figure in yacht Irish racing for decades, and a larger-than-life character. The last in the series was a 51ft Frers-designed IOR boat, with a varnished wooden hull. As well as being on several Irish Admirals Cup teams, the last 'duster dominated the Round Ireland race for more than 20 years, winning line honours 3 times. Her unique looks and long run of racing successes made her the boat which everyone recognised. Lots of images at http://laks.stokkoya.com/gallery/album36, which appear to date from after she was sold to somewhere in Scandinavia. An earlier Moonduster was a 47-ft S&S-design, which found a new home in San Francisco and was sadly lost in a storm in the Pacific in 2009.
  13. Dave Witt said in an 18 footer interview that he has signed a contract to skipper a HK team in the Volvo.
  14. A nice little donation from the lottery "Sea Shepherd received the 8.3 million euros from the postcode lotteries in the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom, for their “Dream Project” titled “Stop Illegal Fishing in the Southern Ocean”, which Sea Shepherd said would be used the donation to build a new ship, enabling the organization to be more effective than ever in the fight against poaching on the high seas. The Dutch Postcode Lottery contributed 7.5 million Euros, plus an additional check for 900,000 Euros from the Postcode Lottery, bringing the total donation that Sea Shepherd has received from the Lottery since 2007 to 15.5 million Euros." http://gcaptain.com/2015/01/26/sea-shepherd-heads-damen-winning-jackpot/#.Vp2qwE3smUk