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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      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. 2017 Rules Rule 69

    It's in the Rules -> Definitions Keep Clear A boat keeps clear of a right-of-way boat (a) if the right-of-way boat can sail her course with no need to take avoiding action and, (b) when the boats are overlapped, if the right-of-way boat can also change course in both directions without immediately making contact. As to the vid you've posted.. Being a judge myself, I actually had a good laugh. That doesn't mean that I'd support such actions (as a judge ) Did I also see a smile on W crew's face in that video?
  2. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Thanks! Silly me ..
  3. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Any idea what the RDG for Hotel Planner and Eve are for?
  4. FP - old news

    I'm wondering why is this year's Kieler Woche that took place in June is on the FP as if it was sailed just recently. Someone forgot to check the facts? It's one of the major events in WS circus and biggest event for other classes in Germany, but why now? This regatta is already forgotten..
  5. J70, cheating and pros

    I wish people would consult J/70 Class Rules, Builder Specifications and J/70 FAQs before defending Carlo's actions. All are available here, btw: http://www.j70ica.org/class-office-rules Was Carlo's keel changed by licensed manufacturer or with the approval of the licensed manufacturer and his boat’s Manufacturers Declaration re-issued? Most probably not. The emphasis here is on words 'licensed manufacturer'. The Technical Committee for the event has no saying in this matter, I'm afraid. From FAQs
  6. J70, cheating and pros

    If you're perfectly honest, use calibrated load cell. It's that simple.
  7. J70, cheating and pros

    There's some talk about Rule 69 in this German article: http://segelreporter.com/regatta/j70-worlds-erwischt-ex-weltmeister-alberini-und-sechs-crews-nach-betrug-nicht-zugelassen/ Google translation is poor, but you'll get the idea. It's the same source that posted those videos on Youtube, btw.
  8. J70, cheating and pros

    Actually, this video by Segelreporter is more interesting
  9. J70, cheating and pros

    That's pretty dumb move. Rules 62.1 (a) and 76 - 'an improper action or omission by RC, PC, OA or TC'. Interestingly, what that would be? These guys are right in the Rule 69 territory and then they trying to blame RC, TC or OA? Well, well..
  10. Race Replays

    Thanks, Rudder_NZ! Seeding..
  11. RRS 20 hail when no Obstruction

    Rule 20 is called 'ROOM TO TACK AT AN OBSTRUCTION' Is there an obstruction? NO. Rule 20 does not apply. Period. See also: http://game.finckh.net/situat/tit_gbr/s18_e.htm
  12. Sydney to Hobart 2016

    RKoch, don't feed the troll.
  13. One Russian banned from Rio

    Part 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XGVKE3yrXs
  14. One Russian banned from Rio

    You guys should watch these two documentaries made by German TV channel ARD (state owned, similar to BBC in UK): The first one is mostly in German, except the interviews with whistle-blowers, the follow-up is in English.