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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. Nope. A finish is a finish when it is the Vendee Globe. There is no 'but' for people that understand the race. Yawn. Predicted and bored.
  2. Seems somewhat contradictory, no? Not at all. If they hold it all together and win. If they break, biggest fuck up since JK's AC34, Big Red. Don't know that we have seen two similar failures yet on the new boats, at least as far as we know. As for HB, well, the track record speaks for itself. Shocking. Even the VG result was almost undone by power generation issues and owes a lot to Virbac loosing its keel late. A finish is a finish but..
  3. Apart from a few UFO incidents that really can't be helped the gear and build/design related issues are really surprising. Its not like most of those involved don't know to expect these types of conditions. I feel bad for HB but they seem to be a magnet for issues which must say something about their long term approach and prep. BP going along without known issues but they are not pulling away from PRB or Queguiner - Leucemie Espoir. They are better positioned to the west so maybe covering and trying to limit risk. Either way the difference in performance isn't that much so I would be surprised if anyone moves to foils on an older boat for the VG. Most of these new boats are going to be in a race against time to fix, prep and test let along develop their foils
  4. Looks like it maybe the result of UFO damage earlier.
  5. http://www.transat-jacques-vabre.com/fr/message-de-v-and-b-class40 Seems like they had some minor technical problem that they managed to sort out. Also co-pilot hurt his back. Neither my French nor the google translation were good enough Also EƤrendil appears to be out. Missed that one on the TJV site. thanks. Hope they get back in it.
  6. Yeah but how many days and thousands of miles behind Still better than a DNF, no? I don't disagree. There have always been journeymen around the edges esp. in the RTW races, not competing to win but in it for the adventure.
  7. Yeah but how many days and thousands of miles behind
  8. What's happened to V and B (Class 40)? They were looking interesting with Le Conservateur yesterday. Now ~46nm directly behind.
  9. Surprised and pleased BP8 has held up so well. Figured they would be a front runner but with Safran out which is the boat longest in the water and hence in theory the most sorted if not the fastest, I wonder what BP has done differently in their build. Certainly going slower didn't work (HB and Virbac). Its also a shame that all the new boats are VLVP. Would have been good to see some really different ideas being built instead of close variations.
  10. I really doubt they will go together. One or other would run a big risk of doing a large part of the tour behind with no chance of catching up. No large scale news in that. Also I get the impression that IDEC is not interested in boat on boat racing hence not joining collective Ultim. But, I stand to be corrected.
  11. 1500 miles and only 30-40 miles apart great racing...... Very nice tactics from Sodebo in the last 24 hours putting is fewer gybes and pulling away as a result. Experience PRB, BP, SMA and Queguiner - Leucemie Espoir very impressive, as expected. Great race so far.
  12. IMOCA picks for the finish: Podium PRB/SMA/SoH (just kidding) BP 8 Other front runner (in the top 10) Queguiner - Leucemie Espoir (tough to type that one out)/Gitana/Safran Out of the top 10 or DNF HB & Virbac Ultime pick Sodebo Class 40 pick Le Conservateur
  13. Mercedes has been on PRBs bow for some time. Was surprised that they sponsored two IMOCAs.
  14. Me no speekum French. Google translate of the headline makes it look like it could just be a situation where the team may be named differently (Idec not funding?)? No, IDEC is funding. It is just that they decided to withdraw from the Collective Ultim... I guess there were too many constrains and obligations for Francis Joyon. Voilesetvoiliers.com: But the idea is also to attempt the record around the world solo next year? FJ: It's not impossible for me to. But it is not yet officially recorded, though next season, the boat will be soloed configuration. The program is not yet fully defined. We talked about Hong Kong to London from Brest to Qingdao, a solo race to be organized in 2017 ... La Route du Rhum 2018, is still far! As for the race around the world in 2019 established by the Collective Ultim (revealed yesterday she will leave Brest, ed) I am not sure I am not part of this association.