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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. Sea trials scheduled for late July and lasting two months. http://www.sail-world.com/Australia/Figaro-Beneteau-3-–-The-prototype-due-to-hit-the-water-in-July/154632
  2. Of course, a beach cat can do it: (Photo from: http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/186804/Franck-Cammas-rounds-Cape-Horn) I've seen it flatter than a pancake there, and I've seen CH when it's been really quite unpleasant. If you can pick your moment, you're better off.
  3. http://sailinganarchy.com/2017/04/18/uh/ Anyone still got Dubin's phone number?
  4. If you mean the output (i.e. polars), then this is a good place to look: https://jieter.github.io/orc-data/site/index.html There's also some polars in the qtVlm package: https://sourceforge.net/projects/qtvlm/ If however you're looking for a free and/or open source VPP program to run yourself, I don't know of any - but if there are let us know please.
  5. This does not look like a 40' boat! Which model is it? Dufour 40. Do a week charter to decide if this is right for you. (no business relationship) Those 2 photos are of different boats. Which one is the larger salon? Looks like about 50-55' Larger boat is a Dufour Grand Large 455.
  6. The MAIB have published a report on the two deaths aboard CV21 in the last Clipper Race. Their combined report (PDF, 73 pages) can be read here: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/58ee0b5040f0b606e7000166/MAIBInvReport07_2017.pdf and the summary here: https://www.gov.uk/maib-reports/accidents-on-board-yacht-cv21-resulting-in-loss-of-2-lives#summary
  7. Not sure I'd call my boat that, but I think the biggest crime went to whoever set up the chessboard:
  8. you must be new here, I swear tempesta could find a reason to bitch about a good blowjob. that said he does make the vaild point that this is so similar to the TP52 that from a marketing standpoint it could be a hard sell to get someone to pony up the dollars for one of these new class of boats as opposed to the already established TP52's. On the west coast it isn't an issue since the 52 super series doesn't go to the west coast but getting the class to catch on on the east coast and in the med might be a hard sell. however the prospect of a one design fleet that is also offshore capable is a pretty major selling point, and a big leg up I think over the what the TP52 class has become. I don't think that means what you think it means.
  9. http://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/presszone/en/3531_Volvo-Ocean-Race-announces-Team-AkzoNobel-as-first-entry-of-2017-18-edition.html Been news since last July mate.
  10. http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?showtopic=179942
  11. Another good option is to find a local judge/rules expert (proper expert, not the self-appointed expert bar-room bore that most clubs seem to have) and ask them to either give a talk to a group, or just sit down over a cup of tea/pint of beer and go through the rules. I imagine that most would be more than happy to do the honours.
  12. Well, the question is, where are the raw data from? If Transas have commissioned their own surveys, then obviously that's useful. If however they're just extrapolating from the data available, then that's not so good (indeed, arguably worse as it lulls one into a false sense of security). For example, there's a note 'unsurveyed' right next to some soundings. This isn't my part of the world so I can't comment further, but it does seem a little interesting. I can't find the source soundings/catzoc on their site, but it may be interesting to see what it is.
  13. Isn't it fairly par for the course to wear a helmet when going up the stick? Not sure I see much of a difference TBH. E.g.