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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. Gotta love Joyon, computers were broken so he was using a handheld GPS... which was just fine according to him! And then couldn't steer properly as he hit something with his central rudder off the Portugal coast. Anyway he fixed the steering with a screwdriver holding everything in place (picture on the rdr twitter). Amazing guy.
  2. T rudders don't make sense if you don't intend to fly. They add drag. Reading between the lines, one can imagine that the final intention is really to fly. We'll see! I definitely agree that the final intention is to fly. However, T-rudders make sense even when you don't fly. My understanding being that they create downforce when you start stuffing the bows (negative AoA on the foil) helping you to keep the bow up. That being especially true when you sail downwind in breeze. I believe that's why they had rudder winglets on the A cats even when they had C foils. We'll see!
  3. http://www.voilesetvoiliers.com/popup/route-du-rhum-2014-multis70-ultime-chez-gitana-cest-lheure-du-t/ Gitana multi 70 out of the shed with T-foil rudders. Not to make her fly (Seb Josse said not yet) but to increase pitch stability. Cool stuff!!