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      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. Is A Melges 24 GOOD FOR RACING lis light air?

    Melges24 is a fun boat to race in light air. More fun in 20 knots, but, in a parked fleet it will be the first to move once you get ~4kts wind. Any more, and the boat can be powered up. Fun boat all around, highly recommend it. I really regret selling mine.
  2. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Competent sailing takes all the entertainment value away. Many, many years ago there was a web site called "The Ugly Yachtsman". It was put up by an ex-submariner in Connecticut, and it was one of the absolute funniest set of stories about a newbie sailor trying to figure things out. The guy would have you in tears, literally. Then, apparently he learned how to sail...last few posts were more competent sounding, then the updates stopped... haha this IS a good read http://www.uglyyachtsman.com/main.jsp
  3. rum, rhumb...south, west. wow, keep jerking off on SA, enjoy feeling important!
  4. Yeah, I am very surprised at how many boats went so far South of rumline. Ppl were definitely making a big deal over an unpredictable weather pattern. Yes, it could have been a lot worse. I was in class 10 and this race is always, almost ALWAYS, a rumline race. I'm sure historical races proves that this strategy is not always the best, but, my thoughts are that winds are VERY unpredictable, and i'd rather make progress down the rumline as much as I can and deal with weather as it comes. people get all mystical about the gulf stream, hitting those currents can really help or hurt a race...but...I think a lot of the times the benefit does not outweigh the risk of extra distance sailed.
  5. Newport -Bermuda 2016

    2014 sucked at the end. I'm hoping for another 2012. BRING IT.
  6. Newport -Bermuda 2016

    I keep staring at the models and the pockets of zero wind growing off Newport at the start of the race, and Monday/Tues off Bermuda. God i hate floating in circles. I'll take wet and rain the whole race as long as I'm making serious progress towards Bermuda. the worst is floating in circles when you can actually SEE bermuda. not cool.
  7. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Dont worry. its taken care of. Wait, so you're saying that someone has delivered a DELORME to Rimas??
  8. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    I noticed that sbuys, who started this thread, liked one of the posts on FB. I think he still has the Delorme. And he's watching, along with Jean. I'm still stuck on how are we going to get a Delorme on that boat before he escapes again. I'm poking my head in and out of this thread, only just so that I can help get a Delorme out to this guy. it was priceless entertainment getting Rimas's messages as he floated towards the edge of the earth.... sbuys hasn't been active since december...I sent him a message anyways. Not sure if he is on FB. Come on SA, anyone near Hilo who can help get this guy a delorme? I think we can accumulate donations to offset this.....maybe? I'm in for 10 or $20. but for the delorme only..i won't donate to his general crowdsourcing fund.
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  10. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    FB is quiet, Jean is quiet. I can't believe we let him get away without a GPS tracker! BUMMER He is floating out there....somewhere.....this thread will get mighty boring without the GPS tracking. damn.
  11. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Man, the banter on this page makes it difficult to follow this dude. so, long story short, he left land (lost anchor?), got to blue water, got excited, posted a few pics, realized he didn't know how to sail, tore his brand new furling jib, lost his dinghy and davets, got towed in, then left again without working engine, no jib, no anchor...and now he is floating somewhere??? Pure Rimas!!! where is his GPS tracker!! gotta get that going again w/ popcorn.
  12. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    So the plug has been pulled on the Delorme subscription...not much of a surprise there. No more found poetry. That was most of the entertainment value. I'd happily chip in to fund restoration of that service. But if not, we can look at the bright side. BJ Porter won't know where he is nor when he will suddenly appear. I'm still praying for those worlds to collide. This breaks my heart. almost 9000 posts and everyone is willing to let him drift off again without a tracker!? Geeze, i would never donate money into his general fund, but I would totally sponsor a month of his Delorme subscription. I fondly look back on the days of tracking Rimas, wondering if he would make it through the next storm!! he is a total lunatic and fool, and incredible entertainment! He will get no help from me, but i'll watch!!! this is the only reason I come to SA anymore lol...is that sad?
  13. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    this cannot be real!! LOL
  14. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Jetty - we don't need no stinking jetties - just balance the boat on its keel. I know it has been said many times...but isn't it just ridiculous that he keeps the ring and the MOB sling on his boats? They look great in photos. 99% of people wouldn't know what they are for. I look forward to his departure. My morning routine has been boring lately without updates on his plight.
  15. Sailing around the world in a San Juan 24

    Some of it is readable after messing with it... Thanks!! Rimas said he would depart in May..... I'm getting excited!!!!! I think he has no chance, but statistically, he does. I don't have any math for this though.