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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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    Gulf of Maine
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    Going fast...and having fun doing it!
  1. Gulf of maine scuttlebut

    Sounds like you did indeed have a substantive discussion. Thanks for sharing, hopefully we can put something (some things) into place that will make racing better for everyone and draw more people to the water.
  2. Gulf of maine scuttlebut

    Andrew, I'm not going to make it to the brain dump tonight, but I am definitely interested in what's discussed. Hope you guys make some headway and maybe take some notes that can be shared.
  3. Older well known IOR Boats

    IOR boats may have had their problems but my Catalina 38 still turns heads and gets a lot of great comments. The best part is, both it and my neighbor's Peterson 34 are consistently at the podium in a fairly competitive fleet which includes many newer boats. I will say that once we're off the race course the C38 is much more comfortable to party on...after 500+/- miles on the Peterson I just wanted to get on land for a while.
  4. Gulf of maine scuttlebut

    Mr. Stern, glad you're fired up about this and that there will be some face time to talk things over. Reading over the thread I see most of my points have been covered here and there, so I won't go over it all again. My bottom line is that we need to have more people talking an active visible role in promoting events and opportunities, and that we need to do more than preach to the choir. Yes, YC's need to motivate their members, but there are a lot of other sailors out there that would participate if they knew how (read: when and where) to do so. As far as leadership/guidance in organizing racing in GOM, there are regularly 6-8 people that show up (over the 3 years I've been involved), out of the literal hundreds that could, to make decisions and set some direction...we do the best we can and respond to comments as soon as we can. Obviously the people that meet don't represent all of the concerned constituencies, but we try to anticipate their needs and strive to include things that will interest them. It's a takes lot to be everything to everyone and ultimately there are going to be things missed, all in all it's a big job and we can always use help, even if only in the form of feedback. PS, In my opinion YOY was poorly chosen and others, including stickboy, were so obviously more qualified based upon the selection standards that it's hard to believe they were in the running together. Yes, he's done a lot to introduce people to the sport and should probably be recognized (well, not again) for it, but he doesn't fit the mold of YOY...but that's ultimately a PE call and what's done is done. However, reviving the racing momentum in the GOM, for example, is just one of those things that if successful could restore the significance of the award...just saying. Happy Holidays, see you on the 22nd.
  5. Gulf of maine scuttlebut

    Details? Inquiring Kittys want to know. Kitty, Marc is getting railroaded by a couple folks within his club, it's unfounded but has caused him to consider resigning his position there. As you well know, Marc has been a great asset and conduit to sailing in Penobscot Bay but someone has it in for him and is trying to take him to the mat. The whole thing is still in process so no one knows how it will turn out.
  6. Gulf of maine scuttlebut

    Hear, hear...Go the Marc!!
  7. Gulf of maine scuttlebut

    Looking at it, we were planning on doing double handed on GREYHWAK but with keel damage we're trying to switch things over to Tittravate...don't know what class we would end up in, probably double or racing.
  8. Gulf of maine scuttlebut

    Here is a hint from Last year! I need to put on ...or take off???... my beer goggles to read the fine print! PS: Nice piece of hardware...like the [new] base.
  9. Gulf of maine scuttlebut

    I'm having a hard time remembering what happen((ed)s in Castine.....
  10. Gulf of maine scuttlebut

    Chaise, it's all good...the discussion will continue in civilized (archaic?) manner...maybe it should all be settled on the water!?!
  11. Gulf of maine scuttlebut

    Ms. Tittravate said she gave up posing for the web...my new foredeck will have to do!
  12. Gulf of maine scuttlebut

    With all due respect, we have by-laws, which say the schedule is set in January (along with ratings breaks and a few other details). If I remember correctly, the AIR was discussed at the March Board meeting and the general consensus was that we are talking about scoring it next year. I'd love to see it scored, too, but shouldn't we be acting according to the by-laws? When the PBR organizers came to us last year, months after the schedule was set, and asked to be scored in 2011, we advised that per the by-laws, they needed to wait until next year, and they respected that. The AIR should not be treated any differently. What's the rush, anyway? It's not like they are hurting for participants. On a somewhat similar note, if race days keep getting added to Central, the minimum number of race days for qualifying really needs some adjustment. Central has nearly as many available race days as Western, but you only need four to qualify, while Western requires eight. Both points (setting schedules and qualification adjustments) are discussions for another time and place, however there is currently precedent to adjust the schedule after January; I think the March discussion was a result of the topic not being presented by an NYC rep, as was anticipated.
  13. Gulf of maine scuttlebut

    Solar, GMORA could make it happen if NYC wanted it. The Board has heard the rumors of possibly including the AIR and would love to add it to the schedule.
  14. Gulf of maine scuttlebut

    The benefit of scoring the race would be to draw more participation from local boats. GMORA's Central Region has taken off in the last couple of years and has a good chance of being a premier circuit, which may motivate people to race that until now assumed they would have to travel (I'm not opposed to travel, but some are). Adding the AIR to the mix would provide 8 race days in the Bay (14 if you count the 2 shorthanded races), which would be plenty to place for the region (currently a 4 day minimum requirement, but will likely go up next year) and might be enough to satisfy some people's competition urges. This of course doesn't count neighboring area's like the East Region or BBH/Segiun races. Personally I would love to see even more scored events in Central.
  15. Gulf of maine scuttlebut

    I'm planning on AIR this year...two problems getting the west to come: 1) needs to be promoted as a scored race and 2) they would likely want the get back for the Lightship the next week (so up and back for that weekend). NYC should talk to GMORA.