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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. If they go this route with a open source mind-set, sharing the code, it might replace every shitty tracker solution out there. In Scandinavia I've seen maybe 10 different shitty to unusable solutions (mostly because of the visual interfaces, not the actual tracking hardware) over the past couple of years for the different distance races. Not even counting all the mobile app based ones for budget race committees. Anyway, with the open source way to go, people can adapt the best tracking interfaces to show data from all kinds of different hardware tracking solutions out there in all kinds of distance races out there (AIS, YB, TracTrac, etc). With something like that you could even *easily* integrate Exp as a tracker source with all kinds of sensory data showed from the yachts, if not only as a supplement of data - not a core position tracker (a working internet connection would be required though, but that's becoming a smaller and smaller problem in the coming years).
  2. Not besides 'total, globally'. Curious about where they are located myself, so will ask next time we talk.
  3. 5 hulls reserved so far according to my dealer. 2 slots available for the first part of 2018.
  4. I wonder is CB will sink it? Funny how my post was changed again? It's only in your head.
  5. Thank you so much for this! I see that SUI15 is signed up for Silverrudder, so I guess I'll see you there.
  6. I stripped my boat for all the running rigging yesterday, and don't have any pictures of it. But launching the boat in a week from now, and will make sure to take pictures then, if no-one beats me to it. Already have some ideas of some minor modifications, but will spend a bit time on the water before doing any of it as this will be my first season as well. Also interested in any rig tuning or tension setting ideas, by the way.
  7. I will for sure! I have really appreciated all the material generated by people sailing it the past years although I never had the intention to get one. Thanks, I would have been too. Thanks! Thanks, already looked into it. Bohus race have been a long dream to do, but never worked out with time, so will do that one for sure. Skagen down hill seems interesting as there's another racing ending in Skagen the weekend before. Would have been easier to attend more if I also had a trailer to move it around - which I don't . Better to get miles while delivering on water rather than the road anyway... I do too.
  8. I've been following this thread not long after it appeared, and I've often thought that it would be a damn nice boat to own. It's been one of those boats that I've always noticed at the docks - drooling after a little extra compared to the other boats. In 2013 I raced against one (hull #5 I think) in the 27ft long 70's cruiser I had at the time. I came in 3rd on handicap (2nd on the line), while the SSC27 was right behind me but came last on handicap. Mighty fine boat I thought, while it finally was able to plane for the first time that day - passing by fairly quickly on it's way home. Earlier that year I was racing on a Mumm 36 when a different SSC27 went past us and eventually out of sight, not a great day for us - might have been us being way too hung over (this was SeaYou, hull #3?). Fast forward to last week. I was a bit tired of my day job that day, and for some reason I don't really understand I started looking into the SSC27 again - mostly watching youtube videos and looking at result boards. After some random googling I found an expired ad for one that was for sale in my area (4-5 months old ad). For some reason I sent a email to the seller asking if it still was for sale, although I wasn't really looking to buy a boat. But, indeed it was still for sale. Today, under a week later I can call my self the owner of hull #5 (if I managed to interpret the build number correctly). The same boat I raced against, and came right in front of on the line in 2013.
  9. By the way, after hanging around on a few boats the last months loyalty seems to be the biggest issue on most of them (when getting a few new people each race the results isn't always that great). Already asked to switch boat a few times, one with a very tight and loyal crew which gets consistent good results, but I think it will be more fun to be on a team that slowly improves than joining a already winning team. Good for my own development too, I hope(?) Thanks! And yes, it's fucking awesome. And I've never been a sports guy in my thirty years of lifetime. Luckily not, being female on a boat with 8 other men and a sealed toilet on offshore races doesn't sound too appealing. Thanks though!
  10. Just a quick note to tell you guys that this thread inspired me to do less "couch sailing" and get out on the water this season (no previous racing experience). Two months and ten races later (a mix of around the cans, a few overnighters, etc) I've landed a more or less permanent position on a Mumm 36. Also sailed two doublehanded races on another boat, where I experienced my first storm during one of them. Totally hooked. And would probably never gotten into it at this level without reading this thread...