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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. KWRW RIP- Caribbean Circuit Benefits

    Carinthia will be doing SORC. We hated KW week.
  2. Miami to Havana Sleigh Ride Thread

    Sounds like internet speeds down there still suck Clean. I thought it would improve.
  3. To celebrate the comeback of the J/120s in the Great Lakes we are having our Nationals on Lake St Clair August 19-21. There are already 14 entries and 2 more have committed. All you hotshot J120s come and do our regatta. The competition will be intense, the happy-hours filled with fun, and at the end, we will all enjoy throwing the winning skipper off the J-Dock at Bayview Yacht Club!. http://www.yachtscoring.com/emenu.cfm?eID=1668 .
  4. Bells Beer Bayview Mackinac

    We will be doing both races. Finally it will no longer have the DRYA screwing up the ratings. However racing one design is another plus.
  5. Miami to Havana Race Wx

    Interesting about the north shore of Cuba. I'd heard rumors of a GS countercurrent there but it seemed like a lot to gamble on, plus low confidence in the charts for the area being correct. How far inshore did you need to be to get it? How Far East did you find it? Porto Seboruco, about 45 miles west of Havana Harbor about 7 miles north of the shoreline. The gulf current was much farther north than what the grib files showed. Once in a while you have to stick your head outside the nav station to see what is going on.
  6. Miami to Havana Race Wx

    I want to follow up with the comments made by Sol. Chris Woosley did a herculean effort to keep this race on track. Since it was never done before there were a lot of things that had to be invented. For instance a special Coast Guard permit was needed to enter Cuban waters as there is still officially an embargo. He got together with the right people to help the owners get that squared away. Communication with the outside world was really difficult as the internet connections were hard to get and unreliable. When we landed the Cuban officials took my satellite phone and sealed it, saying phoning from Cuban was strictly forbidden. The following day I did phone home in secret to wish my daughter a happy birthday and to assure the outside world we were all fine. Carinthia's strategy for the race was to get as close as possible to the Florida Keys to stay out of the current. At Elbow #6 the rhumb line peels off to Havana and we stayed more north of it but started going more southwest. We jibed south when we got in the teeth of the a 3 knot gulf current and jibed back about 2 miles off of Cuba. To our pleasant surprise we got about a 1 knot push which helped us with the competition. From what I saw on the tracking Dragon stayed north until Key West and then jibed south directly to Havana. In the end they beat us by 18 minutes corrected time, which is pretty close considering how long the race was. Was this ideal conditions for a Class 40 vs. a J120? Was it courses for horses? Who knows as they did sail a nearly perfect race and after all they did take home the gold. My congrats to these guys for doing what was needed to win. Marina Hemingway was a very nice harbor and I found the people here very accepting of Americans. We were glad we stayed to see a little of Havana. The Cubans are very poor but there are cracks showing it may improve. A lot has been said about the old cars and most are privately owned. It makes a great way for the locals to make some cash. Hotel space here was very difficult to get some competitors were able to find space with airbnb. I also heard many bathrooms did not have toilet seats, probably a symptom of communism. I know some boats dropped out of sailing here because of all the red tape BS but it was worth it. Certainly this was a bucket list race. When this thing comes up next I highly recommend doing it. Here is a link to the band at the Club Náutico Internacional Hemingway de Cuba: https://goo.gl/photos/bSPn9UMuGsfUdvqeA