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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. Race 3 http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkyEPe8SKbg0Pg586UXf__MqojnxuBpIS
  2. http://www.sail-world.com/NZ/JJ-Giltinan-18fters---Magic-levers-keep-Yamaha-competitive-in-Race-2/152058 Magic happens
  3. 2017 JJ Giltinan John Winning AUS Skippering "Yandoo" 2017 JJ Giltinan Howie Hamlin USA Skippering "Harken" 2017 Rob Greenhalgh Skippered "compass global markets" for 2 races of the Australian Champions
  4. CQS has lost the tip of one their foils in the crash tack according to sail-world
  5. Click on the team profile tab http://www.18footers.com.au/sailing/pick-the-podium/ptp
  6. Close but no cigar. AOL killed them. Smeg second to win the NSW Championship and a very fast finishing Thurlow 3rd
  7. Highlights from race 2 nsw champs including THAT crash
  8. All of the manly 16ft skiff races are being filmed live this year. Head over to their YouTube channel. 16FootersTV. Great commentary from josh McKnight and others. Killo jumps on board for the club Championship races. This weekend it's Race 1 and 2 of the state championships hosted by Middle Harbour 16ft skiff club and will be live on YouTube from around 2:30 both days.
  9. Photograph by Chris Cameron Photography
  10. It's on again this Saturday
  11. Ragamuffin 100 is the last Australian hope to take out line honours but it isnt looking too good for Syd Fisher's 100 footer. We spoke to sailing master Dave Witt and he explained that they have had their fair share of problems. We broke the port daggerboard off and are currently sitting in a hole, Witt told the media over satellite phone. The daggerboard is gone, snapped off. When asked how this affected their performance he said they cant sail without it so are using the other one on both sides. We pulled the starboard daggerboard out, drilled a hole, turned it around and drop it in the other side, upside down, he explained. The damage happened when they were sitting just 8nm behind Comanche after dropping off a wave. Ragamuffin 100 is currently sitting in a hole with about 167nm to the finish. When asked about the weather he said, Not too bad, been on the nose since I can remember. But they are in zero wind. (We are) expecting a westerly and will make our way through a cloud line so should get out of it," Witt said. Certainly cant give up hope." If we can some how manage to get there we are quite quick in the light, he explained of their hopes to catch the leaders. Syd Fisher is doing well on board and was bunking down during the rough conditions earlier in the race. - Kimberley Wilmot/ Editor Australian Sailing Read more at http://www.mysailing.com.au/latest/ragamuffin-stuck-in-a-hole-after-losing-a-daggerboard#3LzuUXTyDf2RB8gq.99
  12. For a selection of EXTREME SAILING images taken from the camera cat on Sunday https://www.facebook.com/michael.chittenden.79
  13. Start highlights Start highlights
  14. https://www.facebook.com/sailingscuttlebutt/videos/10153470196158839/