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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. Another fatality for Clipper Around the World.

    Hey Shanghai, how many deaths do you need before you start to doubt the Clipper's great management of risks? They didn't have a death in two decades and then they had two within a few months last time around, and they've already had a completely preventable grounding and now another death. I gotta say that 3 dead out of the total complement of - probably like 250 sailors in the two editions? That's a pretty fucking high percentage likelihood of dying for folks who just wanted to sail around the world. Maybe they should find another name for the Clipper. Is Life at the Extreme taken?
  2. Man gets eel stuck up his anus

    "It slipped"
  3. Gitana Maxi 17

    This is the first and only maxi multihull that Verdier have done without VPLP, and there's quite a bit of bad blood over it, and keep in mind that the Verdier foils that won the America's Cup barely survived to the last race. One would fully expect some teething issues, the question will be how quickly does the design and build team respond and how well does the new setup do?
  4. Gitana Maxi 17

    if you find a metal that can flex as much as a carbon foil yet be resistant to cavitation (which tears up stainless props like concrete), let us know please!
  5. Gitana Maxi 17

    Pretty sure Boss foils are monolithic. maybe it doesn't scale up, maybe it does. Point is that AC boats, IMOCA boats, GC32, G4 all have gone to monolithic despite most starting with cored because damage. Would think monolithic will hold up longer when cavitation or torsional issues start tearing up trailing edge, especially useful for an ocean vs. lake course. see cf. ETNZ 50.
  6. The big swinging dick problem

    you're just picking up on this?
  7. The big swinging dick problem

    can't fight against terrorists using old tatics
  8. Gitana Maxi 17

    The strange thing is that it is cored. Every foiler I've seen over the past 3+ years has gone straight to monolithic construction thanks to the hard lessons from the mothies and the rest of the foilers.
  9. Careful believing what you hear
  10. Roy Moore 3rd rail?

    I dunno, I liked it!
  11. Rushour on its roof.

    This new boat has exactly that system. Unfortunately when the mast came down last month, it didn't work because the angle sensor is in the boat, not the rig! http://dnaperformancesailing.com/our-boats/dna-tf10-foiling-trimaran/
  12. Sharp is fast. What is it?
  13. 2017- Fort Walton-Viper North Americans

    http://sailinganarchy.com/2017/11/10/if-we-tell-you-well-have-to-kill-you/ nice work all. I miss racing Vipers!
  14. Huh? New Sunfish Class?

    I've asked World Sailing Prez and Comms officer to respond to some questions on this issue BTW. They have received my email and usually will respond within a day or two. My email said:
  15. Election Night 2017

    That's how the ultra-insecure kid at school would see it. You know the type - quiet, angry, and looking for his parents guns and a few boxes of ammo. You in therapy, RB?