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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. Just did 28 minutes with glenn, will wrap in on my return trip. 25 minute with Stan Honey (liveline, broadcast tech) 25 minutes with Mundle and Bernie Wilson (Media reach, russell coutts management) 25 with Glenn plus another 10 or 15 of me rambling subscribe so you get it while its hot https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-sailing-anarchy-podcast/id1120306358?mt=2
  2. actually, it will likely be dissolved or merged into a new NZ-based entity very quickly. The only thing that typically will continue in its current form is ACPI.
  3. Yeah, you read it right, and this was the first time they have admitted any kind of meeting since the breakup. That's why I ran the news - it's pretty momentous in the rarefied air of the AC. BTW, I got confirmation from his sister's team this morning that at the moment they have zero intention of entering the next AC. bummer.
  4. That's not even the biggest part of the problem with soft sails, which is their range. I talked to Salty about this at length; he said because of how much apparent wind the boat develops, soft sails become extremely limited because they cannot be flattened out like a wing can. The ability to remove all the camber is what allows the wing to work whether the boat is seeing 6 knots of apparent wind or 46 knots of apparent wind, which could all happen on the same leg...even with major tech improvements, I don't know a sailmaker who can build that one! So you end up with a quiver of mainsails and a quiver of jibs, and if you pick the wrong one, it's dangerous as hell. I don't actually see the problem - quick sail changes before a race mean the crew work is back, and being caught with too much sail up means more drama. all good! Other than the weight of all those sails adding up...maybe a hybrid like we've seen in a few boats, with a wing and soft sail combination? Maybe smaller than it could be, so they have to use the soft portion to get going after a maneuver or during a start, then they have to roll it up as they pick up speed? There's another good yachtie job on the boat, and you can do it with a winch
  5. The ESS annual report came out a little while ago and by all their metrics, interest is at an all time high, albeit it in a bunch of markets that few of us are likely to see. Their brief just doesn't seem to be about reaching the sailing public, or they've given up on it - it's a venue vestival/corporate hospitality gig and it seems to work for them...
  6. Let me edit that, actually - those who knew Ernesto before the AC obsession and some of those who know him now say he is actually quite a good guy, generous and personable, and unlike Larry doesn't treat his sailors like 'the help'.
  7. Typical Americans rarely understand the fact that money is not the primary driver for a large number of people around the world, and typical working stiffs don't understand just how poor Olympians are. Burling and Tuke made about fifty times more in the past year than they made in the rest of their lives. A good raise and a good bonus and they'll be flying the flag proudly is my guess. Latest rumors are that they'll try to allow two non-nationals on the sailing team, which probably means they'll try to get a boat that needs 7 crew.
  8. ETNZ won't have to pay them that; that was open market value. I betcha PB would be ecstatic to take 1M/year for the next cycle as long as he gets to do it all over again. He knows he can cash in for 5+ afterwards if need be.
  9. True Jay but not a lot of classes get to 200+ for a Worlds
  10. The hardware is owned by ACRM I believe, and Chef (Mike Sheffield) is the one that managed it this time around. Stan came in at the end to help out; i just did 22 minutes with him that will be part of a long AC podcast that will drop when I am back on the mainland. Lots of interesting stuff if you're as geeky as me
  11. PB and BT will be offered a lot of money, either is worth giving up your foreigner slots. Winning skipper and foil trimmer for the boat that crushed it? Stating salary 2-3M.
  12. There continues to be a lot of smoke pointing to a joint NZ/ITA entry in the VOR, but Turner flat out told me no the other day. That doesn't necessarily mean it is wrong!
  13. Tuke, Burling are like brothers. Gash is like their favorite uncle. Dalts is pops. The reason I have been such a strong supporter of ETNZ over the past few years is they are genuinely like a family. I'll be shocked if any of that group leave. They'll lose builders and maybe some of the design team, but won't lose sailors or management, I reckon. Too good a chance to be part of a big defense in front of the home crowd. Being a national hero at home is a hell of a perq