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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. Ima do an "ask grant" thread before I interview him next week. get your Q's ready!
  2. I did a half hour with Bernie Wilson of the AP that you are gonna love
  3. Well, for a start, "they" are the officers and members of the club who are not direct employees of Larry's. Who would care? For starters, the AP, the NYT, Reuters, AFP, NBC, ESPN, hell I even partied with a hot chick last night who was reporting for Fox Atlanta. And they would be far more interested in the racing if there was a big conflict inside the holder of the Cup!
  4. Just because they don't have power doesn't mean they don't have a voice, or a reputation to try to repair.
  5. Re-read Mambo, because your comment doesn't address what I wrote AT ALL. What I wrote is about BERMUDA and the foreign venue-shopping that so fucked this AC up. I'd been advocating for multihulls in the AC for a while before Russell decided it was cool, and remember that the rule he was responsible for in 2013 deliberately tried to prevent foiling
  6. maybe but you have to start somewhere, and there are precisely zero American moth or 49er world champions younger than Gulari or the McKees.
  7. There's not just Bora, though he's a pretty obvious choice if foiling and skiff and cat stuff is as important as it is proving to be. I don't know the next generation that well yet, but there are doubtless a pile of good up and comers too. Just a quick list of great foilers/skiffies off top of my head with age (also guessed some of that) Patrick Wilson (25 ish) Brad Funk (30 and change?) Morgan Larson (early 40s?) Jonny Goldsberry (early 30s) George Peet (late 20s?) Anthony Kotoun (dual citizen?) Late 30s or early 40s? Kevin Hall (46 i think) Jonathan McKee (mid to late 40s) Charlie McKee (early 40s?)
  8. Greater Los Angeles Area Pop: 18.68 Million (2015) New Zealand Pop: 4.6 Million (2016) Kinda puts this whole thing in perspective
  9. I could quite easily see ETNZ and the VOR partnering up, at least for the annual circus that keeps interest up in the off years.
  10. Worse than a stool. The enabler. The moment they allowed Coutts to whore it off to Bermuda, the GGYC should have either sued or made a huge public stink to prevent it from happening. With the most brazen move accomplished, Coutts set about whoring out every other part of the Cup to fill his pockets, to the detriment of the fan, the substanability, and the history of the AC. He got so wrapped up in filling his pockets that he forgot to do his 'real' job - winning another America's Cup. Good fucking riddance.
  11. The stuff that Russell and several other teams pulled in Bermuda is pretty shocking. I know a lot of it, as with much of this week I am not allowed to talk about it for a while. Grant has promised me a long skype interview when he is home; he is off to get a couple of days of R&R in Europe I think before rejoining his team in Dubai.
  12. Bertarelli's mind was corrupted by the Precious, but it was Coutts that set him down the path to the decisions that made him such a villain. Coutts continued down that path but accelerated his plans, using this Cup as a pure money grab and losing much of the audience in the process. The Board of Directors and Dalts are just not those kind of people. They are actually honest people. One thing you never hear from people who've done business with Larry or Ernesto or Russell is "he's a genuinely good/honest/fair person" Been talking to lots of Bermudians. They don't like Russell much!
  13. Pretty prescient I think, other than Franck stuff. I'm almost certain Groupama will not be back, there is another French challenger building and they don't get along with Cammas. Neither do the kiwis, for that matter. More sworn to secrecy stuff, but the Gpama stuff will come out.
  14. 3 teams. One West Coast. One middle. One East Coast. All working on initial budgets and personnel as we speak. All with some real backing.