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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. Larry's AC50 Circus

    link to italian press saying that Larry is using the AC trademark?
  2. Larry's AC50 Circus

    This thing could find audiences and teams - all Larry has to do is spend the $15-20 million every year to pay for it, plus subsidies for the (nearly all) teams who can't afford to pay for it. Hell, Oracle had to subsidize teams in the big AC - there will obviously be more of that in this Louis Vuitton Cup, especially since they will be barred from using the words "America's Cup' in any commercial communication or marketing at all. With that budget, a good team could make it work, could grow it, could make it as successful as the Extremes or even more so. As long as that media/marketing/PR money keeps rolling in, it will continue to draw moderate crowds online and in person, and would be considered a good success in the sport. The second Larry gets angry at how much he has to spend (which is generally around 13 months after he decides to spend it, based on the past two AC cycles and his constant harping on funds), the series is a memory. Any sponsor suckered into paying big bucks to be part of it is going to walk away a year or two later with a bleeding asshole and probably leave the sport. Those who do not learn from the past are doomed to repeat it.
  3. Larry's AC50 Circus

    I'm not all that plugged in these days, but a good friend out west just told me his option was just not renewed. Can't tell you names, but it means there won't be an AC50 series until mid-late 2019 at the earliest.
  4. What do you think? Mixed Kite Triathlon- equipment criteria: a twin tip board with a foiling option: i.e., convertible, with the capability of a wide range of sailor sizes able to compete. Series production of equipment to control cost of purchase and equipment compliance. Mixed Team Racing- equipment criteria: Provided 2 person (main, jib) dinghies suitable for team racing, crew weight minimums equalized by requirement to carry weight (water) if under the minimum, no trapeze, no spinnaker. Mixed Offshore Keelboat- equipment criteria: capable of Offshore sailing for 2 people to race for 48 hours. Category 2, Offshore Special Regulations. M23182024OlympicSailingCompetitionEventsEquipment-[23734].pdf
  5. Is Clean gone ?

    This ain't PA. It's just a place where certain old timers are hanging out catching up.
  6. Next VOR on IMOCAs?

    This was reported in February in the french tip&shaft
  7. VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    Now that's some funny shit. Not a big fan of Formula 1? You know - that weird little niche sport where teams spend > $100M/year to never have a chance to get close to the podium...
  8. VOR Leg 7 Auckland to Itajai

    90% of all VOR crews say the same thing at some point in the race. Same for decades. Funnily enough, when the call comes, most answer it.
  9. Is Clean gone ?

    You're an assclown.
  10. Is Clean gone ?

  11. Is Clean gone ?

    It didn't go to me, that's for sure. Ask the guy who it was sent to.
  12. Team NYYC

    Pretty fucking weak name though. I guess they could have a mascot dressed up like Gandalf, but it doesn't really work with the whole 'international racing competition' motif. Though they will need every bit of magic they can get to win, I guess
  13. Team NYYC

    Don't say stupid shit John. People will think you are a horrible person. Would you do a business deal with a guy who got rich selling child sex slaves? Do you have friends who rape women regularly? Give me a break. Maybe you meant to say "he made his money legally, which is all anyone can ask of him."

    But...but...it's the world's sailing destination! Hope there's a refund for that $70M
  15. Is Clean gone ?

    5 years? Fuck man, my first piece for SA was December 2005 and by 2007 I was definitely the site's public face. I love Scot and we continue to be friends, but there is no mystery to my cutting back: SA can't afford to pay me what I need to take care of my family, and while working 16 hour days, I don't have the mental capacity to keep working late into the night to research and write stories about sailing. Also, I'm not really moving on. While I'll no longer on the payroll, once things calm down a bit and the sailing season pops, I'll surely be posting some pieces for the front page and posting more in here. This year, I expect to be regular crew on the new-to-detroit Melges 32 Hoodlum as well as occasional crew on NatJ (52) and Arete (ORMA 60), and maybe not having to write for a living will bring my writing back to the level it was at years ago before it became such a job. Hope to see lots of you this summer!