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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. Peter can you bring the southern scales with you? Apparently they're 10 percent different to the northern scales.... 10 percent!!!!
  2. Mad Max / Redshift Protest still undecided and dragging on Delaying the result of Line honors for inshore fleet.
  3. Well Pil Barefoot is a very old Western red cedar Grainger that was found rotting in a paddock. originaly an "Ocean sports 11" (36ft) of which only two were built in the mid 90's and none were raced seriously. I added a meter to it by changing the bows and scoops on the rear. Lots of modifications like side windows, larger cockpits, Modified beam connections, Daggerboards moved to the inside of hulls, Widening of the whole platform etc etc .... She is not a dedicated racer like later model Graingers such as Flat chat, Cynophobe and Taiping, Having wider hulls with 5 bunks and a galley with full standing headroom. The mast is 17m (wish it was bigger) and is of old alum section, Wobbled a bit while reefed on the rough day so we slowed the boat for survival rather than risk it by going all out. We did find out that she is a downwind flyer after the top mark was rounded on this passage race During the rebuild no effort was made to optimise anything to suit the OMR rating system, Even when I ordered the sails I asked the sailmaker to pay no attention to OMR as an all out racer she is not, Im now paying for that on the race track with a high rating. Mad Max is a dedicated racing machine made of Carbon fibre and has been totally optimised to fit the OMR rating and sail FAST with an experienced crew and years of development and lots of cash spent. MM is a weapon and I don't mind it when she goes smoking past me!! After Airlie race week which was Barefoot's and my first "big" race series I have to decide whether to optimise for racing (OMR) or use the boat for its intended purpose which was fast, Fun trips to the reef or islands for kitesurfing and snorkeling up here in North QLD
  4. Nuddy, Malice not at Airlie. My OMR is 1066 before crew weight.
  5. Look at the "Cruising boats" Renaisance, Mojo, Chillpill, Fantasia.... All capable of regularly going over 20 knots . I was looking forward to racing these guys. Im with Janj70 on this .
  6. My money is on Fantasia! I heard she has an electronic computer controlled sensor designed by Boieng to cant her foils!
  7. Emu has entered Hammo but not Airlie, I hope that she does both
  8. Wow Chief what an awesome race to compete in a big Multi! Top Gun would gobble the windward miles with ease that you would expect on the lower east coast (northeasters) and then its all downhill. I reckon a 50k budget would be needed and a support team behind the scenes, My hand is up if you need any support?
  9. I'll be there with the Green boat Andrew and it will be good to finaly race against Fantasia.
  10. Size dependant, Airlie on a 12m cat $425, Hammo $775
  11. Ave Gitana is complete and ready to go. The Frog needs to be done right.......Now.
  12. Rumors abound about her not lookin so good Bottman??? Shes a thoroughbred that needs a PROPER rebirth! I'll give you what you paid for her so the job can be done right! Im not joking!!
  13. Been a while Bottman..... Any Progress????
  14. Just fishing for a bite and caught a Mackeral! Youre on the shortlist Auscat.