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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. I suggest you drop out of races that require classes in protest. We'll wave buh-bye as we leave the dock, and you can go back to the bar and watch the tracker. This attitude is not good for anyone, yourself included. In case you hadn't noticed, races are generally better with more, not less, participants. If there is indeed a silent group of sailors dropping out of races due to these regulations, it would be good for everyone to seriously consider how to bring them back.
  2. Windalert data has 30 mph sustained 36 mph gust around 5 pm on 3/30 at LAX, just a few miles up the coast. http://api.weatherflow.com/wxengine/rest/graph/getGraph?spot_id=652&time_start=2017-03-30%2000:00:00&time_end=2017-03-30%2024:00:00&units_wind=mph&fields=wind&wf_token=3f9ec9e5d5eb23d8978bc13ab8edcc30&color_plot_bg=0xFAFAFA&wind_speed_floor=31&graph_height=330&graph_width=500&type=line3&format=raw&v=1.1
  3. Next gen HB will have both foils busted off and instructions to sail the boat at 50+ degrees angle of heel
  4. How hard is it to right from a capsize? Is the mast sealed?
  5. Anyone know of a way to watch from the US?
  6. Love how the Comanche thread has completely died now that folks have a new place to talk about Wild Oats
  7. After watching this latest Dongfeng video and how legitimately compelling the stories of dealing with breakages are, I have to wonder: what is the effect of breakage on sponsor ROI? Seems like at least the types of breakages we've seen so far can't be bad for it...
  8. How long is that line?
  9. Sorry if I missed this, but I'm wondering about the forward cockpit. I don't think I've seen a boat with dual cockpits like that before. Is it just a nice place to sit that you might as well include on a boat this long with this rig? Or is there a deeper reason?
  10. NBC Sports Network is going to air a weekly show about the race in the US: http://nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com/2014/09/25/nbcsn-to-present-20-hours-of-20142015-volvo-ocean-race/ Interesting. Makes me kinda wish I had cable.
  11. agreed. People seem to forget that the Orma 60 and VO70 have rules built in to them that limit the righting moment available due to the canting keel. The result is designers look for righting moment in other ways, the easiest of which is by adding form stability through beam and a chined hull. As there is no such thing as a "super-maxi" rule there is little need other than fashion to go in this direction. IMOCA 60, right?
  12. If WOXI's narrowness is such an advantage, why isn't anyone building a similarly shaped 100'er? Surely a clean sheet design with the same general philosphy could improve on it.
  13. Something was probably lost in translation but I did not get the impression of confidence from Yann Guichard's latest video. He made it seem like Spindrift 2 is even more difficult that one might think to handle solo. And this is in August/early September. Won't the experience be much more intense in November? And if "each maneuver" requires "every ounce of strength for half an hour to an hour", how will he make it through the pre-start?
  14. I have launched a J22 and seen a few J80s be launched by the crane at Fort Worth Boat Club on Eagle Mountain lake. FWBC has a mast pole too that I have seen people using although I don't know how high it is. I imagine there are a few others in the DFW area, possibly Rush Creek. I have been sailing at AYC a few times recently and launched a dinghy. I do not think I personally would try to ramp launch anything that draws more than about a foot. None of the real ramps are usable; there are only some improvised things and their condition changes day to day with the water level. However if you get in contact with AYC they might have some way to help you out. They have come up with some quite impressive ways to deal with the low and fluctuating water level. I go sailing on Lake Waco and Lake Whitney fairly regularly. I know Waco has no crane and I'm pretty sure Whitney doesn't either. I have helped ramp launch a J22 on Waco and Whitney. There was no mast crane near the Waco ramp. We launched the J22 at Harbor Master Marina on Whitney and there may actually be something you could use as a mast crane there. The ramp is very sketchy though, bumpy and not sure it is still deep enough with the fluctuating lake level. I don't know much about Lake Belton facilities but I can give you some contact info for the guy who organizes most of the sailing there.
  15. I think when I've Google image searched Boreal 44s most of the boats that come up have unpainted topsides. Seems to me that's the way to go just for the maintenance and cost advantages. Do you have to use any special kind of bottom paint?