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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 like the new idea. Although I gotta say that my favorite leg last time around was the Capetown inport...
  2. I thiink I'll be cheering for AkzoNobel this time... http://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/people/596_Roberto-Bermudez-de-Castro-Munoz.html
  3. I've recovered a halyard between races by getting close to a mussel farm and just tipping the boat... It's easier and safer.
  4. Didn't he? I'm pretty sure he broke it during the second leg. He won the Fastnet and the Round Europe race earlier that year with that boat. Anyhow, Javier never considered himself a professional sailor, he is incredibly talented for sailing, not so much for "selling" himself...
  5. Javier de la Gándara broke the record three times (the first in history to break the 400 miles) during the 89/90 Whitbread until he broke a shroud and losing and rescuing a MOB. Then he broke it again on the 93/94 Edition before the boat started to delaminate... I still think he deserves the fearless award
  6. I was coming to post this. It'll be broadcasted through their channel "Teledeporte", since there are many apps that let you watch the Spanish TDT emissions (TDT is the signal you get free all around Spain) maybe you can all install one of them and watch the races there..
  7. I think Javier de la Gándara should get credit for that... I'm biased though,
  8. Too awesome...
  9. Although I'm from Madrid and lived right there at El Retiro, I've been living away for almost fifteen years so can't help you with the latest bars& restaurants, but as some dude says, just any bar will do. If it looks too fancy it could be expensive, otherwise you'll be fine. Avoid franchises (Cañas y Tapas, 100 Montaditos, Lizarrán...), not that they're bad, actually some are pretty good but they're not the real thing. Enjoy! You'll love my hometown, mind it'll get really hot in the summer so you might want to go to the towns near the mountains (la Sierra) around Madrid (El Escorial, Guadarrama, Los Molinos, Navacerrada...) to get some fresh air.
  10. I once shipped a vaurien mast by putting it in the luggage trunk of a regular line bus... I don't know if that's possible in your case.
  11. I saw this the other day in Sangenjo... Got me thinking.
  12. It would've been cheaper for United to send their crew on a limo with a couple of strippers than beat the crap out and publicly humiliate one of their clients. No matter WTF the contract says.
  13. Bubble holes? Was it tinted? because there shouldn´t be any "holes" (Kiwigrip is water based, if you put an oil based tint it won't mix and you'll get pretty nasty bubles)... Plus you can get the finish as soft or hard as you want, a bit of practice and a few tricks and it's pretty easy. And it should be easy to clean.