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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. That radar does look like it is right at eye level. That boat will be stunning, if extravagant.
  2. That was the best Star Trek movie by far. "Cap'n, Thar be Whales!" Fair winds, James. Yah, but the question is why did they need plexiglass for the tanks? It isn't like the whales needed to see the inside of a shitty old Klingon ship, it would be like viewing the inside of a Brentboat... They did it just for me, so that I could see the whale!
  3. Perhaps transparent aluminum?
  4. Very nice! Looking forward to the report about how much better it works!
  5. Wish I still had mine.
  6. When you have to singlehand a boat, you find ways. Probably put both foils out/down fully, reduce power, center the keel. It would probably be efficient enough.
  7. Probably a loaded question, but what would be the technical rationale for the GP 26 rating 18 seconds/mile faster than an Antrim 27? The specs seem to suggest they would be much closer. Probably depends a lot on the conditions/location. In sf bay, Antrim 27 has a 75 PHRF.
  8. You should have at least 2 out of the following 3: skill experience luck
  9. Shelter is more important for short handed racing.
  10. Don't think you have got this right...... "First, a fraction is made up of two integers—one on the top, and one on the bottom. The top one is called the numerator, the bottom one is called thedenominator, and these two numbers are separated by a line.Apr 24, 2015" The Math Dude : What are Numerators and Denominators? :: Quick ... www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/math/what-are-numerators-and-denominator 1/1 would be evens (1/(1+1)) 10/11 is better than evens (11/(11+10)) = 11/21 = 52.38% which means they think Oracle is more likely to win than not. Yeah. You are correct. I was fooled by the upside down notation... Silly me.
  11. Uh... I think these odds are only influenced by money already laid down. No?
  12. Great that Australia has a team! Of course, you are correct in that it is more likely that they will lose. Against 6 other competitors, that is to be expected. The odds will definitely change over time, and it will be interesting to see when there are only 2 left, OTXYZ and ABCDE, which one will be favored. Perhaps if they ran the betting as 2 different bets, one to choose the challenger and the other to decide whether the defender or challenger would win, the odds would be different. I find it interesting that LRBAR's ACWS win didn't move the needle much. I guess that is because that was in essentially OD boats.
  13. Well, so, I was wondering what the betting line was. I always think betting odds are expressed in the most obfuscated way. I think they do that so that people get confused and don't really know what they are betting on. But... So, the way to convert to % is: And the odds are So, it looks like: OTUSA 47.62% ETNZ 33.33% LRBAR 20.00% AR 9.09% STJ 4.76%
  14. I can't help thinking an F-33 would smoke them. For less. With cruising accommodations. And offshore cred.