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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. http://www.ultimboat.com/ultime-news-4 That's his plan, he is out of a job and out of a sponsor (PRB are mothballing the IMOCA till 2020). Money remains to be found !
  2. I said from the beginning with my wife. If I can't make it with her I won't make it with anyone. I also said if we ever got divorced I would by a 10,000$ boat and just leave. Well... This boat is looking better by the minute. A few things may be common, but if you look at all craiglist pics, it's a much much "older" hull shape and keel. lots less to admire (but I'm totally biased from youth experience)
  3. After G XVII was slightly shortened, the "only" thing which prevents her to be an Ultim is that her foils trimming is "assisted", which up to now is not class legal. Gitana team hopes on the Class to change their mind on this. Probably once they have raced their own boats and faced Gitana ..... How is their foil trimming assisted? It doesn't really make sense to allowed assisted foil trim and not sail trim... Assisted may not be the right word. What I understand is that they want to be able to trim foil position in 2 (3 ?) dimensions at the tip of a button, just like in the A.C Whether they ultimately want to link that to some kind of INS system I do not know. In other words, not replacing man-power but improving trimming speed.and response time lapse.
  4. Dutch FB page "1/4 ton zeilers" just featured Lowell North's '74 Peterson 25 https://www.facebook.com/kwarttonzeilers/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED
  5. Had to tell it once ! Ruby makes my day when I look at your posts in the next morning
  6. + 1 Nothing new: single luff double ply has been around for quite sometime. French/HKG sailmaker Ancel-De Vries built a pretty good business with those on small newcomers boatsin the early 80's. just to have it fade away abruptly. (don't ask me why !) Note: Double headstays were common, long long time ago when i was a kid (Big spins were considered as monsters), they were a nightmare, with piston hanks catching the "lazy" headstay in tacks when not jumping misteriously from one to the other
  7. Tabarly was against the concept of handicap racing, so probably yes! !!! As he was one of the best RORC (pic 1) and CCA (can't find pic of shortened + bowsprit P-D II) rule tweakers, I somehow doubt this, but .... what do I know
  8. After G XVII was slightly shortened, the "only" thing which prevents her to be an Ultim is that her foils trimming is "assisted", which up to now is not class legal. Gitana team hopes on the Class to change their mind on this. Probably once they have raced their own boats and faced Gitana .....
  9. Yu R welcome And... do not forget this summer attempt at a 4th Figaro crown, busy years ahead.
  10. Here we go again, http://www.letelegramme.fr/voile/imoca-beyou-c-est-reparti-pour-un-tour-19-04-2017-11481649.php Jeremie Beyou secures big 5 years budget with "Charal" largest French meat-processors (and once Kersauson sponsor) New VPLP full-on boat to be built by CDK for 2018.
  11. Then you can imagine what she endured in the '79 Admiral's Cup. Quite logically, the Fastnet Race has taken the limelight for that year. But .... Cowes Week had been a very windy affair, one to be remembered, had not the worst later happened. Howling winds, crashes, broken masts, helos picking up injured crews........ Here is a pic of Ragamuffin during one of these days. This http://rbsailing.blogspot.fr/2013/06/vanguard-dubois-42.html page of RB sailing also gives a good idea of the week.. IIRC, "Evergreen" broke their centreboard in one of the Solent races PS: many of that week's pics have been used to criticize the IOR shapes, I can tell that life was not quieter on a light brigade wide transom boat.
  12. Yes, what a fantastic era. When thinking of "Golden Apple" for the above post, I realize how quickly things were going then.. Imagine ! Semi-hippy bunch of guys win the QTC, RH gets a commission for a state of the art One Tonner, other guys like the ideas: make it 3. A production 3/4 ton is ramping up. A 1/2 ton is built,, so good that it goes into production. Now there is a commission for 2 x Two Tons for the '75 AC 4 years ! on from the 1/4 ton win, boats of every size,are launched: a new 1/4 ton, Imp, Marionette,, Morning Cloud, a Whitbread RTW racer. Try a few different aft-ends along the way. Happy days: D. Peterson G.Frers, Ed Dubois were full speed too
  13. First RH One Tonners were:from '74 the year after "Eyghtene" "Golden Apple" from Cork and a group of (2 or 3) induced by Bill MacKay (sp) including his own "Billycan"
  14. Yep, an S&S bay racer turned offshore marvel, I remember Tabarly & Kersauzon pointing her as the L.A to Tahiti race revelation ; '70 ? '71 ?
  15. For those who - as i do - like to remember how life was 40 !!! years ago, There is longer version at: