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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  

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  1. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Good contrast of skipper<->nav decision making. So Hayles defers to Witty; Xabi to Vila. (YT version of Live up). Seems more genuine than mere buck-passing.
  2. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    RaceExperts answered:
  3. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Saw big high developing ahead of their tracks last night. HAven't checked this morning. Getting lazy, awaiting RaceExperts to say. Meanwhile, more from TBRU
  4. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Good point. The race docs about communications TO the boats are pretty strict. Mark Turner's experiments with opening up the communications OFF the boats is a stunning part of the Race this time. Hard to know what will happen with issues like you've mentioned (and more, like appropriate language, PC content, team mode setups, etc.) Another "we'll have to wait and see" .
  5. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Speaking of Dee, TTOP message rightly retweeted recently. (Apologies if posted earlier. Different from the garbage bin incident posted earlier, IIRC)
  6. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Sheesh. Now we need to watch for 24 records too. Not easy to look through the spreadsheets to benchmark.
  7. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    tsk tsk. another dinosaur (I switched to vaping, mostly to save my keyboard from the ashes). Did Pascal quit the Gauloise? Seem to remember it was mentioned once last time
  8. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Hmmm. Show each of the 3 STM positions as as a dotted line ending with an icon on the Great-Circle projected track ?
  9. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    This count? (tweet, not Raw, ironically just came up)
  10. Ah. Thanks for the explanation. Have had issues with the preview in the spreadsheet not updating when scrolling, but that's a screen refresh problem at my end. Tested the comment. Worked, and then marked as 'resolve and hide". Nice.
  11. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Lots of discussion about Heerema in the VG thread. Think we need repeat here? Relevant old news is also what was going on 100 years ago, but I've been biting my tongue. Agee that the war photo should be deleted, or just the link posted at least. Thanks, Elisa, for getting back on track. Sounds like Capey is betting high on this one.
  12. Macif / Gabart / Jules Verne 2017-18

    Thanks. Even translated, that's a fine description of the situation faced down there. Still surprised, though, that people need reminding that forecasting is no guarantee of reality.
  13. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Not a bug. Dark even to the RaceExperts. More details here
  14. No matter what the RC tries, it will never be enough. Simon Speirs was more accomplished than many. The question for me is, how long can Race organizers accept any level of risk. I chickened out. (with other parents, ran 20+ ski trips for > 800 high school students over 14 years. No serious injuries, even though the stats said we should have had a least a couple of fatalities). Eventually, couldn't handle the thought I might be aiding and abetting a kid being crippled (or worse) for life, despite all the caveats. So stopped. Risking oneself is easy. One's family? Friends? Torben Grael's daughter is doing the Volvo. Not his call, but as a father and ocean racer he must feel the risk. Respect to all, but there comes a time when the burden becomes too much. Sir Robin K-J has accepted that burden, but I don't know how.
  15. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Thanks for those links. Laughed, and was fascinated to hear how Honey hacked the VOR tracker to make polars for other boats so he could do a virtual regatta as prep for his ABN Amro runs. And that was in 2006! Herman, Hitch and co, you're in good company. Stan Honey: Sailor-Geek Extraordinaire