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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. Drilling in as much as possible on the VG 2d tracker, it seems that Le Cleac'h missed the corner of the TSS zone by a margin small enough to wake us all up. The caveats regarding the accuracy of my measurements on the VG 2d tracker remain. The TSS zone does not seem to be displayed accurately on that tracker though. Thanks for checking. Sounds sensible. I seriously doubt Armel would make such a mistake, but even JPD surprised us all.
  2. Probably he will be notified and have to go back, as JPD did #3948 http://www.jpdick.com/fr/actualites/stmichel-virbac-est-entre-dans-la-zone-interdite-des-glaces.html Not sure that the AEZ and TSS are treated equally, though.
  3. From ic-avenant-13-si-amendment-13-axe-3-zi-scilly-s-scilly-w-ouessant.pdf
  4. Cheers Vern. 2D tracker on main site (not point to point). Ouch if the zone is accurately drawn. Hope someone didn't fall asleep at a wrong time. From playback:
  5. JPD has certainly suffered (despite the DTF reasons).
  6. Rich Wilson http://www.dailymotion.com/de458eca-5be9-471b-8f8d-4a94ce4c272c Link gives a "Page not found The page you're looking for is either restricted or doesn't exist" Just a guess:--your friend managed to get some vid of Rich Wilson off . . . Grand Jason? No its on the VG site, a patrol aircraft from the Falklands buzzed him. Scroll down the front page it's entitled "D73: Incredible! Rich Wilson flown over by a British patrol plane" - not sure why they think it's incredible though. Ah--saw that earlier. Yeah, just Rich filming a British patrol. I'd hoped (wrongly) the Brits were going to compete with the Marine Nationale. No go. Strange Rich made no mention I could find of his rescue (covered way upthread, Thanksgiving #5556963 ) from his capsized multi years ago. Must have been on his mind. Oh well. glad another four made it through safely. Anyway, here's the YT version of the clip you linked.
  7. Rich Wilson http://www.dailymotion.com/de458eca-5be9-471b-8f8d-4a94ce4c272c Link gives a "Page not found The page you're looking for is either restricted or doesn't exist" Just a guess:--your friend managed to get some vid of Rich Wilson off . . . Grand Jason?
  8. Doubtful. There's a recent change to the SIs which adds the Ushant Exclusion zone. (I haven't checked the lat/lons) Amendement 13 - Sailing Instructions
  9. Ok, it was 2 min job to add toggle: https://gis.ee/vg/navionics.php?boat=3 There is now 'navionics' toggle next to: wind waves pressure... buttons Thanks. Now since you won't let us help you with the upgrades to the hosting plan, at least get some sleep. Deepest appreciation.
  10. My timezone says I must sleep But you can use this navionics layer link: https://gis.ee/vg/navionics.php?boat=3 Oh sweet! And loads quickly. (is there a toggle I can't find?) Edit--got it--just use the regular link for the usual map.
  11. Ah yes. Lucky Doyle guy who gets to inspect those sails and debrief with Alex in the next few days. Can't see anyone say he babied the sails around the globe.
  12. Not done yet. His boat might do something stupid. Looks like Alex tacked right after Armel did, but had to really slow down for the last 4 hours. Hope he got some sleep.
  13. Like the way he dismissed the idea that Alex has 'given up.' I agree. too, "We've been saying our foils are better for a long time." : )
  14. He fell from the boom on his back, immediately crawled to the lower part of the cockpit and lost consciousness. He woke up hearing a non existing engine... Thanks for that! Sam usually is low-key (stiff upper lip and all that). "Big fear" indeed. Hope he checks the engine seals.
  15. Good historical nautical fiction snippet (title? I vaguely recall that, but a different character name) Related: Alex's early start, nicely summarized http://www.yachtsandyachting.com/news/194086