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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. New imoca boats

    I do not remember where, but I read that HB is already for sale (with availability after the BWR). I guess in one of the SA forum. EDIT: Here the link to an italia version of the news: http://www.solovela.net/4Daction/Web_paginastatica?pag=popup_news&ID=1349391&doc=si&Hugo Boss in vendita per 3,5 milioni di euro
  2. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    Police affairs I believe. From the first photos it seems that the whole bow is damaged, and that the hole in the side is not the only problem. I see a lot of delamination (or carbon stripped away) in the lower part. I guess that a brand new bow will be build (or better it is already in production) and will be shipped to NZ. Chop away the old one, glue the new. A touch of make up and it is the end of the story.
  3. New Volvo 60/IMOCA 60/foiling

    No other shots of the cockpit? Mmm.
  4. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    a friend currently in Hong Kong. I hope things are different and the boat can be on the starting line.
  5. VOR Leg 6 Hong Kong to Auckland

    Vestas will go directly to NZ.
  6. Ops... I posted to the wrong forum... Mod, please move to Sailing anarchy forum :-)
  7. ... there is guy who is sailing from Canaries to Martinica, singlehanded on a modified Star. Yes a Star. He changes the mast, fitted furling headsails, autopilot, batteries and everything needed. Dario Noseda is fulfilling his dream, crossing the Atlantic alone on his beloved Star. If you are there, please check-in at his arrival!!!!! To follow the adventure of this half-crazy full-tough man, see https://www.facebook.com/starinoceano/ Unfortunately, so far it is only in Italian :-)
  8. Same boat I though it was the smaller scale :-) That or Vlad Murnikov's concept.
  9. Cercavo l'MP3... per ascoltarlo in auto! :-) Ho risolto convertendo il video direttamente tramite un sito. ;-)
  10. Is there a podcast of the Dan Bernasconi interview? I'll listen to it while driving home :-D
  11. VOR 2017-18

    +10000. Thanks, and meybe see you in Alicante!
  12. VOR 2017-18

    Alicante to Lisbon will start in one month :-)
  13. VOR 2017-18

    Why? Just to generate friction (eventually)? Scallywag has made a choice they have the right to do. Fair, equal or whatever, they have the right to sail without women. Time will tell if it is a right choice or not, for sure they are not interested in the ROI. I had a woman at the helm of the boat I raced with for years on, so don't worry, I do not discriminate. :-)
  14. VOR 2017-18

    It seems that the deck in the bow section is somehow concave... or it is a optical illusion...
  15. VOR 2017-18

    grapevine + australia... the plot thinkens!