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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 2017-18

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

    Alicante to Lisbon will start in one month :-)
  3. 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. :-)
  4. VOR 2017-18

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

    grapevine + australia... the plot thinkens!
  6. VOR 2017-18

    Agree... I hope that the boat will be on the starting line in Alicante. The 8th boat is behind the 8th ball ;-P
  7. VOR 2017-18

    Do you really think that sailing a VOR could be a good training for a AC campaign? Boat will be radically different Crew is limited in number and the required skills are somehow different from blue water to day sailing. Experienced sailors are mandatory A training of a complete new crew with backups require fast rotation, that is not doable in a VOR campaign where the legs are 20+ days long Wind limits will surely apply for AC (I do not thing that they will sail in 35+ nkots) It is much much simpler to buy or to rent a foiling IMOCA60. The only point could be to be "publicly visible" and so having a return from showing the brand. This week is pivotal... let's see
  8. VOR 2017-18

    KIWI Entry? Then It will be hard to decide if supporting MAPFRE or the Kiwis... Ok, let's weat two hats! :-) http://www.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=11893218&lipi=urn%3Ali%3Apage%3Ad_flagship3_feed%3Bdw%2Bh1FtJSDaNT9jQJK51MQ%3D%3D
  9. VOR 2017-18

    So... if TTT is ex Vestas, what is missing now is which is Scallywag boat... #2 or #5? #1 Dongfeng #2 Scallywag or team mistery? (ex SCA) #3 Brunel #4 Vestas 11th hour (ex Alvimedica) #5 Scallywag or team mistery?(ex ADOR) #6 Turn the tide (ex Vestas) #7 Mapfre #8 Team AkzoNobel
  10. Clean Machine

    Poor throttle lever :-)
  11. VOR 2017-18

    Brunel AIS woke up today, so they are commissioning the boat... is the next announcement? Ex Vestas is unbranded in Alicante... so probably nobody will use she... so far at least.
  12. VOR 2017-18

    Answer posted in the facebook page just 30 min ago. "The race boat has been back at Lisbon getting her brand new mast, ready for the Volvo Ocean Race starting in October. Meanwhile the crew have been busy. [CUT]" Is someone reading at this forum?
  13. VOR 2017-18

    DFRT in in Lisbon again... for one week at least. Any issue?
  14. VOR 2017-18

    +1 Clean!
  15. VOR 2017-18

    ah ah