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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. The Shaka Challenge

    Thanks. Not sure why it looped it back to the topic...thanks for correcting the link!
  2. The Shaka Challenge

    The first edition of a race will be inaugurated this summer, from Marina Del Rey, CA to Honolulu, HI. The race is open to singlehanded and double handed sailors on boats from 20 to 60 feet. The reason behind this initiative is to allow additional sailors to participate in a transpacific race in a short handed format. Simply put, the races from Northern California are adding time, logistics and expenses for a sailor located in the south west and are for many a deal breaker. As we speak, and with the little promotion that has been done since early October (6 weeks ago), just over 20 sailors have shown great interest in the race. 16 of them have completed the preliminary entry form. Since then a lot of ground work was put together to make sure this race was indeed going to happen. This week, PSSA (Pacific Singlehanded Association) has agreed to run the event, and is basically adding the Shaka Challenge to its racing calendar. For nearly 40 years, PSSA has promoted shorthanded offshore sailing with great venues, seminars and has helped many sailors to sail offshore singlehanded or double handed. A website is functional, but still under construction as we are producing the race documents and other information. This being said, some good information are already posted and the latest news are available on the home page. For those interested in participating in the race, the preliminary entry form only takes a few minutes to complete. Today, a quick forum was created which will allow sharing responses to questions racers may have. The NOR is available in the Racers' Corner section and additional documents will follow (Required Equipment will be next in line, hopefully before Thanksgiving). Race is scheduled to start July 1st 2018, out of Marina Del Rey, CA. If you are interested in participating, feel free to check the website, or contact us - www.theshakachallenge.com
  3. North American Mini Fleet

    714 Koh Samia 2009 S-2win Schickler-Tagliapetra Santiago Reyero, San Diego, CA 714, 2WIN650 is in Summerland, CA. Gary Paudler is the owner and was going to fix her up after Santiago lost the keel off the coast of Marina Del Rey in March 2011. At the time, I was building the Pogo 2s. Talking to the 2WIN650 architect, we figured out a way to replace the lost keel with a Pogo 2 keel. When closing Open Sailing (and therefore stopping the production of the Pogo 2 in the USA), I supplied Gary with a spare bulb and a cast iron foil, including the molds to complete the repair of the boat. ​I haven't talked to him in a while...I will email him and see if has done any progress or if the boat is simply abandoned.
  4. North American Mini Fleet

    Does anyone know if 72 is still on her trailer at the Berkeley Marina? I believe 72 is still there...at least, she was last year.
  5. North American Mini Fleet

    Hi, Glad to see NAMT will be back to life! My Mini is for sale but not for $120K (which is the replacement value established after the survey in April 2016). The boat is listed at $94,750. Open to negotiation if new owner buys directly from me and not through the broker (yachtworld). In the meantime, I love the boat. First solo race this year was a warm-up (50nm) where I finished 2nd, 3 min corrected behind an Open 50 :-)
  6. 20+ Footer - Building in Hawaii

    nice! sounds like you can now afford a 12 pack of beers aboard (I read that the average 12 pack of beer weighs 18-21 pounds)!
  7. 20+ Footer - Building in Hawaii

    For my boat, see 3rd post on the first page of this topic. For production versions, we're examining several options including aluminum to get a base boat at a reduced price. Still waiting to see if the aluminum option is enough cost savings to warrant the extra weight aloft. You should consider a non tapered aluminum section (F18 style). This is what we have on the 5.70. the rotating mast works great. the rig is light and very simple to set. Spin halyards is run externally which is not a big deal. Main halyard is a 2:1 purchase and ran into the groove of the mast. We have adjustable spreaders on the section of course and the shrouds are set really back from the mast for better support. The non tapered section makes the mast strong, even if you go with mast head kite, no backstay... that's my 2 cents. js
  8. Santa Barbara Sailing

    Janer, A white Open 5.70 was out last wednesday, but with the wind dying, we only went out to the red buoy and back. Nik and his green boat arrived yesterday morning and we had a fun day sailing and taking out sailors during the afternoon. We will be there today again (Sunday). We launch from the public launch ramp, near the SB Sailing Center. Since we could be on the water if you stop by, feel free to call us to "schedule" a demo ride at 310-500-6216. Cheers, Jerome
  9. Santa Barbara Sailing

    Hello Santa Barbara Sailors, Two Open 5.70 (www.open570usa.com) will be there this weekend (18th-19th of August) available for demo rides. One boat is already by the launch ramp. The other one will be in SB around 10am tomorrow (Saturday). We already have 6 boats in Los Angeles and hope some SB sailors will also be interested to join our new one design fleet! Don't hesitate to stop by! You can also call Jerome at 310-500-6216 for more information. Cheers! Jerome Open 5.70 - USA 214