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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. It's a cat that flies like a bird The old farts find it absurd They say it's not sailing And never stop wailing The cup's been destroyed by a nerd
  2. For the glory of winning the cup Can we beat Oracle? yeah..nup But we'll give it a lash Throw in the cash And hope to fuck we get up
  3. How many cup cycles did it take Bondy to win? or Larry or NZ? Each were a rabble at the start. AR took a few wrong turns and got bucked off the horse badly, very badly. We've just witnessed them jumping back on and have a gallop around the paddock. Quite remarkable really given a wing sailed, foiling AC72 is one the technical challenges of our age. ETNZ or OR have built unrivalled pedigree in the AC. If they messed up like AR then it would be a complete disaster. These guys are new, a bit beaten up but are giving it a red hot go. Hats off.
  4. His loved ones and family & friends followed by teamates should and will do whatever feels right in whatever manner they please. A circus would be not only be crass, it would be as insensitive as the FP article.
  5. On a grim grey morning upon the harsh cracked concrete a little red swan was lifted oh-so gently. She was embarrassed when she learned that all the other swans could fly and she couldn't. "Oh how will I learn to fly" she exclaimed. Farmer said "Swan - you were never designed to fly, I'm sorry little one" She cried and cried but once the tears had dried she knew she could help her pretty younger sisters fly so she went to work being the fastest skimming swan she could be. THE END
  6. LR
  7. I'm clutching and deep in the underdog hole thinking about AR. Gut feeling is ETNZ is all around too good. LR is getting hand-me-downs and OR will be very fast but too tricky in a short race.
  8. The AR wing has an interesting logic that may end up working for them. With the king-post system they potentially have a stable platform akin to ETNZ for foiling unlike OR (which is currently inconsistent at best). With the rule interpretation and lack of time they might go for some fat/easy foils like ETNZ boat 1 to get up and go quickly. That would match the wing philosophy. If they stick to max height and acceleration rather than top speeds as a target they may do more than we expect around a short racecourse. If they can find a way to pop and go in the start reach which is very short in these things then they can cause some headaches. I feel they don't have time to create the "fastest boat". I'd love to be fly on the wall when they are deciding what to do.
  9. Well done DamnSkippy, great observations. The advantage of tacking and accelerating faster and sailing higher (but ultimately slower) will of course be a huge advantage to AR if the sailing is close and they are just ahead on a short course. The foilers might not have the time and space to sail around them. The "torquey" (for want of a better word) AR wing might give them the gas at the start reach while the foilers messing around getting up on foils. But I don't know how they could lead after the first downwind leg without very aggressive match racing tactics driving the foiler to the boundaries. Looks like AR is designed to fight!
  10. Given as Xlot rightly pointed out the aspect ratio's are the same. With the longer chord distributed towards the base they could potentially have less camber (and less drag) for given amount of lift for pointing high, or increase camber for some serious grunt for acceleration without stalling. In which case they need to "turn off" the top of the wing so the are not overpowered. Interaction with the jib becomes an interesting factor.
  11. The upper surfaces adjustment looks a bit crude here!
  12. My speculative 2c - AR is biased towards acceleration first and foremost. The central crew, a grunty, lower aspect wing and slippery non lifting displacement hulls for upwind performance. They figure they can can out accelerate opposition and then go Max height or max deep quickly making the course as short as possible and give away some top end speed to achieve this objective around a relatively short course. Its a rally car. NZA happy to sail around everyone on foils at pace. OR very slippery upwind as well but biased to efficiency to max top speed not acceleration per se. (flex is bad for acceleration but not necessarily top speed). Forgive me if if this speculation is obvious.
  13. There is quite a difference in aspect ratio of the AR wing to OR and NZA/LR. Its got more beef lower down. Is it just me but they seem to sail with it cracked off a lot today.