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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. two mile walk by Couch Bike Dude, on Flickr It was a two mile walk out there from the parking at Fort Mason.
  2. I was behing sitting on a chair but will be there tomorrow Are we in each other's shots? No Fog so this must be Saturday. Untitled by Couch Bike Dude, on Flickr Untitled by Couch Bike Dude, on Flickr Untitled by Couch Bike Dude, on Flickr Untitled by Couch Bike Dude, on Flickr We could hear NO from the loudspeakers on the Marina Green here. Strongly recommend 7X50s for best viewing wherever you are. It seemed like two people out of three out here had VE or Liveline on their iPhones so we could all tell what was going on. I don't believe I've ever seen so many people watching a Yacht race anywhere. It's really cool out there, so many people who all know why the boats are zig zagging and who is in the lead.
  3. TK, be sure to take BART to Oakland and Berkeley, It's an awesome public connection.
  4. http://www.lobshots.com/2011/08/26/sdfd-chopper-is-looking-for-the-shark-in-mission-beach-right-now/ These tanifa you speak off are not a mythical danger in these waters, I believe this story is in error. That's the Golden Gate bridge in the background, isn't it?
  5. Could this be the result of some sort of error in the performance of that haiku thing the Kiwis do before sports? http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/sharks-discovered-entering-bay/Content?oid=2130759 " Sharks discovered entering Bay By John Upton" "Brian Monroe was surfing in choppy conditions off Ocean Beach during low tide on a recent cloudy afternoon when the ominous figure of a ferocious predator broke the water’s surface."
  6. For more than just the wind, this is The Bay: http://www.sailflow.com/spot/113861 http://norcalcurrents.org/COCMP/sfbay.html
  7. I like this one: http://www.sailflow.com/en-us/Search/ViewResults.aspx#37.823,-122.434,13,1
  8. Thanks for the clarification, I'm a lifelong AC and sailing fan from Los Gatos (I was 15 when I entered my first Bullship race). Same for me about real life fans of this tradition. Hip, hip, horaay for Sailing Anarchy's forums!
  9. That is exactly the spot I intend to view from. Will be on a bike to keep my options open, but have decided it is about perfectly positioned mid course, good but distant view of starting area. No ACEA paraphernalia within sight. If you see a dude on a rusty green schwinn with a spring fork and a panasonic camera, please say hi.Welcome to SF all, hope to meet some of you. Enjoy. Hey, Mr Surly. Can't be there this time, sadly. Thanks for your 'keeping it real' video, mate. Have a great time yourself and best of luck to both teams. They had guards keeping spectators off the Fort Mason piers during the LV cup.
  10. Yes, agree with that. I just met Comrade Stingray in Cow Hollow. He and I have had issues but, meeting F2F calls for cordiality and courtesy. He is the first I have seen fully decked-out in Oracle gear! [although he claims there are others if I look hard enough] It is VERY hard to know where to watch the races. My girl friend and I are planning to watch race 1 from the end of the jetty past the GGYC! We're driving up early from the South Bay, parking's been good at Fort Mason for the preliminary skirmishes in this friendly competition among nations. Welcome to my backyard, Te Kooti, I'm enjoying your view of the greatest place on earth.
  11. Geezus, is that a foiling gybe at the end of that seg? No, all on port... Pretty impressive! Just like NO explained about how he learned to foil a moth, watch the youtube.
  12. Hmm . . . you don't have stdev bars on a histogram. The display of stdev is 'built-in' by looking at the directly displayed probability frequencies. I think you are thinking of the NOAA charts that show wind bars by month, showing the mean, stdev and range for each month. You could certaintly easliy do that with the excel files I posted links to . . . but the graph I posted focuses directly on comparing the LVC time period to the AC time period (rather than looking at it by month). Those seem to be mostly about measuring the current . . . obviously something one has to look at, but I wonder how important current will be to the AC72's. It did not seem to be a decisive factor for the AC45's. Stating the obvious here but the sensors measuring the current on the bottom of the bay are not going to correlate with the real time current on the surface, ditto wind forecasts based on historical averages. Agree. You can look at historical data until hell freezes over and it can have virtually no correlation to what you will see on any given day. UCSF measures actual surface current with doppler based equipment which is more accurate than any model available. I don't believe the medical school has has what you describe. San Francisco State University has the experimental system you mentioned complete with an iPhone app. Sadly it is experimental and has a one hour delay. I found it was pretty much useless during the AC world series. There were way too many people trying to use the networks! http://www.norcalcurrents.org/COCMP/baycurrents.html
  13. That is a beautiful boat. Much, much prettier than Dogzilla. Didn't win. But still beautiful. Bit of an art object. This one is boat yard scrap now: