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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. If it was faster, I'm pretty sure they'd have done it in the AC34 Final to get that last win. OTOH, it explains what Pete was up to when he was strolling across the boat on the bottom gate: Taking down the draggy jib. GA: "not yet, mate."
  2. that piece is so full of shit and commonplaces, I don't even know where to begin. Worse than this forum... just look at this:
  3. Interesting interview with Draper towards the end, revealing how they rejected cycling and admitting other mistakes. He's still wearing a SBTJ shirt, so I'm wondering if he's honest there or contributing to the plot of another big comeback story...
  4. you can see it in the onboard vid, most likely an unlucky turtle. I noticed it in the live vid as well but since they didn't slow down at all, I thought it was just a speed bump. OTOH, imagine the rudder snapping at the beggining of first race of the day
  5. As written above, the segment from 12:40 on
  6. @rh2600 @1eyedkiwi from 12:40 on: "still speed left in the tank", "without making substantial changes to the boat (they are sailing faster)" Maybe I'm reading too much into it, but his words seem to imply that there are still substantial changes possible,but not even required at the moment
  7. Encouraging to hear Lester say that they haven't brought on all the secret weapons he has knowledge of... Will be interesting to see if they even need it. https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1753282381363473&id=123789437646117
  8. sorry again if has already been posted or discussed, but to follow up on my own question, I finally found the pic of Blair's control which they took during the capsize in this video at 0:41. Would love to see it in action...
  9. Windage, mate, windage. Maybe a display on Glenn's helmet or Blair's bum would work. As far as I understood Ken Read, they only have interchangeable foil tips for the APs, not the batwings. Nick Holroyd was refering to long, high-aspect foils as the holy grail in a video since they're so hard to design and manufacture. So I'd guess that the batwings stay as they are. Wasn't there an air intake on the front beam in @weta27 early pics in Auckland? What happened to that? My bet is on an afterburner made of sucked in air and excessive hydraulic fluid.
  10. I really thought it was on the coverage on Monday during Race 7, 1st or 2nd take. Just rewatched Rudder's recordings but couldn't find it, so a little confused now. I'm sure they mentioned "AI" though since that caught my attention. Sounded indeed as if he was playing Pong to trim the foils. I thought it had been discussed already... Did someone else hear it?
  11. In the final race against ART the commentator (Alastair) talked about the revolutionary AI foil position prediction and control system used by Blair Tuke, with a dot on a display that needs to be kept level with a wheel (or so). He said they got a shot of that during the pitchpole. Has this been discussed somewhere already?
  12. yeah, really pleased to see this, full credit to the team @dorox and @~Stingray~
  13. plenty of good pics from the PP, probably the best so far, from Carlo Borlenghi:
  14. looks like it was Pitchpole @weta27
  15. what a piece of crap from the telegraph: And they get the wind direction 180° wrong on the map