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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. According to Mr Clean's logic reasoning statistics words and numbers, they should've called off AC34 after Artemis Big Red folded and tragically burried Bart Simpson. Four teams, eleven pro sailors each and a casualty before the event even started. Do the math, smartass. RIP Simon Speirs. RIP Bart Simpson.
  2. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    soorry, should've used yellow circles...
  3. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    What's the funny bumps in the wind about? As ilhas Vestas?
  4. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Do you define "sailing a course" as sailing a fixed compass course that was suggested by the routing (without adapting to shifts)? I'd think they're always sailing the "local wind", i.e. the fastest angle, with boat speed targets based on their detailed polars, and adapting to every tiny shift regardless of COG. Or did I get you wrong?
  5. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    I was hoping for Alinghi4E to become new CEO of the Volvo. Thought he's just trying to read up on that sailing thing over here as a preparation...
  6. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    This is one brilliant idea. So here's the deal, @Alinghi4ever. Get this book, it's really good, it's in German, a language you should understand, and read it first to last page. And then read it again. And only then come back to this forum. https://www.amazon.de/Wetter-auf-See-Ralf-Brauner/dp/3884124870/ And here's the special deal, just for you: I'll buy you this book if you follow your promise, which you did over in the AC forum, to bugger off of SA for good. Klingt verlockend?
  7. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Should ST ever want to swap the girls, I could recommend two very talented and weathered (force 11) seawoman, or mariners as some would say, that are available for new adventures. Both have the required safety and comms knowledge (sans epirb) and even navigational experience in the southwesternortheasterly Pacific. Can live off oatmeal and pasta for weeks without losing muscle mass. Can talk in front of a camera. Positive record of not running aground. Not sure if they could bring the dogs, though.
  8. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Dongy haul out. I think they're begging for a penalty with the skateboard under the bulb. Obviously not legal.
  9. VOR Leg 1 Alicante to Lisbon

    So are they allowed to dive, check and possibly repair damage in Lisbon? During the "non haul-out stopover", which is basically at the VOR boatyard. ... try to make sense of this...
  10. Two sailors and dogs rescued after 5 months

    https://www.today.com/news/two-women-their-dogs-rescued-navy-after-being-lost-sea-t118077 The women survived thanks to a water purifier and a year’s worth of oatmeal, rice, and pasta — they had heeded expert advice to pack their boat with as much food as possible in case of an emergency. They also took comfort from their dogs until their rescue came, 176 days after they originally sailed off from Hawaii. First thing you do in case of an emergency is boiling the pasta water, 1 liter per 100 gramm. They probably took all this inedible epirby electronics stuff out to pack more pasta. Really sorry for the dogs
  11. VOR Leg 1 Alicante to Lisbon

    that's hilarious.... but probably legal since they're still one man/woman down, right?
  12. VOR Leg 1 Alicante to Lisbon

    Isn't that obvious given the ENE wind direction? Hope Capey reads your posts...
  13. VOR 2017-18

    You're so full of shit, it's hard to fathom. The full replay was available 5-10 min after the live broadcast through Facebook (if you know what that is). Stop trolling this forum as you promised yourself over in SAAC and get a life
  14. VOR 2017-18

    +100 Telling others to keep ETNZ to other forums but jumping on the bandwagon at the first mention of GD. Fuck off and get a life. Oh wait, iggy will do.
  15. Poll: Next AC Boat

    pretty sure that's the next AC ride... just put a bike on it.