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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. YRALIS PHRF Committee Purge

    Just joined 6 hours ago to make this one post about what you "overheard" at Larchmont, hm? Don't suppose you sail on Gemini.....
  2. YRALIS PHRF Committee Purge

    Bleugh....I don't think we want to smell whatever's on the bottom!
  3. YRALIS PHRF Committee Purge

    "Should the boat owner RAF if the allegation is true? Absolutely. Does he/she have to? Absolutely Not." So how does that gel with the whole self-policing thing?
  4. Why don't more people race?

    A lot of it happens onshore. They don't need to be halfway to Bermuda to feel comfortable doing messed up stuff. If anything, it seems the best opportunities for these guys is in the tent and the crew house -- because access. Oh, and let's not forget the internet. If dick pics were dollars I would figure some of us would be able to buy a TP52.
  5. I thought Newbies hadda post a piccy of thesir girl/S.O./wife's boobs?

    Maybe everyone discovered that one can get better porn elsewhere on the internet. I hear it's even free!
  6. American YC Fall Series and Leukemia Cup

    Was the driver the owner's daughter or something? I don't have the facts on this, just some sketchy details about someone's teenage daughter drove the boat and a Dynasty-level drama show ensued. In any case, I would agree that this is an instance where an email to the fleet would have been helpful. I highly doubt anyone would have refused the kid the opportunity to drive a few races.
  7. American YC Fall Series and Leukemia Cup

    If I had to guess, they were reinstated because, if the "cat 3 professional driver" in question was in fact 16 years old, she couldn't have been a pro. ISAF 22.2.1 (b)(i) "a competitor who is under 18 years of age is a Group 1 competitor". I have no idea who the players were here so I can't say for sure, just taking a guess based on the facts (alternative facts?) listed above!
  8. Tragic youth sailing accident

    This is so horrific. I frostbite from this club during the winters and have done a lot of sailing there during the summer as well. The membership there is enthusiastic about sailing and they run wonderful programs. From what I've read, this sounds like a split second thing... we have all been on a RIB or a center console when someone hit the throttle and we felt that momentary need to grab onto something. I'm so sorry for this family, this instructor, the other kids and the rest of the members. I don't know how anyone recovers from this, but I wish that they all find peace and healing in time. I'm so, so sorry for everyone involved. Love you all at CYC!!
  9. Melges 24 Worlds Organization

    Not sure why you are hating, especially if your not an owner or going to be sailing there. I can't comment on the money side with what there is or may be, but there are 80 boats paid and racing; so your math is a little off. Front page of SA has our first marketing piece in a lead up for an event that is still a little less than two weeks away. It will all be getting ramped up soon. Mmm...maybe it's just me but it doesn't seem this guy was hating at all. "No doubt the sailing will be great", "hopefully it's a first class operation"... sounds kinda positive to me. Looking forward to this one - whether it's 74 or 86 or 112 boats that's still a much bigger fleet than most of us get to play with on a regular basis! Really looking forward to playing with lots of other toys. Knowing me I'll totally pass on the Miami nightlife in favor of champagne and hot tub, though. Gotta recharge
  10. Keelboat vs Multihull Match Racing

    Hell just froze over. We agree that World Sailing shouldn't be running or paying for something like this. They should not be in the event management/production business at all. But they should not be an impediment to allowing it to happen. Agree. There are other people/entities out there that would do a much better job.
  11. Keelboat vs Multihull Match Racing

    Two separate championships, so there can be grade 1 events for keelboat sailors as well. I love keelboat match racing and the rules really are meant for that. Not all of us want to race cats either, but we should have access to the same point values.(likewise for the sailing centers whose fleets are monohull not cat and thus practice opportunities are limited for anyone hoping to race in current grade 1 offerings - makes the playing field a bit unfair)
  12. Auckland, NZ vs. Newport, RI

    Auckland for sure. Hauraki gulf is gorgeous, and the city isn't filled with intolerable self-important douchebags in khakis and cable knit sweaters.
  13. AYC Fall Series 2016

    "Biffy Esposit" does have a pleasantly waspy ring to it, hey?
  14. The Jobson Retort

    (Round of applause)