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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 anyone's interested I've got a Santana 525 that would be a killer R2AK entry. $2000 and you're good to go.
  2. I occasionally crewed on Zeus in SF Bay when Hal Nelson owner her. She was frequently chartered and part of a sailing school briefly. Also crewed on another big Mac and managed to do a leeward broach near Santa Cruz that was pretty epic. Ripped out some of the bulkheads. While they looked a bit like Santa Cruz 50's or even Merlin, at least conceptually, they were much slower and MUCH harder to drive. Sort of like someone looked at Lees boats and tried to draw something similar without having a clue what they were actually doing. I think the only good thing about them was the owner could brag about having a 65' boat and they were pretty cheap. The cabin kind of defines cheap.
  3. Make that Gulf Islands..............Check out the Anarchy Classies..........
  4. Here's the video challenging Ellison - funny stuff! The 2016 launch party was great!
  5. GO MIKE!!!
  6. I think Mike's paddling to Ketchikan, and whether or not the sweep boat beats him there will make very little difference. If I could claim with a straight face that I paddled a kayak from Port Townsend to Alaska, the proximity of other boats wouldn't much matter.
  7. Isn't it nice to see something positive for a change? Ishmael - You're right - I hadn't thought about that, but most threads turn into arguments, pissing matches, and bullshit - but this thread is pretty much all positive! Makes me smile every time I check in!
  8. No! We are all sitting here following the tracker, catching the odd bit of video, following this the best we can - thousands of us! Why would it make it better to turn it into a reality TV show. Part of the reason this works is that it is the anti Americas Cup. Jake et al have come up with a fantastic format - I hope they leave it as is - gloss will not improve it.
  9. Years ago I stayed up most of the night to watch the 12's off Perth and have since watched many AC series and various Transpacs etc, but in terms of entertainment this one may be the best yet. Seems like thousands of others, both sailors and not have been hooked as well. For me it's all about seeing that Hobie 33 on it's ear in 40k, the brilliance of the EP crew, the 20 somethings on Soggy Beaver, Mike, Team Mau turtling and repairing holes and pretty much everyone else, but more than that the adversity everyone faced with no outside help. Maybe it's also that it's not about money like so much of high end racing is. So here's my question - you are at least a little bit hooked as well or you wouldn't be reading this. What is it about this race that fascinates you?
  10. This could also come down to a rowing race - ironic given they had to survive 40k winds a couple of days ago. The thought of these guys rowing their asses off for steak knives is epic!
  11. This is the race that just keeps on giving!
  12. I hope they resist the urge to "improve" this race in any way. Part of the attraction of this is the pure challenge, and part of the immense popularity is the fact that throwing a cubic ton of money at it likely won't help much. Allowing electric boats or any other potentially expensive tech would change that.
  13. This was the best race in years! I know about 20 non-racers who were into this thing. Hell, even my wife was checking the tracker 10 times a day! I don't who was most fun to follow - EP, the crazies on beach cats, the guys on the 6 man canoe or Mike in his kayak or several others, but they are all great stories within a terrific concept. Seeing the pics of the Hobie going to weather in 30+ k is nuts!
  14. Also read Golden Oldies has a rotating mast and is a frac - not an easy halyard replacement - likely means dropping the rig.
  15. I was just out sailing amongst these guys - at 5 Turn Point appeared to be in the lead - mid Pender Island. Warm sunny day, 10k of breeze - looked like they were having fun!