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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. Why don't more people race?

    I quit racing on other people's boats after a long weekend of verbal abuse from one of the local North Sails pros...we took second and would have won had the St. Frantic not fucked up the Sunday race. I decided that at my age, life is too short to put up with that bullshit. I now limit my racing to a friend's K6 in too much breeze and too much bay chop.
  2. Rolex Big Boat Series - San Francisco

    Every boat pays $20/ft for the privilege of carrying the sponsor logo in every pic, but only half a dozen classes receive watches. IOW over half of the regatta is subsidizing the costs of the watches. That's why the Express fleet got pissed and awards a Perpetual Timex.
  3. You might not know this, but SF makes billionaire sports team owners pay their own bills. These are guys that play from 12-81 games a year. The AC cost SF $11M, never lived up to it's participation numbers, then fucked us and ran to Bermuda who just took another Ellison-Coutts meat rocket in the arse. We run over 5-7 pedestrians/day in SF. How we never ran over that fucking Coutts boggles the imagination.
  4. Hanks vs Luff Tape

    Jesus, the abrasion on those lightweight aluminum 'biners must be incredible. OTOH, an expensive biner is about $10.00, which is throw away $ on almost any boat, especially when compared to bronze hanks.
  5. what is it?

    +1 on the saildrone
  6. North Atlantic probable record

    Dude hits a deli for a baguette and some roast beef then takes off for France. F-ing hell, that's crazy.
  7. Transpac 2017

    Does the fuel that Medusa took from Azure count as outside assistance? It doesn't matter for the results, I'm just curious.
  8. Bermuda 1-2 2017

    Just wondering...if Roleur wasn't going to attempt a recovery, why didn't he scuttle Spadefoot, like Skip did Wildflower when he stepped off? Someone is going to hit it, or someone ELSE is going to have to clean up the mess once Spadefoot goes ashore and breaks up.
  9. More United Dumbphuckery

    Here's a good read for PB: http://www.dorfonlaw.org/2017/04/united-airlines-own-contract-denied-it.html
  10. Fucking Jet Blue!!

    True dat. Although after enough Sam Adams beers sitting at the gate, that's a bit debatable. How can you drink that shit?
  11. rules question, several ones

    Please note that "bald headed headsail changes" ONLY apply to non spinnaker classes; AND NOT NorCal PHRF in general. Thank you.
  12. j70 worlds

    Gusts hit 38 kts at Pt Blunt, just west of the top of the course. It's still in the mid 20s ashore in the east bay and wicked chilly. I just loaned my best friend my dry suit.
  13. Race, Sym to Assym, 30' - 40' boat, add sprit

    Same here, though I sized my assyms for the upper wind ranges where their inherent stability helped keep the oscillations under control. J length pole, kite less than or equal to my S2, NO penalty.
  14. So, you boys like flying videos...check this out

    Eagle departures out f KSTLwere fun to watch.
  15. Rolex Big Boat Series, Cal 40's rise again

    That isn't Big Blue Swifty. It's the white Schumacher.