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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. Fuck all wrong! Congrats to the Kiwis. It'll be interesting! I bet you made a mental note of my post the day it was written....
  2. Northern Alinghi nor Luna Rossa would make very good poodles..... more likely BAR.....
  3. The Minister of Multihull Propaganda (MoMP) approves of this message.......
  4. This is going to be a sweep for OTUSA. Berling is the next generation along with Outridge and Slingsby. "The America's Cup is always won by the fastest boat", historically true... These boats are too close to call with any certainty one over the other. Experience, tactics, luck and nerve is going to win it this time around.
  5. Yea, you're a brilliant star...... I think you know what I meant.....
  6. OTUSA is significantly more dialed in to defend that anyone of the challengers. They'll need to step up their game...
  7. Waiting upon your competitor to make a mistake is no strategy toward winning the cup.
  8. OTUSA are going to sweep ETNZ.... I don't think either boat is significantly faster than the other. It's going to be about experience, sailing talent and chemistry . Jimmy is going to tie Peter in knots and leave him for dead in the pre-starts. Let's face it. Jimmy is probably the best in the world at prestarts and he is training with Dean who is arguably right there with Jimmy. OTUSA has clear chemistry onboard. They ar very well oiled. ETNZ doesn't seem to have the same. no doubt Peter will have a great career in the AC but not this time around. They don't have enough boat speed to overcome his vulnerabilities....
  9. The pre-start will be important. I'm looking for Japan and USA to be dominant here. The ability to stay efficiently on the foils, as in minimal steering correction. My gut says ETNZ and Artemis are as refined as any of the seasoned guys. Then design. Who has the best and who can leverage what they have most effectively. Beyond that, managing penalties. It's a small and fast course. Jimmy loves to try to suck competitors in.
  10. Fuck off troll Troll???? Do you know who I am???? Blow me, then be gone newbie....
  11. This is the America's Cup! A ride on the boat? Hahahha. Try a Cease and desist order....
  12. San news, Bob and all. He was a part of an epic time period of this site.....
  13. Content... You've got to feed the beast.... Scoots, take it as a compliment and additional advertising.....
  14. Just thought this would be an epic vacation. http://www.classic-sailing.co.uk/voyages/usa/epic-combination-race-preparation-free-bb-during-americas-cup-tall-ships-race-boston
  15. Interesting. I am the second owner of the red D20 in that link. I bought it from the gentleman in the picture. I like what Chris is doing. The first thing I did to the boat was to loose as much weight as possible and increased main and jib sail area by 20%. The boat changed dramatically. It was a 20 knot boat with main and jib regularly. I like that he lengthened the main hull a bit. I love the deck flange. At speed the bow wake would hit the perfectly angled cross beam and fire hose you in the face if you were in the cock pit. If it's large enough, it'll add to the comfort of the boat. Bow sprit is a no brainier. One thing I didn't complete but had the materials to do it. Modern manufacturing techniques, again, no brainier and although mine was very well professionally built, there were improve toon s and areas that could have lined up better. Modern material, again weight reduction and stiffness is king, albeit to an already extremely stiff platform. I have to say, opening the hatches and seeing the bright cedar and that smell, ummm, that smell..... I like the updated foil shapes. Mine were kind of primitive. Carbon mast (which mine had) was a vast improvement over the aluminum rig which I had sailed on a sister boat. Going with an alloy boom is buzzkill. If you're putting down this kind of coin, you want to see sexy carbon. That's money well spent in my opinion. The only disappointment I can see is staying with V shaped hulls. The boat was prone to hobby horsing in light wind and any chop. That was when it was most difficult to sail well. Again staying with the hulls, mine had a 20% increase in volume (if I remeber correctly) over the original design and were buried regularly. Wave piercing bows and more volume up front would have provided better upper limits performance. With that said may jeopardize the boats reputation to being almost impossible to capsize. I've been close, and it was the boat not my ability keeping me from going tits up. I would really like to see this boat succeed. It's spendy for a 21' Day sailor, but not a disposable Clorox bottle. Proof in point, a friend of mine just the other day, texted me some pics of a D20 being dismantled for the season. A quick look and figured out it was my boat. It looks better now than when I owned it.