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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. Origami Boat Thread

    I believe BS wanted to be ousted because he knew that on this site, at every turn, he and his views ( with some very occasional exceptions a long way back which were of passing interest ) were being demolished and he found or was provided with the means to get banned. Doubtless he'll claim those grounds were a conspiracy to suppress his wisdom. Good riddance. But I'm afraid there was a rather horrible inevitability about it all. Thoughts go to RP and his family. If for no other cause than reassuring Panope, steel ( and aluminium ) boats are great IMHO and nothing BS can say or do will do traduce that, or ought to do so in any reasonable person's mind. They are much admired hereabouts, particularly in continental northern Europe. I have a steel Dutch built mobo built on trawler lines and I adore her and her qualities, and if I say so myself, those shine through in admiration when set along side the admittedly rather faster, but thirstier GRP comparators. I even have a very small steading main ( and a jib, though what that might achieve leaves me scratching my head ). I doubt that even in a F8 they'd get her over 4 knts. Must try it, but we could be claiming the sub 4.5 knots shitbox accolade. Anyway here's to Shit Gargler fucking off.
  2. Live Racing Thread

    Glad all well. At least with BAR's DNFs they crossed the start line. Sorry for the Kiwis. Hope no major issues and they're OK for racing tomorrow, if called upon. But I have to say, towards a very small percentage of posters, there's some schadenfreude on my part.
  3. Smyth Wingsail via Jim Brown

    Agree. V interesting. Can't find the detail now, but wasn't Chris White quite excited by his Mast foil arrangement which was also 360 deg. rotating albeit he didn't have a soft sail add on? And I think his first rig fell over! Only asking, not dissing anyone.
  4. Other Virtual Races

    Nor was it.
  5. Other Virtual Races

    Been to a beach party for half an hour. Took a while to drag myself away. I fear this is not the last one.
  6. Good idea YM about a new thread, and good luck with the current race. I think i'll do the RORC 600, sans options, to sate the continuing post VG withdrawal symptoms. Starts in just over 24 hours.
  7. 27408.6 Ooch, and didn't go west in the S Atlantic. I enjoyed going down and coming back up the Atlantic, but I have to say the IceZone and what it entailed made the middle section very tedious. Well done top dogs.
  8. I've been having a great tussle with Golden Rose since the Doldrums. Max distance has been ( effectively ) 20 NM although at times actual distance between us might have been 50 or so. So it goes. Except when I get back from being out for the day a bit over 3 hours ago, he's done brilliantly be going much deeper up towards the Scillies than my rather tighter approach, and he's close reaching down, when I switched, on at 47deg AWA. He's going to cross me by about 3 NM. I have a 5 minute look. If I stay on the outside, it looks like I'll have a touch more wind and a similar wind angle. So I tack on a similar handing, about 1.5 NM to leeward and the same distance behind. Now I've benefitted from the inaccuracies of the wind readings before, having sailed over him within 3 NM considerably faster and in more wind than the wind readings were giving. The reverse happened here. He was getting half knot or more of wind, and was pointing 1 degree higher on the same AWA. Fine. I'm sure we've all seen this. Tried a few things, for a couple of hours or so, but the overall prognosis was not good. Be patient nonetheless? Perhaps, but I reckoned the odds aren't good, as he can quite readily cover, which the swine seemed to be doing, And I have to go to bed for an early start. But the weird thing is, to shake the dice, I've just tacked back and his wind when I did so was 18.4 knts. When I crossed his track 20 mins later it was 17.7knts! Odd, unless he's sleeping with someone at VR. We have a glass of champagne on who crosses first. That's good, in fact very good. What slightly concerns me is getting out to California to buy it. About to tack back, and see if I can get him to Brexitland.
  9. Managed to miss the green bits. Lots of places with redolent names. Barren Island, Speedwell Island, Great Island, Muffler Jack Mountain, Goose Green, Grantham Sound, San Carlos, Foul Bay... Magool, did you beach at Beaver Island? If so, did you really stay on board?
  10. Found a rock, and looks like I lost about 6 hours. Going through the Falklands.
  11. PS If you don't already know it, Breittling is seriously quick, who started, I think, a bit late but whose vroom since has been good to watch
  12. Quite right. I'm very sure you'll prevail.
  13. I'm with Breitling. Mind you heading towards NZ, north bit so only a bit in the wrong direction, and we'll see. Got to say, it's so much better then bouncing around the ice zone. This is interesting. Feel ( a bit ) bad about the top 3 or guys in our fleet who have caned the rest of our fleet with their skill, attention, use of whatever programme, obsessiveness.. But fuck um - it's alright isn't it? That's ( reality ) sailing whatever you want to make of it,
  14. Ice zone. Like an ice bath - painful - although I can't see its therapeutic value. Bloody football crowds.
  15. Time to start building the B Ark.

    Only Michelin make vegan tyres. Most glues have a bit of animal in them.