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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. A Class Worlds - Classic Division

    me too but I think they should have gone back 2-3 more years in there definition of "classic"
  2. A Class Worlds - Classic Division

    not if you've signed a piece of paper that says they won't. I hope the class does what they hope rather than seeing people looking at it as a strawberry (low hanging fruit) and spending a lot of time and money getting as close as possible to foiling without actually foiling.
  3. The Next Boat-----2020

    Before they dropped out of the last cup Luna Rossa had developed their "Killer Herbie" which they then gave to ETNZ to use while developing foils and teaching Blair to fly. Between them, they'll know they're a generation ahead on development of that sort of gear and write them right into the rules to control these beasts.
  4. The Next Boat-----2020

    They do know April fools was 7 months ago don't they? Looking forward to all that close monohull match racing where the hulls cant get within 30' of each other and if one boat falls off the foils they give up hundreds of metres.
  5. A Class Worlds - Classic Division

    I hadn't seen the "I swear not to foil" part of the rule.
  6. A Class Worlds - Classic Division

    From an outside point of view.... As far as I can tell a well set up ""classic" boat will still foil down wind. Think of the ETNZ boats at the Takapuna worlds they were all foiling off the wind and fit within the description of "classic", add modern rigs, platforms and rudders and that performance should improve. An appropriately "tweaked" DS main would be part of that package.
  7. F16 like foiler?

    The class wants to get that sorted. Right now no-one could protest a boat for turning up to a big event at the old minimum weight.
  8. F16 like foiler?

    I've seen this mentioned a few times (mainly by you) but according to the class's published class rules, it is still 104/107kg. I looked it up a few months ago, because a number of taipan sailors were talking about doing the F16 worlds before they were canned.
  9. Transat Jacques Vabre

    whats the deal with Jean-Pierre Dick's performance in these 2 handed races? He seems to do so much better when he has someone to talk to.
  10. AC36 Auckland NZ

    If you're talking 10 prospective challengers you're blowing smoke up someone's arse.
  11. Macif / Gabart / Jules Verne 2017-18

    The team has to be looking closely at the forecast to work out if he is set for a good southern ocean or should go back and wait for the next window
  12. True but ask the people there and most will claim they don’t live in Sydney. It’s a long commute for a sail from most of Sydney to Kurnell
  13. Any capital city except Sydney and you'll find decent cat fleets.
  14. Degassing Epoxy

    Mix your resin in a pot with a small hole in base (covered in tape). Vibrate/tap pot until bubbles raise to the top. Uncover hole and drain out bubble free resin.
  15. Sydney to Hobart 2017

    Pretty sure if you shop around you'll find someone to willing to pay you to take spent Uranium off their hands.