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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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    SAILING, DRINKING, SWEARING!<br /><br />And Florida Atlantic University Sailing Team!!!
  1. newbie bowman tips

    Bowman? Identity: the man who controls the foredeck. Role: he plays a leading role in virtually every maneuver. In the pre-start and start phases he signals to the helmsman the distance from the starting line and from the opponents; during jibes he handles the spinnaker pole, the sheets and the sails; in tacking he helps the genoa change sides; during hoisting and dropping he brings the sails forward and sets them up. This is the most dynamic role aboard, highly sought after and usually reserved to extremely expert sailors. There is no room for error during the races. Requisites: agility, strength, courage and determination. Physical exertion:great. Best Job ever because you run shit. I've been doing bow for like 6 yrs on anything from a 24 to a 40. who ever said it was right, even if you're the bowman try to stay off the bow. It really effects the skippers stearage and is slower then hell. Play out every hoist and dousse before it happens to make sure the halyards are straight and not twisted. when setting the sheets and guys run them OUTSIDE of everything then back to the Blocks/winches. AND Don't be afraid to tell the crew what to do!! Because it's ur ass on the pointy end.