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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. Hydrofoiling monos could be competitve with AC50's: long light skiff hull with pointy bow for pitch-pole resistance. Wing, long trimaran type cross beam with hydrofoils on ends. Or could have a half length cross beam that slides side to side to make the boat narrower. Could put lateral resistance on daggerboards on the hull with the outrigger hydrofoils being only for lift. A good compromise for those that insist on monohulls, and could permanently lift the performance of sailing monohulls - on a platform that can be trailer able and cheaply berthed at a marina.
  2. Yeah, I also suspect that Ashby wants to helm - after all that is where the glory is, and he is definitely worthy of it. He might stick around for a two boat ETNZ program, but I suspect he will get a very attractive helming offer from somewhere - he, Burling, Tuke and ETNZ design team will be near the top of every headhunters list (if AC remains in similar foiling cats). They are all professional sportspeople with finite career spans, and for all the work, risks and sacrifices they make they deserve their chance to make retirement money without being called names for it.
  3. Kite foiling is simply too hard to have mass appeal - it takes years to get competent enough to race and finish within even 150% of the elite guys. Eventually someone will come up with a workable seated hydrofoiler for kites that will become the fastest boat around a course (as won't be so limited by windage and righting moment) and be a bit easier to sail, the kites have improved immensely in the last few years as a result of the racing and the jump to hydrofoil racing a few years back.
  4. Foiling trimarans are great, except for the useless central hull that just adds weight cost and drag. Catamaran layout is the only layout for a foiler that makes sense. If you make a catamaran wide enough then you don't need retractable daggerboards or movable crew for increased righting moment. And with 2m draft on the daggerboards and rudders it can handle 1-1.5m waves just fine.
  5. Suggest you think about that a bit more to figure out what your misunderstanding is. Adding weight to a boat (with a few possible weird exceptions) always increases righting moment, because centre of lift or buoyancy is always to leeward of centre of mass of boat (even without movable crew or ballast) when the boat is heeling to leeward due to form stability in a displacement hull/s and leeward hydrofoil lift in a hydrofoiling boat.
  6. Will the AC36 class allow female crews to be competitive (ie eliminate need for elite level male strength and endurance)
  7. Are wings more expensive than sails over a full cup cycle. What is your guess at the overall financial cost to ETNZ of: 1/ the loss of the Auckland leg of the ACWS (more or less than 5 million), 2/ move from mainland USA to Bermuda (more or less than 10 million) 3/ change to AC50 from AC62 (more or less than 5 million)
  8. If can make boats that can handle 1m waves (which seems like a useful design improvement) then do it off the North shore in the Hauraki like previous AC's. If need smaller waves then down in the more protected waters between Waiheke and Beachlands/Howick. Would be nice if we could have tall hangers/sheds and a class of boat that didn't need to have their rigs taken down every night 25m tall doors wouldn't be that hard to do (and could reduce land footprint of base facilities if they built up multi level rather than low and flat). Another option might be a few barges raised up on piles as temporary 'land' space for the cup. a 100x30m barge only costs a few million and takes a few months to get built, and could potentially be sold on to next venue to speed up cup cycle. A purpose built hanger/base ship that could ferry boats and facilities around the world for ACWS type events would be a great way to manage the show.
  9. +1
  10. +1, though a bit hard on Barker, Barkers AC failings were all about having a slower boat.
  11. after 30 minutes there still appears to be zero availability on torrent you posted, perhaps problem with seed upload?


  12. Hi Rudder, could you torrent each race from now on individually after each race so as not to give away result. Cheers
  13. No, I know local historians from the area, Richard Pearse at best had a couple of bunnyhops well after the Wright brothers flew. Wright brothers deserve all the accolades for doing it first and doing it with good scientific/ R&D practice.
  14. Coming up Monday: race 9, the spitroast