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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. Count me as a maybe, it's a hike from the Midwest! Anyone have an extra bed? We had a similiar provision for ice boating and my homeowners insurance covered me, and they accepted the policy as proof.
  2. More pictures, this time from the Spring Opener at CCYC. Thanks to Corinthian for hosting! https://www.dropbox.com/sh/901y23byikf1sl8/AAB5RnxTxs01yghjeJbatmmsa?dl=0
  3. Good point! Check the link, we have a ton of educational events planned, from coaching at the casual events to webinars. CCYC and the T10 fleet set up coaching for this weekend's spring opener and Olympic cup. I'll be on the coach boat both days, tune into channel 72 after the start for some tips and advice!
  4. Sign up is open for the Quantum CASRA Distance Race Championship! The winner will get a day of coaching with multiple time world champ Terry Hutchinson on their boat, some sweet Quantum gear and the title of Quantum Casra Distance Race Champion. Registration is open to all classes of boats, PHRF and One Design alike. We will be scoring your top three finishes from Chicago to Waukegan,Waukegan to Chicago, Michigan City Race, Chicago to St Joe, St Joe to Chicago. More details inside, Sign Up Here.
  5. In an email from Dave it sounds like the foils are catching up to the boats and they are adding more guys to the team. I have a feeling they will be pumping out boats soon. PS anyone driving from Newp to Chicago in about 30 hulls?
  6. Some pictures from J88 tuning this weekend: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/v4uvshpi9fceq26/AADt7e9GAYofB5JTKg3wBa6va?dl=0 Also a nice video of the M32's lighting it up as the blew past us!
  7. Yup, I have seen little to none TOT in Chicago.
  8. Race registration is open: http://chicagosailracing.org/races Subscribe to the emails if you didn't get a notification: http://chicagosailracing.org/
  9. Nope Looks like they started one but not up and running yet: https://www.facebook.com/ChiSailRacing/
  10. So where are fleets forming? And is there any movement towards an organized national committee? We have 4 coming to Chicago, with a few more kicking tires. Hoping to get some weeknight racing with the v15/lasers at CCYC.
  11. 3 are counted, 2 throw outs if you do all 5. Winner gets bitchin' prize. Writing the SI's now everything should be out and set by mid May.To be clear, you MUST do all 5?Do as many as you want, 3 count. Correct, sail what you can and we will score you, whether it's 1 or 5 races.
  12. 3 are counted, 2 throw outs if you do all 5. Winner gets bitchin' prize. Writing the SI's now everything should be out and set by mid May.
  13. Agreed. Let's cut to the chase... What does CASRA support mean for the competitor? This year it will be more of a background change. Better website, better cooperation between the clubs, better response to changes in the sailing community. My hope is the cooperation leads to better ran races and better turn out between the clubs. Next year I see more changes, mostly aimed at the middle group of sailors to remove barriers to entry and making the experience more enjoyable for those beyond the hardcore group (ie everyone on here). Bridging that gap is one of the ways they will grow sailing locally. Westrec on board means easier support for regattas for the marinas. Overnight moorings and promotion to a broader audience (all sailboats in Chicago instead of just the racers). They are the 600 pound gorilla in the room, best to have the gorilla moving in your direction. There's more coming, a lot going on behind the scenes.
  14. You're kidding, right?????? Your sails propel you??? I guess you can be replaced then????? I've been wanting to bring my boat out to Chi Town for the Verve but, I'm not sure what the PHRF fleet for the 135 range might be. I'll pit my team against you and your North Groupies any day. Fuck off newbie. And I would take you and any inventory of sails you have with any boat and any crew and kick your ...meet wat...or is that butt wad? V15's at Montrose this Sunday. See you there! ;-)
  15. It depends on a lot of factors, goals, budget, fleet,etc. Some boats get new sails every season, some wait until Mother Nature takes the sail down for them. I personally think you should replace all your sails every season, but I may be biased!