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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. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Was driving up Beach Rd two night ago to see a rather larger boat (looked a bit like the old 65 ft Brindabella) aground of Beaumaris beach. Anyone know how it managed to get itself there?
  2. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Listening to some of the old SYC members at my club now, it would appear that Sandringham has been taken over by "non-sailing members" with many of the "sailors" heading for other clubs due to the unfriendly, super commercial feel of SYC now-a-days.
  3. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Boat 1 for sale, boat 2 not sailing, and boat 3 deal falls through. Are there issues or should we just stay calm?
  4. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Anyone know who is apparently looking at the 2012 TP Audi All-for One to join the growing band of boats here in Melb? Is this boat a sistership to Shogun?
  5. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    What happened to Quest and Rags? Or is it just the usual Sydney line of "I could not be farked racing in Melbourne"?
  6. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Current owner spent loads of $ on the Corby but still commissioned an new RP52 IRC. That sums it up pretty well as to what he thought of it. Anyone know what's happening with the old Shogun and Calm now that the owners have new toys? Rumours are that RH cannot even get a sniff on the old Shogun. Getting rid of them looks like being a major issue unless they price them at give away prices, and even then, who wants to own a older generation TP when there are now three latest generation ones in Australia to race against.
  7. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Anyone know how you pronounce or spell "Cougar" in Russian?
  8. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Two new (2011) TP52s heading to SYC?
  9. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Yeah, fantastic news if it happens. And then he can race it in the virtually non-existent Div Zero. WooHoo, bet he can't wait for that!! Let's face it, Div 0 is dead. Begs the question what's happened to all the boats? Calm (only boat out racing regularly) Terrafirma (in Sydney, hardly sailed, why?) The Doll (hardly sails nowadays, why?) Goldfinger (hardly sails nowadays, why?) XLR8 (hardly sails nowadays, why?) Shogun (Sydney based, hardly sailed, why?) Cougar (sold, rumoured to be replaced, but will they get their crew back from Calm?) What are Phil Coombs and Chris Dare up too? They seemed to have disappeared off the earth.
  10. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Rumour is the Cougar "has left the cage". Anyone know what's next for Alan?
  11. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Wrong ex-Div 0 owner. As for dogs, well I think even CD will admit the last one was a dog. Not sure about the ones before that though.
  12. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    It's time to face it. Div 0 is dead so the guys in Div 1 better start getting used to the big boats being back in that Division. This being the case, I wonder whether a certain former Div 0 owner will be going ahead with his recent purchase order of one of the Ker 40's from Macca's.
  13. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    Good rumour. The US is certainly flush with bargains in the grand prix racing space. And at 55 feet it would give him a little gap on the hot 50-52 footers and so frech aire around the race course. Interesting. Mex I couldn't see him sailing in another shitter after the last one, and aren't his kids sailing now?
  14. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    I appreciate you point of view. If that is the general consensus, why does SYC enter a team, considering the cost of entry is born by the members? Save the $1000 and put it to use elsewhere? If so where? SYC smacked again. I'd suggest you just not bother in future. It's becoming embarrassing for you guys.
  15. Melbourne Big Boat Fleet

    What happened yesterday? In Div 0 Race 1, Veloce wins from the TP52s, and GF doesn't even finish. In Race 2 Veloce wins, Cougar and GF both DNF, and Shogun DNC. Lot's of DNFs in Div 1 also. If it was blowing 40 knots as pikey suggests, they normally would not have raced. Only winner is North Sails? I think they cover most of the Div 0 fleet.