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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. And replacing the wings with a normal rig they would actually be useful and some one with to much money could buy them and sail then for fun with a professional crew. If it would not have been for the hate between Alinghi and Oracle I am sure that one or two would end up in lake Geneva.
  2. First of all they did not design a boat for the expected weather conditions. Second they designed a boat that was an updated, enhanced, shrinked ac72 beleaving that we where in a class by them self time last time so we just have to refine the systems and they would be good. Finally they under rated the other teams beleving that they wanted to copy OR. Not invent some thing new. I am pretty sure that Artemes would have been beating OR too. Not 8-1 but mybe 8-6
  3. That's funny. I never realized how similar then maps are.
  4. Its no way that ETNZ could pull out a 800 meters lead over OR at that course. Needs to be bigger to do that.
  5. Regulation wise it would be easy. You should be citizen and resident in the country you are representing at the date of the previous AC. That means that you did not get a quick passport for the next AC. It also means that it doestn not matter where you where born. means that it is very fair and cheating is difficult and still does not discriminate any one.
  6. Is this the famous magic "P" thing foil thing or was that some thing different?
  7. I am not sure that I would like to se them. I never trusted them and I still don't trust them. AC33 gaves deep scares.
  8. I think that Xerox team as a very similar average boat speed in this conditions but there tacks and jibes are unreliable and I think that this is up to there asymmetrical setup. Some times you think that omg where did they get that speed from and the next minute they are slower. Some times that tack and jibe very good, the next second they screw it up. I think that they are faster when they are riding on there high speed/wind foil then ETNZ. They are however not capable to do reliable tacks and jibes on that side. Riding on there low speed/wind foil they are slower but does reliable tacks and jibes. As long as they can not tack and jibe in a reliable way with there high speed/wind foils in this wind conditions they will not win. If they could learn to tack and jibe with 100% reliability on the high speeders then it would be different. I don't think they will learn as that is the reason for lower wind foils. The controllability. That's why you have larger foils in lower wind conditions.
  9. If ETNZ wins the next race he has lost more races then he has been winning. Interesting isn't it. Been in three AC, been winning two but still lost more then been winning.
  10. No. No one with a functioning brain would do a 40 knots head on collision to win a race. if you are lucky you would swim away from it. If not you would leave the regatta in a body bag so my answer is no.
  11. Of course he would not. If one boat makes damage to the other boat being (that has the right of way) they will automatically loose the race and the other team will win. In this case that would mean that ETNZ would win the cup. The second thing is that at this moment Jimmy is a very respected sailor. He might be an arrogant bastard but still a respected arrogant bastard. After a thing like that he would be dead as a sailor and people would spit on him.
  12. It is not much that they can do now with regards to big redesigns. If they did not have it in the pipeline since months it is way to late now. Update foils and rudders? How? They have been doing the research and testing for years. If they did not find any faster solutions during the last 3 years they will not be able to design manufacture, test and learn how to use in one week and I guess that they are not allowed to have another set of foils. Wing. Limited things that they can do. Same thing as above. If they did not manage during the last years its way to late. Any updates has to be designed, manufactured, installed, tested and optimized. Control system of foils and wing. A bit to late now. Same as above. Cyclores. Way to late. Even if they could bolt on ETNZ system they do not know how to optimize and use it. How many sailing days does ETNZ have with there cyclors? they are still learning and Improving. Crew change. Nice idea but who can jump into a new very complicated boat and do a better job then JS.To late. Weight savings? They would be stupide and terrible bad designers if they are not on minimum weight at this moment. Boat number two. In which way would that help. Not at all. What they can do is small tweaks, improve there sailing and learn how to use there equipment to 100% like they did in 2013, improve there tactics and how for better weather condition.
  13. Of course they can but they don't know how to use them.
  14. I would say 4-0 to Berling in the starts.
  15. I think that I might be watching another race. In my Race the kiwis are gaining.