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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.
    • B.J. Porter

      Moderation Team Change   06/16/2017

      After fifteen years of volunteer moderation at SA, I will no longer be part of the moderation team. The decision to step aside is mine, and has been some time in the works but we did not wish to announce it in advance for a number of reasons. It's been fun, but I need my time back for other purposes now. The Underdawg admin account will not be monitored until further notice, as I will be relinquishing control of it along with my administrative privileges. Zapata will continue on as a moderator, and any concerns or issues can be directed to that account or to the Editor until further notice. Anyone interested in helping moderate the forums should reach out to Scot by sending a PM to the Editor account. Please note that I am not leaving the community, I am merely stepping aside from Admin responsibilities and privileges on the site.

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  1. That's quite impressive for the first day on the water. Still a lot of work to do no doubt but it looks very encouraging.
  2. Also just noticed the bowsprit looks like jib only? And from other pics it looks like a self tacker. Definitely a lot of design mods from ETNZ.
  3. One of the first things I noticed, too. I wonder if they plan to add some aero decking behind the front beam and under the wing similar to ETNZ/LR? That may also depend on how they measure.
  4. Nice to see it all together!
  5. My interpretation of "hopes to be back out on the water by next weekend" is that they would be training rather than racing, but it's a pretty vague statement.
  6. The interesting bit out of all that was Artemis "capsized" when the wind was 11mph gusts 17mph Woah, not good at all. That's just 9.6 - 14.8knts, not even half the original limits. They had been out in stronger winds several times. From this vid you can tell they were really pushing it that day:
  7. Here's an idea, allow AR to build their new wing to whatever height/size they feel is safe for their platform, and keep the windspeeds at the revised agreed upon limits. Any weight savings from a presumably smaller wing could be re-used in the beams.
  8. That's great. Maybe we'll see some tow testing out on the water soon? Look forward to seeing the changes and mods they've done from B1.
  9. Since AR has a good idea of how their B1 rates against OR1, I would think they'd be more interested in lineups with OR2 or the challengers if that's allowed? I wonder how much practice racing we'll see between teams before the LVC starts? Are there rules that prevents this within a certain time-frame of the LVC?
  10. Very impressive. Nathan is really making that 45 dance on it's first day out! Definitely shows the importance of helm/crew skill. Can't wait to see what they can do with the 72!
  11. ^ Someone posted on youtube "USA beat them by 600m over 3miles... apparently". I watched the St.Fran webcam during the testing and the difference in speed & angle was pretty dramatic at times when OR were up on the foils. I thought for sure that AR was sandbagging, but this pretty much disproves that theory.
  12. ^ Lol, that's great stuff! One more depiction of OR 17.1 for the timeline:
  13. Google tubercles Paul Bieker. This, for instance: http://perryboat.sai...start-here.html Very interesting. Thanks for the link. It's always interesting when designers use nature for ideas. The top speed of the humpback whale is 27km/h according to: http://www.speedofan...umpback_whale If I were designing a high-speed fin/foil, I'd look at similarities between the fastest swimmers in the ocean: http://www.top10stop...astest-swimmers
  14. I wondered the same thing. Perhaps he was either encouraging them to fully foil, or maybe he was strongly against it and they felt that was holding them back? Shortly after he left (Nov 30) the winglets appeared on the rudders (update #3 Dec 3). Peyron mentioned in their update #6 video that their next set of boards will be a lot better for the lifting effect. I'm still not 100% convinced that they won't try it. Perhaps some of it depends on how their line ups go with OR over the next few weeks?
  15. Thanks for the first hand observations. I watched it on the St. Francis YC webcam and it looked pretty close until OR started foiling downwind. Found this image of the reverse heel you described: