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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. Okay, now the congrats can come...Way to go Pinhead!! Sick, deep fleet...
  2. Geez...I thought it was over today. Jinx removed... Go get 'em tomorrow!
  3. Congrats to our own 'Pinhead' for taking the W!!!
  4. How long until you have five different fires to deal with? Tell your retirement community to stop watering their heirloom fruits and save up for next week...
  5. I have some beautiful swampland for sale. PM me if you're interested. I think you would be the ideal buyer for this property. I was hoping you would swear at me. Last time you did that, I got half a mongrel. <- random -> <- your sunnies make you look like you have a cock pump over your eye -> <- you have horrible man hands for such groomed eyebrows_._Your selfie reflection looks like you have some Swamp Thing issues to manage -> <- America_._Freedom -> <- code target: c&ref.[{random}inc#121].IP.family.psm ->
  6. ^ come on guy... Tomorrow is set up to be a total ripper. In NZL...
  7. There is a big format screen out on the YC peninsula... It's just east of St Fancy and tough to view publicly as it sits facing WNW and is in the controlled area for the expensive bleachers. There is standing room for about 15 people to see the screen outside of the barriers. But you can't see the water from there...maybe the wing tops. I like watching from Renny's spot and then going to the screen to watch OR piss it away on the bottom 1/4 of leg 3. Still cannot understand why you choose this place. Watching from in front of GGYC you can see the complete course. Can you do this from the west bleachers? But is there a big screen there in front of GGYC? I'd like to see the boats, from the shore, but need to e able to follow the racing on a screen. Oh, or be with people who can follow it on mobile devices I supposeFrom the shore with big screens would be ideal. Can someone confirm if there is a big screen out by StFYC? If so, sounds like that's the place. TK, Surly, et al. who have been at Marina--cool with walking out onto the spit tomorrow? (yellow oval on attached image). Someone who has been out there call out a landmark that would be easy to find. There are about 13 big screens inside St. Francis YC, but none outside, and none outside GGYC and none down at the jetty (spit) at the end of the seawall that runs between StFYC and GGYCThe western most big screen is at AC village at Marina Green where the other anarchists have been hanging out.
  8. They are checking bags at the village and pavilion... Security says someone one tried to bring something nasty into the venue (pavilion) but won't say what it is... Anyone know? Stay vigilant people!
  9. Absolutely. If those sailors were on another team, under another leader, sailing another boat, there wouldn't be a problem. But when you're on a failing team (Keyword being Team) You represent that team, and everything they have done (Or havent done) you represent what that team stands for, and the failings that team has incurred. Its part and parcel of being a part of that team. You take the good, and you take the bad. Just as Team New Zealand did in 2003. Yes Russell and friends left the team, but ultimately the team was underprepared, inexperienced with no clear leader, sailing a boat that was structurally lacking and did not perform. (deja vu anyone??) and the team (Mainly Dean Barker) shouldered the blame for a miserable, failure of a defense campaign. Those words were echoed around the world and were strongest in New Zealand. There was no...well at least they're trying hard, and its good to see them on the water and lets cheer them on back then. They lost and they lost bad. But there was no postponing any races, there was no not turning up on race day. They turned up and got their asses handed to them every race day. Thats what Artemis needs to realise, in The America's Cup you can sugarcoat it all you want, but its not about how hard you try, its about winning and losing...like the Oracle video says: There is no second place. Agree. I am a little tired of hearing about the sailors on AR (particularly NO) being top class. No they are not. They may have won other classes or gold medals but this is about sailing an AC72. And in this class they have achieved nothing part from finishing two races (2nd) There are questions about LR, but they have finished more races and won 2 of them. OR - BA we have not really see him do anything and he is really second fiddle to JS. OR - JS trashed boat 1 in a situation where a more level headed or mature helmsman would not have. DB - yes it is easy to look good when you are in a good team but this is a new class and DB has all the ticks the others have and more. And he is a key part of that team. On top of this I think we need to be able to look at the helmsman and wing trimmer relationship. Clearly TNZ score higher in this regard as well. Talk about being double sided... There is no precedent for anyone on these boats. You cant compare DB/GA vs. JS/Anyone as a helm/wing tandem. Have you seen them race against each other on AC72s? There is no doubt that NO, JS, or anyone else on any team is nothing but top class. Who else is there? If DB was sailing for AR and JS was sailing with LR would you have the same opinion? This is the AC...Its a design match. Period. I could beat up on these guys if I had the right rocketship.
  10. It's becoming very clear the the team that best manages time on the water with boat development will take home the chocolates. It seems that those that are consistently slick turning corners can make as much ground or more than a 5% boatspeed advantage does. Wouldn't it be extraordinary if the AC was decided on who does the lowest number of non-foiling gybes over the series?WTF kind of sailboat racing do you do? Thanks for the comments doctor obvious... At least these AR guys can catch a shift. LR is sailing like dog shit. They have managed to find the longest way around the course every race thus far. That's not a winning formula no matter how fast you are... How about LRs starts? Leeward gate management? Piss poor for this level of racing. No excuses for that But you gotta admit, it looks like pretty handy dog shit, when it comes to sailing against AR. Not too bad for 2nd division teams. What ever type of shit it is LR is doing a poor job of getting their boat around the course. It's only a matter of days that would put AR ahead of LR. Maybe 10? LR has nothing to be proud of. If I was in LR management I would question why their OTW team can't dispose of a 'broken' team like AR. This is as exciting as it will get until the match. I expect AR to improve vs LR. I'm taking 10:1 that AR win a race. No doubt AR will be working hard until Friday. I don't think LR will do much except lay like the dog they are. It's all relative. Relative to AR, LR is looking like a winner. There's no way NO and team can overcome that fuck-up of a boat, no matter how good they are. And there's no denying they're good. Pretty sure you'll lose your money. I agree...LRs platform and time in the boat SHOULD mean they will walk away with the LVC Semis. But they arent putting the nail in the coffin. In both starts AR could have parked LR.... but it didnt happen. Respect? All Im saying is that AR is sailing the course better than LR. If LR could actually hit some shifts/pressure the delta would be considerably higher. But so far LR has only relied on their speed and comfort with their time on their platform. IF AR can continue to sail well and close the gap on boat handling then we will have an interesting situation. The slope of ARs improvement is of interest. Too bad there isnt enough time. Can you imagine what big blue could have accomplished with more time on the H2O? IMHO AR is faster than LR upwind. Blue doesnt look like a fuck up to me...Maybe the AR program is Fd up...But given the time and development opportunity Blue beats LR/ETNZ Gen1 all day. Do you think the LR guys would be able to put down the same performance after 9 or 10 days on the H2O?
  11. It's becoming very clear the the team that best manages time on the water with boat development will take home the chocolates. It seems that those that are consistently slick turning corners can make as much ground or more than a 5% boatspeed advantage does. Wouldn't it be extraordinary if the AC was decided on who does the lowest number of non-foiling gybes over the series?WTF kind of sailboat racing do you do? Thanks for the comments doctor obvious... At least these AR guys can catch a shift. LR is sailing like dog shit. They have managed to find the longest way around the course every race thus far. That's not a winning formula no matter how fast you are... How about LRs starts? Leeward gate management? Piss poor for this level of racing. No excuses for that But you gotta admit, it looks like pretty handy dog shit, when it comes to sailing against AR. Not too bad for 2nd division teams. What ever type of shit it is LR is doing a poor job of getting their boat around the course. It's only a matter of days that would put AR ahead of LR. Maybe 10? LR has nothing to be proud of. If I was in LR management I would question why their OTW team can't dispose of a 'broken' team like AR. This is as exciting as it will get until the match. I expect AR to improve vs LR. I'm taking 10:1 that AR win a race. No doubt AR will be working hard until Friday. I don't think LR will do much except lay like the dog they are.
  12. It's becoming very clear the the team that best manages time on the water with boat development will take home the chocolates. It seems that those that are consistently slick turning corners can make as much ground or more than a 5% boatspeed advantage does. Wouldn't it be extraordinary if the AC was decided on who does the lowest number of non-foiling gybes over the series?WTF kind of sailboat racing do you do? Thanks for the comments doctor obvious... At least these AR guys can catch a shift. LR is sailing like dog shit. They have managed to find the longest way around the course every race thus far. That's not a winning formula no matter how fast you are... How about LRs starts? Leeward gate management? Piss poor for this level of racing. No excuses for that
  13. So what's the deal with the wing? I don't like the exterior furniture but the fatness down low makes me curious. Have we had any input from the wing experts? That's a mean amount of down low SA to move through a fybe. Maybe safer CE transition for the tearaway?
  14. Sure it looks fine. The same as a 16 yo high school girl's Instagram profile. If you think anyone can sort out how to navigate the content on your site you've missed the target. If your audience is happy, then fuck me. IMHO your site sucks balls. Ive tried to get into it quite a bit and I just get upset. That could be a personal/operational issue. Keep trying though bud I'm going to start up a new website to compete and front my junk under the screen name 1cup. F off Icup
  15. ^^ Your fellow kiwi I expect more talk of this in the future. The KRR needs something.... En zed is just that, n zero. Pulls the troll card all day while following the same trolling practices. N zero, coming to San Fran for any of the racing?