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      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. I'm more than happy to pay but even if I sign up for a pay TV subscription (Foxtel), I can't see replays. When are these guys going to come into the 21st century and allow pay per view so we can watch things when we want to watch them? I did manage to watch the Portsmouth race through the AC+ app through a VPN but it seems to have gotten smarter and worked out that I was geo-dodging. It must be accessing the GPS on the ipad or something. While it is always my last resort, I will torrent it, but I can't find full replays on any of the usual sites. If Russel makes it this hard for a fan to watch, the general public it never going to see it. Dave
  2. ACWS Portsmouth 23rd 26th July

    Make sure you clear your cookies in the process. I hopped on a Canadian proxy to catch the live stream but I was still detected as US until I dumped the cookie. Thanks react, I'm in. Had to pay 8USD to Larry which suits me just fine.
  3. ACWS Portsmouth 23rd 26th July

    This is giving me the shits in Australia! I'm more than happy to pay to watch a replay of the racing but I won't pay thousands for a pay TV subscription. My first mistake was to create an AC+ account. I thought the restrictions may only apply to the live broadcast and not the replay. I then logged out of my AC+ account, fired up my VPN (Private Tunnel) using a Swiss server. According to AC+ the Swiss get live streaming. I then created another AC+ account but it still new that I was in Australia and blocked me again. Any thoughts would be much appreciated.
  4. Artemis?

    I don't claim to be any sort of sailor but yes I have crewed a Murray 18 in 30 knots. We ended up dropping the main and coming in on the jib alone when the race was cancelled. The point I make is that winning a 49er gold medal is probably the best preparation there is for sailing an AC72. There are a lot of other skills needed when sailing with a large team but your helming skills will be second to none.
  5. Artemis?

    What is flapping off the end of the foil at 25s in this video: http://www.americascup.com/en/news/3/news/16818/artemis-racing-flies-around-the-bay-on-big-blue
  6. Artemis?

    Let me guess that you have never sailed a 49er in more than 15 knots
  7. Artemis?

    Let me guess that you have never sailed a 49er.
  8. News from SF Embarcadero...

    Who's racing? Not ETNZ as GD said that they will never line up against OR before the Cup. They might just low ride around the course
  9. Artemis?

    It would be a lot faster if they painted that wing red
  10. Artemis?

    ^^^ the windward bow spotted a fish and bobbed under the water for a quick look.
  11. Vestas Sailrocket

    and/or smash their Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/vestas/posts/169532373192278
  12. Vestas Sailrocket

    Time for Helena to step up to the plate. I bet she can smash 60!