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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. Chicago-Mac/Meridian X MOB Recovery

    +1. I've been at this a long time....and have learned from the information shared here. I was on a boat that was right in the middle of this too. We endured a pretty violent round up, which I believe ironically helped us get our kite down. I know a couple of the guys on the Meridian and can't imagine the emotional process all of you have endured. Regardless of the 2nd guessing from some...the bottom line is the team was able to retrieve their guy. Thanks for sharing the details. The information is extremely helpful.
  2. Chicago-Mac/Meridian X MOB Recovery

    Not a Tri...but a Farr 400. Big props to the crew and to the others that attempted to assist!
  3. Seahorse

    But no shirts to us RORC members that have been "subscribers" for years Let me ping them and see if we can work something out to get you the full Seahorse Bro Deal. May take a week or so, but I will try! My shirt(s) arrived last week. They are great!
  4. Seahorse

    I never got my shirt. Clean still owes me a hat too. I got nothin...
  5. West Michigan Thread

    Here is a link to follow for registration if you're interested. The more the merrier! http://woobox.com/v6ey63?utm_source=Quantum+Sails+Email+Subscription&utm_campaign=892c475b7f-Newsletter+-+Cruising+No.+5&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_dead471925-892c475b7f-216843537
  6. West Michigan Thread

    Quantum Sails will be participating in two seminar events during the month of April at Macatawa Bay Yacht Club. Both events will take place on a Wednesday evening. On April 12, Quantum’s Farley Fontenot will share many of his experiences, with a general topic of ‘Maximizing your boats performance, through the tools of sail control.’ On April 26, Quantum’s Dave Gerber will facilitate 'A sailors round table’. All sailors, including cruisers, racers and juniors…please attend this seminar where we will discuss sailing on the Great Lakes. Bring your questions, your pictures, your thoughts and even your concerns. This should provide for an enjoyable evening and camaraderie.’ Additionally, there will be several Quantum subject matter experts available to discuss almost any sailing topic that interests you. Both events are targeted to all sailors including cruising and racing enthusiasts, along with junior sailors. The events are open to anyone in the area that would like to attend. Quantum will have some door prizes and other giveaways too. The events will run from 6:00-9:00pm and MBYC will also be open for food and beverages. We look forward to a great turnout and a great sharing of educational information. Thanks in advance for ‘passing the word.’ We look forward to seeing you there!
  7. Amazing film!

    Very cool!
  8. Is this a beautiful boat or what?

    Smart man. I'm available for adoption....just sayin
  9. 52 SUPER SERIES

    Been that way since the MedCup days. Best sailing on the interwebs, keep up the great work guys. +1 Little tough on the work productivity...but great to watch. Hopefully this can carry over to next events.
  10. Sailing activities in Maui

    We were in Maui for the first time this past spring. I highly recommend the bike ride down from the volcano for a morning activity. It was a hoot!
  11. Sounds like you hit a bit of a BVI lotto. Enjoy!
  12. Hroth...PM me if you want to meet for a coffee or beer near Holland. Happy to share a bunch of info with you and probably still have one of the cruising guides if you want to borrow it.
  13. 2016 Melges 32 Worlds

    I hate to break it to you brownie, but campaigning sailboats on a national or international grand prix level is expensive whether on a melges 32 or a finn. But the good news is that there are a lot of classes and fleets that are not expensive. Pick one of those to sail. I guess you would have complained about the vanderbilts and liptons sailing their j boats back in the day. Quit complaining and go sail at the level you are comfortable with and let others do the same. +1 Why do people have to bitch? Spend one day...hell, spend one hour around any of the DeVos programs/family members etc, and you will see why they are highly respected by many of those they come into contact with.
  14. Venture (not MacGregor) Memories...

    My dad owned a Venture 17 when I was probably 7 or 8. He sold that, then one day he arrives home with a Venture 224. My mother was livid, as I assume there wasn't much discussion prior the purchase. The 224 was the 'pop-top' version of the 24. I'll never forget my dad saying.."I now have stand up head room. What more do I need"? He called it 'Wet and Wild". Classic If it wasn't for that...I wouldn't be enjoying the sport like I do today.