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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. Ex Sanya V70
  2. Wussell certainly seems to have a way with people....
  3. It's no great secret that OR are out for the heads of the jury who banned DDR. It's been going on for some time. Smacks of arrogance and all that is wrong in sport that a competitor can attempt to corrupt a disciplinary process in such a way. Kinda like having Russia running the UN. Wankers!
  4. (*mightier than a sword?) "dang right it is, why don't we try one of those ol' fangled spinnakers?" "Don't worry, we'll just get Dirk to hide some lead in it"
  5. So I hear BG is back at Cooksons on a cradle. Rumour is getting more rocker put in. Anyone know more?
  6. Even going back to Brindabella, Ninety-Seven and Sayonara days they where all skinny upwinds boats for their day. Only really 2-3 exceptions if you look back as far as 1990. Errr, beg to differ. Can't really comment on Brindabella (who seems beamyish) but Sayonara was a round the buoys boat with a configuration more for reaching and downwind such as the transpac. Narrower than some, but lightweight and downwind oriented aka Farr's design philosophy of the time....
  7. The image is deceptive TF. Groupama's boards are near vertical, just a couple of degrees off, and slightly forward angled. Have a look at this set here https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/1395196_653870381319677_1895304158_n.jpg
  8. Groupama's are pretty much vertical. Had an interesting comparison looking at Giacamo and BG last night, pretty much side by side. BG has much more freeboard aft. Will definately be a monster blast reaching/running!
  9. Here she's is. Gotta fat ass! https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=657249054325116&set=a.613668218683200.1073741827.228993933817299&type=1&theater
  10. +1 Estar, I do laugh when I hear talk of ETNZ "cheating" by designing a foiling AC72. Nor have the found a "loophole" in the rule. What they have done is designed, perhaps the only "safe" (and I do say this with a grain of salt) AC72, to a design rule the OC, as cup holders have formulated. It's safe, its fast and it was designed within the rules. Now I understand that there is an argument to change the rules to enhance safety and i'm sure there's a number of ways this could be done. However the facts remain the same - ETNZ and LR can foil fast, safely and within the rules, whereas OR have shown some unsteadiness foiling, Artemis have not really shown anything apart from a Cayard size cluster fuck! This is a net result of design choices. Nothing more and nothing less. Why we have to change design rules to suit those that have made poor choices, i'll never know. If they were really serious about safety and perhaps less wing area as Cayard noted, why don't they trim 2m off the top of their existing wings? As far as I can tell, this is totally within existing spar limits, would satisfy the safety aspect they so vocally now need and also negate the need for absurd and unprecedented changes to class rules as the last minute.. The current farce is nuts! I also don't believe for one minute that IM is as independant as everyone makes him out to be.
  11. Like fuck. This will be buried deeper than nuclear waste! You won't hear PC saying, "we'll JK fucked up and the beam broke" or "maybe we should have calculated less load cycles before component failure"
  12. Very possible I'd say given the position and nature of the break in the beam. Dolphin striker still intact and all stays attached so maybe port hull chainplate/terminal failure Not all stays intact. I second that - again extremely reliable AC sources have suggested it was stay failure leading to structure failure. Unfortunately as it seems that AR are the only structural investigators, we may never know....
  13. What a crap report. Way too many errors of fact to list. Second that. Particularly the on the scene reported "these are the biggest boats that have ever been raced" Puhlease!
  14. While people may not have "known" this would happen, all the teams have been expecting and preparing for an upside down event. Given the load, distances and dynamics involved, its always been an extremely high possibility that a serious injury was likely in one of these events. OR and the guys seem to have got lucky when they pitch poled in that the boat stayed in one piece structurally and no one landed on solid objects. Its extremely sad but Artemis will go on, albeit handicaped by a lack of wings and low moral and most likely lack of confidence in their design/engineering/build team (depending on the nature of the failure) Its an unfortunate by product of sailing becoming faster and more exciting. Crashes will happen, boats will break and at higher speeds, more injuries or worse will occur. This is the same with all sports. I just hope we don't see boat on boat collisions and the carbon confetti that would result from this.
  15. Sad sads news.