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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. I'm racing this weekend on my buddy;s Santana 35. Did the Mac on it last summer, had a blast! Nothing like standing head room , a dry bunk, hot coffee. The arm's "racing" on the coasts and Caribbean has tamed the sport and sadly you are correct...c u in November!
  2. We won it on Charlie Dole's J-24 in 2001! The wettest I have ever been, slogging 30 miles up wind to Kaneohe Bay with 7 ! The J-35s finally caught us at Makapuu. Second day surfing down the coast with all the fishing gear out , we hook into something HUGE , Big L has like the 5k test shit out we abruptly come off the step and almost pulled the stern rail out of Charlie's boat! Kite , jib and his Cal 20 loose luffed as a an inside stay sail, SNAP the piano wire breaks, back on the step guessing a big tiger shark... That was a FUN year!
  3. NINE???? Jeez ,remember when we had 30 plus!? The parties at KYC , Pokai Bay and then WYC were epic fun! Great sailing, and what a cast of characters. Same here the Mills Race in 2 weeks use to have a hundred entries not sure there are even 30 today. The Melges 32s took a 6 SPM hit to 15 SPM... we use to race the boat in 10 -12 races during the season. Now maybe half that and then Lauderdale to KW every year. Doing the Cove Island cse in this years Port Huron to Mackinac, under ORR.
  4. PHRF LE is at it again with ratings adjustments so 'm curious is there any interest in the competitors on LE interested in racing ORR? The Macs have gone by the way of ORR. The Sportboats are taking a huge hit not sure what is driving that other than culling the fleet. I also understand that a number of Sportboat owners are bailing and moving the boats to another sandbox. Thanks!
  5. Wow! Truly a great read and remarkable!
  6. Yet another example of a significant elementary navigation error. At the very least if the Captain is solely going to rely on a chart plotter, there should be a small scale chart taped down or accessible to the crew with the boats intended track as a reference to shoal water, navigation hazards aids to navigation, reefs. The navigator and Captain have a much better idea with a simple DR track to plan and prepare any shoal water or hazards to navigation if the chart plotter is going to zoomed or worse as in the Vesta's incident , the Navigator forgets.
  7. Slag this troll as you see fit, but lets leave the Garter out of this nastiness. Some of us quite enjoy the interaction with eastern European culture. "You buy drink, yes?" After peeling through through a couple of stacks at the Garter couple weeks ago , and being refused later at the GP, we were making our way back to the Hotel only find the "Eastern Euro Trash Girls', in a bar next to the Bottle Cap. Pretty funnny like 50 of them! Partied like rock stars with them till like 4 , then took a bunch out to Denny's for breakfast. We did scale the monument this year with out getting arrested or like last year a "courtesy ride" to he hotel.
  8. "What the fuck are you doing racing in the middle of our harbour?" Zactly!
  9. Not a thruster. he is backing at full power on the port shaft . 100% pitch and max shaft RPM. Thrusters donts produce that amout of screw wash. Those ships are equipped with the Azipod drive units.
  10. Thanks Senior Chief. I only did 4 but they were critical in my development. You got it bro! Thanks!
  11. Our Navy is steep in tradition. As an initiated Chief Petty Officer (91), and retired Senior Chief, I saw this video of our CPO Selectees, I was reminded of how significant it is that we honor those of the Greatest Generation, Korea, Vietnam Era, and the Global war on terrorism veterans. Our community of Chief Petty Officer's has evolved in the month long "selectee" training and ultimately pinning on every September 16th. While the actual hell night and day long intiation has been passed over with new politically correct "training", this video reflects all that is great about our community , honoring a fellow Chief Petty Officer. These selectees will never forget that day. I'll never forget mine! I drank more truth serum than was humanly possible! According to our Doc. Scot has always been great with our Navy and other service veterans here . Thanks for putting this up. Its a great Navy Day!
  12. Any pics or intel on the mods to WO from you guys in Sydney?
  13. Shit, I was on a fucking J-24 that capsized in the wind alone, and it sank! I know a lot of the M 24 guys racing, trust me, cumulatively , they have more experience and miles than some of the divisions combined. The kids will be awright.
  14. Whatever your flavor du jour, or comfort level is, the Sportboats are wayyy more fun than any other boat I have sailed on. We raced Badfish a Melges 32 in the 2013 BYC MAC race, finished first on the shore cse, lost to perhaps the most UNSAFE boat on the lakes. In fact its comical listening to the critics wrt the Melges 24 s ... personally I have many offshore miles in salt and fresh water on the M32 and I cant wrap my head around the argument! I sailed last week on the Mills, we finished behind the other M32, ironically like 30 boats retired , one dismasted, 3 broken rudders, and sadly 1 guy killed, all on 4 KSBs... you guys know, its experience and boat condition. Our top speed last Friday night was high teens, code zero, jib, surfing! F-U-N- ! sustained mid to high teens, I'll take it over, over a fucking hot meal, PERIOD. Come check us out in Chicago , racing the Chi-MAC, I'll show you our boat setup, the safety gear, and the carbon rum locker. Its fucking big!
  15. I spent a lot of time in GITMO, during my Navy career. The sailing in and around Gitmo, is what you would expect , primo Caribbean conditions ! Saw the largest schools of hammerhead sharks just off the entrance to GITMO scary cool! Politics aside, its clear the embargo has largely done more harm to the average Cuban citizen...the Cuban's are great people, Sol and his merry band of southern Florida sailing enthusiasts have some exciting ideas. Hopefully the good folks at SORC can organize something like a few proposals I have heard. An Islands in the stream is one of the proposals. Unfortunately its still a sensitive and prickly issue in South Florida... A big boat race to Hemingway's nirvana, will be huge. Hopefully it happens, I'm not missing it!