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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. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Maybe someday they'll be able to keep dinghy sailors dry too. Little Opti bubbles bobbing around. Sheltered Skiff sailors. Forget the trapeze. Best not let them go out at all if if gets too windy. Otherwise, they might capsize and get all wet.
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  3. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Fewer and fewer days out. Routes agreeing more.
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    Thanks for putting the names of the boats on the route. No route has predicted Mapfre placing anywhere but first for a few days now and by a good margin. Looks like these places are set. Maybe Brunel can come back on Vestas. Never say it's over, right?
  5. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    It's a glitch that pops up after an update. It will go away.
  6. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Finally a freaking update. Eeeech. Akzo really bit it.
  7. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Love it, Jack. Best thing you've written to date. Did you write it? Disclaimer: I've had a couple so not exactly sure I understood it but I grasped the meaning in a Bukowski - ish blur. “what matters most is how well you walk through the fire” ― Charles Bukowski
  8. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Hah. I'm just the opposite. I can't stand the light, hot stuff. I want to slit my wrists. Had my 7th birthday on my first equator crossing. The whole Neptune ordeal. It took forever. Wasn't a breath of air for days. Very traumatic.
  9. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Know what you mean. Was just having this conversation.
  10. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Clean Report You see them at every major regatta; a chaotic, bedraggled corps of passionate wackos toting pelican cases and laptop bags who call themselves ‘media professionals.’ They’re more demanding than the most spoiled billionaire owner and more manipulative than a match racing champ, and they’re more cynical and jaded than any sailor could hope to be. The scariest part of it all is that the success or failure of an event can come down to whether or not someone can keep the journalists, filmmakers, and photographers happy, and in all the world, there was one woman better at that job than anyone else in the world. And we’re gutted to tell you that yesterday, after years of quietly battling against the disease that took her, one of the world’s best managers of personalities anywhere died. I’d say Isabel Genis exemplified the term ‘grace under pressure,’ but in reality, grace permeated Isa did regardless of pressure. When we first met Isabel she was running a massive press operation at the Barcelona World Race, and her deft hand at handling the stickiest situations was already legendary. Somehow able to turn the most negative story into a feel-good win/win narrative, Isabel always managed to find an elegant solution to any problem without sacrificing her integrity or honesty. Isabel took the time to read every reporter’s filing and watch almost every film. She spoke at least 6 languages and could provide you with a fact, a name, or a translation in microseconds. To me, a 30-something ‘reporter’ with my 20-something photographer wife representing an ‘outlaw’ publication, Genis did something that no one else running a major event had ever done: She made us feel like a truly valuable part of the whole thing, and helped us really want to bring our readers behind the scenes for some amazing stories. Without Isabel, the world’s understanding of the great races she worked – The Race, the Vendee Globe, Olympics, Barcelona World Race, America’s Cup, Volvo Ocean Race (and everything else Isabel touched in her busy career) – would be much poorer. Personally, had I missed out on several late night, hours-long, red wine-fueled talks about the sport, controversy, ethics, technology and family with Isabel, I know I’d be a much poorer person for it. We are all poorer this morning for her loss. http://sailinganarchy.com/2017/11/21/real-genius/
  11. VOR Leg 2 Lisbon to Cape Town

    Runs in the family. Leg 02, Lisbon to Cape Town, day 17, on board AkzoNobel. Martine Grael- Hold on tight Photo by James Blake/Volvo Ocean Race. 21 November, 2017.
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    Leg 02, Lisbon to Cape Town, day 17, on board AkzoNobel. Simeon Tienpont- ready for anything. Photo by James Blake/Volvo Ocean Race. 21 November, 2017.
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    A word from SciFi about the High. http://www.volvooceanrace.com/en/raw/2960.html