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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. I heard that it's maybe been purchased by the owner of Belle?? Mex
  2. It just means they under estimated your sailing abilities. So you should feel insulted... not concerned. Mex
  3. Bacon and Sampson with a bit of coverage: http://www.sailing.org.au/nexba-melbourne-osaka-double-handed-crusade/ Mex
  4. There are no stupid questions... just stupid people. Mex
  5. I think one of the challenges for ART is that they could not see what the judges are seeing. SBTJ were 200 metres down the course with a rain squall rolling through and reduced visibility. ART couldn't see that SBTJ were in displacement mode and doing sub 20 knots. The other challenge, as raise by Ken Read, is that ART re-entered the course past the lay line for the bottom mark and so were broad reaching at 40+ knots even in slow mode. I do wonder if SBTJ were gaming the system at this stage by going slow. It looked like survival mode but I do wonder. Dean is a wily old fox... Mex
  6. Simply Fun is on the market... apparently. http://sundancemarine.com.au/brokerage/sail-yacht/2013-hh42-simply-fun/
  7. Is it just me or is this thing quickly going to get nicknamed "violation"? Mex
  8. The front fell off: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mV42ynOLJM RIP John Clarke
  9. It would appear that she's got this sorted. Mex
  10. Learn to sail in your own fucking time!
  11. Oh Oh, what's happened to Eric Bellion? 1.1 knots at 171 degrees heading...
  12. The Ichi Ban TP52 (Ex Azzurra 2011 version) has a bigger rig than TP52 standard, a deeper keel and lighter bulb. It has performed well offshore, including a couple of Sydney Hobart races. Balance rates 1.373 Ichi Ban 1.399, around 2% faster. Only one S2H completed by Matt's TP52 Ichi Ban... the most recent one. Prior Hobarts were completed on his Carkeek 60 also named Ichi Ban. He's entered both for the past few years but only has done 2016 in the TP52.
  13. "We will not beat the time by Loïck Peyron who had exceptionally good conditions" I'd suggest Francis isn't talking records. The reference is simply the time taken Cape Horn to the Equator by Loick & Co... which was superb. Mex
  14. I was on one of the faster 40 footers in the most recent race and it was more than "sporty" enough for me tangling with the TP52s and the 70 foot cruisers on the second start line. Watching the 100 footers and VOR70s roar around on the 1st start line was awesome, terrific (in the true sense of the word) and frightening. There is just no way you could run one start line these days without significant death and destruction... especially given the restricted sailing room and spectator craft. Cheers Mex
  15. It's a bit light on this year in the Fast 40 category: After Midnight NSW Farr 40 Mod Avalanche VIC Hick 40 Chutzpah VIC Caprice 40 Dare Devil NSW Farr/Cookson 47 Elena Nova NSW JV 42 Hartbreaker VIC Reichel Pugh 46 Imalizard NSW Welbourn 12 Matador Sweden Elliott 44 Patrice NSW Ker 46 Simply Fun VIC HH 42 The Goat NSW Rogers 46 A few regulars missing in action: Anger Management, Cadibarra, Concubine (they get a leave pass this year), Indian, Midnight Rambler, OCL2 and Rush. A bit surprised that a few of these aren't coming to play any longer... Mex