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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 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
  2. Simply Fun is on the market... apparently. http://sundancemarine.com.au/brokerage/sail-yacht/2013-hh42-simply-fun/
  3. Is it just me or is this thing quickly going to get nicknamed "violation"? Mex
  4. The front fell off: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mV42ynOLJM RIP John Clarke
  5. It would appear that she's got this sorted. Mex
  6. Learn to sail in your own fucking time!
  7. Oh Oh, what's happened to Eric Bellion? 1.1 knots at 171 degrees heading...
  8. 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.
  9. "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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. That's cold. Hopefully, Karma continues her bitchy ways. Mex
  13. Interesting the number of boats being chartered for the race. Is this a new trend or have I just been oblivious in the past? Matador (ex-Veloce chartered by some Swedes)) Performance Racing (currently Wot Eva) Philosophers (Cookson 12 chartered by Sorro & Gordo) Samskara (Aussie based 47.7 chartered by a UK mob) Mahligai (chartered by a bunch of Russians) Sonic (current Frantic chartered by a bunch of Koreans) UBOX (current Pretty Fly chartered by Dong Fong?) Victoire (chartered by a WA crew) Cheers Mex
  14. How's that prediction working out for you? Mex
  15. I think we saw as much as 35 knots on our approach to Altona. At least one jib found it's way into the bin back at SYC post racing. Mex