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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. PHRF PNW handicappers

    Are there any PHRFBC ratings that are faster than PHRFNW ratings for the same boat? What is the average rating discrepancy between the two systems? It appears to me (and I think a lot of us) that the PHRFBC ratings are just a time grab... I could be wrong, just pointing out what it looks like.
  2. PHRF PNW handicappers

    Correct me if I'm wrong but we do sail down-current too sometimes right? The disparity works both ways... Perfect example of PHRFNW trying to re-invent the wheel and failing.
  3. PHRF PNW handicappers

  4. PHRF PNW handicappers

    If you are going to "consolidate" ratings, they need to be normalized with every other PHRF organization in the country. Re-name it "PERFORMANCE" Handicap Racing Fleet (like everywhere else in the world) and adopt the formula's and base ratings from other areas. Quit trying to re-invent the wheel. Utilize US Sailing's assistance. Hell, just have US Sailing manage the whole damn thing since they will do that now! Or, just move to a measurement based rule managed outside the area and be done with it. Whatever bias you might suspect in a measurement based rule is nothing compared to local handicapper in-fighting and politics. Hopefully the new blood in PHRFNW hears the cry and moves forward, not backward, as it has for the past 10 years (or however long its been since the "10%" stupidity, more like 20 years?)
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  7. Sloan:

    Have you checked out my blog?

    I featured Paul's mods to the rudder in one blog post. It got a lot of attention.