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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. - diamond cutter was a Davidson design. This is a video about when she got wrecked on the delivery trip to new owners. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3evDi5L0IBk
  2. +1+1 Lame, petty front page post.
  3. Interesting- sail world article today says that Scarlett has the same hull as Artemis: http://www.sail-world.com/Australia/Of-52%27s,-Dalts-on-AC72%27s,-Vendee,-Kitesurfing-and-more/106323 "Seven of them are the famed Transpac 52s (TP52) and then there is one invited vessel, Rob Date’s Reichel-Pugh penned, Scarlet Runner. This particular craft shares her hull design with the TP, Artemis, which is another vessel of the class that so famously charges around the waters near some of the Mediterranean’s most glamorous ports." Is that really the case? So is Scarlett like Georgia (And TNZ/Hooligan)- same hull as a "proper TP52" but with better accomodation & other small tweaks?
  4. Nope- that was a pedrick- Ben died early 88 and it was launched in 89 so i think it was too late for him to be involved. I think Sovereign's performance was the reason Bond chose Pedrick.
  5. Spirit of Sydney- Ian Kiernan's BOC boat from 1985 - http://www.spiritofsydney.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=15&Itemid=36 Eureka 31- http://www.boatbrokers.com.au/ed.php?de=68380 Winged Skateboard- http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Highly-Collectable-Vintage-Skatewing-Ben-Lexen-80s-/251109938253?pt=AU_Skateboarding&hash=item3a7751944d#ht_500wt_1376 Winged surfboard- http://www.theindependentsurfer.com/surfboard-building/horan-annivesary-winged-keel/ Yoko, Apollo II, etc etc
  6. Entries don't close til 13 July so sure to be the usual last minute rush. If Shogun is repaired in time Thought Rob was too involved in olympic equestrian stuff to do it this year?
  7. 316 entries isn't too bad all things considered.
  8. That is going to do the regatta more harm than high entry fees. Way over the top and certainly way to difficult for casual crew to just drop in for 1 race, let alone all supporters, wives, kids, girlfriends etc. Without all those people the bar trade will really suffer. They have done this for the last 5 years, but with id things around necks rather than wristbands. Basically, after a certain time you can't access the club without it (unless you want to pay). I think the cut-off is 6 or 7 pm, so there is no issue coming in to sail a race or do whatever during the day. It's more to stop huge crowds coming in for the party afterwards- not to stop people during the day come and look or race. If this isn;t the case, and they have changed things, then I agree it is a big mistake.
  9. I'm not going to get caught up in the fighting, but that last point is a big one for me. I was overseas for a few years and missed a few regattas and when i came back, all of the grand prix racing had shifted to the outer harbour. Makes a huge difference- when you drive down to the club during the weekend, the bay looks empty and dull.
  10. Finance issues might be why they proposed charging for any non-member sailing on the mid-week twilight races this year- caused a minor revolt as most boat owners pointed out it was the most common way of attracting new members and the way to get friends and family along to experience a (fun, relaxed) racing environment.
  11. Putting the "name withheld" aspect aside, i can understand they want to rename the boat because it is pretty famous under that name after winning the 1998 hobart?
  12. As Mahasky said, Sovereign was sold in Newport after a maxi world championship round that she won- Lewis got an offer he couldn't refuse. I think the buyer then went belly-up financially not long afterwards and it got sold again. Anyway, it ended up in europe converted to a cruising maxi- this is where it is at http://www.mondialbroker.com/detail.taf?B=88457&K=HDO