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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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    New Hampshire / Maine
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    cruising and racing on the Gulf of Maine and beyond
  1. Gulf of maine scuttlebut

    Hodgdon Yachts and Boothbay Region Boatyard set to merge
  2. Gulf of maine scuttlebut

    You weren't there Kitty, and neither was the Yachtsman.... selected by the past Yachtsmen from among numerous nominees, this year's winner apparently was independently nominated by several different people, and lauded for introducing so many newbies to the sport of sailing.
  3. Gulf of maine scuttlebut

    My son was crewing on Varuna for that race (I think he is the one in dark blue at the forward end of the cockpit). I was away helping to deliver a boat.... Earlier in the week, though, I got to crew on the 115' Tenacious as she was tuning up for the Shipyard Cup...
  4. Gulf of maine scuttlebut

    Yes, while Ghost was duking it out on the Sheepscot, Apparition was flying around Nantucket Shoals.... doo-doo-doo-doo oouuaaawweee
  5. Gulf of maine scuttlebut

    Apparition was first to finish the Lobster Run, arriving to much fan-fare at the Boothbay Harbor Yacht Club earlier this evening.
  6. Gulf of maine scuttlebut

    This way my bottom stays clean for the big races .... We'll be racing at Boothbay this weekend -- a bit short on crew though, so if you know of anyone who is looking for a ride send them to Harborfields! (FWIW, we may also be able to come up with a mooring or two if anyone needs one for the Boothbay/Southport week) Would like to do the GOMST, but have signed up for the Lobster Run (anyone else from Maine doing this race? Anyone else at all doing this race? Wish the organizers would get their act together and publish the list of entrants!)
  7. Gulf of maine scuttlebut

    Greyhawk goes in the water today or tomorrow....
  8. Gulf of maine scuttlebut

    Revolution 2012?
  9. Gulf of maine scuttlebut

    I like the "mass start" aspect of the AIR. It was a relatively small fleet the one year I did it, but start area was shrouded in fog and you had no way to judge your distance to the line or where any of the other boats were!
  10. Gulf of maine scuttlebut

    Hey Tittravate, You're still a newbie around here... There's a hazing ritual for SA newbies, don't you know? ;-)
  11. Gulf of maine scuttlebut

    Great banquet, too bad it was so short and we weren't able to catch up with everyone that we might have wanted to catch up with. Any one else here thinking about doing the Lobster Run next year?
  12. Gulf of maine scuttlebut

    And what is with the -69 rater in DH class?!?
  13. Gulf of maine scuttlebut

    Wendy and I were at PYC Saturday night to talk about the Bermuda 1-2 with some prospective future participants. The J24 sailors seemed to be having a good time! I'm in for the Rocks Race, see you all Friday evening!
  14. Gulf of maine scuttlebut

    On Saturday, several cruising class boats were scored DNF by the RC because they apparently sailed past the wrong side of the committee boat at the finish. I guess some of them were pretty upset about it -- indeed, they had sailed very good races. Unfortunately there was a problem with the sailing instructions -- the finish had been described in two different places, but the corrected version distributed Saturday morning had only changed one of those descriptions. So I guess one (or more) of the affected boats filed for redress on Sunday based on this ambiguity in the SI's. To complicate matters further, rumour has it that at least one of the affected boats actually received a whistle from the Committee boat when they crossed the (wrong) line, which the boat(s) took to mean they had finished properly. So I guess the Protest Committee decided to grant the redress. But to complicate matters even further, apparently the RC didn't bother to record any times for these boats, since they thought they weren't finishing properly. Thus, rumour has it, the Committee had to "make up" times for the boats being granted redress in order to score them for the race... HOWEVER, the fact is that the discrepancy in the SI's was discussed at the Skipper's Meeting, so therefore all of the boats should in fact have known the finish line details. On this basis, there were a number of other boats/skippers in the class who were rather upset that the redress was granted, as they felt it was unwarranted. While I was off congratulating the winners (after all they did sail better then us, and indeed should have beaten us accept for this technicality), I guess a couple of these boats let the PRO know what they thought of the decision. Then today all the skippers in the cruising class got an e-mail from the PRO stating that yesterday she had requested a reopening of the redress hearing, in accordance with RRS 66, without any further explanation. Off course, Burt Keenan's Acadia completely dominated the fleet except for being disqualified as a result of our two protests on Saturday...
  15. Gulf of maine scuttlebut

    Oh Boy, it isn't over yet -- re-opening the redress hearing?