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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. My God I thought I was the only one that absolutely can not stand this frantic, obnoxious, stupid, and totally annoying video production "technique". It is in fact so obnoxious what I refuse to waste my time with it. I immediately hit "close" or "pause" and move on. It's not just used in promo vids, it's also everywhere in major film. For this reason i can no longer watch "action" movies.
  2. Found this. It mentions the "Mackinac Island to Sarnia" race. Heritage First Finisher In Mackinac Yacht Race AP Published: July 21, 1981 MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich., July 20— Heritage, a 63-foot yacht, became the first boat to finish the 74th annual Chicago-to-Mackinac Island yacht race, race officials said tonight. Skippered by its owner, Don Wildman of Chicago, Heritage reached Mackinac Island at 9:32 P.M. New York time. The yacht then began to travel the 239-mile course down Lake Huron to Sarnia, Ontario, in the Mackinac Island-to-Sarnia race. Heritage, out of the Chicago Yacht Club, was more than two hours ahead of 25 other yachts, which were expected to reach the island early tomorrow. The yacht completed the 333-mile trip, which began in Chicago on Saturday, in 53 hours 47 minutes.
  3. I've done two of the Chicago - Sarnia races. The first was on George and John Uznis' "Hotflash" (Mull 1-ton 27.5 IOR) in 1981. The second was on Bill Martin's "Stars & Stripes" (NM 1-ton 30.5 IOR) in 1983. The '81 race was a fast downwind ride from Mackinac and the '83 race was a drifter (we finished on Thursday). I recall that Martin also did the race in '85 with the IOR 2-ton "Stars & Stripes" but I was not on board. I don't see any mention of the '81 race above. Surely I'm not the only one to remember it.
  4. The tranny story I heard starred JU. There's a Woodhouse tranny story?
  5. '88 it was IOR 1-tons. The next one was MORC 30 footers. Then the F40.
  6. I does say "oops" on the main. Oh my bad, it says "ops". The main will shrink ffs!
  7. It happens. A sailor was killed as a result of this famous collision into an underwater "reef".
  8. ^^^ The data rate for Iridium is stupid slow and not worth the bother. Like the old analog modem speed. That's why they use Inmarsat.
  9. That boat would be a lot faster if it has a wider ass.
  10. ^^^ The only monohulls eligible for Barn Door are those that do not waive RRS 51 or 52. A manually powered keel is still moving ballast and would require a waiver to RRS 51. I guess if a canting keel was pinned in such a way to be "non-movable" then you'd be good. But then again, any boat designed with movable ballast is going to have a sail-plan to take advantage of the enhanced stability and that is going to be a different issue all-together (boat will be really tippy).
  11. ^^^ all the sails in front of the mast will be on furlers...
  12. The RIO mission is Barn Door. Just need max waterline and can't have movable ballast. She's the (potentially) fastest boat in the world now eligible for Barn Door.
  13. Salad: Yes. I heard she ended up in WA somewhere and apparently still sailing.
  14. In the late 70's early 80's the IOR boats mainly were masthead with big kites and small mains. There was a lot of boat underwater and small little pinched sterns. These were the boats that rolled the best. Later on in the 80's most of the boats had much bigger mains and much smaller frac kites. Less boat underwater and wider sterns. These boats rolled much less, but they still rolled! Choking the sheet down near the chainplates helped with the rolling, but you could never really completely control the tendency. I remember one Cowes Week going downwind in a blow on a Frers 55 with the helmsman going lock to lock on the wheel for over 30 minutes before the boat wiped out in a spectacular Chinese jybe. A guy in the back of the boat nearly bit his tongue in half when the runner block came flying around and hit him in the face!
  15. The poles were high off the deck because if they were any lower they'ed be dragging in the water as the boat rolled downwind! I saw a few poles that broke and one that took a mast down when the pole and kite went in the water to windward.