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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. Go for it!! As spoilsport says - the fleet is split into different bands with plenty of races within the race going on. A lot of effort is put into getting everyone together and enjoying the spirit of the class. We started off with a standard production boat that was gradually updated for IRC racing and then moved onto a later 'prototype' design that was more tricked out. One of the good things is that it is not just windward leeward racing at the HTC with some costal races thrown in there is usually a chance for most boats to shine - I seem to recall a 1970's Scampi getting on the podium more than once when the conditions suited! The fleet is one of the friendliest I have sailed in - a good mix of people who are happy to pass the time and chat boats. There is something quirky and different about having a HT in this day and age and the fleet reflects this.. Pom
  2. Agreed.... Fast cats are cool but it's kind of like watching F1 cars racing round a Kart track - sure - they can do it, but what's the point??
  3. does this count????
  4. Half tonner offers a good rating and the opportunity to do some great racing - however, there are HalfTonners and the are Half Tonners (if you know what I mean) .... If you want to get to the sharper end of the fleet, you want to get hold of a good hull / design that has already been optimised (new rig, keel , rudder, sails etc..) otherwise it is a rather expensive process - probably beyond the budget you are looking at.. J92 is probably the best option - a few tweeks to the rig and setup (non - overlapping head sails, inhaulers and masthead kites) gets you a pretty competitive IRC boat that is ideal for the type is sailing you are looking for...
  5. Big thanks to sailorgirl! Bringing the finish of an epic race live to the rest of the world Just shows what can be done with a bit of tech smarts and bundles of enthusiasm !!!
  6. Back to the topic Went over the same discussion with a few friends last year - looked at a full range of boats in and around the £20-30k bracket. Wanted something that would be competitive under IRC, offer good racing with other local boats,could go for the occasional trip with mates and would be reasonably cost effective to run ( if there is such a thing) From memory the list was : Mumm / Farr 30 Mount Gay 30 Ker 30 Projection 920 J92 1/2 tonner Sigma 33 Ended up with one of us getting a J92 and the other buying into a 1/2 tonner. Both very different boats but surprisingly pretty equally rated. For what we have locally they seem to tick the boxes and we have both enjoyed some good racing.
  7. My warning bells are a lot simpler when it comes to big pro teams; when things are going well, I don't hear shit. When I start getting skype messages that start with 'this is completely confidential, but..." from deep insiders, it is almost invariably the beginning of the end. You just keep cultivating them deepthroats Cleanmeister! When are you going to do a 1-on-1 with Pete Melvin? Interested anarchists want to know.. There was a time here on SA that 'rumours and lies' like this would make front page news - now we get some drivel about how the Ed got a free kite ..... Is this AC becoming that irrelevant ???
  8. thanks for the response gents. i certainly aint a swan 60 owner... more floating log and bed sheet fits my budget! am happy to race pretty much anything i have no interest in the brass button brigade and arm chair admirals - have been sailing FFs and crewing J109s recently. a change in circumstance has lead to me considering being skint in the sun rather than the rain of scotland!!
  9. Gents, I am considering moving to Melbourne from the UK. Was wondering if you could give me a rundown on where and what the best places to race are on the area?? what clubs would you recommend?what sort of sailing do they offer etc... who has the best bar? any advice would be useful!! Cheers Pom (soon to be a real one...)