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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. If I was the second place boat which was awarded first due to this situation, I would give the trophy/prize to Howe. Hopefully, the third place boat would do the same for me and so on. If that doesn't work, then I as the second place boat would withdraw rather than accept first place.
  2. Hey Streetwise, Very interesting matrix so thanks for sharing it with the group. It would be interesting to have two more lines at the bottom for MAX and MIN ratings. The hi-lo variance is almost as interesting to me as the weighted average LOL!!
  3. Try Chart House Inn in Newport - Newport Shipyard is walkable from it as is Thames Street.
  4. JFK Library 2014 total revenue $8.7 mil, expenses $7.4 mil, net income $1.3 mil. I think the library can handle this on their own. Besides, how have they been funding it for the past 40 years? Wouldn't yacht maintenance be a recurring annual expense line item? Why GoFundMe now and not ever before?
  5. US7070 Do you know if all the Swan 45s had their rudders replaced after the first few delaminated or was that on a boat-by-boat basis?
  6. Paul Elvstrom's books are pretty good too but a bit dated.
  7. OK I will ask - what did you pay for it?
  8. I crew on one on the East Coast USA. The owner is very active and the boat is great. Most one design action has been at Key West Race Week. Generally achieve 7.3 to 7.4 upwind and 8 to 18 knots down depending on wind velocity and wave state. Fast is fun (thanks Bill Lee for that!) Don't think there is any truly consistent one design 40 sport boat fleet (at least ten boats in class) racing anywhere, is there?
  9. Maybe this is the first step towards solving the supposed problem of income inequality. Wealthy owners redistributing money to poor working stiffs - left and right can both support this!
  10. Would it have made any difference if the owner had required all crew to sign a liability waiver stating that sailing is a dangerous sport and each participant willingly takes those risks? I'm thinking of the ski ticket model and assumption of risk.
  11. OP you have answered your own question! You are trying to solve a software problem (crew skill level) with hardware (asym spin). If you make the hardware change, you will still have the software problem. Purchase n older J30 spin from the class site for $200. Use it to practice on non-race day in 10 knots. Isolate each task and assign one person to perform it repetitively: pack chute, hook up sheets and halyard, attach and raise pole, hoist chute, trim pole back and drop jib. Let them make mistakes and discuss how to rectify. This will save you money for the modifications and your time to install them.
  12. Personally, I think RC made the right call to shorten at the mark at the mouth of the river. We had light air at the and were not sure it would last inside the river. As it turned out, the wind built after we finished but that could not be known in advance.
  13. Beautiful day of racing today. Three buoy races in 8 to 14 knots of breeze, not too hot and reasonable humidity. A Chamber of Commerce day!
  14. Course format has changed this year as well. Buoy racing on Friday and Sunday, medium distance race of 18 miles on Saturday. Forecast is low teens velocity on Friday then lighter on Saturday and pretty much nada on Sunday
  15. Espo Saw you had a good scoreline. Was Hustler named Boat of the Week? Putting popcorn on now.....