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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. ETNZ definitely nicest to look at so far: very stable and very fast in a straight line.
  2. The bar is set pretty low It's Sailing Anarchy, there is no bar. . . although for what it's worth Kate Middleton is a Duchess, Georgie Ainslie is Lady Georgie Ainslie. No Dames.
  3. 1. This is a 'framework agreement' a short step away from a 'letter of intent' and as has been pointed out by many on here about as legally binding as some drunken scribbles on a beer mat. However, as mentioned it suggests a stable future for the Cup were one of the signatories to win. 2. Better Cup historians than I will know what the intent was when moving to 12m or IACC in terms of how long to use the class for, but eventually these both proved successful (post 1970 of course) in attracting large number of challengers. Multiple changes of recent years the opposite. Class stability seems good to me, what's the problem? 3. Agreed the two year timetable is tight for venues and new entrants. We should not expect new entrants to rush in over one cycle, but perhaps they will trickle in over several (perhaps they won't). Competitors will have to enter with an eye on venue should they win already well sighted. 4. Finally, and I'm just pulling your leg here guys, I'm loving the 'if the kiwis win' comments. Well for that to happen they'd better have a pretty damn fast boat because their crew hasn't exactly been marking them as favourites this past year.
  4. Think AT has made a big deal about how grim his 'pinching'/ very high position mode is straight upwind without the foil. Maybe hard work to helm but not necessarily slow. Or slow but good VMG seems to be doing him fine, with a slightly better angle as well. Fast reaching on Port tack. Then he is fucked.
  5. Alex still clicking a few miles in through being 15 degrees lifted but he'll needs to eat his biscuits while he can. Once they both tack Armel will be freer and windier all the way to the equator. I'm thinking anything close to a two figure gap at the start of the doldrums is game on.
  6. At the end of the day it would take a very odd set of circumstances for BP not to win is race. It would be really nice if Armel would say, which he hasn't thus far, that he sailed past Hugo Boss while having an extra foil advantage South of Cape Town.
  7. He has managed to pull the broken stump inside the boat a few days back so there is no longer a torn stump sticking out of the side of the boat on port tack. Obviously he can't rustle up a $350,000 carbon foil on his Open 60 and doesn't carry a spare so this is as good as it gets.
  8. Can someone remind me where the extra points for the ACWS winner turn up at the actual cup? I.e. For the LV or at the AC? The part of me that used to care has forgotten.
  9. My wife and I have an opportunity to be in Miami for business in the first week of August. We were thinking of combining this with a week sailing in the Keys. Is this a really stupid idea given hurricane season? If it's not too bad an idea would you recommend hiring in Key West, could we start in Miami or would you suggest something else? Many thanks for any kind advice.
  10. Kudos to Jenny Mcculoch - she is keeping an extraordinarily drawn-out finish light hearted and entertaining as dawn looms over Lisbon.
  11. According to the tracker ADOR and Alvi are both seriously cutting the corner by going over quite a large amount of Lisbon beach.
  12. It would take a lot for Ian to catch DF, but fingers crossed from a fellow Pom that he arrives one place after.
  13. Tracker very confused on ADOR right now. At one point it said they were bearing 28304 degrees.
  14. So if DF do get penalised, and obviously ADOR are kicking up the biggest fuss about this, what is fair? On the one hand it was a mile or two, on the other hand it was the point of the leg where they sailed around their nearest competitor and pulled ahead. Any of their handheld GPSs must have been able to tell them they were in the wrong place surely? So telling off? Stern warning that it doesn't happen again? % deduction? Points deduction?
  15. Thanks Steif - and indeed Southern for providing some entertainment in between - I guess they've tended to start on the hour, but there's only about 30 minutes left!