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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. Depends a lot on the position of your brace/guy blocks on the rail to hold the pole down if you don't have separate downhauls.
  2. For standing rigging I like the Marlow heat treated, pre-stretched SK90 http://marlowropes.com/leisure-marine-products-1/grand-prix-series/d12-max-90.html I was using 2.5mm for a forestay on an old 505 and broke the boat where the forestay purchase attached in front of the mast. Feels nice and stiff to me.
  3. Depends on the Sailing Instructions. Sometimes the windward offset mark is only used on the first beat. In this size fleet it may have been required for each beat and those guys did take a shortcut which is what it looks like with everyone else going around the offset.
  4. Skipper, who is not small, went over the high side straight onto the board to stop it going too far. Crew got back pretty quickly. Mostly luck that there were not horrible tangles in the spin.
  5. Please don't quote the Troll! I just made the effort to work out how to block someone on these forums.
  6. Loving the Garmin VIRB, the built in GPS and their software makes the overlays really easy. I can do overlays from separate GPS data but it is a bit more work. The video without overlay is from Matt Bowden's GoPro.
  7. OK, several very good teams OCS in the first race of the worlds! Looking at the tracker, the rabbit went past the pin about 15 secs before the gun and these boats started correctly but before the gun. I have been highlighting this as an issue with the Sailing Instructions for about 10 years. The instructions could so easily be written to allow boats to start correctly any time after the rabbit has passed the pin.
  8. In 505s with a large fleet it is usually 10th place from the previous race with the condition that you can only be pathfinder once in a regatta so if you come 10th twice it will go down the list to find a new bunny. With smaller fleets locally we will choose a number that seems right in the 4 to 10 range. For the first race of a series someone will be nominated or volunteer.
  9. Where are the stories? Heard a rumour about people going around the wrong mark in race 2. Quite a few dnfs on day 2 as well??
  10. Having sailed gate starts for 30 years including 6 world championships with over 100 boats on the line I have seen plenty of incidents but very little damage to boats. I just love that huge fleets can start with very few recalls and no black flags!
  11. I may be a bit slow but it seems the action has moved to the Sailing Anarchy forum at http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index.php?showtopic=167657
  12. Thanks, I had not checked the last update time!
  13. Tritium have pulled out??
  14. How much up and how much down? Is the up connected to the spin halyard?
  15. But as these are not rowing shells, these boats have some lateral stability to significantly reduce the yawing caused by unbalanced rowing.