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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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Newby Guide to SAAC TLAs

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Yesterday we learned that LET = Leading Edge Twist

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AC - America's Cup
A4O - All 4 One - Potential challenger from France/Germany/Europe, now only racing the MedCup TP52
A5 - Alinghi Catamaran, SNG/EB's defender boat from AC33, defeated by GGYC's 17 'USA'
AC33 - DoG match between SNG A5 and GGYC USA 17, contested on Feb 12 and 14, 2010
AC45 - Training boat w/ wing sail for AC competitors of AC34, launched 1/17/11.
AC72 - Chosen weapon for AC34
ACC - America's Cup Composites, The AC repair facility and pit crew
ACCS - AC Challenger Series
ACDC- America's Cup Drinking Club Started at the Hi Dive in SF on Valentines Day 2012 by notable Cup Officials.
ACDS - AC Defender Series
ACEA - AC Event Authority
ACM - Americas Cup Management (AC32 and AC33)

ACRC - America’s Cup Review Committee
ACRM - Americas Cup Race Management (AC34)
ACT - AC Trust set-up by MSP/JTR to try gain control of the A-Cup
ACVL - Association des Clubs de Voile de le Region Lemanique (sailing assoc. of Lake Leman)
ACWS - AC World Series
ACYS - AC Youth Series, second use for the AC45
AD - Abu Dahbi, rumored defense venue (not)
ADMC - Africa Diaspora Maritime Corporation, sued GGYC for Defender entry 12/12/11
AG - Attorney General
AiD - Astrid In Dubai, videographer of the RAK AC site goings-on
Akas (crossbeams), Amas (floats/hulls), Vakas or Wakas (hulls) - Multihull boat parts. Some (few) of us can remember these
AL - Aleph Challenge 4/12 - withdrew from AC34 due to lack of funding
AoA - Angle of attack
AWA - apparent wind angle
AWS - apparent wind speed
AR - Artemis Racing , now CoR representative team of club KSSS
BA - Ben Ainslie, head of BAR, will sail AC34 with Defender OR
BAR - Ben Ainslie Racing, 2012/2013 ACWS team with aspirations to Challenge in AC35, Royal Cornwall YC
BB - Brad Butterworth, Butterballs, ButterNutz, Butterworthless
BBBLO - Big Bad Barely Legal (Barry) Ostrager, Alinghi lead attorney, part of 3rd best team
BBD - Big Bad Dennis, genial nickname for DC from '87.

BeerCans - America's CUP Fleet Racing :lol:
BF - Bob Fisher aka "The Fish" British yachting journalist

BMWO - BMW Oracle, BMW has since pulled-out of sponsoring OR team
BoFD - Breach of Fidicuary Duty, case filed against SNG by GGYC
Bondy - Alan Bond, Australian, boat owner and winner, 1983 match from NYYC
BOR - BMW Oracle Racing, lost the B recently
BOR 90 - DogZilla, USA 17, winner of AC33
BP - Bruno Peyron, ET, brother of Loik
BPV - Banque Populaire Five, JV (Trophee Jules Verne) challenging trimaran
BT - Bruno Trouble - Louis Vuitton, LV, LVC, LVPS, LVTS racing series
BYM - former website of MM, now for sale
CD - Chris Dickson
CD - Chris Draper, formerly TK helmsman, now with LR
CE - Center of Effort
CEQA - California Environmental Quality Act, MSP is a new expert
CF- Cory Friedman, SB courthouse rep/lawyer
CG - Center of Gravity
CHR - Customs House Register, see COD
CIC - Constructed in Country
CJ - Paul Campbell-James, LR Swordfish helm
CNdR - Club Nautico di Roma, former CoR for AC34, represented by ML
CNEV - EB's Spanish non-Yacht Club; 1st CoR for AC33 (dismissed by the court)
CNR - Club Not Represented
CoA - Court of Appeals
COD - Certificate Of Documentation
CoR - Challenger of Record, official challenger of MC event
CSS - Challenger Selection Series
CT - China Team, still sailing ACWS events
CZ - CheeZilla, mythical defending catamaran, SAAC nickname for A5
DAL - DZ photog in SD
DAS - Diesel Auxiliary Sloop or Diesel Assisted Sloop (aka Cheesezilla with engine, now BOR90 too)
DB - David Boies, Al Gore attny. and new lead attny for BOR (9/09) (use in context)
DB- Dean Barker, ETNZ helm, 'The Tripod', fave interviewee of Rennmaus
DC - Dennis Conner
Dicko - Chris Dickson, former Kiwi Magic helm, BOR skipper/CEO
DIYC - great Tampa Bay YC
DoG - Deed of Gift
DM - Bacon assisted Multi-Ballast
DoJ - Department of Justice
DA-W - DA-WOODY, SD photog of all things sailing, got FOX5 cam deal
DZ - DogZilla, BOR90, USA 17, giant challenging trimaran, winner of AC 33, SAAC nickname
EA - Event Authority, see ACEA
EB - Ernesto Bertarelli
ET - Energy Team, 7th competitor to enter, representing Yacht Club de France, now on hiatus looking for funding to sail AC35
ETNZ - Emirates Team New Zealand
EXSS - Extreme Sailing Series - X40's with a high quality 2011 season ahead. Includes Alinghi, Artemis, TNZ and others
FB - Francesco 'Cicci' Bruni, LR Piranha tactician
FF - full foiling

FFG - Full Foiling Gybe, or Fybing, or Fibing, or whatever someone comes-up with
Flexzilla - OR 17 a
FO - Fiber Optic
FP - Fred Le Peutrec , China Team helm starting Naples
FREO - Fremantle, Western Australia, '87 Cup venue
FT - Friar Tuck, TK's affectionate nickname for BB
FV - FareVela, Italian Sailing website and magazine
G3 - Groupama 3

GA - Glenn Ashby, ETNZ wing trimmer
GCR - Green Comm Racing, no longer in competition
GD - Grant Dalton, 'Dalts', ETNZ managing director/skipper
GGYC - Golden Gate Yacht Club, Defender of AC34
GLS - George L. Schuyler, author of DoG
GMR - Gilles Martin-Raget, official BOR photographer
GP3 - Groupama 3, BOR90's offshore cousin
GR - GreenComm Racing
GS - Grant Simmer, AC33: Alinghi Managing Director and Design Coordinator, AC34: with BAR
HB - Harold Bennett, banner of SNG's 'Mutinied Race Committee', PRO of AC33, working AC34 also
HHN92 - Some astute poster on the board
HR- Hamish Ross, Kiwi counsel to EB, sent to exile
IACC - International America's Cup Class
ICE - Internal Combustion Engine
IJ - International Jury, ISAF-appointed as independent arbiter of AC33 and AC 34
IM - Iain Murray, CEO of ACRM
IR - Interpretive Resolutions
IRS - US Internal Revenue Service
JAR - Just Another Regatta, what the AC could be if changes go too far, according to purists
JB - John Bertrand, helmsman AII, 1983 winner of AC from NYYC
JC - Justice Herman Cahn, first court judge
JC - John Craig, PRO of AC34 (use in context)
JCS - John Cox Stevens, lead syndicate member, America
JK - James Kearney, lead attorny for BMWO (context)
JK - John Kostecki, BOR tactician
JK - Juan K, Artemis designer
JS - James Spithill, 'The Spitter', BOR helmsman
JSK - Justice Shirley Kornreich, final court judge
JTR - JohnTommy Rosas, MAHGUAH SCALPS PILGRIMS (see MSP)
k_j - kiwi_jon
KJ - KiwiJoker
KM - Kyri McLellan, of the SF Mayor's office, super-sharp AC34 in SF enthusiast
KM - Sir Keith Mills, ex TO ex principle/chairman, aka SKM
KSSS - Kungliga Svenska Segel Sällskapet , Royal Swedish YC, replacement CoR AC34
LB - LeBlack, EB's 41' custom catamaran lake sailor
LBOS - CZ'z moniker, LeBlack on steroids
LE - Larry Ellision, Billionaire Behaving Badly, Oracle's CEO and BOR team owner

LET - Leading Edge Twist, the front section of the wing sail twisting for optimum angle of attack
LL - LiveLine, synched graphics over video from a moving camera for broadcast TV
LM - Lucien Masmejian, EB's valued advisor
LOA - Length Over All
LP - Loick Peyron, long time Multi sailor, world record holder, current JVT champion, from French ET, working with AR for AC34
LR - Luna Rossa, Prada-sponsored AC team
LV - Louis Vuitton
LVC - Louis Vuitton Cup
LVPS - Louis Vuitton Pacific Series
LW hull - leeward hull
LWL - Load Water Line, NOT including the rudders
MB - Mercury Bay Boat Club, yacht club that DoG'd SDYC in 1988
MC - Mutual Consent
MCMC - mutual consent, multi challenger match
ML - Mascalzone Latino; Italian AC, and other sailing team, represented the former CoR for AC34
MM - BYM/EB promotor, contributor, journalist, passed in her sleep, Nov. '09
MM - Maureen Mahoney, Hot winning attorney over BBBLO (must be in proper context to not mix w/BYM MM)
MOFAM - Mother Of All Masts, BOR90's largest stick, 180' +/- tall
MOL - Memorandum of Law
MoMo - another Maureen Mahoney moniker
Moose - Mike Sanderson, Team Origin honcho from NZ
MR - Match Racing
MSP - MAHGUAH_SCALPS_PILGRIMS (see JTR above)
MW - Magnus Wheatly, Rule69 blogger, occasional SA contributor
NF - non foiling
NO - Nathan Outteridge, Team Korea helm starting Naples, now with AR since late 2012
NOC - Notice of Challenge
NQ - No.Quarter, SA non-contributor
NY - New York
NYSC - New York Supreme Court
NYYC - New York Yacht Club
NZA - New Zealand Aotearoa (ETNZ's 2nd boat for AC34), may also become "AM - Aotearoa Magic"
OL - Ocean Lady, ship chartered by BOR
OR - Oracle Racing as of 1/1/11
ORC - Oracle Racing Coutts team
ORS - Oracle Racing Spithill team
PB - Patrizio Bertelli, LR and Prada owner
PC - Paul Cayard, Artemis CEO, aka 'The Stache'
PH - Peter Huston, journalist and SAAC participant, SA contributor
PI - Peter Isler, former Nav for BOR and TDC, S&S, AC commentator
PJM - Peter Montgomery - Voice of NZ yachting
POS - Piece of Sh*t
PP - pitchpole
PR - Public Relations
Prot - Protocol
PSS - Powered Sailing System
PT - party tent for Alinghi sailmaking
QLD - Queensland, Australia
RAK - Ras al-Khaimah, SNG chosen AC33 venue, ruled as non-compliant
RC - Russell Coutts, CEO of BMWO, ultimate AC Anarchist / Revolutionary
Renn - Rennmaus, Anarchist who has interviewed RC and DB and others, aka Renny
RG - Richard Gladwell - Writer for Sailworld.com
RH - Randy Hough, Can/Mex deep thinker/parser, can split a hair many ways
RM - Righting Moment
RMR - Red Maple Racing - Potential challenger from Canada (see below)
RNZYS - Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, former trustee, winner LVC and AC, home club for ETNZ
RPYC - Royal Perth Yacht Club, former trustee, '83 winner from NYYC
RS - Rickmers Singapore, shipped CZ to RAK
RTW - Round the World, refers to a race length, as-in VOR
RTYC - Royal Thames Yacht Club
RV - Rolf Vrolijk, Alinghi designer
RW - Richard Worth, CEO of ACEA
S&S - historical, astute AC 12m design firm, Olin Stephens firm
S&S - Stars & Stripes, DC's AC team from 1987 to present
SA - Sailing Anarchy
SA - Stuart Alexander, yachting writer for The Independent, aka The Vicar
SAAC - Sailing Anarchy America's Cup forum
SAYC - Sailing Anarchy Yacht Club
SB - Scuttlebutt, internet news site, CF's court reporting venue
SCOTW - Sailing Chic of the Week, of which MaMo was once chosen.
SCR - Surf City Racing, new photo/video journalist for SA
SDT - MSP nickname for A5
SDYC - San Diego Yacht Club
SF - San Francisco, city by The Bay, home to GGYC, Venue for AC34
SFBOS - The SF Board of Supervisors, they have their own singer commentator
SH - Seahorse Magazine/website
Shoebie - RTW and ENTZ Sailor/Director Kevin Shoebridge
SKM - Sir Keith Mills, TO principle/chairman
SL - Santiago Lange, Artemis AC5 helm, sparring partner for THutch
SLO - Scrappy Little Outfit (GGYC)
SNG - EB's Swiss Yacht Club, former trustee of AC32 & 33
SR - Stingray, The Stinger, aka Human Search Engine
Star Isfjord - 17's boat for the ride home to SF, due 2/26/11
STFU - Shut the F*ck Up
SW - SailWorld.com, internet news site
TA - 'The Advocate', or tits and ass, Trans Am (use in context)
TD$- The Daily Sail, internet news site
TE - Tom Ehman, Oracle spokesman, former F1 bureaucrat, form Flying Scott Champion
TH - Terry Hutchinson, THutch, Artemis
TK - Te Kooti the Kiwi, SA poster
TNZ - Team New Zealand, also ETNZ for 'Emirates' their main sponsor
TO - Team Origin - Almost made it as a challenger
TS - Tim Smyth of Core Builders
TS - Tom Schnackenberg aka "Schnacks" - Godfather of of modern sail design

TS - Tom Slingsby, OR team tactician and AC45 helm
TT - Torbjorn Tornqvist, billionaire owner, Artemis Racing
TWS - true Wind Speed
TWA - True Wind Angle
UAE - United Arab Emirates, potential AC33 venue sites
UBS - Swiss Bank, EB is on the board and they supported Alinghi in AC32
V&V - Voiles et Voiliers, French sailing website and magazine
V - Villeneuve
VAB - Vehicle Assembly Building, each team has one
VC - Venezia Challenge, excused from AC due to 'issues' with team, payments, etc.
VLC- Valencia, possible deed legal NH regatta site/AC32 site, confirmed AC33 site by CoA
VO - Vincenzo Onorato, Mascalzone Latino billionaire owner/syndicate head, former CoR for AC33 (withdrawn and replaced by AR)
VOR- Volvo Ocean Race, alternate event for TNZ or other idle teams
VPLP - Some multiuill design firm, Van Peteghem Laurient Prevost Yacht Design
VS - www.VSail.info Pierre's site
VZ - Vasilij Zbogar, helm for GC Racing
WH - WetHog, aka the Hogster, Hoggy
WHOMPER -Wild H Ornithological Multi Paneled Extrusion Replacement (BOR wing Sail)
WL - WhiteLightnin', SA contributor
WT - White Tiger, the Korea Challenge team, still competing in ACWS
WTF? - What the F*ck?
WW hull - windward hull
WZ - WingZilla, specifically the winged version of DZ
Y - The infamous concrete 'jig' guides for CZ
YC - Yacht Club
Z - Zurich
Zero - www.zerogradinord.it
ZG - see Zero

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New additions In RED

AC - America's Cup
A4O - All 4 One - Potential challenger from France/Germany/Europe, now only racing the MedCup TP52
A5 - Alinghi Catamaran, SNG/EB's defender boat from AC33, defeated by GGYC's 17 'USA'
AC33 - DoG match between SNG A5 and GGYC USA 17, contested on Feb 12 and 14, 2010
AC45 - Training boat w/ wing sail for AC competitors of AC34, launched 1/17/11.
AC72 - Chosen weapon for AC34
ACC - America's Cup Composites, The AC repair facility and pit crew
ACCS - AC Challenger Series
ACDC- America's Cup Drinking Club Started at the Hi Dive in SF on Valentines Day 2012 by notable Cup Officials.
ACDS - AC Defender Series
ACEA - AC Event Authority
ACM - Americas Cup Management (AC32 and AC33)

ACRC - America’s Cup Review Committee
ACRM - Americas Cup Race Management (AC34)
ACT - AC Trust set-up by MSP/JTR to try gain control of the A-Cup
ACVL - Association des Clubs de Voile de le Region Lemanique (sailing assoc. of Lake Leman)
ACWS - AC World Series
ACYS - AC Youth Series, second use for the AC45
AD - Abu Dahbi, rumored defense venue (not)
ADMC - Africa Diaspora Maritime Corporation, sued GGYC for Defender entry 12/12/11
AG - Attorney General
AiD - Astrid In Dubai, videographer of the RAK AC site goings-on
Akas (crossbeams), Amas (floats/hulls), Vakas or Wakas (hulls) - Multihull boat parts. Some (few) of us can remember these
AL - Aleph Challenge 4/12 - withdrew from AC34 due to lack of funding
AoA - Angle of attack
AWA - apparent wind angle
AWS - apparent wind speed
AR - Artemis Racing , now CoR representative team of club KSSS
BA - Ben Ainslie, head of BAR, will sail AC34 with Defender OR
BAR - Ben Ainslie Racing, 2012/2013 ACWS team with aspirations to Challenge in AC35, Royal Cornwall YC
BB - Brad Butterworth, Butterballs, ButterNutz, Butterworthless
BBBLO - Big Bad Barely Legal (Barry) Ostrager, Alinghi lead attorney, part of 3rd best team
BBD - Big Bad Dennis, genial nickname for DC from '87.

BeerCans - America's CUP Fleet Racing :lol:
BF - Bob Fisher aka "The Fish" British yachting journalist

BMWO - BMW Oracle, BMW has since pulled-out of sponsoring OR team
BoFD - Breach of Fidicuary Duty, case filed against SNG by GGYC
Bondy - Alan Bond, Australian, boat owner and winner, 1983 match from NYYC
BOR - BMW Oracle Racing, lost the B recently
BOR 90 - DogZilla, USA 17, winner of AC33
BP - Bruno Peyron, ET, brother of Loik
BPV - Banque Populaire Five, JV (Trophee Jules Verne) challenging trimaran
BT - Bruno Trouble - Louis Vuitton, LV, LVC, LVPS, LVTS racing series
BYM - former website of MM, now for sale
CD - Chris Dickson
CD - Chris Draper, formerly TK helmsman, now with LR
CE - Center of Effort
CEQA - California Environmental Quality Act, MSP is a new expert
CF- Cory Friedman, SB courthouse rep/lawyer
CG - Center of Gravity
CHR - Customs House Register, see COD
CIC - Constructed in Country
CJ - Paul Campbell-James, LR Swordfish helm
CNdR - Club Nautico di Roma, former CoR for AC34, represented by ML
CNEV - EB's Spanish non-Yacht Club; 1st CoR for AC33 (dismissed by the court)
CNR - Club Not Represented
CoA - Court of Appeals
COD - Certificate Of Documentation
CoR - Challenger of Record, official challenger of MC event
CSS - Challenger Selection Series
CT - China Team, still sailing ACWS events
CZ - CheeZilla, mythical defending catamaran, SAAC nickname for A5
DAL - DZ photog in SD
DAS - Diesel Auxiliary Sloop or Diesel Assisted Sloop (aka Cheesezilla with engine, now BOR90 too)
DB - David Boies, Al Gore attny. and new lead attny for BOR (9/09) (use in context)
DB- Dean Barker, ETNZ helm, 'The Tripod', fave interviewee of Rennmaus
DC - Dennis Conner
Dicko - Chris Dickson, former Kiwi Magic helm, BOR skipper/CEO
DIYC - great Tampa Bay YC
DoG - Deed of Gift
DM - Bacon assisted Multi-Ballast
DoJ - Department of Justice
DA-W - DA-WOODY, SD photog of all things sailing, got FOX5 cam deal
DZ - DogZilla, BOR90, USA 17, giant challenging trimaran, winner of AC 33, SAAC nickname
EA - Event Authority, see ACEA
EB - Ernesto Bertarelli
ET - Energy Team, 7th competitor to enter, representing Yacht Club de France, now on hiatus looking for funding to sail AC35
ETNZ - Emirates Team New Zealand
EXSS - Extreme Sailing Series - X40's with a high quality 2011 season ahead. Includes Alinghi, Artemis, TNZ and others
FB - Francesco 'Cicci' Bruni, LR Piranha tactician
FF - full foiling

FFG - Full Foiling Gybe, or Fybing, or Fibing, or Flybing, or whatever someone comes-up with that sticks (apply for credit of origination)
Flexzilla - OR 17 a (jr)
FO - Fiber Optic
FP - Fred Le Peutrec , China Team helm starting Naples
FREO - Fremantle, Western Australia, '87 Cup venue
FT - Friar Tuck, TK's affectionate nickname for BB
FV - FareVela, Italian Sailing website and magazine
G3 - Groupama 3

GA - Glenn Ashby, ETNZ wing trimmer
GCR - Green Comm Racing, no longer in competition
GD - Grant Dalton, 'Dalts', ETNZ managing director/skipper
GGYC - Golden Gate Yacht Club, Defender of AC34
GLS - George L. Schuyler, author of DoG
GMR - Gilles Martin-Raget, official BOR photographer
GP3 - Groupama 3, BOR90's offshore cousin
GR - GreenComm Racing
GS - Grant Simmer, AC33: Alinghi Managing Director and Design Coordinator, AC34: with BAR
HB - Harold Bennett, banner of SNG's 'Mutinied Race Committee', PRO of AC33, working AC34 also
HHN92 - Some astute poster on the board
HR- Hamish Ross, Kiwi counsel to EB, sent to exile
IACC - International America's Cup Class
ICE - Internal Combustion Engine
IJ - International Jury, ISAF-appointed as independent arbiter of AC33 and AC 34
IM - Iain Murray, CEO of ACRM
IR - Interpretive Resolutions
IRS - US Internal Revenue Service
JAR - Just Another Regatta, what the AC could be if changes go too far, according to purists
JB - John Bertrand, helmsman AII, 1983 winner of AC from NYYC
JC - Justice Herman Cahn, first court judge
JC - John Craig, PRO of AC34 (use in context)
JCS - John Cox Stevens, lead syndicate member, America
JK - James Kearney, lead attorny for BMWO (context)
JK - John Kostecki, BOR tactician
JK - Juan K, Artemis designer
JS - James Spithill, 'The Spitter', BOR helmsman
JSK - Justice Shirley Kornreich, final court judge
JTR - JohnTommy Rosas, MAHGUAH SCALPS PILGRIMS (see MSP)
k_j - kiwi_jon
KJ - KiwiJoker
KM - Kyri McLellan, of the SF Mayor's office, super-sharp AC34 in SF enthusiast
KM - Sir Keith Mills, ex TO ex principle/chairman, aka SKM
KSSS - Kungliga Svenska Segel Sällskapet , Royal Swedish YC, replacement CoR AC34
LB - LeBlack, EB's 41' custom catamaran lake sailor
LBOS - CZ'z moniker, LeBlack on steroids
LE - Larry Ellision, Billionaire Behaving Badly, Oracle's CEO and BOR team owner

LET - Leading Edge Twist, the front section of the wing sail twisting for optimum angle of attack
LL - LiveLine, synched graphics over video from a moving camera for broadcast TV
LM - Lucien Masmejian, EB's valued advisor
LOA - Length Over All
LP - Loick Peyron, long time Multi sailor, world record holder, current JVT champion, from French ET, working with AR for AC34
LR - Luna Rossa, Prada-sponsored AC team
LV - Louis Vuitton
LVC - Louis Vuitton Cup
LVPS - Louis Vuitton Pacific Series
LW hull - leeward hull
LWL - Load Water Line, NOT including the rudders
MB - Mercury Bay Boat Club, yacht club that DoG'd SDYC in 1988
MC - Mutual Consent
MCMC - mutual consent, multi challenger match
ML - Mascalzone Latino; Italian AC, and other sailing team, represented the former CoR for AC34
MM - BYM/EB promotor, contributor, journalist, passed in her sleep, Nov. '09
MM - Maureen Mahoney, Hot winning attorney over BBBLO (use in context w/BYM MM)

MM - Monster Mash, SAAC poster and photog providing pics of the AC72's and bases around SF (use in context)
MOFAM - Mother Of All Masts, BOR90's largest stick, 180' +/- tall
MOL - Memorandum of Law
MoMo - another Maureen Mahoney moniker
Moose - Mike Sanderson, Team Origin honcho from NZ
MR - Match Racing
MSP - MAHGUAH_SCALPS_PILGRIMS (see JTR above)
MW - Magnus Wheatly, Rule69 blogger, occasional SA contributor
NF - non foiling
NO - Nathan Outteridge, Team Korea helm starting Naples, now with AR since late 2012
NOC - Notice of Challenge
NQ - No.Quarter, SA non-contributor
NY - New York
NYSC - New York Supreme Court
NYYC - New York Yacht Club
NZA - New Zealand Aotearoa (ETNZ's 2nd boat for AC34), may also become "AM - Aotearoa Magic"
OL - Ocean Lady, ship chartered by BOR
OR - Oracle Racing as of 1/1/11
ORC - Oracle Racing Coutts team
ORS - Oracle Racing Spithill team
PB - Patrizio Bertelli, LR and Prada owner
PC - Paul Cayard, Artemis CEO, aka 'The Stache'
PH - Peter Huston, journalist and SAAC participant, SA contributor
PI - Peter Isler, former Nav for BOR and TDC, S&S, AC commentator
PJM - Peter Montgomery - Voice of NZ yachting
POS - Piece of Sh*t
PP - pitchpole
PR - Public Relations
Prot - Protocol
PSS - Powered Sailing System
PT - party tent for Alinghi sailmaking
QLD - Queensland, Australia
RAK - Ras al-Khaimah, SNG chosen AC33 venue, ruled as non-compliant
RC - Russell Coutts, CEO of BMWO, ultimate AC Anarchist / Revolutionary
Renn - Rennmaus, Anarchist who has interviewed RC and DB and others, aka Renny
RG - Richard Gladwell - Writer for Sailworld.com
RH - Randy Hough, Can/Mex deep thinker/parser, can split a hair many ways
RM - Righting Moment
RMR - Red Maple Racing - Potential challenger from Canada (see below)
RNZYS - Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, former trustee, winner LVC and AC, home club for ETNZ
RPYC - Royal Perth Yacht Club, former trustee, '83 winner from NYYC
RS - Rickmers Singapore, shipped CZ to RAK
RTW - Round the World, refers to a race length, as-in VOR
RTYC - Royal Thames Yacht Club
RV - Rolf Vrolijk, Alinghi designer
RW - Richard Worth, CEO of ACEA
S&S - historical, astute AC 12m design firm, Olin Stephens firm
S&S - Stars & Stripes, DC's AC team from 1987 to present
SA - Sailing Anarchy
SA - Stuart Alexander, yachting writer for The Independent, aka The Vicar
SAAC - Sailing Anarchy America's Cup forum
SAYC - Sailing Anarchy Yacht Club
SB - Scuttlebutt, internet news site, CF's court reporting venue
SCOTW - Sailing Chic of the Week, of which MaMo was once chosen.
SCR - Surf City Racing, new photo/video journalist for SA
SDT - MSP nickname for A5
SDYC - San Diego Yacht Club
SF - San Francisco, city by The Bay, home to GGYC, Venue for AC34
SFBOS - The SF Board of Supervisors, they have their own singer commentator
SH - Seahorse Magazine/website
Shoebie - RTW and ENTZ Sailor/Director Kevin Shoebridge
SKM - Sir Keith Mills, TO principle/chairman
SL - Santiago Lange, Artemis AC5 helm, sparring partner for THutch
SLO - Scrappy Little Outfit (GGYC)
SNG - EB's Swiss Yacht Club, former trustee of AC32 & 33
SR - Stingray, The Stinger, aka Human Search Engine
Star Isfjord - 17's boat for the ride home to SF, due 2/26/11
STFU - Shut the F*ck Up
SW - SailWorld.com, internet news site
TA - 'The Advocate', or tits and ass, Trans Am (use in context)
TD$- The Daily Sail, internet news site
TE - Tom Ehman, Oracle spokesman, former F1 bureaucrat, form Flying Scott Champion
TH - Terry Hutchinson, THutch, Artemis
TK - Te Kooti the Kiwi, SA poster
TNZ - Team New Zealand, also ETNZ for 'Emirates' their main sponsor
TO - Team Origin - Almost made it as a challenger
TS - Tim Smyth of Core Builders
TS - Tom Schnackenberg aka "Schnacks" - Godfather of of modern sail design

TS - Tom Slingsby, OR team tactician and AC45 helm
TT - Torbjorn Tornqvist, billionaire owner, Artemis Racing
TWS - true Wind Speed
TWA - True Wind Angle
UAE - United Arab Emirates, potential AC33 venue sites
UBS - Swiss Bank, EB was formally on the board and they supported Alinghi in AC32
V&V - Voiles et Voiliers, French sailing website and magazine
V - Villeneuve
VAB - Vehicle Assembly Building, each team has one
VC - Venezia Challenge, excused from AC due to 'issues' with team, payments, etc.
VLC- Valencia, possible deed legal NH regatta site/AC32 site, confirmed AC33 site by CoA
VO - Vincenzo Onorato, Mascalzone Latino billionaire owner/syndicate head, former CoR for AC34 (withdrawn and replaced by AR)
VOR- Volvo Ocean Race, alternate event for TNZ or other idle teams
VPLP - Some multiuill design firm, Van Peteghem Laurient Prevost Yacht Design
VS - www.VSail.info Pierre's site
VZ - Vasilij Zbogar, helm for GC Racing
WH - WetHog, aka the Hogster, Hoggy
WHOMPER -Wild H Ornithological Multi Paneled Extrusion Replacement (BOR wing Sail)
WL - WhiteLightnin', SA contributor
WT - White Tiger, the Korea Challenge team, still competing in ACWS
WTF? - What the F*ck?
WW hull - windward hull
WZ - WingZilla, specifically the winged version of DZ
Y - The infamous concrete 'jig' guides for CZ
YC - Yacht Club
Z - Zurich
Zero - www.zerogradinord.it
ZG - see Zero

 

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I don't know how pinned 4 threads. This one should be the only one pinned for the few newbies coming here....

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