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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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Been awhile since we've done one of these! Best three captions win swag from SailFast. Just do it. Thanks to the Manhattan Sailing Club and Angelo Valitutti.

 

 

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Very nice, but I'd like chocolate sauce and a cherry on mine please.

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US Sailing's latest marketing campaign tries to reposition the sport: "Sailing - it's so cool"

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In your best Carl Spackler voice, "I'd keep sailing. I don't think the heavy stuff's gonna come down for quite awhile."

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Ummm Captain... are you sure these are the coordinates for Sochi?

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I told you, it always feels better when the sun comes out.

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after the bowman was turned on and down by the captain, the atmosphere on board turned ice-cold....

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Seems legit, there it always snows between Colombia and Florida.

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OK, this sucks AND the PHRF committee lowered our rating another 6 points for "installing" it!

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"Um, skipper? I think you've gone a bit overboard with your new "Nature's Own" non-skid. And I'm not sure it's going to work too well, anyway."

 

"OK, so your grandfather sailed on the Arctic convoys. I think you've gone a bit far commemorating his memory."

 

"Why are we trying this stealthy iceberg imitation, anyway?"

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"what does it r... " no, wait,

 

"That wil buff......." no no, wait,

 

" the front........" No, must resist

 

 

our captain is a cold harted basterd

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All those losers are home shoveling while we go sailing. Sweet!

 

or

 

The best part of winter sailing is having the ocean to yourself..

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I dared the crew to stick their tongues to the mast. Now I know where they all are when I need them.

 

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She's so cold, she's so cold, cold
She's so c-c-c-old but she's beautiful, though

Yeah, she's so cold

She's so cold, she's so cold
She was born in an arctic zone
She's so cold, she's so cold, cold, cold
And when I touch her my hand just froze

She's so cold, she's so goddamn cold
She's so cold, cold, cold, she's so cold

 

Apologies to Mick

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I told you not to mount that head in the spreaders !

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The last mini leaving France after a slow start to the Transat 650 race. Those guys really don't give up!

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Cocaine...

 

So...Much...Cocaine...

 

Is that Rob Ford's boat on a coke cruise?

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You think that's cold you should meet my wife!

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The Ed just spooged all over deck when he realized he had another picture he could post to generate hits but never actually pay out the swag he promised.

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Tell the ladies they may need their fleece bikini's

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After a miserable race the lads finally remembered why they normally launch in spring...

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"What's it rate?"

 

"Go ahead, I double-dog-dare you. Put your tongue on the mast - it'll never stick."

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Most bowmen pack tampons

Our bowman packs crampons

 

 

"Skip, it's like a freakin' ice rink up there"

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Whose idea was it to put the Spongebob refrigerator magnet along side the compass?

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Are you going to stop bitching about the summer heat and humidity now?

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JFC. When the skip said he wanted a chipper crew, this isn't exactly what we had in mind.

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nnnnnno bbbbbbody on bbbbboard ttttthe Ffffffflying Dddddddutchmmmmman.

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How many gallons of sperm does a blue whale ejaculate in one mating session?
400 gallons, 360 of which miss its target completely.

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Didn't I say to use the non-skid application for the decks?

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"Cap, why is the beach on the other side from when we were on watch yesterday?"

 

 

"If we get behind the mother ship we can end their whaling season."

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"Our Danish bowman, Thor, cut the sheets during a broach causing the spinnaker pole to fly rearwards and skewer our trimmer, Baldric. This inadvertently triggered Ragnarok, but we managed second overall and took the club's Fimbulwinter Cup."

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Dammit. Some time in the last 48 hours, a picture flashed across my screen of a ship crusted with ice like that and four or five guys yucking it up in swim suits and deck chairs. Can't find it at all. Or remember exactly where it came from.

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Yes, it looks bad on deck, but there are benefits.

 

Specifically,

 

nipples

 

like

 

bullets!

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As he gazed at the foredeck, Rick's confidence in his Acme-Freight GPS unit began to fade.

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Cocaine...

 

So...Much...Cocaine...

 

Is that Rob Ford's boat on a coke cruise?

More Rob Ford jokes, that was my job.

 

 

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part of the crew, part of the ship....

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Sailing Anarchy Ship "Hell" shortly after winning their lawsuit with DM

 

 

WL

 

"ducking and running"

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The good ship "Barley", with a full load of Coors Light.

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Don't you scratch my brightwork with those crampons!

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"Just another monday morning at the office." Thats what we say at work anyway. At least its light enough to still easily break with hammers; I always hate it when it gets heavy enough the axes come out.

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SOMEBODY DOWN THERE SOBER UP THE NAVIGATOR, I'M TELLING YOU THIS IS NOT BERMUDA!!!

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