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      Abbreviated rules   07/28/2017

      Underdawg did an excellent job of explaining the rules.  Here's the simplified version: Don't insinuate Pedo.  Warning and or timeout for a first offense.  PermaFlick for any subsequent offenses Don't out members.  See above for penalties.  Caveat:  if you have ever used your own real name or personal information here on the forums since, like, ever - it doesn't count and you are fair game. If you see spam posts, report it to the mods.  We do not hang out in every thread 24/7 If you see any of the above, report it to the mods by hitting the Report button in the offending post.   We do not take action for foul language, off-subject content, or abusive behavior unless it escalates to persistent stalking.  There may be times that we might warn someone or flick someone for something particularly egregious.  There is no standard, we will know it when we see it.  If you continually report things that do not fall into rules #1 or 2 above, you may very well get a timeout yourself for annoying the Mods with repeated whining.  Use your best judgement. Warnings, timeouts, suspensions and flicks are arbitrary and capricious.  Deal with it.  Welcome to anarchy.   If you are a newbie, there are unwritten rules to adhere to.  They will be explained to you soon enough.  

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4 hours ago, Proneshooter said:

Wondering how much betting money changed hands (to a different set) as a result of the penalty?

Ah wot a shame...................

Don't come across too may poor bookmakers though.

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On 04/01/2018 at 3:11 PM, Captain Jack Sparrow said:

Read rules 16.1 and 16.2. It only would have been "hunting" if Wild Oats was trying to duck Comanche's stern. This is where the common misconception of hunting and match racing comes from. In match racing the starboard boat can come down to 90 degrees off the true wind even if the port boat is trying to duck the stern. 

In fleet racing, if port is trying to duck starboard's stern, starboard can't alter course if it would require port to immediately change course to continue keeping clear. 


Wild Oats was not trying to duck Comanche. 

Comanche may have altered course to leeward (I thought I saw that too in the video). 

Competely perfectly legal move. 

If stupidity was against the RRS WOXI would have copped a penalty for that as well. Burden of proof is on the port tack boat, or boat tacking. Starboard doesn't have to explain much typically. 

Turning to leeward is a perfectly sensible move. I did the same thing on Wednesdays twilight when it was clear that the helmsman of a S80 on port could not see us so I started preparing to go behind. Thankfully I saw his face appear under the boom and they did a crash tack and I resumed course. It would have been stupid of me to not turn leeward, just in case he never saw us. 

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