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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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LYRA was well run and fun, thanks WYC, neat place and great people

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Looking in from afar, seems that the South Shore is very quiet these days.

 

Grew up in Rochester sailing an "R" boat and family cruisers out of Sodus Bay YC back in the 60-70's, now in SFBay where we do have wind.

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LYRA 2015 had good breeze in Sodus

next year LYRA is at RYC

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I was bartending at SBYC for LYRA in '74 or '75. Missed racing, but it was a great party.

 

Had one of the Toronto R boat crews decide to "cool down" the bar at 0200 with a garden hose, and then wake the crew at 0800 with bagpipes on the foredeck.

 

Glory days...

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100 boats registered for the 100 miler this weekend....Predict Wind isn't getting any better but still an awesome race.

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The 8 Metre World Championships are starting this weekend and are hosted by the RCYC. Racing starts Sunday with the practice race at 1300, and 1100 everyday except Thursday for the rest of the week. 5 countries are represented this year and 12 boats will be on the course, 6 moderns and 6 classics including the King of Norway's 8M "Sira". Both of the Canada's Cup boats, Yquem for the USA and Hollandia for Canada will also be racing but not with Canada's Cup crews. Racing will take place south of Centennial pier with each race scheduled to be around 2 hours in length. 2 races a day are planned. Hopefully the weather cooperates and we have some good racing.

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Bit of a shocker at the losh 100 mile race.

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Hell of a result for the boys on that old gramp

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I'd love to hear from the Gramps guys how their race went. Must have really kept her moving. I'm curious what times they rounded marks and point of sail.

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The Gramp Guys would love to share with you! Buy me a beer and a few rum chasers and I will tell all! We basically ran the rhumb line on a reach from start to finish with the exception of a bit of a nasty touch coming into Niagara when we had to beat into 20 knot gusts. We were side by side all the way with Onawa and Puffin until just before the big shift at Niagara and then lost Onawa, after the turn we chased Puffin all the way to the finish. They were reefed so we were able to hang onto them up the entire leg. Gramps love to reach it is definitely their fastest point of sail!

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Well done gents

Fun race!!!!!!

Well done gents

Fun race!!!!!!

Looks like the two old guys on the old gramp were up to their tricks again in LOSHRS - Race #6 . The Cook had domestic duties for Race #5 or might have been a clean sweep for #'s 4,5 and 6!

Well done gents

Fun race!!!!!!

Well done gents

Fun race!!!!!!

Thanks Pearl, missed you this weekend did you do Dalhousie?

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First Regatta May 27 at ABYC just hope it warms up a little

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I was in Toronto Wednesday. The all yacht clubs are having problems with the water level of Lake Ontario. One club has docks 5 inches below the water level. And water levels peak in June so I was told?

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Sodus Bay is as high as its been in a long time. 

 

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Can anyone explain why LO PHRF does not publish a full rating list with boat models? I am a PHRF rep in another region, and LO is one of the only places where I can't check ratings vs what they report to US Sailing. I would love to be wrong and find out that there is a list I can look at which includes boat models.

Cheers

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LO PHRF does not publish class lists so that boat owners have to actually get a certificate.

They may provide a list on request for you in your role as a handicapper.

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15 minutes ago, Tax Man said:

LO PHRF does not publish class lists so that boat owners have to actually get a certificate.

They may provide a list on request for you in your role as a handicapper.

why would you not publish the list, and require that the racers submit a pdf of their certificates?

If local clubs want to dodge the need for current certs, they can just take out of region numbers...

 

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I contacted a helpful PHRF LO admin and got most of the information I was looking for.

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So there was some guy from Ontario Sailing on CBC this morning and he was implying that clubs were cancelling racing and regattas.

Does anyone have any clear news on this? I know QCYC starts their season this morning (in spite of much of the land base being under water), what about ABYC Open? Is it a go?

 

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PCYC has started racing around the cans. Looks like the first race with any wind will be tonight. 

SHTR (going to be cold) has 81 entered and the 300 has 77......can't wait!

 

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, tripper_dave said:

So there was some guy from Ontario Sailing on CBC this morning and he was implying that clubs were cancelling racing and regattas.

Does anyone have any clear news on this? I know QCYC starts their season this morning (in spite of much of the land base being under water), what about ABYC Open? Is it a go?

 

Dave,

We're currently trying to figure out what to do with the regatta in anticipation of water levels rising still higher in the coming weeks. Hopefully we'll have some kind of notice out to competitors in the next day or so.

Stay tuned for updates on the club website www.abyc.on.ca as well as the Facebook Event and through LORC.

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there were carp swimming in the parking lot at apsc the other day.

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Looking forward to ABYC on Saturday, at least the long range forecast doesn’t call for rain (yet)

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Some great post race entertainment this Saturday at ABYC The Paul James Band at 3 pm, followed by the Suburban Outlaws at 7 pm.

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