Saint Patrick banished them... will they sail back and return to the island?The Washed Up Yacht Club (WUYC) has been throwing mostly decentralized, weekend long boating festivals for a decade.
This event is centered around boats and community. You need a boat, or a friend with a boat, to attend. Our one real rule is: Captains (people with boats) are responsible for themselves, their boat, and their crew. Any guests who attend our events must have a captain hosting them.
1) CAPTAINS - Bow and stern anchors should be deployed every 3 boats. Boats over 50' should always expect to put out an anchor. When your boat leave the raft you MUST make sure the neighboring boats are connected by a long line before you depart. Ask for help if you haven't done it before. If you leave your boat for shore, you must designate a replacement captain to look after your vessel.
If you're staying for more than 24 hours, you should get an instant, no-cost, anchoring permit.
2) INVITED GUESTS - you can come and go when you please. We're very close to shore and your captain should be able to easily arrange for a dinghy to shore. There's no need to stay out the whole weekend. Talk to your captain for specifics, but the general expectation is everyone brings food and drink for themselves and a bit to share.
3) CAMPSITE "RULE" - We shouldn't have to say this, but if you visit another boat, don't make a mess. Help keep it clean.
4) SCHEDULE - The scheduled dates are a window when some boats might there. Times and even days for these raftups are very approximate. Most boats tend to show up Saturday and leave Sunday. If you're a guest talk to your captain about when you should arrive.