Sunday, January 11, 2009

And we thought St. Martin was bad... Sarasota anchoring

And we thought things were bad here in Dutch & French St. Martin... At least we are allowed to anchor for more than three days!
On Monday afternoon, the Sarasota City Commissioners approved an ordinance criminalizing anchoring in the bay for longer than 72 hours.

Boaters risk having their vessels seized and having to spend 60 days in jail if they spend more than three days "on the hook."

By a one-vote margin, the City of Sarasota joined the ranks of the most boater-unfriendly cities in the nation...
Read the article in the Pelican Press of Sarasota, Florida

Another destination to cross off the list :)