Boaters, Marine and Tourism Interests Urged to Attend
City of St. Augustine Draft Anchoring Ordinance Meeting May 26

Anchoring Rights at Stake

ST AUGUSTINE, Fla. May 13, 2011 - The ability for recreational boats to set anchor in St. Augustine waters is currently being reviewed by city officials who are asking for input at a public meeting on May 26. Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is urging area boaters, cruisers and sailors, as well as those who benefit from boater spending, to attend this meeting to have their voices heard.

The City of St. Augustine is participating as one of five cities in the state's mooring and anchoring pilot project. As part of this pilot project, the city will be allowed to develop an ordinance to limit nearby anchoring.

"We need cruisers as well as those interested in boater spending to attend this meeting to ensure that a reasonable approach is taken and St. Augustine remains a boating-friendly area," said BoatUS Vice President of Government Affairs Margaret Podlich. "In the coming months the city will be honing its approach to anchoring. As a result, it will be crucial to provide input on impending local anchoring regulations."

The meeting will be held Thursday, May 26, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Alcazar Room in City Hall, 75 King Street, St. Augustine, FL 32084.

For more background information on anchoring laws in Florida, see the new BoatUS information sheet at

To review the press release sent out by the City: (Please note the City has recently changed dates and times for this event; this release supercedes any previous announcement and is the most current and up-to-date information as of today, Friday, May 13.)