who follows rules other than the necessary ones that keep one alive?/ rules are just that--- strings placed by folks who HAVE to find compliance or control. rules are made by governmental agencies to control folks .
if a sailor is smart, that sailor will do as smart folks everywhere do-- figure out the wind direction and the storm direction and the airflow and water current
flow patterns and then make a decision based on all the facts obtainable. that keeps folks out of trouble, one RULE-- never anchor in a surfline. lol
\ also-- dont anchor on a lee shore. red in morning -sailors take warning. red at night-sailors' delight. finally-- dont let any one anchor on yours or drag down on you. being nice to folks is a way of sailing-- is understood to be a community. world is small.
who is making these rules of which you speak?? some folks speak of common sense as if were rules and regulations-- is merely common sense.
sounds like some of the RULES of which you speak are actually indicators of places which, in NORMAL conditions for the area are designated for the activity --and are provided as anchorages
s opposed to places in which you will receive a ticket for improper anchoring
or other harrrassment by authority figures such as homeless insecurity, who , anymore MUST protect this nation against its citizenry, especialloy as far as dumping poo or smuggling ANYTHING . to presume is a SAFE anchorage for storms is taking the marking a lil farther than it was meant to be taken. the anchor in an area on a chart us not necessarily safe haven for storm activity. that means is a LEGAL
anchorage and is DESIGNATED as an anchorage as opposed to a place not allowing that activity. is YOUR job to figure the safety
factors after looking at the information available to you as a sailor--inclusive of weather
maps, tidal flows, wind patterns, storm frequency and direction, etc. it is our own job to remain informed-- not anyone else's responsibility.
these are not rules-- these are common sense tidbits which can save your lives..much different from RULES. considering informative bits on a chart as rules is a mistake. is merely INFORMATION. rules are what the state makes to prevent you from anchoring
in that designated anchorage--noonsite and other excellent sites online are helpful in that regard.