Originally Posted by jmschmidt
We were there for the Moorings regatta
in October, many boats no problem with mooring.
I assume by that you mean the Interline Regatta. Lots of boats for that one, but a fraction of what is normally expected for New Year's Eve. The problem is that the bottom has never been that good for anchoring
, and when moorings were installed, a few years ago, they were put in the good spots. There are anchoring spots, but not as many as would appear, and most are far out. Add to that the potential for Christmas
Winds and winter northern swells, and the conditions can be quite different from October. Additionally, some years it's necessary to get a spot a day or more in advance. Then, at the last moment, more boats arrive, desperate to anchor SOMEWHERE, and well fueled with alcohol and determination.
My own policy is not to put my boat
at risk in that particular mayhem. But, obviously in would not be crowded unless many, many people disagreed with me!
Who knows what this year will be like, but it is not unusual for the overflow to crowd the other anchorages
in JVD, as well.