BYOBOAT PURCHASER GUIDELINES IMPORTANT SCHEDULE INFORMATION (All times are approximate) Date Time Event November 8, 2023 6:00 PM Virtual Captain's Meeting (Mandatory, attend one) November 9, 2023 6:00 PM Virtual Captain's Meeting (Mandatory, attend one) November 11, 2023 10:00 AM 12:00 PM 11:00 PM Anchoring area opens Country Bay Musical Festival begins Anchoring area closes November 12, 2023 10:00 AM 12:00 PM 11:00 PM Anchoring area opens Country Bay Musical Festival begins Anchoring area closes What radio station will be streaming the concert for BYOBoat ticket holders? The station is 103.7FM 🌊 Event Water Entry 🛥️ To ensure a successful waterside experience; every boat captain MUST ATTEND one of the Captain's meetings. Access to the anchoring area will be allowed only for paying customers. A numbered event flag will be issued to each boat, which will serve as the entry ticket. ID verification according to event registration (Driver's License) and proof of insurance will be required for entry. Flag transfers are not authorized. Upon entry, every boat will be escorted to the pre-set anchoring area by a staff boat identified with an orange working flag. Please follow instructions and be patient; setting a good anchor will allow for a better experience. This is a private event, NO firearms are authorized. All U.S. Coast Guard boating safety laws, rules, and regulations apply. You are subject to inspections by City Marine Patrol, State and Federal Law Enforcement agencies at any time. Anchoring Area Requirements and Guidelines While in the anchoring area, all navigators, crew, and passengers are expected to adhere to good order and discipline. Be a good neighbor; we encourage everyone to be safe and have fun, but please, SAFETY FIRST Each boat operator is responsible for setting their anchor; no assistance will be provided. This is a "two-anchor" event (bow and stern), with NO exceptions. The recommended scope ratio is 8:1 for vessels 30 feet or less, and 5:1 for vessels over 31 feet. Side-to-side (tide up) configurations are not allowed. Only fluke/sand anchors are permitted. Shoreline anchoring is STRICTLY PROHIBITED and may result in significant fines due to environmental protection laws. Boats are allowed to enter/exit the anchoring area within event hours; however, we recommend staying to enjoy the full show. Floating mats and similar devices are permitted as long as they are tied to the boat and do not invade the anchoring space of neighboring vessels. Flying, surface, and underwater motorized, battery-operated, and/or remote-controlled equipment are prohibited. NO DRINKING AND BOATING. If you drink, it is ILLEGAL to operate a vessel under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Even on the water, underage drinking is illegal. Do not promote illegal and unsafe behaviors. 🌿 Environmental Considerations There are numerous environmental laws and regulations, and it would be impossible to list them all here. However, here are some key guidelines to ensure compliance while within the anchoring area: Open flame (fire pits/torches of any kind) and fireworks are PROHIBITED. ***Note: Yes, you can use your boat designed grills to cook while onboard. If cooking, you will be asked to show a serviceable extinguisher. It is unlawful for any person, at any time, by any means or in any manner, intentionally or negligently, to annoy, molest, harass, or disturb any protected species” (such as manatee, sea turtle, small tooth sawfish, etc. Please refer to the following references for more information: Endangered Species Act of 1973, 16 U.S.C.§1531 et seq., the Federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 (16 U.S.C. 703 et seq.), the Federal Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, 16 U.S.C. § 401 et seq., the Florida Manatee Sanctuary Act of 1978 (codified, as amended, at § Section 379.2431(2010)), and the Florida Coral Reef Protection Act Section 403.93345, F. It is illegal to discharge any oiled, gray or sewage water in the anchoring area. Fuel, oil, propane-based product transfers are not authorized, unless by authorized service provider and licensed/authorized first responders.