Anarchist Yacht Club 2023

Come all bold and salty punx
And join in company
Another sailboat meetup
Across a shallow sea

*You Are Invited to Anarchist Yacht Club 2023 *

February 13-19, 2023
Luperon, Dominican Republic

Whether you are a serial boat owner, or just damp-life curious, let’s get together for a nautical assembly of our own design!

What to expect:

– sailing skill-shares
– fleet sails
– outdoor adventures and exploration
– discussions & workshops
– play, movies, music, movement
– sharing food and camraderie
– making rad friends, plotting future adventures, creating boat+crew connections

This is a participatory co-created convergence loosely organized by folks who met at AYC22 in Eleuthera, Bahamas. Some of us have boats, some don’t, and the event is all self-organized. You are invited to join us for some or all of the event. You could even get involved in organizing, or offer a workshop to share your skills, ideas and experiences. Sailing expertise is not required, and new people are welcome.

Some boats may even be looking for crew or project help in Nov/Dec in order to make it to DR in time.

For more information or to get involved, talk to the person who gave you this invite!

Venganse todxs lxs punks saladxs
Júntense en compañía
A la segunda reunión de veleros
Atravesando el mar caribe
*Les invitamos al Club Náutico Anarquista*
Del 13-19 de Febrero 2023
Luperon, República Dominicana
Tanto si eres propietario de un barco, como si simplemente tienes curiosidad por la vida mojada, ¡juntémonos para una asamblea autogestionada!
Qué esperar:
– Navegación
– Veleros en flotilla
– Aventuras y exploraciones al aire libre
– Debates y talleres
– Juegos, películas, música, y movimiento
– Comida compartida y camaradería
-Conocimientos del velerismo
-Hacer nuevxs amigxs y coser planes para aventuras, barcos, y tripulaciones del futuro.

Se trata de una convergencia participativa y autogestionada. Organizada por un grupo de personas que se conocieron en el encuentro de AYC22, en Eleuthera, Bahamas. Algunxs tenemos barcos, otrxs no. Les invitamos a unirte a nosotros por parte o la totalidad de la reunión. Incluso puede participar en la organización u ofrecer una charla o un taller para compartir sus conocimientos, ideas y experiencias. No es necesario tener experiencia en navegación y los nuevos participantes son bienvenidos.
Puede haber barcos buscando ayuda y tripulación para zarparse y llegar a la RD en las semanas antes del evento.

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Race to nowhere is happening again! Every ragtag sailboat or rowboat or canoe around should get their oars to Port Townsend bay for a fun jaunt around wherever you want to go. Get yee to the gig.

This year we’re splitting the goals. We are, once again, trying to circle Marrowstone and Indian islands in our tiny boats. Everyone willing is encouraged to join us! Circling the islands will be challenging, you’ll find the biggest race to be the race against the tidal shift which will make the ship canal either exciting or incredibly dull, depending on if you’re getting sucked through or just waiting out the next tide. Read the tides! Get a chart!

For those not sold on this type of likely misadventure, you are encouraged to do any route you’d like, as challenging as you can handle.

We’ll all be (hopefully) meeting up at the boat camp spot at Fort Flaggler for evening BBQ and ceremonies. The goal is to share our stories of the day on the water and decide together who wins the year.


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R2NW video

A dear friend made a little video of the AYC’s premier Pacific Northwest regatta for a local film fest. Check it out!

This years race is happening September 3rd, a bit over a week away!

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Come all bold and salty punx
And join in company
Another sailboat meetup
Across a shallow sea

Ready your yachts, derelicts, and unfinished pipe dreams for another convergence of the ocean’s reprobate.

Whether you’re a serial boat owner, or just damp-life curious, meet us on Eleuthera for a nautical assembly of your own design.

Hatchet Bay – March 13-19th

You’ll find a snug 360 degree anchorage off the beaten cruiser path. Nearby are wild caves, a seahorse pond, great snorkeling, fantastic deep-water rock climbing, and one of the best surf spots in the Bahamas.

Expect skillshares, raft-ups, debauchery, old yarns, boat open houses, sailing introductions, daysails, and wondering why you’d ever leave

STAND BY for more updates, links, etc.?

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R2NW reportback

A few weeks or months ago we had a super nice race!

We went nowhere!

We started as 2 boats: the intrepid Hellican and the wrathful Widowmaker. Race horn was large pop-its thrown at the hull of the Hellican as we (the Widowmaker) passed them. It would turn out to be the dominant narrative of the race. Us passing everyone.

The ambition, as always, is to sail around the islands, Marrowstone and Indian, and as always, we were beset by thick fog and too little wind. We alternated seeing land on one tack and being lost in the miasma on the other. Neither boat had any navigational equipment at all. It was great fun.

After making a good show of it, we called off the ambitions and decided to sail over to PT for a quick jaunt about town. Our fortune shifted as the fog cleared, the sun came out and the wind picked up a bit. It turned into a really wonderful day.

In PT we ate snacks and sat in the sun and then left, sailing for Point Wilson. The Hellican got a head start, and the Widowmaker had a difficult time catching the lil tub on the upwind leg. An anchored boat was called as a buoy to round, which turned out to be difficult with the cross current, so the Hellican ditched the buoy and made it’s beach landing finish 1st and was proclaimed the WINNER OF THE RACE by its crew.

The Widowmaker, sticking to arbitrary rules, rounded the semi-derelict boat and eventually perched upon the beach for some more sun bathing and chilling time. Many a passerby commented upon our stylish craft, and one correctly attributed the Widowmaker as being “Oh! That’s Wayne Chimenti’s old boat, yeah?!” The lady wanted some clout, and so I write it here to give her what is due.

From here we decided to have a nice sail back to Fort Flaggler, to maybe set up camp and tuck in for the night. We’d heard that the pure sailing craft Truant was out, so we committed to finding it out on the bay. It had turned into such a beautiful day there was quite a few boats out, and none of us had actually seen the boat before, but surely we would find it.

Aha! A boat! A gaff! Must be them!


We all crewed up and sailed about for a little while, changing tacks to catch up with the other boats, pass them, leave them behind, and then do it all again. We shall not name names.

Eventually we kept on our merry way to Flaggler, and the Widowmaker took an excessive detour nearly around the point as the wind became increasingly fickle and the tide increasingly foul. We used the single oar to row against the current as spectators laughed, and cheered at us from the bluffs. The Hellican again finished 1st upon the beach, and we all set up camp and had a nice dinner and learned of a couple other boats that wandered around Killisut harbor in the race’s name- Little Toot and some un-named row boat!

After having a wonderful dinner with the crews and extended friends the sun set and no dogs fought and the stars came out and it was great.

We did plan next year’s race, and chose the most favorable tide in hopes our largest ambitions could become real!

Next years race is Saturday, September 3rd 2022

Come out!

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