Serving The Richardson Bay

Anchorage Community, the Ecology, and the Communities on shore.

Code of The Bay(draft still evolving...)

Help your neighbors if you can.

Be alert.

Lend a hand when needed.

Do not steal.

Respect the environment.

Keep your boat in order and seaworthy.

Don’t anchor in another vessel’s scope.

Respect the local community.

Don’t be a idiot regarding safety.


Call a BoatSaver!


Write it down!


PumpOut Services

October Actions:

Get a Burgee. Request Safety check from Anchorage Asssciation.

Update to a 2 anchor/swivel system to protect eelgrass, and check your groundtackle.

Clear your Decks.

Learn your rights, and maintain your vessel.

and as always...

Be a Good Neighbor

4 Agreements

Being alert and prepared for high winds and bad weather is a central responsibility of seamanship.

It averts the hazards to your life and vessel and the lives and property of others, including the environment.

Your neighbors will likely warn you of an upcoming storm, but you can always check for daily updates here.


Rights and responsibilities go hand-in-hand.

The anchorage community is famously filled with iconoclasts and those who color outside the lines, and finding a common consensus on anything can be a challenge. In its monthly meetings the Anchorage Association has colorfully hashed out these issues and most present have agreed through vote to strive to adhere to a basic set of agreements, for safety and sustainability. With the anchorage demographic, the approach of encouraging voluntary agreement, rather than ticketing and harrassment, is the first and most effective line of effort.

These are the big ones...




Waste Management

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Elinor Ostrum’s Nobel Prize winning work on ‘Governing the Commons’

In 2009, Elinor Ostrum won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for her work on

governance of the commons, the task ever before us here in Richardson Bay.

Here’s the design principles she discovered were necessary for success.

Learn more, and see the entire presentation given to the RBRA detailing

this approach on the “8 Principles” page.

A 9th principle has been added here to address a basic culturally

specific challenge on the anchorage to be overcome.

(the wind forecast isn’t displaying properly in some browsers, if that means you, click the box and it should take you there.)

You can financially support the Richardson Bay Special Anchorage Association and make a positive impact on the Bay’s future now. The RBSAA is a 501c3 community organization fiscally sponsored by MarinLink.