The Cruisers’ Rights Network of North America fights for Anchoring Rights!
www.crnna.com – firstname.lastname@example.org
April 14, 2020
Over the past several years, and despite the laudable eﬀorts of the various US boating
organizations, it has become obvious that there were certain challenges that were beyond their
mandate. Those challenges included dealing with a variety of government entities at the local and
state levels while these entities were attacking the rights of boaters to enjoy their pastime and
In their defence, these organizations were never intended to deal with these issues in a
confrontational manner. In some cases, their memberships have expressed disagreement with such
endeavours, demanding that their organization not get involved.
Too often, despite some degree of success by these groups with lobbying against boating
restrictions, cities and states have simply ignored the laws and trampled on the rights of boaters.
As I have observed this pattern over the past dozen years since becoming involved in the Florida
anchoring issues, it became more and more clear that a new approach was needed, one that was
considerably more ‘hands on’ in dealing with the issues.
It is therefore with great pride and pleasure that I am announcing the formation of the Cruisers’
Rights Network of North America.
The Cruisers’ Rights Network of North America is deliberately mandated to take on the challenges
that other organizations were not set up for. This will include negotiating with government
entities at the state and local levels who are engaged in anti-boating practices, or who are
actually violating the law with their behavior.
Should negotiations fail, CRNNA will be prepared to take whatever next steps are deemed necessary,
from petitions to social media pressure programs and all the way up to legal action if required to
secure the rights of boaters and cruisers. In other words, we are an ‘enforcement arm’ on boating
issues, something that has not existed previously.
CRNNA will also engage in outreach to community leaders to educate them on boaters, the boating and
cruising lifestyle, the law, and best practices for dealing with problem situations. We are not
denying that there are problems within our communities, but unlike other groups, we intend to
directly address those issues and find solutions.
CRNNA will also be working to end the problems associated with derelict vessels, and laws and
practices that simply don’t work in preventing the problems associated with them.
CRNNA has been designed to be an organization in which its members actively participate at all
levels, rather than one that operates with a top down structure and minimal member input. Our
policy is to be completely transparent in all of our work, so that membership is both aware of and
involved in all of our activities to the greatest extent possible.
Cruisers’ Rights Network of North America is a not for profit corporation, and is awaiting its
(3) approval. The organization’s leadership is as follows:
President – Wally Moran; Vice President – Deanna Phillips; Treasurer – Chris Silverstein. More
information is available at the CRNNA’s website, www.CRNNA.com.
Should your readers wish to join the organization, or if they wish to discuss issues of concern in
their area waters, they are invited to contact us at info@CRNAA.com.
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