F*ck Boats Returns for a Second Year
On October 18, the Cornucopia Destiny, the vessel which has functioned as the venue for the Fordham Law Boat Cruise for the last several years, will once again set sail, offering students and guests a fun-filled evening of drinking, dancing and snacking. Paying $45 (or $65 for guests) for three hours of revelry on the Hudson—with the cityscapes of Manhattan serving as the backdrop—is certainly a great value. But one glaring issue has continued to mar student exuberance over the festivities: legal occupancy.
This year, as in years past, the 350 available tickets sold out in just over an hour. For students in class during the commencement of the sale, or those whose schedules didn’t allow them to be on campus Wednesday afternoon, the prompt depletion of the ticket pool means their dreams of gazing upon the city lights off the starboard side will have to be put on hiatus. However, if you count yourself among those unable to procure a ticket for the boat cruise, the night of the October 18 needn’t be spent reading supplements in the windowless bowels of Stack Two. Thanks to Robbie Auray, you’ve got options.
Under similar circumstances in 2012, Auray, now a 3L, sought an alternative for those unable to attend the vaunted sailing excursion along the Hudson; and “Fuck Boats” was born. “Those of us who didn’t have the chance to get a ticket for the boat cruise weren’t content with just doing nothing,” said Auray. “I figured, why not offer people an alternative?”
The event, this year dubbed “Fuck Moore Boats,” is, Auray explains, “in no way an affront to the Moore Trial Advocates, but is a play on the nautical practice of mooring boats.” In its second year, the event will return to the Anchor, which is offering attendees discounted drinks, complementary champagne, and the chance to skip the line at the venue.
“Last year, we had an amazing time; people who chose to go to the boat cruise were still able to come by afterwards, and we were successful in raising money for Universal Justice. We’re expecting it to be equally as successful for LiNK this year and even more fun for those that choose to come out. Anyone who didn’t get a ticket to the boat, as well as those who just plain don’t like boats, would be foolish not to make their way down,” Auray said.
“Fuck Moore Boats” will take place on October 18 at 9:00 pm at the Anchor, 310 Spring Street. The cost of attendance is $5, which will support LiNK, a Fordham student group aimed at providing aid to North Korean refugees.
For more information and updates regarding Fuck Moore Boats, be sure to check out the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1418935014992555/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
–by Michael Smaila, Staff Writer