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Title 33Chapter ISubchapter GPart 100Subpart G → §100.1102


Title 33: Navigation and Navigable Waters
PART 100—SAFETY OF LIFE ON NAVIGABLE WATERS
Subpart G—Eleventh Coast Guard District


§100.1102   Annual Marine Events on the Colorado River, between Davis Dam (Bullhead City, Arizona) and Headgate Dam (Parker, Arizona).

(a) General. Special local regulations are established for the events listed in Table 1 of this section. Notice of implementation of these special local regulations will be made by publication in the Federal Register 30 days prior to the event for those events without specific dates or by Notice to Mariners 20 Days prior to the event for those events listing a period for which a firm date is identifiable. In all cases, further information on exact dates, times, and other details concerning the number and type of participants and an exact geographical description of the areas are published by the Eleventh Coast Guard District in the Local Notice to Mariners at least 20 days prior to each event. To be placed on the mailing list for Local Notice to Mariners contact: Commander (dpw), Eleventh Coast Guard District, Coast Guard Island, Building 50-2, Alameda, CA 94501-5100. Note: Sponsors of events listed in Table 1 of this section must submit an application each year in accordance with 33 CFR 100.15 to the cognizant Coast Guard Sector Commander no less than 60 days before the start of the proposed event. Sponsors are informed that ample lead time is required to inform all Federal, state, local agencies, and/or other interested parties and to provide the sponsor the best support to ensure the safety of life and property. A Coast Guard-National Park Service agreement exists for both the Glen Canyon and Lake Mead National Recreational Areas; applicants shall contact the cognizant authority for approval of events in these areas.

(b) Special local regulations. All persons and vessels not registered with the sponsor as participants or as official patrol vessels are considered spectators. The “official patrol” consists of any Coast Guard, other Federal, state or local law enforcement, and any public or sponsor-provided vessels assigned or approved by the cognizant Coast Guard Sector Commander to patrol each event.

(1) No spectator shall anchor, block, loiter, nor impede the through transit of participants or official patrol vessels in the regulated areas during all applicable effective dates and times unless cleared to do so by or through an official patrol vessel.

(2) When hailed and/or signaled by an official patrol vessel, any spectator located within a regulated area during all applicable effective dates and times shall come to an immediate stop.

(3) The Patrol Commander (PATCOM) is empowered to control the movement of all vessels in the regulated area or to restrict vessels from entering the regulated area. The Patrol Commander shall be designated by the cognizant Coast Guard Sector Commander; will be a U.S. Coast Guard commissioned officer, warrant officer, or petty officer to act as the Sector Commander's official representative; and will be located aboard the lead official patrol vessel. As the Sector Commander's representative, the PATCOM may terminate the event any time it is deemed necessary for the protection of life and property. PATCOM may be reached on VHF-FM Channel 13 (156.65MHz) or 16 (156.8MHz) when required, by the call sign “PATCOM.”

(4) The Patrol Commander may, upon request, allow the transit of commercial vessels through regulated areas when it is safe to do so.

(5) The Coast Guard may be assisted by other Federal, state, or local agencies.

Table 1 to §100.1102

[All coordinates referenced use datum NAD 83.]

1. Lake Havasu Winter Water-Ski Race
SponsorNational Water-ski Racing Association.
Event DescriptionWater-ski races.
DateSaturday and Sunday in late February or early March.
LocationLake Havasu, AZ.
Regulated AreaThat portion of the lower Colorado River on the Arizona side between Thompson Bay and Copper Canyon.
2. Havasu Landing Regatta
SponsorSouthern Outboard Association.
Event DescriptionBoat Races on closed course.
DateSaturday and Sunday in February.
LocationHavasu Lake, CA.
Regulated AreaThat portion of the lower Colorado River on the California side at Havasu Landing Resort and Casino.
3. Parker International Water-Ski Race
SponsorInternational Water-ski Race Association.
Event DescriptionWater-ski Show.
DateSecond Saturday and Sunday in March.
LocationParker, AZ.
Regulated AreaThe entire water area of the Colorado River beginning at BlueWater Marina in Parker, AZ, and extending approximately 10 miles to La Paz County Park.
4. Desert Storm
SponsorLake Racer LLC.
Event DescriptionBoat Poker Run and Exhibition Runs.
DateApril weekend (3 day event).
LocationLake Havasu, AZ.
Regulated AreaThe waters of the lower Colorado River encompassed from the eastern line off of Algoma Pier Head Lighthouse to the Split Rock Lighthouse as the western line, with the following boundaries:
   Eastern Boundary Line: 34°2651 N, 114°2041 W to 34°2717 N, 114°2051 W.
   Western Boundary Line: 34°2718 N, 114°2234 W to 34°2655 N, 114°2259 W.
5. Lake Havasu Grand Prix
SponsorPacific Offshore Powerboat Racing Association (POPRA).
Event DescriptionBoat Races on closed course.
DateApril weekend (2 day event).
LocationLake Havasu, AZ.
Regulated AreaThe waters of the lower Colorado River encompassed by the following boundaries:
   Boundary one from 34°2744 N, 114°2053 W to 34°2751 N, 114°2043 W.
   Boundary two from 34°2650 N, 114°2041 W to 34°2714 N, 114°2055 W.
   Boundary three from 34°2610 N, 114°1840 W to 34°2550 N, 114°1852 W.
6. BlueWater Resort and Casino Spring Classic
SponsorSouthern California Speedboat Club.
Event DescriptionProfessional High-speed powerboat race, closed course.
DateSaturday and Sunday in April.
LocationParker, AZ.
Regulated AreaThe Lake Moovalya area of the Colorado River in Parker, AZ.
7. BlueWater Resort and Casino Southwest Showdown
SponsorArizona Drag Boat Association.
Event DescriptionProfessional High-speed powerboat drag race, on a measured course.
DateSaturday and Sunday in March.
LocationParker, AZ.
Regulated AreaAdjacent to the BlueWater River Casino, Arizona side of the Colorado River in Parker, AZ.
8. BlueWater Resort and Casino West Coast Nationals
SponsorRPM Racing Enterprises.
Event DescriptionProfessional High-speed powerboat race, closed course.
DateSaturday and Sunday in April.
LocationParker, AZ.
Regulated AreaThe Lake Moovalya area of the Colorado River and the portion of the Colorado River adjacent to the BlueWater River Casino, in Parker, AZ.
9. Great Western Tube Float
SponsorCity of Parker, AZ.
Event DescriptionRiver float.
DateOne Saturday in June.
LocationParker, AZ.
Regulated AreaThe navigable waters of the Colorado River from Buckskin Mountain State Park to La Paz County Park.
10. IJSBA World Finals
SponsorInternational Jet Sports Boating Association (IJSBA).
Event DescriptionPersonal Watercraft Race.
DateSecond Saturday through third Sunday of October (10 Days).
LocationLake Havasu City, AZ.
Regulated AreaThe navigable waters of Lake Havasu, AZ in the area known as Crazy Horse Campgrounds.
11. Parker Enduro
SponsorParker Area Chamber of Commerce.
Event DescriptionHydroplane, flatbottom, tunnel, and v-bottom powerboat race.
DateLate October.
LocationParker, AZ.
Regulated AreaBetween river miles 179 and 185 (between the Roadrunner Resort and Headgate Dam).
12. BlueWater Resort and Casino Thanksgiving Regatta
SponsorSouthern California Speedboat Club.
Event DescriptionBoat Races.
DateThursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during Thanksgiving week.
LocationParker, AZ.
Regulated AreaThe Lake Moovalya area of the Colorado River and the portion of the Colorado River adjacent to the BlueWater River Casino, in Parker, AZ.
13. Lake Havasu City Boat Parade of Lights
SponsorLondon Bridge Yacht Club.
Event DescriptionBoat parade during which vessels pass by a pre-designated vessel and then transit through the London Bridge Channel.
DateFirst Saturday and Sunday in December.
LocationLake Havasu, AZ.
Regulated AreaA pre-determined course that travels through the waters of North Lake Havasu, London Bridge Channel and Thompson Bay.
14. Mark Hahn Memorial 300 PWC Endurance Race
SponsorDSM Events.
Event Description300 Nautical Mile PWC Race Loop Track.
DateLate February.
LocationLake Havasu City, AZ.
Regulated AreaA 10 mile course on Northern Lake Havasu from London Bridge to North Lake Havasu Landing.
15. Lake Havasu Triathlon
SponsorTucson Racing.
Event DescriptionSwim race.
DateMarch.
LocationLake Havasu, AZ.
Regulated AreaWaters North of London Bridge to waters just north of Crazy Horse Camp Ground.
16. Bullhead City River Regatta
SponsorBullhead City.
Event DescriptionRiver float.
DateOne Saturday in August.
LocationBullhead City, AZ.
Regulated AreaThe navigable waters of the Colorado River from Camp Davis to the Rotary Park.
17. BlueWater Triathlon
SponsorBlue Water Resort & Casino
Event DescriptionSwimming Portion of Triathlon Race.
DateOne Saturday in October.
LocationParker, AZ.
Regulated AreaThe waters of the Colorado River between river between the BlueWater Resort & Casino Amphitheater and just North of Headgate Rock Dam in Parker, AZ.
18. BlueWater Resort and Casino 300 Enduro
SponsorRPM Racing Enterprises.
Event DescriptionBoat Race.
DateLate October.
LocationParker, AZ.
Regulated AreaBetween river miles 179 and 185 (between the Roadrunner Resort and Headgate Dam).
19. Another Dam Race
SponsorBlue Water Resort and Casino.
Event DescriptionKayak, surbboard, surfski, stand up paddle board race.
DateA Saturday in November.
LocationParker, AZ.
Regulated AreaBetween river miles 179 and 185 (between the Roadrunner Resort and Headgate Dam).

[USCG-2013-0361, 79 FR 6462, Feb. 4, 2014, as amended by USCG-2020-0217, 85 FR 37341, June 22, 2020]

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