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Title 33Chapter ISubchapter GPart 100Subpart D → §100.701


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


§100.701   Special Local Regulations; Marine Events in the Seventh Coast Guard District.

The following regulations apply to the marine events listed in Table 1 of this section. These regulations will be effective annually, for the duration of each event listed in Table 1. Annual notice of the exact dates and times of the effective period of the regulation with respect to each event, the geographical area, and details concerning the nature of the event and the number of participants and type(s) of vessels involved will also be published in the local notice to mariners and broadcast over VHF.

(a) Definitions. The following definitions apply to this section:

Patrol Commander. A Patrol Commander is a commissioned, warrant, or petty officer of the Coast Guard who has been designated by the respective Coast Guard Sector Commander to enforce these regulations.

Spectators. All persons and vessels not registered with the event sponsor as participants or official patrol vessels.

(b) Event Patrol. The Coast Guard may assign an event patrol, as described in §100.40 of this part, to each regulated event listed in the table. Additionally, a Patrol Commander may be assigned to oversee the patrol. The event patrol and Patrol Commander may be contacted on VHF Channel 16.

(c) Special Local Regulations. (1) The Coast Guard Patrol Commander may forbid and control the movement of all vessels in the regulated area(s). When hailed or signaled by an official patrol vessel, a vessel in these areas shall immediately comply with the directions given. Failure to do so may result in expulsion from the area, citation for failure to comply, or both.

(2) The Coast Guard Patrol Commander may terminate the event, or the operation of any vessel participating in the event, at any time it is deemed necessary for the protection of life or property.

(3) Only event sponsor designated participants and official patrol vessels are allowed to enter the regulated area.

(4) Spectators are only allowed inside the regulated area if they remain within a designated spectator area. Spectators may contact the Coast Guard Patrol Commander to request permission to pass through the regulated area. If permission is granted, spectators must pass directly through the regulated area at safe speed and without loitering.

(d) Contact Information. Questions about marine events should be addressed to the local Coast Guard Captain of the Port for the area in which the event is occurring. Contact information is listed below. For a description of the geographical area of each Captain of the Port zone, please see subpart 3.35 of this chapter.

(1) Captain of the Port Charleston, South Carolina: (843) 740-7050.

(2) Captain of the Port Savannah, Georgia: (912) 652-4353.

(3) Captain of the Port Jacksonville, Florida: (904) 247-7318.

(4) Captain of the Port Miami, Florida: (305) 535-8701.

(5) Captain of the Port Key West, Florida: (305) 292-8779.

(6) Captain of the Port Sector St. Petersburg, Florida: (727) 824-7506.

(7) Captain of the Port San Juan, Puerto Rico: (787) 289-2041.

(e) Application for Marine Events. The application requirements of §100.15 of this part apply to all events listed in Table 1. For information on applying for a marine event, contact the Captain of the Port for the area in which the event will occur, at the phone numbers listed above.

Table 1 to §100.701

Number/dateEventSponsorLocation
(a) COTP Zone San Juan; Special Local Regulations
1. 1st Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of FebruaryCNSJ International RegattaClub Nautico de San JuanSan Juan, Puerto Rico; (i) Outer Harbor Race Area. All waters of Bahia de San Juan within a line connecting the following points: Starting at Point 1 in position 18°28.4 N, 66°07.6 W; then south to Point 2 in position 18°28.1 N, 66°07.8 W; then southeast to Point 3 in position 18°27.8 N, 66°07.4 W; then southeast to point 4 in position 18°27.6 N, 66°07.3 W; then west to point 5 in position 18°27.6 N, 66°07.8 W; then north to point 6 in position 18°28.4 N, 66°07.8 W; then east to the origin.
   (ii) Inner Harbor Race Area; All waters of Bahia de San Juan within a line connecting the following points: Starting at Point 1 in position 18°27.6 N, 66°07.8 W; then east to Point 2 in position 18°27.6 N, 66°07.1 W; then southeast to Point 3 in position 18°27.4 N, 66°06.9 W; then west to point 4 in position 18°27.4 N, 66°07.7 W; then northwest to the origin.
2. Last Full Weekend of MarchSt. Thomas International RegattaSt. Thomas Yacht ClubSt. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; All waters of St. Thomas Harbor encompassed within the following points: Starting at Point 1 in position 18°19.9 N, 64°55.9 W; thence east to Point 2 in position 18°19.97 N, 64°55.8 W; thence southeast to Point 3 in position 18°19.6 N, 64°55.6 W; thence south to point 4 in position 18°19.1 N, 64°55.5 W; thence west to point 5 in position 18°19.1 N, 64°55.6 W; thence north to point 6 in position 18°19.6 N, 64°55.8 W; thence northwest back to origin at Harbor, St. Thomas, San Juan.
3. Last week of AprilSt. Thomas CarnivalVirgin Islands Carnival CommitteeSt. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; (i) Race Area. All waters of the St. Thomas Harbor located around Hassel Island, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Island encompassed within the following points: Starting at Point 1 in position 18°20.2 N, 64°56.1 W; thence southeast to Point 2 in position 18°19.7 N, 64°55.7 W; thence south to Point 3 in position 18°19.4 N, 64°55.7 W; thence southwest to point 4 in position 18°19.3 N, 64°56.0 W; thence northwest to point 5 in position 18°19.9 N, 64°56.5 W; thence northeast to point 6 in position 18°20.2 N, 064°56.3 W; thence east back to origin.
   (ii) Jet Ski Race Area. All waters encompassed the following points: Starting at Point 1 in position 18°20.1 N, 64°55.9 W; thence west to Point 2 in position 18°20.1 N, 64°56.1 W; thence north to Point 3 in position 18°20.3 N, 64°56.1 W; thence east to Point 4 in position 18°20.3 N, 64°55.9 W; thence south back to origin.
   (iii) Buffer Zone. All waters of the St. Thomas Harbor located around Hassel Island, encompassed within the following points: Starting at Point 1 in position 18°20.3 N, 64°55.9 W; thence southeast to Point 2 in position 18°19.7 N, 64°55.7 W; thence south to Point 3 in position 18°19.3 N, 64°55.72 W; thence southwest to Point 4 in position 18°19.2 N, 64°56 W; thence northwest to Point 5 in position 18°19.9 N, 64°56.5 W; thence northeast to Point 6 in position 18°20.3 N, 64°56.3 W; thence east back to origin.
   (iv) Spectator Area. All waters of the St. Thomas Harbor located east of Hassel Island, encompassed within the following points: Starting at Point 1 in position 18°20.3 N, 64°55.8 W; thence southeast to Point 2 in position 18°19.9 N, 64°55.7 W; thence northeast to Point 3 in position 18°20.2 N, 64°55.5 W; thence northwest back to origin.
4. 1st Sunday of MayIronman 70.3 St. CroixProject St. Croix, IncSt. Croix (Christiansted Harbor), U.S. Virgin Islands; All waters encompassed within the following points: Point 1 on the shoreline at Kings Wharf at position 17°4451 N, 064°4216 W, thence north to point 2 at the southwest corner of Protestant Cay in position 17°4456 N, 064°4212 W, then east along the shoreline to point 3 at the southeast corner of Protestant Cay in position 17°4456 N, 064°4208 W, thence northeast to point 4 at Christiansted Harbor Channel Round Reef Northeast Junction Lighted Buoy RR in position 17°4524 N, 064°4145 W, thence southeast to point 5 at Christiansted Schooner Channel Lighted Buoy 5 in position 17°4518 N, 064°4143 W, thence southwest to point 6 at Christiansted Harbor Channel Buoy 15 in position 17°4456 N, 064°4156 W, thence southwest to point 7 on the shoreline north of Fort Christiansted in position 17°4451 N, 064°4205 W, thence west along the shoreline to origin.
5. July 4thFireworks DisplaySt. John Festival & Cul., OrgSt. John (West of Cruz Bay/Northeast of Steven Cay), U.S. Virgin Islands; All waters from the surface to the bottom for a radius of 200 yards centered around position 18°1955 N, 064°4806 W.
6. 3rd Week of July, SundaySan Juan Harbor SwimMunicipality of CatañoSan Juan Harbor, San Juan, Puerto Rico; All waters encompassed within the following points: Point 1: La Puntilla Final, Coast Guard Base at position 18°2733 N, 066°0700 W, then south to point 2: Cataño Ferry Pier at position 18°2636 N, 066°0700 W, then northeast along the Cataño shoreline to point 3: Punta Cataño at position 18°2640 N, 066°0648 W, then northwest to point 4: Pier 1 San Juan at position 18°2740 N, 066°0649 W, then back along the shoreline to origin.
7. 1st Sunday of SeptemberCruce A Nado InternationalCruce a Nado IncPonce Harbor, Bahia de Ponce, San Juan; All waters of Bahia de Ponce encompassed within the following points: Starting at Point 1 in position 17°58.9 N, 66°37.5 W; thence southwest to Point 2 in position 17°57.5 N, 66°38.2 W; thence southeast to Point 3 in position 17°57.4 N, 66°37.9 W; thence northeast to point 4 in position 17°58.7 N, 66°37.3 W; thence northwest along the northeastern shoreline of Bahia de Ponce to the origin.
8. 2nd Sunday of OctoberSt. Croix Coral Reef SwimThe Buccaneer ResortSt. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands; All waters of Christiansted Harbor within the following points: Starting at Point 1 in position 18°45.7N, 64°40.6 W; then northeast to Point 2 in position 18°47.3 N, 64°37.5 W; then southeast to Point 3 in position 17°46.9 N, 64°37.2 W; then southwest to point 4 in position 17°45.51 N, 64°39.7 W; then northwest to the origin.
9. December 31stFireworks St. Thomas, Great BayMr. Victor Laurenza, Pyrotecnico, New Castle, PASt. Thomas (Great Bay area), U.S. Virgin Islands; All waters within a radius of 600 feet centered around position 18°1914 N, 064°5018 W.
10. December—1st weekChristmas Boat ParadeSt. Croix Christmas Boat CommitteeSt. Croix (Christiansted Harbor), U.S. Virgin Islands; 200 yards off-shore around Protestant Cay beginning in position 17°4556 N, 064°4216 W, around the cay and back to the beginning position.
11. December—2nd weekChristmas Boat ParadeClub Nautico de San JuanSan Juan, Puerto Rico; Parade route. All waters of San Juan Harbor within a moving zone that will begin at Club Nautico de San Juan, move towards El Morro and then return, to Club Nautico de San Juan; this zone will at all times extend 50 yards in front of the lead vessel, 50 yards behind the last vessel, and 50 yards out from all participating vessels.
(b) COTP Zone Key West; Special Local Regulations
1. 3rd Week of January, Monday-FridayYachting Key West Race WeekPremiere Racing, IncInside the reef on either side of main ship channel, Key West Harbor Entrance, Key West, Florida.
2. Last Friday of AprilConch Republic Navy Parade and BattleConch RepublicAll waters approximately 150 yards offshore from Ocean Key Sunset Pier, Mallory Square and the Hilton Pier within the Key West Harbor in Key West, Florida.
3. 1st Weekend of JuneSwim around Key WestFlorida Keys Community CollegeBeginning at Smather's Beach in Key West, Florida. The regulated area will move, west to the area offshore of Fort Zach State Park, north through Key West Harbor, east through Flemming Cut, south on Cow Key Channel and west back to origin. The center of the regulated area will at all times remain approximately 50 yards offshore of the island of Key West Florida; extend 50 yards in front of the lead safety vessel preceding the first race participants; extend 50 yards behind the safety vessel trailing the last race participants; and at all times extend 100 yards on either side of the race participants and safety vessels.
4. 2nd Week of November, Wednesday-SundayKey West World ChampionshipSuper Boat International Productions, IncIn the Atlantic Ocean, off the tip of Key West, Florida, on the waters of the Key West Main Ship Channel, Key West Turning Basin, and Key West Harbor Entrance.
(c) COTP Zone Jacksonville; Special Local Regulations
1. Last Saturday of FebruaryEl Cheapo Sheepshead TournamentJacksonville Offshore Fishing ClubMayport Boat Ramp, Jacksonville, Florida; 500 foot radius from the boat ramp.
2. 1st Saturday of MarchJacksonville InvitationalStanton Rowing Foundation (May vary)Ortega River Race Course, Jacksonville, Florida; South of Timuquana Bridge.
3. 1st Saturday of MarchStanton Invitational (Rowing Race)Stanton Rowing FoundationOrtega River Race Course, Jacksonville, Florida; South of Timuquana Bridge.
4. 1st weekend of MarchHydro X TourH2X Racing PromotionsLake Dora, Tavares, Florida; All waters encompassed within the following points: Starting at Point 1 in position 28°4759 N, 81°4341 W; thence south to Point 2 in position 28°4753 N, 81°4341 W; thence east to Point 3 in position 28°4753 N, 81°4319 W; thence north to Point 4 in position 28°4759 N, 81°4319 W; thence west back to origin.
5. 2nd Full Weekend of MarchTICO Warbird Air ShowValiant Air CommandTitusville; Indian River, FL: All waters encompassed within the following points: Starting at the shoreline then due east to Point 1 at position 28°3125.15 N, 080°4632.73 W, then south to Point 2 located at position 28°3055.42 N, 080°4632.75 W, then due west to the shoreline.
6. 3rd Weekend of MarchTavares Spring Thunder RegattaClassic Race Boat AssociationLake Dora, Florida, waters 500 yards seaward of Wooten Park.
7. Palm Sunday in March or AprilBlessing of the Fleet—JacksonvilleCity of Jacksonville Office of Special EventsSt. Johns River, Jacksonville, Florida in the vicinity of Jacksonville Landing between the Main Street Bridge and Acosta Bride.
8. Palm Sunday in March or AprilBlessing of the Fleet—St. AugustineCity of St. AugustineSt. Augustine Municipal Marina (entire marina), St. Augustine Florida.
9. 1st Full Weekend of April (Saturday and Sunday)Mount Dora Yacht Club Sailing RegattaMount Dora Yacht ClubLake Dora, Mount Dora, Florida—500 feet off Grantham Point.
10. 3rd Saturday of AprilJacksonville City ChampionshipsStanton Rowing FoundationOrtega River Race Course, Jacksonville, Florida; South of Timuquana Bridge.
11. 3rd Weekend of AprilFlorida Times Union Redfish RoundupThe Florida Times-UnionSister's Creek, Jacksonville, Florida; All waters within a 100 yard radius of Jim King Park and Boat Ramp at Sister's Creek Marina, Sister's Creek.
12. 2nd Weekend in MaySaltwater Classic—Port CanaveralCox Events GroupAll waters of the Port Canaveral Harbor located in the vicinity of Port Canaveral, Florida encompassed within the following points: Starting at Point 1 in position 28°2432 N, 080°3722 W, then north to Point 2 at 28°2435 N, 080°3722 W, then due east to Point 3 at 28°2435 N, 080°3645 W, then south to Point 4 at 28°2432 N, 080°3645, then west back to the original point.
13. 1st Friday of MayIsle of Eight Flags Shrimp Festival Pirate Landing and FireworksCity of Fernandina BeachAll waters within a 500 yard radius around approximate position 30°4015 N, 81°2810 W.
14. 1st Saturday of MayMug RaceThe Rudder Club of Jacksonville, IncSt. Johns River; Palatka to Buckman Bridge.
15. 3rd Friday-Sunday of MaySpace Coast Super Boat Grand PrixSuper Boat International Productions, IncAtlantic Ocean in the vicinity of Cocoa Beach, Florida includes all waters encompassed within the following points: Starting at Point 1 in position 28°2216 N, 80°3604 W; thence east to Point 2 in position 28°2215 N, 80°3539 W; thence south to Point 3 in position 28°1947 N, 80°3555 W; thence west to Point 4 in position 28°1947 N, 80°3622 W; thence north back to origin.
16. 4th Weekend of MayMemorial Day RiverFestCity of Green Cove SpringsSt. Johns River, Green Cove Springs, Florida; All waters within a 500-yard radius around approximate position 29°5939 N, 081°4033 W.
17. Last full week of May (Monday-Friday)Bluewater Invitational TournamentNortheast Florida Marlin AssociationThere is a no-wake zone in affect from the St. Augustine City Marina out to the end of the St. Augustine Jetty's 6 a.m.-8 a.m. and 3 p.m.-5 p.m. during the above days.
18. 2nd Weekend of JuneHydro X TourH2X Racing PromotionsLake Dora, Tavares, Florida; All waters encompassed within the following points: Starting at Point 1 in position 28°4759 N, 81°4341 W; thence south to Point 2 in position 28°4753 N, 81°4341 W; thence east to Point 3 in position 28°4753 N, 81°4319 W; thence north to Point 4 in position 28°4759 N, 81°4319 W; thence west back to origin.
19. 1st Saturday of JuneFlorida Sport Fishing Association Offshore Fishing TournamentFlorida Sport Fishing AssociationPort Canaveral, Florida from Sunrise Marina to the end of Port Canaveral Inlet.
20. 2nd weekend of June (Saturday and Sunday)Kingfish ChallengeAncient City Game Fish AssociationThere is a no-wake zone in affect from the St. Augustine City Marina in St. Augustine, Florida out to the end of the St. Augustine Jetty's 6 a.m.-8 a.m. and 3 p.m.-5 p.m.
21. 3rd Friday-Sunday of JuneDaytona Beach Grand Prix of the SeaPowerboat P1-USAAll waters of the Atlantic Ocean East of Cocoa Beach, Florida encompassed within the following points: Starting at Point 1 in position 29°1460 N, 81°0077 W; thence east to Point 2 in position 29°1478 N, 80°59802 W; thence south to Point 3 in position 28°13860 N, 80°5976 W; thence west to Point 4 in position 29°1368 N, 81°0028 W; thence north back to origin.
22. 3rd Saturday of JulyHalifax Rowing Association Summer RegattaHalifax Rowing AssociationHalifax River, Daytona, Florida, south of Memorial Bridge—East Side.
23. 3rd week of JulyGreater Jacksonville Kingfish TournamentJacksonville Marine Charities, IncJacksonville, Florida; All waters of the St. Johns River, from lighted buoy 10 (LLNR 2190) in approximate position 30°2422 N, 081°2459 W to Lighted Buoy 25 (LLNR 7305).
24. Last weekend of SeptemberJacksonville Dragon Boat FestivalIn the Pink Boutique, IncSt. John's River, Jacksonville, Florida. In front of the Landing, between the Acosta & Main Street bridges from approximate position 30°1926 N, 081°3947 W to approximate position 30°1926 N, 81°3932 W.
25. 2nd week of OctoberFirst Coast Head RaceStanton Rowing FoundationSt. Johns River and Arlington River, Jacksonville, Florida, starting near the Arlington Marina and ending on the Arlington River near the Atlantic Blvd. Bridge.
26. 1st weekend of NovemberHydro X TourH2X Racing PromotionsLake Dora, Tavares, Florida; All waters encompassed within the following points: Starting at Point 1 in position 28°4759 N, 81°4341 W; thence south to Point 2 in position 28°4753 N, 81°4341 W; thence east to Point 3 in position 28°4753 N, 81°4319 W; thence north to Point 4 in position 28°4759 N, 81°4319 W; thence west back to origin.
27. 3rd Weekend of NovemberTavares Fall Thunder RegattaClassic Race Boat AssociationLake Dora, Florida, waters 500 yards seaward of Wooten Park.
28. 2nd Saturday of DecemberSt. Johns River Christmas Boat ParadeSt. Johns River Christmas Boat Parade, IncSt. Johns River, Deland, Florida; Whitehair Bridge, Deland to Lake Beresford.
29. 2nd Saturday of DecemberChristmas Boat Parade (Daytona Beach/Halifax River)Halifax River Yacht ClubDaytona Beach, Florida; Halifax River from Seabreeze Bridge to Halifax Harbor Marina.
(d) COTP Zone Savannah; Special Local Regulations
1. May, 2nd weekend, SundayBlessing of the Fleet—BrunswickKnights of Columbus—BrunswickBrunswick River from the start of the East branch of the Brunswick River (East Brunswick River) to the Golden Isles Parkway Bridge.
2. 3rd full weekend of JulyAugusta Southern Nationals Drag Boat RacesAugusta Southern NationalsSavannah River, Augusta, Georgia, from the US Highway 1 (Fifth Street) Bridge at mile 199.5 to Eliot's Fish Camp at mile 197.
3. Last weekend of SeptemberIronman 70.3IronmanAll waters of the Savannah River encompassed within the following points: Starting at Point 1 in position 33°2844 N, 81°5753 W; thence northeast to Point 2 in position 33°2850 N, 81°5750 W; thence southeast to Point 3 in position 33°2751 N, 81°5536 W; thence southwest to Point 4 in position 33°2747 N, 81°5543 W; thence northwest back to origin.
4. 1st Saturday after Thanksgiving Day in NovemberSavannah Harbor Boat Parade of Lights and FireworksWestin Resort, SavannahSavannah River, Savannah Riverfront, Georgia, Talmadge bridge to a line drawn at 146 degrees true from Dayboard 62.
5. 2nd Saturday of NovemberHead of the South RegattaAugusta Rowing ClubSavannah River, Augusta, Georgia; All waters within a moving zone, beginning at Daniel Island Pier in approximate position 32°5120 N, 079°5406 W, South along the coast of Daniel Island, across the Wando River to Hobcaw Yacht Club, in approximate position 32°4920 N, 079°5349 W, South along the coast of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., to Charleston Harbor Resort Marina, in approximate position 32°4720 N, 079°5439 W. There will be a temporary Channel Closer from 0730 to 0815 on June 01, 2013 between Wando River Terminal Buoy 3 (LLNR 3305), and Wando River Terminal Buoy 5 (LLNR 3315). The zone will at all times extend 75 yards in front of the lead safety vessel preceding the first race participants; 75 yards behind the safety vessel trailing the last race participants; and at all times extending 100 yards on either side of the race participants and safety vessels.

[USCG-2007-0179, 73 FR 4461, Jan. 25, 2008, as amended by USCG-2013-0272, 81 FR 38074, June 13, 2016; USCG-2018-0231, 84 FR 7288, Mar. 4, 2019; USCG-2018-0949, 85 FR 23221, Apr. 27, 2020; USCG-2019-0691, 85 FR 33544, June 2, 2020]

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