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Title 33Chapter ISubchapter GPart 100Subpart B → §100.100


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


§100.100   Special Local Regulations; Regattas and Boat Races in the Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound Captain of the Port Zone.

(a) The following regulations apply to the marine events listed in the Table to §100.100. These regulations will be enforced for the duration of each event, on or about the dates indicated. Notifications will be made to the local maritime community through all appropriate means such as Local Notice to Mariners or Broadcast Notice to Mariners well in advance of the events. If the event does not have a date listed, then exact dates and times of the enforcement period will be announced through a Notice of Enforcement in the Federal Register. The First Coast Guard District Local Notice to Mariners can be found at: http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/.

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

(1) Designated representative. A “designated representative” is any Coast Guard commissioned, warrant or petty officer of the U.S. Coast Guard who has been designated by the Captain of the Port (COTP), Sector Long Island Sound (LIS), to act on his or her behalf. The designated representative may be on an official patrol vessel or may be on shore and will communicate with vessels via VHF-FM radio or loudhailer. In addition, members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary may be present to inform vessel operators of this regulation.

(2) Official patrol vessels. Official patrol vessels may consist of any Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, state, or local law enforcement vessels assigned or approved by the COTP.

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

(c) Although listed in the Code of Federal Regulations, sponsors of events listed in Table to §100.100 are still required to submit marine event applications in accordance with 33 CFR 100.15. Each application must:

(1) Be submitted no less than 60 days before the date of the proposed event.

(2) If the proposed event does not have a specified date the sponsor shall hold the event during the month it is listed in Table to §100.100.

(3) Any proposed event not being held on the specified date or within the month listed in Table to §100.100 shall be considered a new marine event and the sponsor shall submit a new marine event application in accordance with 33 CFR 100.15 no less than 135 days before the start of the event.

(d) Vessel operators desiring to enter or operate within the regulated areas shall contact the COTP at 203-468-4401 (Sector LIS command center) or the designated representative via VHF channel 16.

(e) Vessels may not transit the regulated areas without the COTP or designated representative approval. Vessels permitted to transit must operate at a no wake speed, in a manner which will not endanger participants or other crafts in the event.

(f) Spectators or other vessels shall not anchor, block, loiter, or impede the transit of event participants or official patrol vessels in the regulated areas during the effective dates and times, or dates and times as modified through the Local Notice to Mariners, unless authorized by COTP or designated representative.

(g) The COTP or designated representative may control the movement of all vessels in the regulated area. When hailed or signaled by an official patrol vessel, a vessel shall come to an immediate stop and comply with the lawful directions issued. Failure to comply with a lawful direction may result in expulsion from the area, citation for failure to comply, or both.

(h) The COTP or designated representative may delay or terminate any marine event in this subpart at any time it is deemed necessary to ensure the safety of life or property.

(i) For all power boat races listed, vessels not participating in this event, swimmers, and personal watercraft of any nature are prohibited from entering or moving within the regulated area unless authorized by the COTP or designated representative. Vessels within the regulated area must be at anchor within a designated spectator area or moored to a waterfront facility in a way that will not interfere with the progress of the event.

Table 1 to §100.100

      
5May
5.1   Harvard-Yale Regatta, Thames River, New London, CT  Date: A single day event in May or June.
  Time: 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
     Location: All waters of the Thames River at New London, Connecticut, between the Penn Central Draw Bridge at position 41°2146.94 N, 072°0514.46 W to Bartlett Cove at position 41°2535.9 N, 072°0542.89 W (NAD 83). All positions are approximate.
5.2   Jones Beach Air Show  Date: The Thursday through Sunday before Memorial Day each May.
     Time:
   (1) The “No Entry Area” will be enforced each day from the start of the air show until 30 minutes after it concludes. Exact time will be determined annually.
   (2) The “Slow/No Wake Area” and the “No Southbound Traffic Area” will be enforced each day for six hours after the air show concludes. Exact time will be determined annually.
     Location:
   (1) “No Entry Area”: Waters of the Atlantic Ocean off Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh, NY, contained within the following described area; beginning at a point on land at position 40°3454 N, 073°3321 W; then east along the shoreline of Jones Beach State Park to a point on land at position 40°3553 N, 073°2848 W; then south to a point in the Atlantic Ocean off of Jones Beach at position 40°3505 N, 073°2834 W; then west to position 40°3315 N, 073°3309 W; then north to the point of origin (NAD 83). All positions are approximate.
   (2) “Slow/No Wake Area”: All navigable waters between Meadowbrook State Parkway and Wantagh State Parkway and contained within the following area. Beginning in position 40°3549.01 N, 73°3233.63 W; then north along the Meadowbrook State Parkway to its intersection with Merrick Road in position 40°3914 N, 73°340.76 W; then east along Merrick Road to its intersection with Wantagh State Parkway in position 40°3951.32 N, 73°3043.36 W; then south along the Wantagh State Parkway to its intersection with Ocean Parkway in position 40°3547.30 N, 073°3029.17 W; then west along Ocean Parkway to its intersection with Meadowbrook State Parkway at the point of origin (NAD 83). All positions are approximate.
   (3) “No Southbound Traffic Area”: All navigable waters of Zach's Bay south of the line connecting a point near the western entrance to Zach's Bay at position 40°3629.20 N, 073°2922.88 W and a point near the eastern entrance of Zach's Bay at position 40°3616.53 N, 073°2857.26 W (NAD 83). All positions are approximate.
6June
6.1   Swim Across America Greenwich  Date: A single day event during June.
  Time: 5:30 a.m. until noon.
     Location: All navigable waters of Stamford Harbor within an area starting at a point in position 41°0132.03 N, 073°338.93 W, then southeast to a point in position 41°0115.01 N, 073°3255.58 W; then southwest to a point in position 41°049.25 N, 073°3320.36 W; then northwest to a point in position 41°058 N, 073°3327 W; then northeast to a point in position 41°115.8 N, 073°339.85 W, then heading north and ending at point of origin (NAD 83). All positions are approximate.
7July
7.1   Connecticut River Raft Race, Middletown, CT  Date: A single day between the last Saturday in July through first Saturday of August.
  Time: 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
     Location: All waters of the Connecticut River near Middletown, CT, between Gildersleeve Island (Marker no. 99) at position 41°3602.13 N, 072°3722.71 W; and Portland Riverside Marina (Marker no. 88) at position 41°3338.3 N, 072°3736.53 W (NAD 83). All positions are approximate.
     Additional Stipulations: Spectators or other vessels shall not anchor, block, loiter, or impede the transit of event participants or official patrol vessels in the regulated areas unless authorized by COTP or designated representative.
7.2   Dolan Family Fourth Fireworks  Date: A single day event in July.
     Time: To be determined annually.
     Locations:
   (1) “No Entry Area”: All waters of Oyster Bay Harbor in Long Island Sound off Oyster Bay, NY, within a 1,000 foot radius of the launch platform in approximate position 40°5342.50 N, 073°3004.30 W (NAD 83).
   (2) “Slow/No Wake Area”: All waters of Oyster Bay Harbor in Long Island Sound off Oyster Bay, NY, contained within the following area; beginning at a point on land in position at 40°5312.43 N, 073°3113.05 W near Moses Point; then east across Oyster Bay Harbor to a point on land in position at 40°5315.12 N, 073°3038.45 W; then north along the shoreline to a point on land in position at 40°5334.43 N, 073°3033.42 W near Cove Point; then east along the shoreline to a point on land in position at 40°5341.67 N, 073°2940.74 W near Cooper Bluff; then south along the shoreline to a point on land in position 40°5305.09 N, 073°2923.32 W near Eel Creek; then east across Cold Spring Harbor to a point on land in position 40°5306.69 N, 073°2819.9 W; then north along the shoreline to a point on land in position 40°5524.09 N, 073°2949.09 W near Whitewood Point; then west across Oyster Bay to a point on land in position 40°555.29 N, 073°3119.47 W near Rocky Point; then south along the shoreline to a point on land in position 40°5404.11 N, 073°3029.18 W near Plum Point; then northwest along the shoreline to a point on land in position 40°5409.06 N, 073°3045.71 W; then southwest along the shoreline to a point on land in position 40°5403.2 N, 073°3101.29 W; and then south along the shoreline back to point of origin (NAD 83). All positions are approximate.
7.3   Clam Shell Foundation Fireworks  Date: A single day during July.
  Time: To be determined annually.
     Locations:
   (1) “No Entry Area”: All waters of Three Mile Harbor, East Hampton, NY, within a 1,000 foot radius of the launch platform in approximate position 41°0115.49 N, 072°1127.5 W (NAD 83).
   (2) “Northbound Traffic Only Area”: All waters of Three Mile Harbor, East Hampton, NY, contained within the following area; beginning at a point in position at 41°025.05 N, 072°1119.52 W; then southeast to a point on land in position at 41°022.67 N, 072°1117.97 W; then south along shoreline to a point on land in position at 41°0135.26 N, 072°119.56 W; then southeast across channel to a point on land in position at 41°0130.28 N, 072°1052.77 W; then north along the shoreline to a point on land in position at 41°0141.35 N, 072° 1052.57 W; then north across channel to a point on land in position at 41°0144.41 N, 072°1052.23 W near the southern end of Sedge Island; then north along shoreline of Sedge Island to a point on land in position at 41°0156.3 N, 072°1059.37 W, near the northern end of Sedge Island; then northwest across the channel to a point on land in position 41°0156.76 N, 072°110.66 W; then northwest along shoreline to a point on land in position 41°0141.35 N, 072°1052.57 W; then northwest to position at 41°025.92 N, 072°1116.73 W; and then southwest to point of origin (NAD 83). All positions are approximate.
7.4   Jones Beach State Park Fireworks  Date: A single day event in July.
  Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
     Locations:
   (1) “No Entry Area”: All waters off of Jones Beach State Park, Wantagh, NY, within a 1,000 foot radius of the launch platform in approximate position 40°3456.68 N, 073°3031.19 W (NAD 83).
   (2) “Slow/No Wake Area”: All navigable waters between Meadowbrook State Parkway and Wantagh State Parkway and contained within the following area. Beginning in position at 40°3549.01 N, 073°3233.63 W; then north along the Meadowbrook State Parkway to its intersection with Merrick Road in position at 40°3914 N, 073°340.76 W; then east along Merrick Road to its intersection with Wantagh State Parkway in position at 40°3951.32 N, 073°3043.36 W; then south along the Wantagh State Parkway to its intersection with Ocean Parkway in position at 40°3547.30 N, 073°3029.17 W; then west along Ocean Parkway to its intersection with Meadowbrook State Parkway at the point of origin (NAD 83). All positions are approximate.
   (3) “No Southbound Traffic Area”: All navigable waters of Zach's Bay south of the line connecting a point near the western entrance to Zach's Bay in position at 40°3629.20 N, 073°2922.88 W and a point near the eastern entrance of Zach's Bay in position at 40°3616.53 N, 073°2857.26 W (NAD 83). All positions are approximate.
7.5   Maggie Fischer Memorial Great South Bay Cross Bay Swim  Date: A single day during July.
  Time: To be determined annually.
     Location: Waters of the Great South Bay, NY, within 100 yards of the race course. Starting Point at the Fire Island Lighthouse Dock in position at 40°3801 N, 073°1307 W; then north-by-northwest to a point in position at 40°3852 N, 073°1309 W; then north-by-northwest to a point in position at 40°3940 N, 073°1330 W; then north-by-northwest to a point in position at 40°4030 N, 073°1400 W; and then north-by-northwest, finishing at Gilbert Park, Brightwaters, NY at position 40°4225 N, 073°1452 W (NAD 83). All positions are approximate.
7.6   Aquapalooza, Zach's Bay  Date: A single day during July.
     Time: 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
     Location: All navigable waters of Zach's Bay, Wantagh, NY, south of the line connecting a point near the western entrance to Zach's Bay in approximate position 40°3629.20 N, 073°2922.88 W and a point near the eastern entrance of Zach's Bay in approximate position 40°3616.53 N, 073°2857.26 W.
     Additional stipulations: During the enforcement period vessel speed in the regulated area is restricted to no wake speed or 6 knots, whichever is slower. On the day of the event from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. vessels may only transit the regulated area in the northbound direction or outbound direction.
7.7   Fran Schnarr Open Water Championship Swim  Date: A single day during July.
  Time: To be determined annually.
     Location: Waters of Huntington Bay, NY, within 100 yards of the race course. Starting in position at 40°5425.3 N, 073°2427.9 W; then northeast to a position at 40°5432 N, 73°2357.7 W; then northwest to a position at 40°5437.9 N, 073°2357.2 W; then southwest to a position at 40°5433.2 N, 073°2528.1 W; then southeast to a position at 40°5425.5 N, 073°2525.7 W; and then southeast to point of origin (NAD 83). All positions are approximate.
8August
8.1   Riverfront Dragon Boat and Asian Festival  Dates: A two day event in August.
  Time: 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. each day.
     Regulated area: All waters of the Connecticut River in Hartford, CT, between the Bulkeley Bridge at 41°4610.10 N, 072°3956.13 W and the Wilbur Cross Bridge at 41°4511.67 N, 072°3913.64 W (NAD 83). All positions are approximate.
8.2   Swim Across the Sound  Date: A single day during August.
     Time: To be determined annually.
     Location: Waters of Long Island Sound from Port Jefferson, NY, in approximate position 40°5811.71 N, 073°0551.12 W; then northwest to Captain's Cove Seaport, Bridgeport, CT, in approximate position 41°0925.07 N, 073°1247.82 W (NAD 83).
8.3   Stonewall Swim  Date: A single day event in August.
     Time: 8:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.
     Location: All navigable waters of the Great South Bay within a three miles long and half mile wide box connecting Snedecor Avenue in Bayport, NY, to Porgie Walk in Fire Island, NY. Formed by connecting the following points. Beginning at 40°4340.24 N, 073°0341.50 W; then to 40°4340.00 N, 073°0313.40 W; then to 40°4004.13 N, 073°0343.81 W; then to 40°4008.30 N, 073°0317.70 W; and then back to point of origin (NAD 83).
8.4   Island Beach Two Mile Swim  Date: A single day during August.
     Time: To be determined annually.
     Location: All waters of Captain Harbor between Little Captain's Island and Bower's Island that are located within the box formed by connecting four points in the following positions. Beginning at 40°5923.35 N, 073°3642.05 W; then northwest to 40°5951.04 N, 073°3757.32 W; then southwest to 40°5945.17 N, 073°3801.18 W; then southeast to 40°5917.38 N, 073°3645.9 W; then northeast to the point of origin (NAD 83). All positions are approximate.
8.5   Waves of Hope Swim  Date: A single day during August.
     Time: To be determined annually.
     Location: All waters of the Great South Bay off Amityville, NY, shoreward of a line created by connecting the following points. Beginning at a point at 40°3922.38 N, 073°2531.63 W; then south to a point at 40°392.18 N, 073°2531.63 W; then east to a point at 40°392.18 N, 073°243.81 W; then north to a point at 40°3918.27 N, 073°243.81 W; and then west back to point of origin (NAD 83). All positions are approximate.
8.6   Smith Point Triathlon  Date: A single day event in August.
     Time: To be determined annually.
     Location: All waters of Narrow Bay near Smith Point Park in Mastic Beach, NY, within the area bounded by land along its southern edge and points in position at 40°4414.28 N, 072°5140.68 W; then north to a point at position 40°4420.83 N, 072°5140.68 W; then east to a point at position 40°4420.83 N, 072°5119.73 W; then south to a point at position 40°4414.85 N, 072°5119.73 W; and then southwest along the shoreline back to the point of origin (NAD 83). All positions are approximate.
9September
9.1   Head of the Tomahawk  Date: A single day during September.
     Time: To be determined annually.
     Location: All navigable waters of the Connecticut River off South Glastonbury, CT. Beginning at position 41°4118.88 N; 072°3716.26 W; then downriver along the west bank to a point at position 41°3849.12 N, 072°3732.73 W; then across the Connecticut River to a point at position 41°3849.5 N, 072°3719.55 W; then upriver along the east bank to a point at position 41°4125.82 N, 072°379.08 W; then across the Connecticut River to the point of origin (NAD 83).
     Additional Stipulations: Non-event vessels transiting through the area during the enforcement period are to travel at no wake speeds or 6 knots, whichever is slower and that non-event vessels shall not block or impede the transit of event participants, event safety vessels or official patrol vessels in the regulated area unless authorized by COTP or designated representatives.
10October
10.1   Head of the Riverfront Rowing Regatta, Hartford, CT  Date: A single day event in October.
  Time: 5:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.
     Location: All water of the Connecticut River, Hartford, CT, between at point North of Wethersfield Cove at 41°4352.17 N, 072°3840.38 W and the Riverside Boat House 41°4630.98 N, 072°3954.35 W (NAD 83).

[USCG-2008-0384, 77 FR 6956, Feb. 10, 2012, as amended by USCG-2012-1036, 78 FR 31404, May 24, 2013; USCG-2015-0100, 81 FR 31857, May 20, 2016; USCG-2020-0082, 85 FR 38070, June 25, 2020]

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