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Title 33Chapter ISubchapter GPart 100Subpart D → §100.703


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


§100.703   Special Local Regulations; Recurring Marine Events, Sector St. Petersburg.

This section applies 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 be provided to the local maritime community through the Local Notice to Mariners, Broadcast Notice to Mariners, or both, well in advance of the events. If the event does not have a date listed, then the exact dates and times of the enforcement will be announced through a Notice of Enforcement in the Federal Register.

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

(1) Designated representative. The term “designated representative” means Coast Guard Patrol Commanders, including Coast Guard coxswains, petty officers, others operating Coast Guard vessels, and Federal, state, and local officers designated by or assisting the Captain of the Port (COTP) St. Petersburg in the enforcement of the regulated areas.

(2) Spectators. All persons and vessels not registered with the event sponsor as participants.

(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 COTP St. Petersburg or designated representative may forbid and control the movement of all vessels in the regulated area. 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 COTP St. Petersburg or designated representative 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. Such action may be justified as a result of weather, traffic density, spectator operation, or participant behavior.

(3) Only event sponsor designated participants and official patrol vessels are allowed to enter the regulated area, unless otherwise authorized by the COTP St. Petersburg or designated representative.

(4) Spectators are only allowed inside the regulated area if they remain within a designated spectator area. Spectators may contact the COTP St. Petersburg or designated representative to request permission to enter, transit through, remain within, or anchor in the regulated area. If permission is granted, spectators must abide by the directions of the COTP St. Petersburg or a designated representative.

Table 1 to §100.703—Special Local Regulations; Recurring Marine Events, Sector St. Petersburg

[Datum NAD 1983]

Date/timeEvent/sponsorLocationRegulated area
1. One Saturday in January. Time (Approximate): 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.Gasparilla Invasion and Parade/Ye Mystic Krewe of GasparillaTampa, FloridaLocation: A regulated area is established consisting of the following waters of Hillsborough Bay and its tributaries north of 27°5118 N and south of the John F. Kennedy Bridge: Hillsborough Cut “D” Channel, Seddon Channel, Sparkman Channel and the Hillsborough River south of the John F. Kennedy Bridge. Additional Regulation: (1) Entrance into the regulated area is prohibited to all commercial marine traffic from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST on the day of the event. (2) The regulated area will include a 100 yard Safety Zone around the vessel JOSE GASPAR while docked at the Tampa Yacht Club until 6 p.m. EST on the day of the event. (3) The regulated area is a “no wake” zone. (4) All vessels within the regulated area shall stay 50 feet away from and give way to all officially entered vessels in parade formation in the Gasparilla Marine Parade. (5) When within the marked channels of the parade route, vessels participating in the Gasparilla Marine Parade may not exceed the minimum speed necessary to maintain steerage. (6) Jet skis and vessels without mechanical propulsion are prohibited from the parade route. (7) Vessels less than 10 feet in length are prohibited from the parade route unless capable of safely participating. (8) Vessels found to be unsafe to participate at the discretion of a present Law Enforcement Officer are prohibited from the parade route. (9) Northbound vessels in excess of 65 feet in length without mooring arrangement made prior to the date of the event are prohibited from entering Seddon Channel unless the vessel is officially entered in the Gasparilla Marine Parade. (10) Vessels not officially entered in the Gasparilla Marine Parade may not enter the parade staging area box within the following coordinates: 27°5353 N, 082°2747 W; 27°5322 N, 082°2710 W; 27°5236 N, 082°2755 W; 27°5302 N, 082°2831 W.
2. One Saturday in February. Time (Approximate): 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.Bradenton Area River Regatta/City of BradentonBradenton, FLLocation(s) Enforcement Area #1. All waters of the Manatee River between the Green Bridge and the CSX Train Trestle contained within the following points: 27°3043 N, 082°3420 W, thence to position 27°3044 N, 082°3409 W, thence to position 27°30 00 N, 082°3404 W, thence to position 27°2958 N, 082°3415 W, thence back to the original position, 27°3043 N, 082°3420 W. Enforcement Area #2. All waters of the Manatee River contained within the following points: 27°3035 N, 082°3437 W, thence to position 27°3035 N, 082°3426 W, thence to position 27°3026 N, 082°3426 W, thence to position 27°3026 N, 082°3437 W, thence back to the original position, 27°3035 N, 082°3437 W.
3. One weekend (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) in March. Time (Approximate): 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.Gulfport Grand Prix/Gulfport Grand Prix LLCGulfport, FLLocation(s): (1) Race Area. All waters of Boca de Ciego contained within the following points: 27°4410 N, 082°4229 W, thence to position 27°4407 N, 082°4240 W, thence to position 27°4406 N, 082°4240 W, thence to position 27°4404 N, 082°4229 W, thence to position 27°4407 N, 082°4219 W, thence to position 27°4408 N, 082°4219 W, thence back to the original position, 27°4410 N, 082°4229 W. (2) Buffer Zone. All waters of Boca de Ciego encompassed within the following points: 27°4410 N, 082°4247 W, thence to position 27°4401 N, 082°4244 W, thence to position 27°4401 N, 082°4214 W, thence to position 27°4415 N, 082°4214 W.
4. One weekend (Saturday and Sunday) in June. Time (Approximate): 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.St. Pete Beach Grand Prix of the Gulf/Powerboat P-1 USA, LLCSt. Pete Beach, FLLocation: All waters of the Gulf of Mexico encompassed within the following points: 27°4341 N, 082°4615 W, thence to position 27°4414 N, 082°4516 W, thence to position 27°4341 N, 082°4443 W, thence to position 27°4257 N, 082°4559 W, thence back to the original position 27°4341 N, 082°4615 W.
5. One weekend (Saturday and Sunday) in July. Time (Approximate): 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.Sarasota Powerboat Grand Prix/Powerboat P-1 USA, LLCSarasota, FLLocation: All waters of the Gulf of Mexico contained within the following points: 27°1844 N, 082°3614 W, thence to position 27°1909 N, 082°3513 W, thence to position 27°1742 N, 082°3400 W, thence to position 27°1643 N, 082°3449 W, thence back to the original position, 27°1844 N, 082°3614 W.
6. One Saturday in September. Time (Approximate): 6:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.Battle of the Bridges/Sarasota Scullers Youth Rowing ProgramVenice, FLLocation: All waters of the Intracoastal Waterway south of a line made connecting the following points: 27°0615 N, 082°2643 W, to position 27°0612 N, 082°2643 W, and all waters of the Intracoastal Waterway north of a line made connecting the following points: 27°0321 N, 082°2617 W, to position 27°0319 N, 082°2615 W.
7. One Sunday in September. Time (Approximate): 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.Clearwater Offshore Nationals/Race World OffshoreClearwater, FLLocations: (1) Race Area. All waters of the Gulf of Mexico contained within the following points: 27°5834 N, 82°5009 W, thence to position 27°5832 N, 82°5002 W, thence to position 28°0012 N, 82°5010 W, thence to position 28°0013 N, 82°5010 W, thence back to the original position, 27°5834 N, 82°5009 W. (2) Spectator Area. All waters of Gulf of Mexico seaward no less than 150 yards from the race area and as agreed upon by the Coast Guard and race officials. (3) Enforcement Area. All waters of the Gulf of Mexico encompassed within the following points: 28°5840 N, 82°5037 W, thence to position 28°0057 N, 82°4945 W, thence to position 27°5832 N, 82°5032 W, thence to position 27°5823 N, 82°4953 W, thence back to position 28°5840 N, 82°5037 W.
8. One Thursday, Friday, and Saturday in October. Time (Approximate): 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.Roar Offshore/OPA Racing LLCFort Myers Beach, FLLocations: All waters of the Gulf of Mexico west of Fort Myers Beach contained within the following points: 26°2627 N, 081°5555 W, thence to position 26°2533 N, longitude 081°5634 W, thence to position 26°2638 N, 081°5840 W, thence to position 26°2725 N, 081°588 W, thence back to the original position 26°2627 N, 081°5555 W.
9. One weekend (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) in November. Time (Approximate): 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.OPA World Championships/Englewood Beach WaterfestEnglewood Beach, FLLocations: (1) Race Area. All waters of the Gulf of Mexico contained within the following points: 26°5600 N, 082°2211 W, thence to position 26°5559 N, 082°2216 W, thence to position 26°5422 N, 082°2120 W, thence to position 26°5424 N, 082°2116 W, thence to position 26°5425 N, 082°2117 W, thence back to the original position, 26°5600 N, 082°2111 W. (2) Spectator Area. All waters of the Gulf of Mexico contained with the following points: 26°5533 N, 082°2221 W, thence to position 26°5414 N, 082°2135 W, thence to position 26°5411 N, 082°2140 W, thence to position 26°5531 N, 082°2226 W , thence back to position 26°5533 N, 082°2221 W. (3) Enforcement Area. All waters of the Gulf of Mexico encompassed within the following points: 26°5609 N, 082°2212 W, thence to position 26°5413 N, 082°2103 W, thence to position 26°5358 N, 082°2143 W, thence to position 26°5556 N, 082°2248 W, thence back to position 26°5609 N, 082°2212 W.

[USCG-2018-0949, 85 FR 23225, Apr. 27, 2020]

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