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§ 100.801 Annual Marine Events in the Eighth Coast Guard District.

The regulations in this section apply to the marine events listed in Tables 1 through 7 of this section. These regulations will be effective annually, for the duration of each event listed in Tables 1 through 7. 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 local notices to mariners. Sponsors of events listed in Tables 1 through 7 of this section must submit an application each year in accordance with § 100.15.

(a) The Coast Guard may patrol the event area under the direction of a designated Coast Guard Patrol Commander. The Patrol Commander may be contacted on Channel 16 VHF-FM (156.8 MHz) by the call sign “PATCOM.”

(b) All persons and vessels not registered with the sponsor as participants or official patrol vessels are considered spectators. The “official patrol vessels” consist of any Coast Guard, state or local law enforcement and sponsor provided vessels assigned or approved by the Commander, Eighth Coast Guard District, to patrol the event.

(c) Spectator vessels desiring to transit the regulated area may do so only with prior approval of the Patrol Commander and when so directed by that officer and will be operated at a no wake speed in a manner which will not endanger participants in the event or any other craft.

(d) No spectator shall anchor, block, loiter, or impede the through transit of participants or official patrol vessels in the regulated area during the effective dates and times, unless cleared for entry by or through an official patrol vessel.

(e) The Patrol Commander may forbid and 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 directions given. Failure to do so may result in expulsion from the area, citation for failure to comply, or both.

(f) Any spectator vessel may anchor outside the regulated area specified in Tables 1 through 7 of this section, but may not anchor in, block, or loiter in a navigable channel.

(g) The Patrol Commander may terminate the event or the operation of any vessel at any time it is deemed necessary for the protection of life or property.

(h) The Patrol Commander will terminate enforcement of the special regulations at the conclusion of the event.

(i) In Tables 1 through 7 to this section, where a regulated area is described by reference to miles of a river, channel or lake, the regulated area includes all waters between the indicated miles as defined by lines drawn perpendicular to shore passing through the indicated points.

(j) In Tables 1 through 7 to this section, where alternative dates are described (“third or fourth Saturday”), the exact date and times will be advertised by the Coast Guard through Local Notices to Mariners and Broadcast Notices to Mariners.

Table 1 to § 100.801 - Sector Ohio Valley Annual and Recurring Marine Events

Date Event/sponsor Ohio valley location Regulated area
1. 3 days - Second or third weekend in March Oak Ridge Rowing Association/Cardinal Invitational Oak Ridge, TN Clinch River, Mile 48.5-52.0 (Tennessee).
2. 1 day - Third weekend in March Vanderbilt Rowing/Vanderbilt Invite Nashville, TN Cumberland River, Mile 188.0-192.7 (Tennessee).
3. 2 days - Fourth weekend in March Oak Ridge Rowing Association/Atomic City Turn and Burn Oak Ridge, TN Clinch River, Mile 48.5-52.0 (Tennessee).
4. 3 days - One weekend in April Big 10 Invitational Regatta Oak Ridge, TN Clinch River, Mile 48.5-52.0 (Tennessee).
5. 1 day - One weekend in April Lindamood Cup Marietta, OH Muskingum River, Mile 0.5-1.5 (Ohio).
6. 3 days - Third weekend in April Oak Ridge Rowing Association/SIRA Regatta Oak Ridge, TN Clinch River, Mile 48.5-52.0 (Tennessee).
7. 2 days - Third Friday and Saturday in April Thunder Over Louisville Louisville, KY Ohio River, Mile 597.0-604.0 (Kentucky).
8. 1 day - During the last week of April or first week of May Great Steamboat Race Louisville, KY Ohio River, Mile 595.0-605.3 (Kentucky).
9. 3 days - Fourth weekend in April Oak Ridge Rowing Association/Dogwood Junior Regatta Oak Ridge, TN Clinch River, Mile 48.5-52.0 (Tennessee).
10. 3 days - Second weekend in May Vanderbilt Rowing/ACRA Henley Nashville, TN Cumberland River, Mile 188.0-194.0 (Tennessee).
11. 3 days - Second weekend in May Oak Ridge Rowing Association/Big 12 Championships Oak Ridge, TN Clinch River, Mile 48.5-52.0 (Tennessee).
12. 3 days - Third weekend in May Oak Ridge Rowing Association/Dogwood Masters Oak Ridge, TN Clinch River, Mile 48.5-52.0 (Tennessee).
13. 1 day - Third weekend in May World Triathlon Corporation/IRONMAN 70.3 Chattanooga, TN Tennessee River, Mile 462.7-467.5 (Tennessee).
14. 1 day - During the last weekend in May or on Memorial Day Mayor's Hike, Bike and Paddle Louisville, KY Ohio River, Mile 601.0-604.5 (Kentucky).
15. 1 day - The last week in May Chickamauga Dam Swim Chattanooga, TN Tennessee River, Mile 470.0-473.0 (Tennessee)
16. 2 days - Last weekend in May or first weekend in June Visit Knoxville/Racing on the Tennessee Knoxville, TN Tennessee River, Mile 647.0-648.0 (Tennessee).
17. 2 days - Last weekend in May or one weekend in June Outdoor Chattanooga/Chattanooga Swim Festival Chattanooga, TN Tennessee River, Mile 454.0-468.0 (Tennessee).
18. 2 days - First weekend of June Thunder on the Bay/KDBA Pisgah Bay, KY Tennessee River, Mile 30.0 (Kentucky).
19. 1 day - First weekend in June Visit Knoxville/Knoxville Powerboat Classic Knoxville, TN Tennessee River, Mile 646.4-649.0 (Tennessee).
20. 1 day - One weekend in June Tri-Louisville Louisville, KY Ohio River, Mile 600.5-604.0 (Kentucky).
21. 2 days - One weekend in June New Martinsville Vintage Regatta New Martinsville, WV Ohio River Mile 127.5-128.5 (West Virginia).
22. 3 days - One of the last three weekends in June Lawrenceburg Regatta/Whiskey City Regatta Lawrenceburg, IN Ohio River, Mile 491.0-497.0 (Indiana).
23. 3 days - One of the last three weekends in June Hadi Shrine/Evansville Shriners Festival Evansville, IN Ohio River, Mile 790.0-796.0 (Indiana).
24. 3 days - Third weekend in June TM Thunder LLC/Thunder on the Cumberland Nashville, TN Cumberland River, Mile 189.6-192.3 (Tennessee).
25. 1 day - Third or fourth weekend in June Greater Morgantown Convention and Visitors Bureau/Mountaineer Triathlon Morgantown, WV Monongahela River, Mile 101.0-102.0 (West Virginia).
26. 1 day - Fourth weekend in June Team Magic/Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon Chattanooga, TN Tennessee River, Mile 462.7-466.0 (Tennessee).
27. 1 day - One day in June Guntersville Lake Hydrofest Guntersville, AL Tennessee River south of mile 357.0 in Browns Creek, starting at the AL-69 Bridge, 34°21′38″ N, 86°20′36″ W, to 34°21′14″ N, 86°19′4″ W, to the TVA power lines, 34°20′9″ N, 86°21′7″ W, to 34°19′37″ N, 86°20′13″ W, extending from bank to bank within the creek. (Alabama).
28. 3 days - The last weekend in June or one of the first two weekends in July Madison Regatta Madison, IN Ohio River, Mile 554.0-561.0 (Indiana).
29. 1 day - During the first week of July Evansville Freedom Celebration/4th of July Freedom Celebration Evansville, IN Ohio River, Mile 790.0-797.0 (Indiana).
30. First weekend in July Eddyville Creek Marina/Thunder Over Eddy Bay Eddyville, KY Cumberland River, Mile 46.0-47.0 (Kentucky).
31. 2 days - One of the first two weekends in July Thunder on the Bay/KDBA Pisgah Bay, KY Tennessee River, Mile 30.0 (Kentucky).
32. 1 day - Second weekend in July Bradley Dean/Renaissance Man Triathlon Florence, AL Tennessee River, Mile 254.0-258.0 (Alabama).
33. 1 day - Third or fourth Sunday of July Tucson Racing/Cincinnati Triathlon Cincinnati, OH Ohio River, Mile 468.3-471.2 (Ohio).
34. 2 days - One of the last three weekends in July Dare to Care/KFC Mayor's Cup Paddle Sports Races/Voyageur Canoe World Championships Louisville, KY Ohio River, Mile 600.0-605.0 (Kentucky).
35. 2 days - Last two weeks in July or first three weeks of August Friends of the Riverfront Inc./Pittsburgh Triathlon and Adventure Races Pittsburgh, PA Allegheny River, Mile 0.0-1.5 (Pennsylvania).
36. 1 day - Fourth weekend in July Team Magic/Music City Triathlon Nashville, TN Cumberland River, Mile 189.7-192.3 (Tennessee).
37. 1 day - Last weekend in July Maysville Paddlefest Maysville, KY Ohio River, Mile 408-409 (Kentucky)
38. 2 days - One weekend in July Huntington Classic Regatta Huntington, WV Ohio River, Mile 307.3-309.3 (West Virginia).
39. 2 days - One weekend in July Marietta Riverfront Roar Regatta Marietta, OH Ohio River, Mile 171.6-172.6 (Ohio).
40. 1 day - Last weekend in July or first weekend in August HealthyTriState.org/St. Marys Tri State Kayathalon Huntington, WV Ohio River, Mile 305.1-308.3 (West Virginia).
41. 1 day - First Sunday in August Above the Fold Events/Riverbluff Triathlon Ashland City, TN Cumberland River, Mile 157.0-159.5 (Tennessee).
42. 3 days - First week of August EQT Pittsburgh Three Rivers Regatta Pittsburgh, PA Allegheny River mile 0.0-1.0, Ohio River mile 0.0-0.8, Monongahela River mile 0.5 (Pennsylvania).
43. 2 days - First weekend of August Thunder on the Bay/KDBA Pisgah Bay, KY Tennessee River, Mile 30.0 (Kentucky).
44. 1 day - First or second weekend in August Riverbluff Triathlon Ashland City, TN Cumberland River, Mile 157.0-159.0 (Tennessee).
45. 1 day - One of the first two weekends in August Green Umbrella/Ohio River Paddlefest Cincinnati, OH Ohio River, Mile 458.5-476.4 (Ohio and Kentucky).
46. 2 days - Third full weekend (Saturday and Sunday) in August Ohio County Tourism/Rising Sun Boat Races Rising Sun, IN Ohio River, Mile 504.0-508.0 (Indiana and Kentucky).
47. 3 days - Second or Third weekend in August Kittanning Riverbration Boat Races Kittanning, PA Allegheny River mile 42.0-46.0 (Pennsylvania).
48. 3 days - One of the last two weekends in August Thunder on the Green Livermore, KY Green River, Mile 69.0-72.5 (Kentucky).
49. 1 day - Fourth weekend in August Team Rocket Tri-Club/Rocketman Triathlon Huntsville, AL Tennessee River, Mile 332.2-335.5 (Alabama).
50. 1 day - Last weekend in August Tennessee Clean Water Network/Downtown Dragon Boat Races Knoxville, TN Tennessee River, Mile 646.3-648.7 (Tennessee).
51. 3 days - One weekend in August Pro Water Cross Championships Charleston, WV Kanawha River, Mile 56.7-57.6 (West Virginia).
52. 2 days - One weekend in August POWERBOAT NATIONALS - Ravenswood Regatta Ravenswood, WV Ohio River, Mile 220.5-221.5 (West Virginia).
53. 2 days - One weekend in August Powerboat Nationals-Parkersburg Regatta/Parkersburg Homecoming Parkersburg, WV Ohio River, Mile 183.5-285.5 (West Virginia).
54. 1 day - One weekend in August YMCA River Swim Charleston, WV Kanawha River, Mile 58.3-61.8 (West Virginia).
55. 3 days - One weekend in August Grand Prix of Louisville Louisville, KY Ohio River, Mile 601.0-605.0 (Kentucky).
56. 3 days - One weekend in August Evansville HydroFest Evansville, IN Ohio River, Mile 790.5-794.0 (Indiana).
57. 3 days - One weekend in the month of August Owensboro HydroFair Owensboro, KY Ohio River, Mile 754.0-760.0 (Kentucky).
58. 1 day - First or second weekend of September SUP3Rivers The Southside Outside Pittsburgh, PA Monongahela River mile 0.0-3.09 Allegheny River mile 0.0-0.6 (Pennsylvania).
59. 1 day - First weekend in September or on Labor Day Mayor's Hike, Bike and Paddle Louisville, KY Ohio River, Mile 601.0-610.0 (Kentucky).
60. 2 days - Sunday before Labor Day and Labor Day Cincinnati Bell, WEBN, and Proctor and Gamble/Riverfest Cincinnati, OH Ohio River, Mile 463.0-477.0 (Kentucky and Ohio) and Licking River Mile 0.0-3.0 (Kentucky).
61. 2 days - Labor Day weekend Wheeling Vintage Race Boat Association Ohio/Wheeling Vintage Regatta Wheeling, WV Ohio River, Mile 90.4-91.5 (West Virginia).
62. 3 days - The weekend of Labor Day Portsmouth Boat Race/Breakwater Powerboat Association Portsmouth, OH Ohio River, Mile 355.5- 356.8 (Ohio)
63. 2 days - One of the first three weekends in September Louisville Dragon Boat Festival Louisville, KY Ohio River, Mile 602.0-604.5 (Kentucky).
64. 1 day - One of the first three weekends in September Cumberland River Compact/Cumberland River Dragon Boat Festival Nashville, TN Cumberland River, Mile 189.7-192.1 (Tennessee).
65. 2 days - One of the first three weekends in September State Dock/Cumberland Poker Run Jamestown, KY Lake Cumberland (Kentucky).
66. 3 days - One of the first three weekends in September Fleur de Lis Regatta Louisville, KY Ohio River, Mile 600.0-605.0 (Kentucky).
67. 1 day - Second weekend in September City of Clarksville/Clarksville Riverfest Cardboard Boat Regatta Clarksville, TN Cumberland River, Mile 125.0-126.0 (Tennessee).
68. 1 day - One Sunday in September Ohio River Sternwheel Festival Committee Sternwheel race reenactment Marietta, OH Ohio River, Mile 170.5-172.5 (Ohio).
69. 1 Day - One weekend in September Parkesburg Paddle Fest Parkersburg, WV Ohio River, Mile 184.3-188 (West Virginia).
70. 1 day - One weekend in September Shoals Dragon Boat Festival Florence, AL Tennessee River, Mile 255.0-257.0 (Alabama).
71. 2 days - One of the last three weekends in September Madison Vintage Thunder Madison, IN Ohio River, Mile 556.5-559.5 (Indiana).
72. 1 day - Third Sunday in September Team Rocket Tri Club/Swim Hobbs Island Huntsville, AL Tennessee River, Mile 332.3-338.0 (Alabama).
73. 1 day - Fourth or fifth weekend in September Knoxville Open Water Swimmers/Bridges to Bluffs Knoxville, TN Tennessee River, Mile 641.0-648.0 (Tennessee).
74. 1 day - Fourth or fifth Sunday in September Green Umbrella/Great Ohio River Swim Cincinnati, OH Ohio River, Mile 468.8-471.2 (Ohio and Kentucky).
75. 1 day - One of the last two weekends in September Ohio River Open Water Swim Prospect, KY Ohio River, Mile 587.0-591.0 (Kentucky).
76. 2 days - One of the last three weekends in September or the first weekend in October Captain Quarters Regatta Louisville, KY Ohio River, Mile 594.0-598.0 (Kentucky).
77. 3 days - One of the last three weekends in September or one of the first two weekends in October Owensboro Air Show Owensboro, KY Ohio River, Mile 754.0-760.0 (Kentucky).
78. 1 day - Last weekend in September World Triathlon Corporation/IRONMAN Chattanooga Chattanooga, TN Tennessee River, Mile 462.7-467.5 (Tennessee).
79. 3 days - Last weekend of September and/or first weekend in October New Martinsville Records and Regatta Challenge Committee New Martinsville, WV Ohio River, Mile 128-129 (West Virginia).
80. 2 days - First weekend of October Three Rivers Rowing Association/Head of the Ohio Regatta Pittsburgh, PA Allegheny River mile 0.0-5.0 (Pennsylvania).
81. 1 day - First or second weekend in October Lookout Rowing Club/Chattanooga Head Race Chattanooga, TN Tennessee River, Mile 463.0-468.0 (Tennessee).
82. 3 days - First or Second weekend in October Vanderbilt Rowing/Music City Head Race Nashville, TN Cumberland River, Mile 189.5-196.0 (Tennessee).
83. 2 days - First or second week of October Head of the Ohio Rowing Race Pittsburgh, PA Allegheny River, Mile 0.0-3.0 (Pennsylvania).
84. 2 days - One of the first three weekends in October Norton Healthcare/Ironman Triathlon Louisville, KY Ohio River, Mile 600.5-605.5 (Kentucky).
85. 2 days - Two days in October Secret City Head Race Regatta Oak Ridge, TN Clinch River, Mile 49.0-54.0 (Tennessee).
86. 3 days - First weekend in November Atlanta Rowing Club/Head of the Hooch Rowing Regatta Chattanooga, TN Tennessee River, Mile 463.0-468.0 (Tennessee).
87. 1 day - One weekend in November or December Charleston Lighted Boat Parade Charleston, WV Kanawha River, Mile 54.3-60.3 (West Virginia).

Table 2 of § 100.801 - Sector Upper Mississippi River Annual And Recurring Marine Events

Date Event City, State Regulated area
Kaskaskia River:
1. 2 days - Second or Third Weekend of July Evansville, IL Drag Boat Races Evansville, IL Mile markers 11.0-10.0.
Lake of the Ozarks:
2. 2 days - The weekend before Labor Day weekend Lake of the Ozarks Shootout Sunrise Beach, MO Mile markers 34.5-32.5.
3. 1 day - Third Saturday of July Aquapalooza Osage Beach, MO Mile markers 19.3-18.7.
4. 1 day - First Saturday of June Lake Race Lake Ozark, MO Mile markers 4.0-0.0.
Upper Mississippi River:
5. 4 days - Either the first or second week of July Riverfest La Crosse, WI Mile markers 698.5-697.5.
6. 2 days - Second weekend of August Great River Tug LeClaire, IA/Port Byron, IL Mile markers 497.6-497.2.
7. 1 day - Third weekend of August Floatzilla Bettendorf, IA/Davenport, IA/East Moline, IL/Rock Island, IL Mile markers 491.0-479.0.

Table 3 of § 100.801 - Sector Houston-Galveston Annual and Recurring Marine Events

Date Event/sponsor Houston-
Galveston location
Regulated area
1. A Saturday evening within the Mardi Gras Season (February or March) Yachty Gras Clear Lake, TX Clear Creek Channel from approximate position Latitude 29°33′16.8″ N, Longitude 095°03′39.6″ W in Clear Lake thence east/northeast in the Clear Creek Channel to approximate position Latitude 29°32′58.8″ N, Longitude 095°00′30.6″ W in Galveston Bay. (NAD 83).
2. A Saturday morning in April Memorial Hermann Gateway to the Bay Triathlon Galveston Bay, TX Galveston Bay within an area beginning at Latitude 29°32′38.02″ N, Longitude 095°00′58.30″ W thence east to Latitude 29°32′46.73″ N, Longitude 094°59′50.36″ W, thence south to Latitude 29°32′36.98″ N, Longitude 094°59′50.32″ W, thence west to 29°32′30.86″ N, Longitude 095°00′56.91″ W thence along the shoreline to the point of beginning. (NAD 83).
3. The 1st Sunday afternoon in May Blessing of the Fleet Clear Lake, TX Clear Creek Channel from approximate position Latitude 29°33′16.8″ N, Longitude 095°03′39.6″ W in Clear Lake thence east/northeast in the Clear Creek Channel to approximate position Latitude 29°32′58.8″ N, Longitude 095°00′30.6″ W in Galveston Bay. (NAD 83).
4. 3 days during the 1st weekend in May (including partial weekends) RiverFest Power Boat Races/Port Neches Chamber of Commerce Neches River, Port Neches, TX Adjacent to Port Neches Park - all waters of the Neches River shoreline to shoreline south of 30°00′08″ N and west of 093°56′00″ W (NAD 83).
5. 2nd or 3rd weekend in September SPORT Power Boat Races/City of Orange, TX Convention/Visitors Bureau Sabine River, Orange, TX Adjacent to the Orange, TX public boat ramp - all waters of the Sabine River, shoreline to shoreline, south of 30°05′33″ N and north of 30°05′45″ N (NAD 83).
6. The 2nd Saturday night in December Christmas Boat Parade on Clear Lake Clear Lake, TX Clear Creek Channel from approximate position Latitude 29°33′16.8″ N, Longitude 095°03′39.6″ W in Clear Lake thence east/northeast in the Clear Creek Channel to approximate position Latitude 29°32′58.8″ N, Longitude 095°00′30.6″ W in Galveston Bay. (NAD 83).

Table 4 of § 100.801 - Sector Corpus Christi Annual and Recurring Marine Events

Date Event/sponsor Corpus Christi
location
Regulated area
1. 2nd, 3rd or 4th Wednesday thru Sunday in April Corpus Christi Yacht Club/World Kite-boarding Championship Corpus Christi Bay, Corpus Christi, TX All waters contained within 1-mile of McGee Beach where participants will race through course markers.
2. 2nd, 3rd or 4th Thursday thru Saturday in April M.M.D. Communications Corporation/Texas International Boat Show Corpus Christi Marina/Corpus Christi, TX All waters inside the Corpus Christi Marina Breakwater, Corpus Christi, TX.
3. 2nd, 3rd or 4th Thursday thru Saturday in April OR 1st or 2nd Thursday thru Saturday in May American Power Boat Association/Power Boat Races Corpus Christi Bay, Corpus Christi, TX All waters of the Corpus Christi Marina contained between the People's Street T-Head on the west, the primary breakwater on the east, the southern boundary running from the southernmost tip of the People's Street T-Head (approx 27-47-43.4N 097-23-16W) along a line running due east to the breakwater (approx 27-47-43.8N 097-23-5.2W), and the northern boundary line running from the northern most tip of the secondary breakwater (approx 27-47-57N 097-23-21.7W) and the end of the primary breakwater (approx 27-47-59.1N 097-23-9.5W).
4. 3rd or 4th Friday-Sunday in April Corpus Christi Yacht Club/Port Aransas Ladies Regatta Corpus Christi Bay, Corpus Christi, TX All waters south of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel and 5-miles East of the Corpus Christi Marina.
5. 2nd, 3rd or 4th Thursday-Sunday in May Corpus Christi Yacht Club/Melges 24′ Championship Regatta Corpus Christi Bay, Corpus Christi, TX All waters south of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel and 5-miles East of the Corpus Christi Marina.
6. 1st or 2nd Friday and Saturday in June Corpus Christi Yacht Club/Changes in L'Attitude Regatta Corpus Christi Bay, Corpus Christi, TX All waters south of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel and 5-miles East of the Corpus Christi Marina.
7. 1st or 2nd Saturday and Sunday in August Corpus Christi Yacht Club/Navy Regatta Corpus Christi Bay, Corpus Christi, TX All waters south of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel and 5-miles East of the Corpus Christi Marina.
8. 3rd or 4th Wednesday thru Saturday in August Corpus Christi Yacht Club/Corpus Christi Race Week Corpus Christi Bay, Corpus Christi, TX All waters south of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel and 5-miles East of the Corpus Christi Marina.
9. 3rd or 4th Friday and Saturday in September Corpus Christi Yacht Club/Bill Best Regatta Corpus Christi Bay, Corpus Christi, TX All waters south of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel and 5-miles East of the Corpus Christi Marina.
10. 1st Saturday in December City of Corpus Christi/Harbor Lights Boat Parade Corpus Christi Marina/Corpus Christi, TX All waters inside the Corpus Christi Marina Breakwater, Corpus Christi, TX.
11. 1st or 2nd Friday and Saturday in December Aransas Pass Yacht Club/Christmas Lighted Boat Parade Conn Brown Harbor/Aransas Pass, TX All waters contained within Conn Brown Harbor in Aransas Pass, TX.
12. 1st or 2nd Friday and Saturday in December Padre Island Yacht Club/La Posada Lighted Boat Parade Canals along the North Padre Island in Corpus Christi, TX All waters along the parade route contained within the North Padre Island canals in Corpus Christi, TX.
13. 1st or 2nd Friday thru Sunday in December Corpus Christi Yacht Club/Frost Bite Regatta Corpus Christi Bay, Corpus Christi, TX All waters south of the Corpus Christi Ship Channel and 5-miles East of the Corpus Christi Marina.
14. 1st or 2nd Saturday and Sunday of September Ruff Riders Regatta/Galway Asset Management LLC ICWW from South Padre Island to Corpus Christi, TX ICWW from South Padre Island to Corpus Christi, TX.
15. 1st or 2nd Saturday of December Port Isabel Annual Lighted Boat Parade/Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce Port Isabel, Laguna Madre, TX All waters within Laguna Madre from Port Isabel and east to South Padre Island.

Table 5 of § 100.801 - Sector New Orleans Annual and Recurring Marine Events

Date Event/sponsor New Orleans location Regulated area
1. The Monday before Mardi Gras Riverwalk Marketplace, Lundi Gras Boat Parade Mississippi River, New Orleans, LA Lower Mississippi River, Above Head of Passes, from mile marker 93 to 96, extending the entire width of the river in the vicinity of the Riverwalk, New Orleans, LA.
2. One day during the last weekend of April Family Fun Festival Pirogue Race/Bayou Civic Club Larose, LA In Bayou Lafourche, race begins at LA HWY 657 (Lat: 29°34′17.29″ N; Long: 090°22′58.60″ W) and ends at the Larose Locks (Lat: 29°34′06.20″ N; Long: 090°22′26.50″ W) Part of Bayou Lafourche will be closed for 30 minutes to vessel traffic for race to occur.
3. The 3rd Sunday in April Blessing of the Shrimp Fleet/St. Joseph's Catholic Church Chauvin, LA Starts at Bayou Petit Caillou (Lat: 29°27′43.84″ N; Long: 090°35′19.50″ W) and continues to Lake Boudreaux/Boudreaux Canal (Lat: 29°23′30.83″ N; Long: 090°38′13.64″ W).
4. The 1st weekend after Easter Blessing of the Fleet and Boat Parade/Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church Golden Meadow, LA Starts on Bayou Lafourche at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Catholic Church (Lat: 29°23′47.25″ N; Long: 090°16′17.72″ W) to the Parish Limits (Lat: 29°25′09.96″ N; Long: 090°17′12.26″ W) to the end of Golden Meadow Business District (Lat: 29°22′16.86″ N; Long: 090°15′32.46″ W) and returning to starting point.
5. The 2nd Sunday after Easter Grand Caillou Boat Blessing/Holy Family Church Dulac, LA Bayou Grand Caillou, Starts 29°25′30.98″ N, 090°41′59.91″ W; to 29°14′42.13″ N, 090°44′03.57″ W; to 29°22′15.44″ N, 090°43′53.84″ W; and returning to starting point.
6. Month of July Deep South Racing Association/Battle at the Butte Atchafalaya River at Butte La Rose, LA Atchafalaya River, Butte La Rose, LA.
7. Month of July or August Battle of the Basin Boat Races, Morgan City, LA Morgan City, LA Morgan City Port Allen Route at mile marker 4.5, Morgan City, LA.
8. 1st weekend of September LA Shrimp and Petroleum Festival Fleet Blessing, LA Shrimp and Petroleum Festival and Fair Association Morgan City, LA Atchafalaya River at mile marker 118.5, Morgan City, LA.
9. Fri-Sun after Mardi Gras and the following Sat-Sun Mardi Gras Regatta New Orleans Yacht Club New Orleans, LA Lake Ponchartrain South Shore of Lake Ponchartrain, North and Northwest of New Canal Entrance.
10. Wednesday evenings during Daylight Saving Time Wednesday Night Racing Series Southern Yacht Club, New Orleans Yacht Club, Corinthian Sailing Association New Orleans, LA Lake Ponchartrain South Shore of Lake Ponchartrain, from West End east to the “J” mark.
11. Friday evenings during Daylight Saving Time Friday Night Twilight Series Southern Yacht Club New Orleans, LA Lake Ponchartrain South Shore of Lake Ponchartrain, within 1 NM of New Canal entrance.
12. Memorial Day Weekend or last weekend in May Juby Wynne One Design Regatta Southern Yacht Club New Orleans, LA Lake Ponchartrain South shore of Lake Ponchartrain, 4 or 5 race courses, North of New Canal, in the vicinity of the SYC Fixed Marks circle.
13. Memorial Day (Monday) Defenders Challenge Southern Yacht Club New Orleans, LA Lake Ponchartrain South shore of Lake Ponchartrain, within 1 NM of the entrance to New Canal.
14. Last full weekend of October Lake Ponchartrain Racing Circuit Southern Yacht Club, New Orleans Yacht Club, Ponchartrain Yacht Club, Tammany Yacht Club New Orleans, LA Lake Ponchartrain Lake Ponchartrain, East of the Causeway Bridge. Races occur on both North and South Shores, and one race runs across the lake.
15. First full weekend of November Southern Soiland Cup Southern Yacht Club New Orleans, LA Lake Ponchartrain South Shore of Lake Ponchartrain, within 1 NM of the entrance to New Canal.
16. Weekend before Thanksgiving Great Oaks Interscholastic Regatta Southern Yacht Club & Interscholastic Sailing Association New Orleans, LA Lake Ponchartrain South Shore of Lake Ponchartrain, within 1 NM of the entrance to New Canal.
17. Thanksgiving Day, Friday & Saturday after Thanksgiving US Optimist Dinghy Mid-Winter Championship Southern Yacht Club New Orleans, LA Lake Ponchartrain South shore of Lake Ponchartrain, approximately 1 NM north of New Canal.
18. December 30 and 31 Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Regatta Southern Yacht Club New Orleans, LA Southern Yacht Club South shore of Lake Ponchartrain, within 1 NM North of the entrance to New Canal.

Table 6 of § 100.801 - Sector Lower Mississippi River Annual and Recurring Marine Events

Date Event/sponsor Sector Lower MS River location Regulated area
1. The 1st or 2nd Saturday in June Memphis in May Canoe & Kayak Race/Outdoor Inc Lower Mississippi River, Memphis, TN Regulated Area: Lower Mississippi River, mile marker 735.5 to 738.5, Memphis, TN.
2. Second Saturday in October Phatwater Kayak Challenge/Phatwater Kayak Challenge Inc Lower Mississippi River, Natchez, MS Regulated Area: Lower Mississippi River, mile marker 363.0 to 405.0, Natchez, MS.
3. 1st of January Ski Freeze/The Dream Factory of Memphis Wolf River Chute, Memphis, TN Regulated Area: Wolf River Chute, mile marker 1.0 to 3.0, Memphis, TN.
4. 2nd or 3rd Saturday in April BluzCruz Kayak Marathon/BluzCruz Race Committee Lower Mississippi River, Vicksburg, MS Regulated Area: Lower Mississippi River, mile marker 457.4 to 437.4, Vicksburg, MS.
5. 3rd Sat in Apr to 2nd Sat in May Maria Montessori Regatta/Maria Montessori School Wolf River Chute, Memphis, TN Regulated Area: Wolf River Chute, mile marker 1.0 to 3.0, Memphis, TN.
6. 1st Sat in June Arkansas River Canoe and Kayak Race Arkansas River, Little Rock, AR Regulated Area: Arkansas River mile marker 124-118, Little Rock, Ar.
7. 2nd Sat in Sept-2nd Sat in Oct Dragon Boat Race - Tenn. Clean Water Network Wolf River Chute, Memphis, TN Regulated Area: Wolf River Chute, mile marker 0.5 to 2.0, Memphis, TN.

Table 7 of § 100.801 - Sector Mobile Annual and Recurring Marine Events

Date Event/sponsor Sector Mobile location Regulated area
1. 1 Day; Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras Day) Mardi Gras Boat Parade/Gulf Shores Homeport Marina Intracoastal Waterway, Orange Beach, AL to Gulf Shores, AL Intracoastal Waterway mile marker 155.0 to 159.0 (EHL), Starts at the Wharf Marina, Orange Beach, AL and heads west to Homeport Marina, Gulf Shores, AL.
2. 1 Day; 1st weekend following Fat Tuesday Mobile Boat Show/Gulf Coast Shows Mobile River, Mobile, AL Mobile River, all waters half a mile down river and half a mile upriver from the Arthur R. Outlaw Convention Center.
3. 1 Day; Mid March to Mid April Rowing Competition/University of South Alabama Black Warrior River, Tuscaloosa, AL Black Warrior River, all waters between river miles 339.0 to 341.5.
4. 1 Day; Last Saturday in March Blessing of the Fleet/Panama City Marina Saint Andrew Bay, Panama City, FL Saint Andrew Bay, all waters extending 100 yards out from the Panama City Marina seawall.
5. 1 Day; 2nd or 3rd weekend in April USAT Triathlon/Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports Commission Black Warrior River, Tuscaloosa, AL Black Warrior River, all waters between river miles 338.5 to 339.5.
6. 2 Days; Between the 1st week in April to the last week in May Smokin the Sound/Smokin the Sound Biloxi Channel, Biloxi, MS Biloxi Channel, all waters between channel markers 2 thru 35, to include the entire width of the channel.
7. 2 Days; Between the 1st week in April to the last week in May Smokin the Lake/Smokin the Sound Gulfport Lake, Gulfport, MS Gulfport Lake, all waters bounded by the following coordinates: Eastern boundary; Latitude 30°25′36″ N, Longitude 089°03′8″ W to Latitude 30°25′26″ N, Longitude 089°03′8″ W. Western boundary; Latitude 30°25′32″ N, Longitude 089°03′59″ W, to Latitude 30°25′26″ N, Longitude 089°03′59″ W.
8. 1 Day; Next to last or last weekend in April Dauphin Island Race/Fairhope, Lake Forest, Mobile, and Buccaneer Yacht Clubs Mobile Bay, Mobile, AL Mobile Bay, all waters of the Mobile Ship Channel between channel markers 37 & 38 thru channel markers 49 & 50, to include the entire width of the channel.
9. 1 Day; 1st or 2nd Sunday in May Blessing of the Fleet/St. Margaret's Catholic Church Bayou La Batre, Bayou La Batre, AL All waters of Bayou La Batre from the Hwy 188 lift bridge, south to Portersville Bay.
10. 2 Days; 1st weekend in June Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival/Greater Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce Santa Rosa Sound, Ft. Walton Beach, FL Santa Rosa Sound, including all waters between an eastern boundary represented by positions 30°24′22.5″ N, 086°35′14.0″ W; 30°23′51.4″ N, 086°35′14.0″ W, and a western boundary represented by positions 30°24′13.5″ N, 086°37′11.0″ W; 30°23′58.5″ N, 086°37′11.0″ W.
11. 1 Day; 1st Sunday in June Blessing of the Fleet/St. Michael's Catholic Church Biloxi Channel, Biloxi, MS All of Biloxi Channel.
12. 4 Days; In October Thunder on the Gulf/Gulf Coast Power Boat Association Gulf of Mexico, Orange Beach, AL Gulf of Mexico for the waters off Orange Beach, AL, enclosed by a box starting at a point on the shore at approximately 30°15′39″ N, 087°36′42″ W, then south to 30°14′54″ N, 087°36′42″ W, then east, roughly parallel to the shore line to 30°15′22″ N, 087°33′31″ W, then north to a point on the shore at approximately 30°16′13″ N, 087°33′31″ W.
13. 1 Day; Saturday following Thanksgiving Boat Parade of Lights/City of Panama City & St. Andrews Waterfront Partnership Saint Andrew Bay, Panama City, FL Saint Andrew Bay, Starts at Saint Andrew Bay Yacht Club and ends at Saint Andrew Bay Marina.
14. 1 Day; 1st Saturday in December Christmas on the River/Demopolis Area Chamber of Commerce Tombigbee River, Demopolis, AL Tombigbee River, all waters from river miles 215.5 to 217.0, to include the entire width of the river.
15. 1 Day; 1st Saturday in December Christmas by the River/Moss Point Active Citizens Beardslee Lake & Robertson Lake, Moss Point, MS All waters of East Beardslee Lake near Hwy 613 bridge to West Robertson Lake parallel to Hwy 613 and south to the Jackson County Ski Area.
16. 1 Day; 1st Saturday in December Christmas on the Water/Christmas on the Water Committee Biloxi Channel, Biloxi, MS Biloxi Channel, all waters from channel marker 4 to channel marker 30, to include the entire width of the channel.
17. 2 Days; Last weekend in April Moss Point Rockin' the Riverfront Festival/Moss Point Main Street Assoc Robertson Lake & O'Leary Lake, Moss Point, MS Robertson Lake & O'Leary Lake, all waters enclosed by a bounded area starting at a point on the shore at approximately 30°25′11.0″ N, 088°32′24.4″ W, then east to 30°25′12.9″ N, 088°32′18.0″ W, then south to 30°24′50.9″ N, 088°32′09.6″ W, then west following the shore line back to the starting point at 30°25′11.0″ N, 088°32′24.4″ W.
18. 1 Day; Last weekend in April Jr. League of Tuscaloosa Dragon Boat Race/Junior League of Tuscaloosa Black Warrior River, Tuscaloosa, AL Black Warrior River, all waters from river miles 340.5 to 341.0, to include the entire width of the river.

[CGD08-94-019, 60 FR 10314, Feb. 24, 1995, as amended by CGD 08-98-018, 63 FR 70654, Dec. 22, 1998; CGD 08-99-066, 65 FR 46597, July 31, 2000; CGD08-01-012, 67 FR 8195, Feb. 22, 2002; USCG-2006-25556, 72 FR 36327, July 2, 2007; USCG-2008-0386, 74 FR 22675, May 14, 2009; USCG-2013-1061, 79 FR 22387, Apr. 22, 2014; USCG-2018-0064, 83 FR 22196, May 14, 2018; USCG-2019-0014, 84 FR 18729, May 2, 2019; USCG-2018-1008, 85 FR 2030, Jan. 14, 2020; USCG-2018-0533, 85 FR 8172, Feb. 13, 2020; USCG-2020-0038, 85 FR 34995, June 8, 2020; USCG-2021-0013, 86 FR 27810, May 24, 2021]