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§ 100.1104 Southern California Annual Marine Events for the Los Angeles Long Beach Captain of the Port Zone.

(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. Local Notices to Mariners are available for viewing on the Coast Guard Navigation Center Web site at http://www.navcen.uscg.gov/?pageName=lnmDistrict&region=11. 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.

(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 § 100.1104

[All coordinates referenced use datum NAD 83.]

1. Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race
Sponsor Newport Ocean Sailing Association.
Event Description Sailing vessel race; open ocean.
Date Fourth Friday in April.
Location Newport Beach, CA.
Regulated Area Starting area only. All waters of the Pacific Ocean near Newport Beach, CA bounded by a line starting 33°35′18″ N, 117°53′18″ W thence to 33°34′54″ N, 117°53′18″ W thence to 33°34′54″ N, 117°54′30″ W thence to 33°35′18″ N, 117°54′30″ W thence returning to the point of origin.
2. Congressional Cup
Sponsor Long Beach Yacht Club.
Event Description Competitive sailboat race series.
Date Annually in March.
Location Long Beach Harbor, CA.
Regulated Area The waters of Long Beach Harbor surrounded by Island White, Island Freeman, and Island Chaffee. The race area is designated at Congressional Cup Stadium.
3. Transpac
Sponsor Transpac Yacht Club.
Event Description Competitive long distance sailboat race from Los Angeles to Honolulu.
Date Bi-annually in early Summer.
Location Long Beach Harbor, CA.
Regulated Area All navigable waters from the surface to the sea floor within positions 33°−41.9390′N 118°−18.747′ W, 34°−41.205′ N 118°−18.747′ W, 33°−41.205′ N 118°−17.553′ W, and 33°−41.939′ N 118°−17.553′ W.
4. Dana Point Tall Ship Festival
Sponsor Dana Point Marine Institute
Event Description Tall ship festival.
Date Annually in September.
Location Dana Point Harbor, CA.
Regulated Area The waters of Dana Point Harbor.
5. Morro Bay Holiday Boat Parade
Sponsor City of Morro Bay.
Event Description Holiday lighted boat parade.
Date Annually in early December.
Location Morro Bay Harbor, CA.
Regulated Area The waters of Morro Bay Harbor.
6. Santa Barbara Holiday Boat Parade
Sponsor City of Santa Barbara.
Event Description Holiday lighted boat parade.
Date Annually in early December.
Location Santa Barbara Harbor, CA.
Regulated Area The waters of Santa Barbara Harbor.
7. Ventura Harbor Holiday Boat Parade
Sponsor Ventura Harbor District.
Event Description Holiday lighted boat parade.
Date Two nights annually in mid December.
Location Ventura Harbor, CA.
Regulated Area The waters of Ventura Harbor.
8. Channel Islands Harbor Holiday Boat Parade
Sponsor Channel Islands Harbor District.
Event Description Holiday lighted boat parade.
Date Annually in December.
Location Channel Islands Harbor, CA.
Regulated Area The waters of Channel Islands Harbor.
9. Marina del Rey Holiday Boat Parade
Sponsor Los Angeles County Department of Beaches and Harbors.
Event Description Holiday lighted boat parade.
Date Annually in early December.
Location Marina del Rey, CA.
Regulated Area The waters of Marina del Rey.
10. King Harbor Holiday Boat Parade
Sponsor King Harbor Yacht Club.
Event Description Holiday lighted boat parade.
Date Annually in December.
Location King Harbor, CA.
Regulated Area The waters of King Harbor.
11. Port of Los Angeles Holiday Boat Parade
Sponsor Port of Los Angeles.
Event Description Holiday lighted boat parade.
Date Annually in early December.
Location Port of Los Angeles, CA.
Regulated Area The waters of the Port of Los Angeles.
12. Parade of 1,000 Lights
Sponsor Shoreline Yacht Club.
Event Description Holiday lighted boat parade.
Date Annually in December.
Location Long Beach Harbor, CA.
Regulated Area Queensway Bay, Rainbow Harbor.
13. Naples Island Holiday Boat Parade
Sponsor Naples Island Improvement Association.
Event Description Holiday lighted boat parade.
Date Annually in December.
Location Naples Island, CA.
Regulated Area The waters of Alamitos Bay.
14. Huntington Harbor Holiday Boat Parade
Sponsor Huntington Philharmonic Association.
Event Description Holiday lighted boat parade.
Date Two nights annually in December.
Location Huntington Harbor, CA.
Regulated Area The waters and canals of Huntington Harbor.
15. Newport Beach Holiday Boat Parade
Sponsor Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce.
Event Description Holiday lighted boat parade.
Date Five nights annually in mid December.
Location Newport Beach Harbor, CA.
Regulated Area The waters of Newport Beach Harbor.
16. Dana Point Holiday in the Harbor
Sponsor Dana Point Harbor.
Event Description Holiday festival and lighted boat parade.
Date 4 nights annually in December.
Location Dana Point Harbor, CA.
Regulated Area The waters of Dana Point Harbor.
17. Catalina Ski Race
Sponsor Long Beach Waterski Club.
Event Description Competitive high speed waterski race.
Date Annually in July.
Location Long Beach Harbor, CA, to Santa Catalina Island, CA and back.
Regulated Area The waters of Long Beach Harbor bordered by Queens Way Bridge, the Long Beach Breakwater, and the Alamitos Bay West Jetty.

[USCG-2013-0361, 79 FR 6465, Feb. 4, 2014, as amended by USCG-2015-0433, 80 FR 44281, July 27, 2015]