33 CFR 100.1102 - Annual marine events on the Colorado River, between Davis Dam (Bullhead City, Arizona) and Headgate Dam (Parker, Arizona) within the San Diego Captain of the Port Zone.

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§ 100.1102 Annual Marine Events on the Colorado River, between Davis Dam (Bullhead City, Arizona) and Headgate Dam (Parker, Arizona).

(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. To be placed on the mailing list for Local Notice to Mariners contact: Commander (dpw), Eleventh Coast Guard District, Coast Guard Island, Building 50-2, Alameda, CA 94501-5100. 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. A Coast Guard-National Park Service agreement exists for both the Glen Canyon and Lake Mead National Recreational Areas; applicants shall contact the cognizant authority for approval of events in these areas.

(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 § 100.1102

[All coordinates referenced use datum NAD 83.]

1. Lake Havasu Winter Water-Ski Race
Sponsor National Water-ski Racing Association.
Event Description Water-ski races.
Date Saturday and Sunday in late February or early March.
Location Lake Havasu, AZ.
Regulated Area That portion of the lower Colorado River on the Arizona side between Thompson Bay and Copper Canyon.
2. Havasu Landing Regatta
Sponsor Southern Outboard Association.
Event Description Boat Races on closed course.
Date Saturday and Sunday in February.
Location Havasu Lake, CA.
Regulated Area That portion of the lower Colorado River on the California side at Havasu Landing Resort and Casino.
3. Parker International Water-Ski Race
Sponsor International Water-ski Race Association.
Event Description Water-ski Show.
Date Second Saturday and Sunday in March.
Location Parker, AZ.
Regulated Area The entire water area of the Colorado River beginning at BlueWater Marina in Parker, AZ, and extending approximately 10 miles to La Paz County Park.
4. Desert Storm
Sponsor Lake Racer LLC.
Event Description Boat Poker Run and Exhibition Runs.
Date April weekend (3 day event).
Location Lake Havasu, AZ.
Regulated Area The waters of the lower Colorado River encompassed from the eastern line off of Algoma Pier Head Lighthouse to the Split Rock Lighthouse as the western line, with the following boundaries:
Eastern Boundary Line: 34°26′51″ N, 114°20′41″ W to 34°27′17″ N, 114°20′51″ W.
Western Boundary Line: 34°27′18″ N, 114°22′34″ W to 34°26′55″ N, 114°22′59″ W.
5. Lake Havasu Grand Prix
Sponsor Pacific Offshore Powerboat Racing Association (POPRA).
Event Description Boat Races on closed course.
Date April weekend (2 day event).
Location Lake Havasu, AZ.
Regulated Area The waters of the lower Colorado River encompassed by the following boundaries:
Boundary one from 34°27′44″ N, 114°20′53″ W to 34°27′51″ N, 114°20′43″ W.
Boundary two from 34°26′50″ N, 114°20′41″ W to 34°27′14″ N, 114°20′55″ W.
Boundary three from 34°26′10″ N, 114°18′40″ W to 34°25′50″ N, 114°18′52″ W.
6. BlueWater Resort and Casino Spring Classic
Sponsor Southern California Speedboat Club.
Event Description Professional High-speed powerboat race, closed course.
Date Saturday and Sunday in April.
Location Parker, AZ.
Regulated Area The Lake Moovalya area of the Colorado River in Parker, AZ.
7. BlueWater Resort and Casino Southwest Showdown
Sponsor Arizona Drag Boat Association.
Event Description Professional High-speed powerboat drag race, on a measured course.
Date Saturday and Sunday in March.
Location Parker, AZ.
Regulated Area Adjacent to the BlueWater River Casino, Arizona side of the Colorado River in Parker, AZ.
8. BlueWater Resort and Casino West Coast Nationals
Sponsor RPM Racing Enterprises.
Event Description Professional High-speed powerboat race, closed course.
Date Saturday and Sunday in April.
Location Parker, AZ.
Regulated Area The Lake Moovalya area of the Colorado River and the portion of the Colorado River adjacent to the BlueWater River Casino, in Parker, AZ.
9. Great Western Tube Float
Sponsor City of Parker, AZ.
Event Description River float.
Date One Saturday in June.
Location Parker, AZ.
Regulated Area The navigable waters of the Colorado River from La Paz County Park to the BlueWater Resort and Casino, immediately before the Headgate Dam.
10. IJSBA World Finals
Sponsor International Jet Sports Boating Association (IJSBA).
Event Description Personal Watercraft Race.
Date Second Saturday through third Sunday of October (10 Days).
Location Lake Havasu City, AZ.
Regulated Area The navigable waters of Lake Havasu, AZ in the area known as Crazy Horse Campgrounds.
11. Parker Enduro
Sponsor Parker Area Chamber of Commerce.
Event Description Hydroplane, flatbottom, tunnel, and v-bottom powerboat race.
Date Late October.
Location Parker, AZ.
Regulated Area Between river miles 179 and 185 (between the Roadrunner Resort and Headgate Dam).
12. BlueWater Resort and Casino Thanksgiving Regatta
Sponsor Southern California Speedboat Club.
Event Description Boat Races.
Date Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during Thanksgiving week.
Location Parker, AZ.
Regulated Area The Lake Moovalya area of the Colorado River and the portion of the Colorado River adjacent to the BlueWater River Casino, in Parker, AZ.
13. Lake Havasu City Boat Parade of Lights
Sponsor London Bridge Yacht Club.
Event Description Boat parade during which vessels pass by a pre-designated vessel and then transit through the London Bridge Channel.
Date First Saturday and Sunday in December.
Location Lake Havasu, AZ.
Regulated Area A pre-determined course that travels through the waters of North Lake Havasu, London Bridge Channel and Thompson Bay.
14. Mark Hahn Memorial 300 PWC Endurance Race
Sponsor DSM Events.
Event Description 300 Nautical Mile PWC Race Loop Track.
Date Late February.
Location Lake Havasu City, AZ.
Regulated Area A 10 mile course on Northern Lake Havasu from London Bridge to North Lake Havasu Landing.
15. Lake Havasu Triathlon
Sponsor Tucson Racing.
Event Description Swim race.
Date March.
Location Lake Havasu, AZ.
Regulated Area Waters North of London Bridge to waters just north of Crazy Horse Camp Ground.
16. Bullhead City River Regatta
Sponsor Bullhead City.
Event Description River float.
Date One Saturday in August.
Location Bullhead City, AZ.
Regulated Area The navigable waters of the Colorado River from Camp Davis to the Rotary Park.
17. BlueWater Triathlon
Sponsor Blue Water Resort & Casino
Event Description Swimming Portion of Triathlon Race.
Date One Saturday in October.
Location Parker, AZ.
Regulated Area The waters of the Colorado River between river between the BlueWater Resort & Casino Amphitheater and just North of Headgate Rock Dam in Parker, AZ.
18. BlueWater Resort and Casino 300 Enduro
Sponsor RPM Racing Enterprises.
Event Description Boat Race.
Date Late October.
Location Parker, AZ.
Regulated Area Between river miles 179 and 185 (between the Roadrunner Resort and Headgate Dam).
19. Another Dam Race
Sponsor Blue Water Resort and Casino.
Event Description Kayak, surbboard, surfski, stand up paddle board race.
Date A Saturday in November.
Location Parker, AZ.
Regulated Area Between river miles 179 and 185 (between the Roadrunner Resort and Headgate Dam).
[USCG-2013-0361, 79 FR 6462, Feb. 4, 2014]

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The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 33 CFR Part 100 after this date.

  • 2015-12-08; vol. 80 # 235 - Tuesday, December 8, 2015
    1. 80 FR 76206 - Special Local Regulations; Recurring Marine Events in the Seventh Coast Guard District
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      DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, Coast Guard
      Notice of enforcement.
      The Charleston Parade of Boats regulation in 33 CFR 100.701 will be enforced from 4:00 p.m. through 8:00 p.m. December 12, 2015.
      33 CFR Part 100