33 CFR 100.119 - Newport-Bermuda Regatta, Narragansett Bay, Newport, RI.

§ 100.119 Newport-Bermuda Regatta, Narragansett Bay, Newport, RI.

(a)Regulated area. The regulated area includes all waters of Narragansett Bay, Newport, RI, within the following points (NAD 83):

Latitude Longitude
41°27′51″ N 071°22′14″ W
41°27′24″ N 071°21′57″ W
41°27′09″ N 071°22′39″ W
41°27′36″ N 072°22′55″ W
In the event that weather conditions prohibit a safe race start within the approach to Newport Harbor, the race will begin offshore and the following regulated area applies (NAD 83):
Latitude Longitude
41°26′04″ N 071°22′16″ W
41°25′36″ N 071°21′58″ W
41°25′45″ N 071°22′40″ W
41°25′49″ N 071°22′56″ W

(b)Special local regulations.

(1) The Coast Guard patrol commander may delay, modify, or cancel the race as conditions or circumstances require.

(2) No person or vessel may enter, transit, or remain in the regulated area unless participating in the event or unless authorized by the Coast Guard patrol commander.

(3) Vessels encountering emergencies which require transit through the regulated area should contact the Coast Guard patrol commander on VHF Channel 16. In the event of an emergency, the Coast Guard patrol commander may authorize a vessel to transit through the regulated area with a Coast Guard designated escort.

(4) All persons and vessels shall comply with the instructions of the Coast Guard on-scene patrol commander. On-scene patrol personnel may include commissioned, warrant, and petty officers of the U.S. Coast Guard. Upon hearing five or more short blasts from a U.S. Coast Guard vessel, the operator of a vessel shall proceed as directed. Members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary may also be present to inform vessel operators of this regulation and other applicable laws.

(c)Effective date. This section is in effect biennially on a date and times published in the Local Notice to Mariners.

[CGD01-96-025, 61 FR 32332, June 24, 1996, as amended by USCG-2016-1022, 82 FR 23142, May 22, 2017]

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