33 CFR 100.1308 - Special Local Regulation; Hydroplane Races within the Captain of the Port Puget Sound Area of Responsibility.
(a)Location. The following areas are designated race areas for the purpose of reoccurring hydroplane races:
(1)Dyes Inlet. West of Port Orchard, WA to include all waters north to land from a line connecting the following points 47°37.36′ N, 122°42.29′ W and 47°37.74′ N, 122°40.64′ W (NAD 1983).
(2)Lake Washington. South of the Interstate 90 bridge and north of Andrew's Bay to include all waters east of the shoreline within the following points: 47°34.15′ N, 122°16.40′ W; 47°34.31′ N, 122°15.96′ W; 47°35.18′ N, 122°16.31′ W; 47°35.00′ N, 122°16.71′ W (NAD 1983).
(3)Lake Sammamish. South to land from a line connecting the following points 47°33.810′ N, 122°04.810′ W and 47°33.810′ N, 122° deg;03.674′ W (NAD 1983).
(b)Notice of enforcement or suspension of enforcement. This special local regulation will be activated and thus subject to enforcement, under the following conditions: the Coast Guard must receive and approve a marine event permit for each hydroplane event in accordance with 33 CFR 100. The Captain of the Port will provide notice of the enforcement of this special local regulation by all appropriate means to ensure the widest dissemination among the affected segments of the public, as practicable; such means of notification may include but are not limited to, Broadcast Notice to Mariners or Local Notice to Mariners.
(1) When this special local regulation is enforced, non-participant vessels are prohibited from entering the designated race areas unless authorized by the designated on-scene Patrol Commander. Spectator craft may remain in designated spectator areas but must follow the directions of the designated on-scene Patrol Commander. The event sponsor may also function as the designated on-scene Patrol Commander. Spectator craft entering, exiting or moving within the spectator area must operate at speeds which will create a minimum wake.
(2)Emergency signaling. A succession of sharp, short signals by whistle or horn from vessels patrolling the areas under the discretion of the designated on-scene Patrol Commander shall serve as a signal to stop. Vessels signaled shall stop and shall comply with the orders of the patrol vessel. Failure to do so may result in expulsion from the area, citation for failure to comply, or both.