Encl. (2) to COMDTINST 16750.8A
Regattas and Marine Parades.
The authorization and regulation of regattas and marine parades upon navigable
waters of the United States that are subject to the concurrent jurisdiction of the State
shall be within the province of the State when, in the opinion of the district
commander, the State is able to regulate, under State law, in such a manner as to
ensure safety of life. However, the regulations issued by the State may not impede
the operation of other vessels, commercial or recreational, operating on waters
subject to the jurisdiction of the United States.
For the purposes of this agreement, the terms "regatta" and "marine parade" both
mean an organized water event of limited duration that is conducted according to a
Regattas and marine parades shall be administered in accordance with 33 CFR Part
100. The Coast Guard will provide to the State a copy of any notice of event or
permit application that it receives for all events occurring on waters of concurrent
jurisdiction. In turn, the State will provide to the Coast Guard a copy of any notice
of event or permit application that it receives for all events occurring on waters
subject to concurrent jurisdiction.
The district commander of the applicable Coast Guard district reserves the right to
assume primary responsibility for any regatta or marine parade on navigable waters
of the United States when he deems such action to be in the public interest. Events
of this type may include, but are not limited to:
Regattas or marine parades of such size as to require patrols that the district
commander knows to be in excess of the resources available to the State, or
Those events on waterways where commercial or other traffic will be