The annual “Southern Maryland Boat Club Summer Regatta” is scheduled to occur in Breton Bay on July 28, 2018 and July 29, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., both days. As described in Title 33 CFR Section 100.501, a regulated area is established for all waters within of Breton Bay, immediately adjacent to Leonardtown, MD shoreline, from shoreline to shoreline, within an area bounded to the east by a line drawn along latitude 38°16?43? N., and bounded to the west by a line drawn along longitude 076°38?29.5? W., located at Leonardtown, MD.
The regulated area will be enforced from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., both days, on July 28, 2018 and on July 29, 2018. The Coast Guard Patrol Commander (PATCOM) or designated marine event patrol may forbid and control the movement of all vessels in the regulated area. When hailed or signaled by an official patrol vessel, a vessel in this area shall immediately comply with the directions given. Failure to do so may result in expulsion from the area, citation for failure to comply, or both. The operator of any vessel in the regulated area shall (i) stop the vessel immediately when directed to do so by any Official Patrol and then proceed only as directed, (ii) all persons and vessels shall comply with the instructions of the Official Patrol, and (iii) when authorized to transit the regulated area, all vessels shall proceed at the minimum speed necessary to maintain a safe course that minimizes wake near the race course. The marine event patrol and PATCOM may be contacted on VHF-FM Channel 16.
The Coast Guard PATCOM may terminate the event, or the operation of any vessel participating in the marine event, at any time if deemed necessary for the protection of life or property. Only designated marine event participants and their vessels and official patrol vessels are authorized to enter the regulated area. Spectators are only allowed inside the regulated area if they remain within a designated spectator area.
Spectators may contact the Coast Guard PATCOM to request permission to either enter the Spectator Area or pass through the regulated area. If permission is granted, spectators may enter the Spectator Area or must pass directly through the regulated area as instructed by PATCOM at safe speed and without loitering. For any comments or questions, contact CG Sector MD-NCR at (410) 576-2674 or (410) 576-2693. Chart 12286