Coast Guard approves Spinnaker Cup Marine Event Permit

SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard has approved the Marine Event Permit for the Spinnaker Cup offshore sailing race scheduled to begin Friday, May 25. In the wake of the April 14, 2012 loss of five lives from the sailing vessel Low Speed Chase during the 2012 Full Crew Farallones Race, Coast Guard Sector San Francisco called for an offshore yacht racing safety stand down to provide the time necessary...

Coast Guard announces publication of a proposed special local regulation for the 34th America’s Cup

SAN FRANCISCO — The Coast Guard announced a proposed special local regulation publication in the Federal Register for the 34th America’s Cup and related races that are scheduled to take place in San Francisco Bay between August and September 2012 and between July and September 2013. The proposed regulation would temporarily reroute vessel traffic between the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island...

Vessel safety and security zones for Fleet Week 2011

SAN FRANCISCO – The Coast Guard Captain of the Port of San Francisco established safety zones and Naval Vessel Protection Zones on San Francisco Bay for the 2011 San Francisco Fleet Week. A 500-yard safety and security zone will surround vessels participating in Fleet Week events. Operators of vessels wishing to transit through the established safety zones must request authorization from the Patrol...