2005 Idaho Code - 67-7030 — REGATTAS, RACES, MARINE EVENTS, TOURNAMENTS AND EXHIBITIONS

                                  TITLE  67
                      STATE GOVERNMENT AND STATE AFFAIRS
                                  CHAPTER 70
                            IDAHO SAFE BOATING ACT
    67-7030.  REGATTAS, RACES, MARINE EVENTS, TOURNAMENTS AND EXHIBITIONS. (1)
The sheriff in each county may authorize the holding of regattas, marine
events, races, tournaments or exhibitions on any waters of this state located
within the county. The department may adopt rules and regulations concerning
the safety of vessels and persons.
    (2)  Whenever a regatta, race, tournament, marine event or exhibition is
proposed to be held, the person in charge shall, at least thirty (30) days
prior thereto, file an application for permission to hold an event with the
sheriff in the county of the proposed event, and a copy of the application
shall be readily transmitted by the sheriff to the designated state boating
safety coordinator.
    (3)  The application shall set forth the date, time and location where the
event is proposed to be held, together with the following information:
    (a)  The name and address of the sponsoring organization.
    (b)  The name, address and telephone number of the person or persons in
    charge of the event.
    (c)  The nature and purpose of the event.
    (d)  Information as to general public interest.
    (e)  Estimated number and type of vessels participating in the event.
    (f)  Estimated number and types of spectator vessels.
    (g)  Number of vessels being furnished by sponsoring organizations to
    patrol the event.
    (h)  A time schedule and description of events.
    (i)  A section of a chart or scale drawing showing the boundaries of the
    event, various watercourses or areas to be used by the participants,
    officials and spectator vessels.
    (4)  The provisions of this section shall not be exclusive with respect to
waters of this state over which jurisdiction is shared with the United States
and shall not exempt any person from compliance with applicable federal law or
regulation.
    (5)  Competitors in any race, regatta or trial or other marine event
authorized by a sheriff shall be exempt from the provisions of law with regard
to speed while on an authorized racing course and from provisions of this
chapter concerning equipment, noise and numbering. These exemptions are
exclusive and shall apply only while an operator of a vessel is engaged in an
authorized race, regatta or trial.
    (6)  It shall be unlawful for any person to conduct any regatta, marine
event, race, tournament or exhibition on the waters of the state of Idaho
unless he shall have had a marine event permit issued to him as provided by
law.

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