Waterskiing in Hay Harbor reminder per Southold § 157-5

§ 96-12 Water-skiers.

No person shall operate a vessel for towing a person on water skis, a surfboard or similar device unless there is in such boat or vessel a person, other than the operator, of at least 10 years of age, in a position to observe the progress of the person being towed.

Note C. Permitted areas.

(1) No person shall ride on water skis, surfboard or similar device or use or operate a boat to tow a person thereon within 150 feet of any public or semipublic bathing beach or public dock or within 50 feet of any swimmer or bather or moving or anchored boat, nor shall any such persons engaged in such activities come within 300 feet of the shoreline unless they approach or depart perpendicularly to or from the shoreline solely for the purpose of commencing or ending the ride.

Fishers Island Harbor Management

§ 157-4Speed and wake regulation.

No vessel shall be operated in a manner to create a wake which could endanger or disturb persons or property in any area of Fishers Island waters. No vessel shall be operated at a speed greater than five miles per hour in designated speed zones or within 300 feet of shore, pier, anchored or moored vessels, launching ramps, marinas, sailboat race or other congested areas.

§ 157-5Waterskiing.

A. Waterskiing is prohibited in all areas where speed in excess of five miles per hour is prohibited.

B. The following regulations shall apply to Hay Harbor:

  • (1) Waterskiing is permitted after 5:00 p.m. on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday unless organized waterfront activities have been approved by the Bay Constable.
  • (2) Water-skiers will follow a pattern established by the first boat to start skiing, i.e., clockwise or counterclockwise.

C. Skiers will remain a minimum of 100 feet from any dock or shoreline unless they approach or depart perpendicularly to or from the shoreline solely for the purpose of commencing or ending the ride.

For more information on this, harbor management, anchoring and more in Hay Harbor please visit: Southold Code https://ecode360.com/5158704

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