LNM: RWO Offshore Race Event, Nov 10, 12 and 14, Key West, FL
This event will consist of approximately 50 powerboats racing around a designated course set up in Key West Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean off Key West, FL. See chart below.
FLORIDA – FLORIDA KEYS – KEY WEST: RWO Offshore World Championship Boat Race
The RWO Offshore World Championship Race event will be held on November 10, 12, and 14, 2021 on the waters of the Atlantic Ocean off of Key West, FL. This event will consist of approximately 50 powerboats racing around a designated course set up in Key West Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean off Key West, FL.
A special local regulation has been established by the Captain of the Port (COTP) Key West, FL for this event. The race course and spectator area encompasses all waters established in the special local regulation. The special local regulation will be enforced from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on November 10, 12, and 14, 2021. The harbor will be open to traffic from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. During the enforcement period, no person or vessel may enter, transit through, anchor, or remain within the regulated area without permission from the COTP or his designated representative. A succession of not less than 5 short whistle or horn blasts from a patrol vessel will be the signal for any non-event participating vessel to take immediate steps to avoid collision. Also, the display of a red distress flare from a patrol vessel will be a signal for any and all vessels, including event participants inside the regulated area, to stop immediately.
Mariners are advised to abide by all Navigation Rules and proceed with caution in the vicinity of the course and event participants. All spectator vessels are reminded to anchor within the designated spectator area located Southwest of Buoy Number 17 near Sunset Key and anchor in sandy bottom to prevent damaging seagrass, coral, macroalgae, sponges, and other hardbottom community species. For more information on this event or the Special Local Regulation please contact the Sector Key West Command Center at (305)-292-8727.