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10-07-2005, 08:33 AM
Is there a diagram/map for the no boating zone during SF's fleet week?

Yesterday we left Gas House cove and right off the bat an official on jetski came over and started shouting something like "return to shore". There was a patch of bouys on water but not very clear what is what. We stayed close to the bank and got out; but all along the way out many coast guard boats moved real close to us and at times they were blowing horns but we didn't know what they wanted. A real confusion, and there weren't even that many boats out on water.

I'm wondering if there is any map of any no boating zone for the fleet week...

10-07-2005, 02:32 PM
I will be out there tomorrow drifting for butts and live bait stripersenjoying the show as well.It will be a mess in the Bay,outside the gate is going to be nasty. Hope it calms enough to get out of the area. Not sure of the mapping,I will see if I can find something for you. That area is well marked and like you said if you get off course, well they`ll blow you out of the water. LOL Im sure that they will set you in the RIGHT DIRECTION. :) TIGHT LINES, Rich

10-07-2005, 02:41 PM
If not a map, what's the rule out there about the markers? Are we to not cross between any of those white spherical bouys? This is my first time going out during fleet week.

10-07-2005, 05:14 PM
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Press Release Date: Sept. 30, 2005


Lt. John Fu
(415) 399-7326

District 11 Public Affairs
(510) 437-3325


SAN FRANCISCO -- Coast Guard Sector San Francisco has established a safety zone for San Francisco Fleet Week activities to be held from Thursday, October 6 to Sunday, October 9. The events will consist of a parade of ships, air shows, a community disaster preparedness fair and ship tours. The parade of ships will have the vessels in a classic naval review from the Golden Gate Bridge to Marina Green.

The purpose of the safety zones is to ensure the security of the spectators and participants, including recreational and commercial boaters, and inform them of the restrictions placed on the San Francisco boating traffic during the event.

The established safety zone for air shows and parade of ships is a rectangular “box” bounded by the following coordinates (all positions given as DD-MM.SSS not DD-MM-SS):

37-49. 113N, 122-26.868W 37-49.395N, 122-24.248W
37-48.612N, 122-26.786W 37-48.897N, 122-24.167W

Persons and vessels are prohibited from entering into, transiting through or anchoring within the safety zones.

The safety zones will be enforced at the following times:

Thursday, Oct. 6 -10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 7- Sunday, Oct. 9 -11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

In addition, no through traffic will be allowed along the southern edge of the restricted area during the following periods:

Thursday, Oct. 6 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 7 - 11:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 8 - Sunday, Oct. 9 -12:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

For any questions related to the safety zone, please contact the patrol commander on VHF-FM Channel 13 or call the Coast Guard Command Center at (415) 399-3451.

For more information about San Francisco Fleet Week 2005, please visit www.fleetweek.us .


There ya go :)

10-08-2005, 11:02 AM
Thank you for the info.

One unrelated question: Is there any prohibition on taking a boat into the marina where the sea lions are gathering just to look at the animals? I don't have a slip in that marina.