McCovey Cove Safe Boating Regulations

· NO MOTORING ZONE ·

Safety Guidelines for McCovey CoveMcCovey Cove · Safe Boating

1) For kayaks, canoes and rafts within 
    the “No Motor Zone”:
    •    Only human propelled vessels are

         allowed within this zone.
    •    Vessels less than 16 ft long, and all 
         canoes & kayaks, regardless of length, 
         MUST have at least one life jacket 
         for every person aboard

         Vessels over 16 ft (except canoes and
         kayaks), must also have a Type IV 
         throwable flotation device.
    •    Navigation lights are required between 
         sunset and sunrise. Vessels under 
         23 feet MUST have at least a flashlight 
         or lighted  lantern with which to signal 
         to avoid collision, and to indicate distress.
    •    For further information see http://www.dbw.ca.gov/pubs/ABC/
 
2) For motorized boats outside of this zone, within McCovey Cove:
    •    No wake
    •    Minimum way
    •    No overnight anchoring
    •    Vessels may arrive and anchor up to 2 hours before the game starts, 
         and must depart soon after it ends.
    •    Vessels must stay clear of the ferry landings, and not obstruct their routes.
    •    See http://www.dbw.ca.gov/pubs/ABC/ for size specific vessel equipment regulations and 
         an explanation of the Rules of the Waterways.
 
All vessels must follow the Rules of the Road and obey the California boating laws.