svneko. Oh, I see the confusion.
The US regs include but are not limited to
those examples of conditions for needing a permit. (bold was in the prior post and there's much more in the regs.)
Having raced different boats in different venues and having seen how sailboat racing
repeatedly confuses sailors as well as other boaters, it's hard to read the regs as anything other than 'get a permit'.
Also my state is more specific. Any marine regatta
, parade, tournament or exhibition must have a permit. These events
cannot be held without a permit.
Many authorities do seem to take an expansive reading when it comes to permits these days.
And when someone gets hurt, early questions from event insurance
include 'Did you have a permit?'
event permits are free.
fields often have plenty of room for movement. The problem is with boat owners not skilled enough to navigate the field. And that's not just racers.
I think it would be fun to race though a mooring
field, and fun to watch from anchor
, and I can see how it would worry some people.