Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach rules for boaters announced

The U.S. Coast Guard has announced that restricted-speed The U.S. Coast Guard has announced that restricted-speed zones and no-entry areas have been established for boaters planning to catch special views of the Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach during Memorial Day weekend. Photo Credit: U.S. Coast Guard

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Restricted-speed zones and no-entry areas have been established for boaters planning to catch special views of the Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

The special local regulation for the Memorial Day weekend show establishes navigable waters primarily between the Meadowbrook State and the Wantagh State parkways as "slow or no wake" areas and restricts vessel movement to no-wake speed, the Coast Guard said.

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The affected areas include the navigable waters of the Sloop Channel through East Bay, Zach's Bay near Jones Beach State Park in Wantagh, and the waters off Jones Beach, the agency said in a news release.

Each area will be clearly marked with buoys and will be enforced by the Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary and local maritime law enforcement agencies.

A second measure establishes a regulated area that would restrict southbound traffic into and within Zach's Bay from 3 to 9 p.m. each day of the show.Also, waters off Jones Beach will be designated as a no-entry area, officials said.

For the safety of show participants, spectators and the public, it is critical boaters observe the boundaries of the special local regulation area, officials said.

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