New Pass Closure for Sunday, July 6, 2014

From the Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix & United States Coast Guard:

By permit of the United States Coast Guard, Sarasota New Pass will be closed to public vessel traffic from 10 a.m. until the conclusion of the Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix (approximately 4:00 p.m.) on Sunday, July 6, 2014.

The navigable channel of New Pass intercedes the Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix Race Course and therefore is a vessel navigational and safety issue requiring this closure. For the safety of mariners, all vessels must use an alternative pass for this time period.  Big Pass, Longboat Pass, and Venice Inlet will be open and unaffected by this event

Local law enforcement will be present west of New Pass Bridge to notify vessels during this time period. Please note that the cove just under the New Pass Bridge will remain open to vessels.