New Maryland Rules: No More Than 10 Sailors on a Boat, Some Racing Allowed
Following the announcement of the governor’s Roadmap to Recovery, the state has expanded opportunities for outdoor exercise and recreation, including sailing in Maryland and on Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) properties.
These are the latest guidelines, which are effective as of May 15, 2020 at 5 p.m.
Recreational boating activities, including motorized and non-motorized vessels and personal watercraft, are permitted, however:
- No more than 10 people can be on a boat at one time, including captain and crew.
- Vessel and boat races are authorized so long as no more than 10 people are in a gathering at one time.
- Marinas can reopen to boaters, but must adhere to best management practices from the Departments of Commerce and Health.
- Pump-out stations and boats may resume operations, but must adhere to best management practices from the Departments of Commerce and Health.
- State boat ramps will be open and operational; all ramps must ensure social distancing guidelines.
- All normal boating rules and regulations are in effect and must be followed.
- find the full press release here.