While the forums were buzzing about speeding tickets on the water today (see ‘Pull It Over’ below), one Anarchist cited the statute that proved that the cop was an ignorant douchebag that didn’t even know the law he is charged to enforce. Have a look at Seattle’s Municipal Code section 16.20.130, which provides the speed limit of 7 knots for Lake Union in subsection B that anarchist IanA was chucked off the water for breaking in his moth. Also note subsection H, which reads “Subsections A and B of this section shall not apply to non-motorized vessels…”
Thanks to Anarchist ‘amr’ for pointing out the pertinent code section, and explaining that it was “inserted into the harbor code at the behest of the UW crew and sailing teams back in 2001 and the implementing ordinance was unanimously [approved] by the city council.” We recommend the Lake Union and Lake Washington dinghy sailors to print the law out, laminate it, and carry it aboard your ride from now on. And if you have a waterproof camera on board, please get the looks on the cop’s face when he reads it. More in the thread.