Rules & Regulations

Regulations governing the use of Development property and facilities.

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RULES & REGULATIONS

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F. WATER SKIING/TOWING REGULATIONS
1. General Regulations:
(a) The provisions of the State of Illinois Boat Registration and Safety Act have been adopted by the Association to be applicable to all water skiing activities on Lake Wildwood. In instances where the rules in the Redbook of Rules and Regulations differ from this Act, the Redbook rule will apply. Class II or Class III.

(b) Neither a watercraft towing a person nor the towed person may enter any "No Wake" restricted areas that are marked by buoys or which may otherwise be designated from time to time. Class II.

(c) Kites, jumps and slalom course may not be used in connection with skiing activities unless express written permission is first obtained from the Manager. Class II.

(d) When towing a person on water skis, aquaplane or similar device, the towing vessel must have a capacity of at least three persons, and must be occupied by at least two competent people, one of which serves as a spotter to alert the driver of the watercraft when the skier goes down. Class III.

(e) A flag to indicate a downed person is required equipment for towing. It must be bright orange and a minimum of 12” square. The flag is to be displayed by the spotter when a person is downed and must be visible for 360˚. Class II.

(f) All watercraft operators in the vicinity of a displayed orange warning flag are required to operate at idle speed if closer than 100’ to the watercraft displaying the flag. Class III.

2. Hours of Skiing:
No water skiing may take place before 8:00 a.m. or after sunset, as established by the U.S. Weather Bureau. Class III.