Originally Posted by Hightower
So when the water current reaches 6knots which it can do down the Madina and your punching tide your supposed to go no where are you?
Short answer, I don't know, you will have to ask Mr McIntosh.
But in general, those are the rules.
I would guess though that safety trumps speed and wash.
The harbourmasters have been told to crack down on this and the harbour authority have the power to issue a fine up to £2000.
Some people do take the piss, its not uncommon to see boats planing up the river after hours. And during cowes week I saw a large rib go past the chain ferry at about 20 knots in the middle of the day.