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Traffic Patterns on Lake Wylie

Basic Rules of Traffic on Lake Wylie

  • Traffic Flows similar to Car traffic on a road.  When passing oncoming (bow facing) traffic have oncoming craft on your Port Side
  • When approaching Coves beware of blind spots.   Craft may be exiting the cove mouth and not see you.   Navigate wide of the cove mouth.
  • If turning into a cove stay wide of the shore line to spot craft hidden at the entrance.
  • Always assume other craft can NOT see you.  Row defensively
  • Watch out for hazards such as floating debris, buoys, shallow water near shore or sandbars etc

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