378.01  RECKLESS OPERATION; SPEED.
   (a)   No person shall operate a watercraft or manipulate any water skis, aquaplane or similar device in a reckless manner or carelessly or heedlessly, or at a speed greater or less than is reasonable or proper, having due regard to other watercraft, waves, weather and wind and any other condition then existing, or at a speed greater than will permit him to bring it to a stop within the time to cause a wake so as to endanger any person, swimmer or property of a person, having due regard to the presence of other watercraft, or persons or other subjects in or on the waters of the Village, or in disregard of the rights or safety of any person, watercraft or property, or without due caution.
   (b)   Nothing in the provisions of this chapter shall be construed to mean that the operator of a watercraft competing in a race or regatta, or trials therefor which have been duly authorized by the Commanding Officer of the United States Coast Guard District shall be prohibited from attempting to attain high speeds on a duly designated and indicated racing course.
(Ord. 2632.  Passed 9-18-91.)