Current as of: 2010
(1) It shall be unlawful for the operator of any vessel having in tow or otherwise assisting a person on water skis, aquaplane or similar contrivance to operate or propel the same upon or above any waters of the state of Idaho unless that vessel shall be occupied by at least one (1) other competent person who shall act as an observer. This section shall not apply to vessels used by representatives of duly constituted water ski schools in the giving of instruction, or to vessels used in duly authorized water ski tournaments, competitions, expositions or trials.
(2) No vessel shall have in tow or shall otherwise be assisting a person on water skis, aquaplane or similar contrivance from the period of one (1) hour after sunset to one (1) hour prior to sunrise. This subsection shall not apply to vessels used in duly authorized water ski tournaments, competitions, expositions or trials.
(3) All vessels having in tow or otherwise assisting a person on water skis, aquaplane or similar contrivance shall be operated in a careful and prudent manner and at a reasonable distance from persons and property so as not to endanger the life or property of any person or create excessive wake.
(4) No person shall operate or manipulate any vessel’s attached towrope or other device by which the direction or location of water skis, aquaplane or similar device may be affected or controlled in such a way as to cause the same or any person thereon to collide with or strike against any person or object other than a jumping ramp or in conjunction with skiing over a slalom course.
Federal Regulations: Watercraft