The pits are usually divided into hot pits and cold pits.
**Anyone accessing the pit areas must be wearing closed toed shoes such as sneakers. NO ALCOHOLIC beverages within any pits areas are allowes.
The Cold Pits
The cold pits are where there are the most boats and you can safely walk up close enough to get really good pictures. The owners and crew are generally pretty friendly people, when they are not busy. They are usually glad to answer questions, and if you think that you might want to race, this is a good chance to get more information.
The Hot Pits
The hot pits are where the cranes are located and where the boats are lifted into the water. This can be a place of hazard, with the boats being moved overhead. Not only is there a chance that the lifting sling might fall and drop a boat on you, but there may also be hot water draining out of the the engine to burn you. If you find yourself in the hot pits, always be aware of the cranes moving boats at all times.
For these reasons... access to the hot pits may be restricted.