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Declaration of boating activity exemption - Haileybury Regatta - National Water Sports Centre, 24-25 January 2018

Thursday 18 January, 2018



I, Graeme Davis, District Manager Port Phillip Western Port, as delegate of Parks Victoria, the waterway manager for the National Water Sports Centre, declare under section 203(3) of the Marine Safety Act 2010 (Vic) that persons and vessels participating in the event proposed by Haileybury for the 2016/17 Rowing Camp on 24-25 January 2018, commencing 0700 and concluding by 1700, are exempt as follows:

Masters of rowing vessels and Masters of coaching and /or rescue vessels

1. Exemption from clause 2(c) - 5 knots within 50 metres of another vessel.

2. Exemption from clause 3(a) - 5 knots within 50 metres of the waters’ edge.

Exemption 1 and 2 apply to Masters of Rowing vessels providing they do not exceed 5 knots within 10 metres of the water’s edge.

Exemption 1 and 2 apply to masters of vessels providing coaching or rescue services provided that they do not exceed the speed of a competing vessel unless otherwise undertaking a rescue operation to retrieve persons in distress, provide for their initial medical or other needs and deliver them to a place of safety and includes and on-water activities that may be preliminary or incidental to that operation.

This event is operating under the auspices of Rowing Victoria, including the Rowing Victoria Safety Management Plan, which meets the criteria of Clause 3 of the Exemption Notice made under the Marine Regulations 1999 in respect of the exemption for Rowing Vessels to not carry or wear a personal flotation device.

Occupants of powered vessels including rescue vessels used in conjunction with the event must be wearing a personal flotation device at all times during the event.

The exemptions apply for the dates and times detailed in the application, to persons and vessel participating in the Haileybury Junior Rowing Camp for the waters of the National Water Sports Centre, provided that the stated safety controls and undertakings detailed in the Event Application and associated documentation are adhered to.

Graeme Davis

District Manager Port Phillip Western Port

Parks Victoria