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Declaration of boating activity exemption - Dragon Boat Victorian Championships Regatta - NWSC

Monday 20 March, 2017

I, Graeme Davis, District Manager, Port Phillip and Western Port, as delegate of Parks Victoria the waterway manager for Patterson River upstream of Nepean Highway Bridge to Eumemmering Creek, declare under section 203(3) of the Marine Safety Act 2010 (Vic) that all persons and vessels participating in the Victorian Championships Dragon Boat Regatta being held at the National Water Sports Centre on 26th March 2017

are exempt from:

  1. Clause 2(c) the requirement to operate a vessel exceeding 5 knots within 50 metres of another vessel.
  2. Clause 2(a) the requirements to not exceed 5 knots with 50 metres of a person in the water.
  3. Clause 3(a) the requirement to operate a vessel exceeding 5 knots within 50 metres of the water’s edge. 

Subject to the following conditions:

  1. Clause 2(c) applies only to competitors vessels, and rescue vessels when undertaking rescue activities.
  2. Clause 2(a) applies to rescue vessels when undertaking rescue activities.
  3. Clause 3(a) applies to competitors vessels, provided vessels do not exceed 5 knots within 10 metres of the water’s edge, and rescue vessel when undertaking rescue activities.

Masters of vessels providing rescue services must not exceed the speed of a competing dragon boats unless they are performing rescue operations to retrieve persons in distress, provide for their initial medical or other needs and deliver them to a place of safety and includes any on-water activities that may be preliminary or incidental to that operation.  

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 from 8:30am to 4:30pm on Sunday 26 March 2017 for the Victorian Championships Dragon Boat Regatta being held at the National Water Sports Centre, provided that the safety controls and understandings detailed in the event application and associated documentation are adhered to.  

Graeme Davis
District Manager, Port Phillip and Western Port
Parks Victoria
Dated: 17 March 2017

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