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Declaration of Boating Activity Exemption - Wyndham Harbour Offshore Classic 2017

Tuesday 14 February, 2017

I, Graeme Davis, District Manager, Port Phillip Western Port, Melbourne Region, as delegate of Parks Victoria, the waterway manager for the Local Ports of Port Phillip and Western Port, declare under section 203(3) of the Marine Safety Act 2010 (Vic) that persons and vessels participating in the Wyndham Harbour Offshore Classic 2017 are exempt from:

1. Five (5) knots within 50 metres of another vessel as detailed in clause 2(c) (competitors’ vessels only);

on condition that all occupants of all powered vessels involved in the event (including rescue and officials’ boats) are wearing an approved PFD at all times.

The exemption will be automatically suspended and the race either stopped or postponed in the instance that swimmers or vessels not associated with the event enter the course.

Vessels providing rescue services must not exceed 5 knots within 50 metres of another vessel or person unless 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.

This declaration applies on Sunday 19 February 2017 from 11.45am to 1.15pm or, in the event of postponement, Sunday 26 February 2017, 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
Dated: 09 February 2017

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