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Declaration of boating activity exemption - Rowing Victoria School Regatta


Thursday 29 November, 2018

PUBLIC NOTICE
DECLARATION OF BOATING ACTIVITY EXEMPTION

Parks Victoria as the declared waterway manager for the Patterson River, upstream of the Nepean Highway Bridge to Eumemmering Creek (including the National Water Sports Centre), makes the following declaration under section 203(3) of the Marine Safety Act 2010 (Vic).

For the purposes of boating activity conducted by Rowing Victoria, persons and vessels involved in the Rowing Victoria School Regatta on 1 December 2018 at the National Water Sports Centre are exempt from the following requirements:

State Rules made under the Marine Act 1988

  1. Clause 2(c) – must not exceed 5 knots within 50 metres of another vessel – applies to participating vessels and rescue/umpire vessels;
  2. Clause 3(a) – must not exceed 5 knots within 50 metres of the waters’ edge – applies to participating vessels and rescue/umpire vessels.

Subject to the conditions detailed below:

  • Masters of rescue/umpire vessels are only exempt from items 1 and 2 provided they do not exceed the speed of a participating rowing vessel 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 on shore.
  • Masters of participating vessels are only exempt from items 1 and 2 provided they do not exceed 5 knots within 10 metres of the waters’ edge.
  • The 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 used in conjunction with the event must wear a personal flotation device at all times during the event.
  • The above exemptions apply from 9:00am to 4:00pm on 1 December 2018, to persons and vessels participating in the Rowing Victoria Schools Regatta on the waters of the National Water Sports Centre, provided the stated safety controls and undertakings detailed in the application form and associated documentation are adhered to.

BY ORDER OF PARKS VICTORIA
Dated: 27 November 2018