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Event name:

Wreck2Reef Open Water Swim

Date/time of event:

11 February 2023 - 9.30am to 12.30pm


Waters of Indented Head, Local Port of Port Phillip


Parks Victoria as the declared waterway manager for the Local Port of Port Phillip, makes the following declaration under section 203(3) of the Marine Safety Act 2010 (Vic).
For the purposes of boating activity conducted by Indented Head Yacht Club, persons and vessels involved in the Wreck2Reef Open Water Swim are exempt from the following requirements:
State Rules made under the Marine Act 1988
1.    Clause 2(a) – must not exceed 5 knots within 50 metres of a person in the water
2.    Clause 2(c) – must not exceed 5 knots within 50 metres of another vessel
3.    Clause 4(a) – must not exceed 5 knots within 200 metres of the water’s edge
4.    Clause 1.4.7 of Schedule 1 – five (5) knot speed restriction zone in South West Port Phillip
5.    Clause 1.4.9(c) of Schedule 1 – area prohibited to vessels in South West Port Phillip
6.    Clause 1.4.12(c) of Schedule 1 – the master of a personal watercraft must not operate the personal watercraft for any purpose other than transiting in the safest most direct course to, or from the shore and/or boat ramp or berthing facility (including a jetty, pier or mooring), whilst operating within designated 5 knot speed restriction zone.
Subject to the conditions detailed below:
·      Masters of rescue personal watercraft are only exempt from item 6 for the duration of the event.
·      Masters of all rescue vessels and rescue craft involved with the event must wear a personal floatation device at all times during the event, and all rescue vessels (including personal watercraft) must have all prescribed safety equipment.
·      The exemptions apply from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm on Saturday 11 February 2023 within the event set aside waters at Indented Head, between Point George and Indented Head, as marked by buoys.
·      The exemptions apply provided the stated safety controls and undertakings detailed in the application form and associated documentation are adhered to.

By order of Parks Victoria
Dated: 25/01/23

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