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NWSC Ski Club - Ski Days

Event name:

NWSC Ski Club - Ski Days

Date/time of event:

5th February 2023 & 9th April 2023


National Water Sports Centre (NWSC)


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 the NWSC Ski Club, persons and vessels involved in the Water Ski Event Days, as detailed in Table 1 below, 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 3(a) – must not exceed 5 knots within 50 metres of the waters’ edge
4.         Clause 3(b) – must not exceed 5 knots within 50 metres of a fixed or floating structure
Subject to the conditions detailed below:
·      Masters of rescue vessels are only exempt from items 1 to 4 when 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 competing vessels are only exempt from items 2 to 4 for the duration of the events.
·      All participants on vessels involved with the event must wear a personal flotation device at all times during the event.
·      These exemptions are active for the times and dates detailed in Table 1 below, to persons and vessels registered to participate in the NWSC Ski Club – Water Ski Event Days, provided the stated safety controls and undertakings detailed in the application form and associated documentation are adhered to.
5 February 2023
National Water Sports Centre
Sunrise to Sunset
9 April 2023

By order of Parks Victoria
Dated: 01/02/23

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