DECLARATION OF BOATING ACTIVITY EXEMPTION
For the purposes of boating activity conducted by Dragon Boat
Victoria, persons and vessels involved in the Dragon Spirit Regatta 2023 are
exempt from the following requirements:
State Rules made under the Marine Act 1988
2(a) – must not exceed 5 knots within 50 metres of a person in the water
2(c) – must not exceed 5 knots within 50 metres of another vessel
– must not exceed 5 knots within 50 metres of the water’s edge
– must not exceed 5 knots within 50 metres of a fixed or floating structure
of Schedule 3 – Five (5) knot speed restriction on waters of the Yarra River
the conditions detailed below:
Masters of rescue vessels are only exempt
from item 1 to 5 provided they do not exceed the speed of a competing Dragon
boat, 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
are only exempt from items 2 to 5 when competing in the events.
participants involved with the event must wear a personal floatation device at
of mechanically powered vessels involved with the event must wear a personal flotation
device at all times during the event and vessels must have all prescribed
safety equipment, including rescue vessels.
exemptions apply from 11.00am to 3.00pm on Saturday 14th
2023 on the waters of the Yarra River, Victoria Harbour.
exemptions apply provided the stated safety controls and undertakings detailed
in the application form and associated documentation are adhered to.