Declaration of boating activity exemption - Aquathon Pilot Event and 2XU Triathlon Series

PUBLIC NOTICE
DECLARATION OF BOATING ACTIVITY EXEMPTION

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 O2 Events, persons and vessels involved in the Aquathon Pilot Event and 2XU Triathlon Series 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 meters of a person in the water
2. Clause 2(c) – must not exceed 5 knots within 50 meters of another vessel
3. Clause 4(a) – must not exceed 5 knots within 200 meters of the water’s edge

Waterway Rules made under the Marine Safety Act 2010

4. Clause 1.1.7 of Schedule 1 – 5 knot speed restriction – waters of North East Port Phillip within 200m of the waters edge 
5. Clause 1.1.9 of Schedule 1 – areas prohibited to vessels on Port Phillip Bay; Sandridge 1.1.9 (a) Elwood 1.1.9(e), Sandringham 1.1.9(h)

Subject to the conditions detailed below:

  • Masters of LSV rescue vessels are only exempt from item 4 during the times and dates for events as listed in Table 1. 
  • Masters of LSV rescue vessels are only exempt from item 5 during the times and dates for the Sandridge, Sandringham & Elwood Beach events only.
  • Masters of LSV rescue vessels are only exempt from items 1-3 provided they comply with the Marine Safety Act 2010 in respect to speed and distance requirements, 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. 
  • All participants on rescue vessels used in conjunction with the event must wear a personal flotation device at all times during the event and vessels must have all prescribed safety equipment.
  • The above exemptions are active for the times, dates, locations and events as detailed in Table 1 below to vessels used in conjunction with the O2 Aquathon and Triathlons, provided the stated safety controls and undertakings detailed in the application form and associated documentation are adhered to. 

Table 1

Aquathon Pilot Event

Sandridge Beach

Thursday 17 December 2020

1:00pm – 9:30pm

Tri Series 2XU

Race 1 St Kilda

Sunday 17 January 2021

6.50 am to 10.00 am

Tri Series 2XU

Race 2 Sandringham

Sunday 31 January 2021

6.50 am to 10.00 am

Tri Series 2XU

Race 3 Elwood

Sunday 14 February 2021

6.50 am to 10.30 am

Tri Series 2XU

Race 4 Brighton

Sunday 14 March 2021

6.50 am to 10.00 am

Tri Series 2XU

Race 6 St Kilda

Sunday 28 March 2021

6.50 am to 10.30 am

 

By order of Parks Victoria
Dated  

 
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