Declaration of boating activity exemption - Rowing Victoria

PUBLIC NOTICE
DECLARATION OF BOATING ACTIVITY EXEMPTION


Parks Victoria as the declared waterway manager for the waters of 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 boating activity conducted by Rowing Victoria, persons and vessels involved in regattas are exempt from the following requirements:

 

State Rules made under the Marine Act 1988

1. Clause 2(a) – 5 knots within 50 metres of a person in the water;

2. Clause 2(c) – 5 knots within 50 metres of another vessel;

3. Clause 3(a) – 5 knots within 50 metres of the water’s edge; and

4. Clause 3(b) – 5 knots within 50 metres of a fixed or floating structure.

 

Subject to the conditions detailed below:

  • 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.
  • Masters of competing vessels are only exempt from items 2 - 4 for the duration of the events.
  • The masters of powered vessels are only exempt from items 1, 2, 3 and 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 onshore.
  • The masters of all participating vessels are only exempt from item 3 provided they do not exceed 5 knots within 10 metres of the waters’ edge.
  • Occupants of powered vessels used in conjunction with the event must always wear a personal flotation device and carry the required safety equipment during the event.
  • The exemptions apply to the times, dates and events detailed in Table 1, provided the stated safety controls and undertakings detailed in the Event Application and Safety Management Plan are adhered to.

 

Table 1 – 2020/21 NWSC Dates

Event

Day

Date

Month

Time

Rowing Victoria Regatta

 

Saturday

28

November

5:00am – 7:00pm

VIS National Time Trial/Carrum Regatta

 

Saturday

12

December

5:00am – 7:00pm

Carrum Masters Regatta

Saturday

10

April

5:00am – 7:00pm


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