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DECLARATION OF EXEMPT BOATING ACTIVITY – Rowing Victoria 2019 to 2020 regatta season

PUBLIC NOTICE

DECLARATION OF BOATING ACTIVITY EXEMPTION

Corangamite Catchment Management Authority as the declared waterway manager for the Barwon River between the Lower Breakwater and Orana Road, (Vic).

For the purposes of boating activity conducted by Rowing Victoria, persons and vessels involved in the Rowing Victoria 2019-20 Regattas, 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(b) – must not exceed 5 knots within 50 metres of a fixed or floating structure.


Waterway Rules made under the Marine Safety Act 2010 / Marine Act 1988
4. Clause 7.4 of Schedule 7 – areas prohibited to vessels with engines on the Barwon River.

 

Subject to the conditions detailed below:

  • Masters of event official and rescue vessels are only exempt from 1 to 3 above 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, and item 4 for the duration of the events.
  • Masters of competing vessels are only exempt from 2 to 3 above when competing in the events.
  • Occupants 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.
  • 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 Exemption Notice 1 made under the Marine Regulations 1999 in respect of the exemption for rowing vessels to not carry or wear a personal flotation device.
  • The above exemptions apply for the times and dates detailed in Table 1, to the persons and vessels participating in the RV events within the exclusion zone waters on the Barwon River between an imaginary line joining two signs stating ‘Rowing Zone – Power Boat Zone’ situated on opposite banks of the river at the downstream edge of the Princes Bridge (Shannon Ave), and an imaginary line joining two signs stating ‘Rowing Zone Power Boat Zone’ situated on opposite banks of the river approximately 115 metres west of the southern Swanston Street carpark, within the established rowing course area, provided the stated safety controls and undertakings detailed in the application form and associated documentation are adhered to.  

Table 1 – 2019 Regatta Date

Date

Event

Times

26/10/2019

Kardinia International Sculling Regatta

8:00am to 5:00pm

16/11/2019

RV Schools – Sacred Heart Regatta

7:00am to 6:30pm

23/11/2019

RV Schools – Loreto Regatta

8:00am to 5:00pm

25/01/2020

Barwon Regatta

7:00am to 7:00pm

26/01/2020

Barwon Regatta

7:00am to 7:00pm

01/02/2020

RV Schools – Morongo Girls Regatta

7:00am to 6:00pm

08/02/2020

RV Schools – Geelong Girls Regatta

7:00am to 3:30pm

15/02/2020

RV Schools – Firbank Girls Regatta

7:00am to 5:30pm

22/02/2020

RV Junior Girls State Championships

7:00am to 3:30pm

12/03/2020

SSV Regatta

8:00am to 3:00pm

04/04/2020

Geelong Masters Regatta

8:00am to 4:00pm

 

Corangamite Catchment Management Authority
Dated: 19/11/2019

 


 

Marine Safety Act 2010 Section 208(2) NOTICE OF BOATING ACTIVITY EXCLUSION ZONE

Corangamite Catchment Management Authority as the declared waterway manager for the Barwon River between the Lower Breakwater and Orana Road, hereby gives notice under section 208(2) of the Marine Safety Act 2010 (Vic) that all persons and vessels not registered to take part in the Rowing Victoria on the Barwon River as detailed in Table 1 are prohibited from entering and remaining in the following waters.

Waters of the Barwon River between an imaginary line joining two signs stating ‘Rowing Zone – Power Boat Zone’ situated on opposite banks of the river at the downstream edge of the Princes Bridge (Shannon Ave), and an imaginary line joining two signs stating ‘Rowing Zone – Power Boat Zone’ situated on opposite banks of the river approximately 115 metres west of the southern Swanston Street carpark, within the established rowing course area, provided the stated safety controls and undertakings detailed in the application form and associated documentation are adhered to. 

The exclusion zone will be in effect for the times and dates detailed in Table 1 below.

Table 1 – 2019 Regatta Date

Date

Event

Times

26/10/2019

Kardinia International Sculling Regatta

8:00am to 5:00pm

16/11/2019

RV Schools – Sacred Heart Regatta

7:00am to 6:30pm

23/11/2019

RV Schools – Loreto Regatta

8:00am to 5:00pm

25/01/2020

Barwon Regatta

7:00am to 7:00pm

26/01/2020

Barwon Regatta

7:00am to 7:00pm

01/02/2020

RV Schools – Morongo Girls Regatta

7:00am to 6:00pm

08/02/2020

RV Schools – Geelong Girls Regatta

7:00am to 3:30pm

15/02/2020

RV Schools – Firbank Girls Regatta

7:00am to 5:30pm

22/02/2020

RV Junior Girls State Championships

7:00am to 3:30pm

12/03/2020

SSV Regatta

8:00am to 3:00pm

04/04/2020

Geelong Masters Regatta

8:00am to 4:00pm

 

Corangamite Catchment Management Authority
Dated: 19/11/2019

 


 

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