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Declaration of boating activity exemption - 2XU Triathlon Series 2021-22

Event name:

2XU Triathlon Series

Date/time of event:

28 November 2021 - 27 March 2022

Location:

Local Port of Port Phillip

Details:

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 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 / Marine Act 1988
4. Clause 1.1.7 of Schedule 1 – 5 knot speed restriction in North East Port Phillip
5. Clause 1.1.7 (c) of Schedule 1 – 5 knot speed restriction zones on Port Phillip Bay (St Kilda Harbour)
6. Clause 1.1.9 of Schedule 1 – areas prohibited to vessels on Port Phillip Bay; 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 items 1-4 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.
  • Masters of LSV rescue vessels are only exempt from item 5 during the times and dates for the St Kilda events only.
  • Masters of LSV rescue vessels are only exempt from item 6 during the times and dates for the relevant Sandringham & Elwood Beach events only.
  • 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.
 
Tri Series 2XU
Race 1 Elwood
Sunday 28th November 2021
7.00am to 10.30am
Tri Series 2XU
Race 2 Brighton
Sunday 12th December 2021
6.50am to 10.00am
Tri Series 2XU
Race 3 St Kilda
Sunday 16th January 2022
6.50am to 10.30am
Tri Series 2XU
Race 4 Sandringham
Sunday 6th February 2022
6.50am to 10.00am
Melbourne Teams Tri
Elwood
Sunday 27th February 2022
7.00am to 10.30am
Tri Series 2XU
Race 5 Elwood
Sunday 6th March 2022
7.00am to 10.30am
Tri Series 2XU
Race 6 St Kilda
Sunday 27th March 2022
6.50am to 10.30am

By order of Parks Victoria
Dated: 16/11/21