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Declaration of boating activity exemption - Southern Waters Ski Show Team 2021-2022

Event name:

Southern Waters Ski Shows and Training days

Date/time of event:

7 November 2021 - 13 February 2022

Location:

Patterson River

Details:

PUBLIC NOTICE
DECLARATION OF BOATING ACTIVITY EXEMPTION
 
Parks Victoria as the declared waterway manager for 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 the purposes of boating activity conducted by Southern Waters Ski Show Team, persons and vessels involved in the Southern Waters Ski Shows and Training days 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 waters’ edge;
4. Clause 3(b) – 5 knots within 50 metres of a fixed or floating structure;
5. Clause 19(b) – master of a vessel must not tow more than 3 persons;
 
Marine Safety Regulations 2012
6. Regulation 96(6) – master must ensure their vessel is equipped with PFD for each person onboard.
7. Regulation 100(3) – person must wear a PFD of type specified at all times when underway on inland waters.
8. Regulation 103 – person being towed must wear a PFD at all times.
9. Regulation 104(1) – master must ensure all occupants of the vessel are wearing a PFD.
10. Regulation 104(2) – master of a vessel must not tow a person unless the person is wearing a PFD.

Subject to the conditions detailed below:
  • Masters of rescue vessels are only exempt from items 1-4 when undertaking a rescue operation to retrieve persons in distress, provide for the initial medical or other needs and deliver them to a place of safety on shore, provided they operate at a speed not exceeding 5 knots within 10 metres of the waters’ edge.
  • Masters of participating vessels are only exempt from items 3-4 for the duration of the events, and item 3 provided they operate at a speed not exceeding 5 knots within 10 metres of the waters’ edge.
  • Masters of participating vessels are only exempt from items 5, 6, 9 & 10 when towing water skiers who are participating in trick events and when retrieving water skiers who are participating in trick events and exempt from wearing a personal flotation device.
  • Persons being towed are only exempt from items 7 & 8 when participating in the following trick skiing activities:
    • A 3-person high pyramid on the second or third tier;
    • The rope held by the toe manoeuvres;
    • Swivel acts; and
    • Double couple acts.
  • The exemptions apply to the times, dates and events as specified in Table 1 below, to the persons and vessels listed within the event application who are participating in the Southern Waters Ski Show Team events on the waters of the Patterson River – National Water Sports Centre.
  • The exemptions apply provided the stated safety controls and undertakings detailed in the application form and associated documentation are adhered to.
 
Table 1 – 2021/22 NWSC Dates
Event Day Date Month Time
Southern Waters Ski Show Team – Training & Community Show Sunday 7 November 9:00am – 7:00pm
Southern Waters Ski Show Team – Training & Community Show Sunday 14 November 9:00am – 7:00pm
Southern Waters Ski Show Team – Training & Community Show Friday 19 November 4:00pm – 7:00am
Southern Waters Ski Show Team – Training & Community Show Sunday 19 December 9:00am – 7:00pm
Southern Waters Ski Show Team – Training & Community Show Sunday 9 January 9:00am – 7:00pm
2021 RV Schools Regatta 2 – RV- St Kevins Sunday 23 January 9:00am – 7:00pm
Southern Waters Ski Show Team – Training & Community Show Sunday 6 February 9:00am – 7:00pm
Southern Waters Ski Show Team – Training & Community Show Sunday 13 February 9:00am – 7:00pm
 

By order of Parks Victoria
Dated: 01/11/21