Richmond River: Exclusive Use this weekend

24 November 2011

NSW Maritime has granted an exclusive use aquatic licence for the safe staging of water ski races on the Richmond River this weekend.

NSW Maritime Regional Manager North Coast James Green said boaters should avoid the area of the Richmond River from the Woodburn to Wardell Bridge, which will be clearly marked by buoys.

“This area will be exclusively for the safe staging of the Tweed River Ski Club’s water ski races between 11am and 5pm on Saturday, and 8am and 2pm on Sunday,” Mr Green said.

“For safety reasons, skippers should avoid these areas as they will be restricted for the event and patrolled by control vessels.”

Mr Green said unauthorised vessels would not be permitted to enter the exclusive use area unless authorised by event organisers, a NSW Maritime Boating Safety Officer or a Police Officer.

NSW Maritime is part of Roads and Maritime Services.

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