Lake Illawarra: Exclusive Use this Saturday

28 February 2012

Roads and Maritime Services has granted an exclusive use aquatic licence for the safe staging of the Shellharbour City Festival of Sport this Saturday (3 March).

Maritime Acting Regional Manager South Coast Wayne Langshaw said  boaters should keep clear of an area which will be established at Skiway Park, Lake Illawarra, from 7am to 4pm.

“This area – which will be roughly square in shape with sides about 250 metres long and encompassing the public boat ramp and jetties in the area - will be used exclusively for the safe staging of the festival,” Mr Langshaw said.

“The area will be marked by buoys, and racing will take place on a 200 metre long courses inside the exclusive use area.”

“For safety reasons, skippers should keep clear of this area as it will be restricted for the event and patrolled by control vessels.”

Mr Langshaw 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.

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