Farm Cove, Sydney Harbour: Exclusive Use this Sunday

8 March 2012

Roads and Maritime Services has granted an exclusive use aquatic licence for the safe staging of a swimming race this Sunday (11 March).

Maritime Acting Director Sydney Operations Steve Black said boaters should keep clear of Sydney Harbour near Farm Cove, between Fort Denison and Man o’ War Steps, Farm Cove from 8.45am to 9.15am. After this time, events will then take place in Farm Cove between Mrs Macquarie’s Point and Bennelong Point until 12.30pm.

“The area will be used exclusively for the safe staging of a swimming event – the Sydney Harbour Swim Classic,” Mr Black said.

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

“The area will be marked by buoys.”

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

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