Windsurfer competition at Ballina

4 October 2013

Boaters should keep clear of an area off Sharpes Beach this long weekend as Roads and Maritime Services has granted an exclusive use aquatic licence for the safe staging of a windsurfer competition.

The exclusive use area applies to the Coral Sea next to the southern end of Sharpes Beach at Ballina from 11am to 5pm from Saturday 5 October to Monday 7 October.

The competition area will be about 100 metres north of the Flatrock camp-ground beach access point.

If there is bad weather a separate course may be set up 400 metres south within the northern corner of Angels Beach.

The area will be marked by buoys, signs and patrolled by boating safety officers.

For safety reasons vessels not involved in the event should not enter the exclusive use area unless authorised by a boating safety officer or a police officer.

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