Navigation restriction - Lake Albert, Wagga Wagga - Water ski racing
(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)
Lake Albert, Wagga Wagga
WATER SKI RACING
8:00am to 6:00pm – Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 November 2017
Vessel operators are advised that a Special Event pursuant to Section 12(2) of the Marine Safety Act 1998 is to be held on Lake Albert, Wagga Wagga, between 8:00am and 6:00pm on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 November 2017.
Due to the potential to affect the safety of navigation, Roads and Maritime has granted an Exclusive Use Aquatic Licence to Country A.C.T Ski Racing Inc to conduct the event and an Exclusion Zone will be established on the whole of Lake Albert at Wagga Wagga between the above times on the above dates.
The Zone will be monitored by official vessels and personnel to advise vessel operators of the closure.
Due to the speeds involved in the event, Roads and Maritime urges all spectators to exercise extreme caution when near the Zone, and to be aware of approaching race vessels and likely escape route in case of an emergency.
Roads and Maritime advises:
- Persons within the vicinity of the Zone must comply with any directions given by a Boating Safety Officer or NSW Police Officer in relation to the Special Event or to marine safety. Failure to comply with any such direction is an offence (Marine Safety Act 1998, s.15A - Maximum Penalty $3,300.00).
- No unauthorised vessels are permitted to enter the Zone under any circumstances, and to do so may be an offence (Marine Safety Act 1998, s12(5) - Maximum Penalty $1,100.00)
MAPS & CHARTS AFFECTED
Roads and Maritime Boating Map – 25
For further information concerning this Navigation Advice, please contact the Roads and Maritime Services Info line on 131 236.
MARINE NOTICE SO1769