Navigation Restriction - Hawkesbury River, Windsor Reach - Wakeboard tournament events
(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)
Hawkesbury River, Windsor Reach
Wakeboard Tournament events
7:30am to 5:00pm - Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 October 2017
Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 November 2017
Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 February 2018
Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 February 2018
Vessel operators are advised that a Special Event pursuant to Section 12(2) of the Marine Safety Act 1998 is to be held on the Hawkesbury River from South Creek to Windsor Bridge, and between 7:30am and 5:00pm on Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 October 2017, Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 November 2017, Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 February 2018, and Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 February 2018.
Due to the potential to affect the safety of navigation, Roads and Maritime has granted an Exclusive Use Aquatic Licence to the NSW Water Ski Federation Ltd to conduct the event, and an Exclusion Zone (‘the Zone’) will be established on the navigable waters of the Hawkesbury River from from South Creek to Windsor Bridge between the above times on the above dates. The Zone will be patrolled by control vessels, who will advise vessel operators not to enter.
Roads and Maritime advise that in relation to the Zone;
- Persons within the vicinity of the Zone must comply with any directions given by any Boating Safety Officer or 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 or persons are permitted to enter the Zone and to do so may be an offence (Marine Safety Act 1998, s.12(5) — Maximum Penalty $1,100.00)
MAPS & CHARTS AFFECTED
Roads and Maritime Boating Map – 9C
For further information concerning this Navigation Advice, please contact the local Boating Safety Officer, Roads & Maritime Services phone: 0407 107 487
MARINE NOTICE SY1730