Clarence River: Exclusive Use this Weekend

18 January 2012

NSW Maritime has granted an exclusive use aquatic licence for the safe staging of ski races on the Clarence River at Grafton this weekend (21 and 22 January).

NSW Maritime Regional Manager North Coast James Green said boaters should avoid the river, adjacent to the Big River Holiday Park and Ski Lodge, between 7am and 5.30pm on both days.

“This area will be marked by buoys and be used exclusively for the safe staging of ski races,” Mr Green said.

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

Mr Green 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.

NSW Maritime is part of Roads and Maritime Services.

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