Navigation restriction - Hawkesbury River, (Windsor Beach) Power Boat Circuit Races
(Marine Safety Act 1998 s.12)
Hawkesbury River, (Windsor Beach)
Power Boat Circuit Races
9:00am to 5:00pm Sundays –
20 September, 11 October, 18 October, 8 November 2020, &
7 February, 7 March, 11 April, 2 May, 11 July and 8 August 2021
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 the Windsor Bridge to the most downstream point of Windsor Reach, between 9:00am and 5:00pm on the following Sundays: 20 September, 11 October, 18 October, 8 November 2020, & 7 February, 7 March, 11 April, 2 May, 11 July and 8 August 2021.
Due to the potential to affect the safety of navigation, Transport for NSW has granted an Exclusive Use Aquatic Licence to the Upper Hawkesbury Power Boat Club Incorporated to conduct the event, and an Exclusion Zone (‘the Zone’) will be established on the navigable waters of the Hawkesbury River, from the Windsor Bridge to the most downstream point of Windsor Reach between the above times on the above dates. The Zone will be patrolled by control vessels, who will advise vessel operators not to enter.
Transport for NSW 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
Transport for NSW Boating Map – 9C
For further information concerning this Navigation Advice, please contact the local Maritime Boating Safety Officer, Transport for NSW on phone: 13 12 36.
MARINE NOTICE SY2037