SPORT — Sydney 2009 World Masters Games Aquatic Events

SPORT - Sydney 2009 World Masters Games Aquatic Events

NSW Maritime has granted Exclusive Use Aquatic Licences to the Sydney 2009 World Masters Games Organising Committee, and to Yachting NSW, to conduct aquatic events associated with the Sydney 2009 World Masters Games.

The Events will take place between Saturday 10 October and Sunday 18 October 2009.

The locations and times for the Events will be:

Sailing (Sydney Harbour East and Iron Cove)
Daily from 10am to 6pm, from today through to Friday, October 16;

Canoe Kayaking (Nepean River at Emu Plains)

From 7am to 10am and 4pm to 7pm today
From 9am to 4pm, from Tuesday, October 13 to Wednesday, 14 October;

Open Water Swimming (Chowder Bay, Sydney Harbour)
From 8am to 1pm on Saturday, October 17, with a day held in reserve on Sunday, October 18.


NSW Maritime declares Exclusion Zones will be created at the following locations and times:

On the Nepean River at Emu Plains daily from 7am to 4pm, from today through to Wednesday, October 14, between the Western Motorway Bridge; and,

At Chowder Bay, Sydney Harbour, within the area comprised of a line drawn between Chowder Point and George’s Head from 8am to 1pm on Saturday, October 17, and if required, on Sunday, October 18 at those times.

The Exclusion Zone will be marked by yellow aqua-buoys, and will be monitored by control vessels who will advise boaters of the restrictions.


All skippers must comply with these controls, and any directions from Maritime Boating Safety Officers, to help in the safe running of these events.
Penalties apply.

Remember to:
* Keep a proper lookout at all times;
* Keep to a safe speed;
* Minimise the impact of your wash;
* Observe distance off requirements; and
* Show navigation lights at night.

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