XCAT Gold Coast - Jet Ski Rescue 21st – 23rd August 2015

Mandy

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Department of Transport and Main Roads – Maritime Safety Queensland Notice


Jet Skiers are advised that due to a power boat race in the waters of the Gold Coast Seaway and Coral Sea, the General Manager has gazetted an exclusion zone declaring that for the purposes of marine safety, a person must not anchor, berth, moor or operate a ship (other than a ship operated by those persons listed in the schedule) in the waters depicted in plan A1-425 (attached) on the following dates and times:


Friday, 21 August 2015 between 1:30 pm to 4.00 pm


Saturday, 22 August 2015 between 10:00 am to 12:30 pm


Saturday, 22 August 2015 between 1:30 pm to 3.30 pm


Sunday, 23 August 2015 between 9:30 am to 11:30 am


Sunday, 23 August 2015 between 1:30 pm to 3.30 pm


If you are planning on riding around South Stradbroke Island or from South Passage/The Tweed/Carrumbin/Hastings areas please be mindful of this Seaway Closure and course restrictions.


If you are outside the Seaway at these times you will not be able to come back in until the Seaway re-opens.


If you are low on fuel you will need to anchor off until the Seaway re opens. If you are on a Stand Up Ski you will need to wait on South Stradbroke Island until the Seaway reopens.


The Water Police will be on hand to assist if you are having any problems while waiting for the Seaway to re-open


Jet Skiers are advised to navigate with extreme caution whilst in the area on the above dates as there will be a large number of advertising and race course buoys in the Seaway and approaches.


Jet Skiers are further advised buoyage used for the event and remaining in offshore waters between the hours of sunset and sunrise will be grouped together and lit Fl Y in an area south of the Gold Coast Seaway approaches.


Water Police vessels will be on hand to ensure compliance with the boundaries of the exclusion zone.


SCHEDULE
i. Organizers of Australian X-Cat Grand Prix;
ii. Participants in Australian X-Cat Grand Prix;
iii. Officers of Queensland Police Service;
iv. Officers of Queensland Boating and Fisheries Patrol;
v. Officers of Maritime Safety Queensland;
vi. Officers of Gold Coast Waterways Authority; and
vii. Officers of Department of National Parks, Sport and Racing (Marine Parks)


It is unlikely that this will change but for possible updates please go to this website: http://publications.qld.gov.au/dataset/southport-notices-to-mariners/resource/67fad5ab-d03b-4ad2-9319-96787370a29c



Here is a map of the exclusion zones;
 

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Mandy

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Re: Advice to Gold Coast Jet Skiers RE: Seaway Closures 21st – 23rd August 2015

We'll be there most of the weekend doing Jet Ski Water Rescue demos etc. Come and say g'day!


Had a look today and it's looking brilliant. The Boats are huge. We watched them in Port Phillip Bay many years ago and it was sk



Tomorrow they start practice so get the ear plugs ready gold Coast wh cl


Apart from a bit of inconvienience with the Seaway closure I think this is going to be awsm w1n
 

Nigel

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Re: Advice to Gold Coast Jet Skiers RE: Seaway Closures 21st – 23rd August 2015

awsm How good is the XCAT show!
 

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Mandy

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Re: Advice to Gold Coast Jet Skiers RE: Seaway Closures 21st – 23rd August 2015

Just testing the course out waiting for the XCats blma
 

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Nigel

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Sunday Action gp
 

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blma Besides the awesome Jetski Rescue Demonstration performed by Milton & his great assistants Matt & Savana and the trusty support crew of TD, Cath, Johno & Mandy the other shows such as the Showtime FMX were great to watch!
 

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