2.00 - 3.00pm Saturday 8 March 2008 Pole Positioning
3.30 - 4.30pm Sunday 9 March 2008 Racing
NSW Maritime has issued the Australian Power Boat Association Offshore
Council (APBA) with an Exclusive Use Aquatic Licence to conduct the events associated with the Sydney Superboat Grand Prix.
Sydney Harbour Course and exclusion zones - NSW Maritime
The Special Event area is comprised of the waters bounded by imaginary lines between Bennelong Point Port Hand Beacon to Beulah Wharf Kirribilli Point and Chowder Head to Steele Point, Sydney Harbour, between 12.30pm and 3.15pm on Saturday 8 March 2008 and 2.00pm and 4.45pm on Sunday 9 March 2008.
The Exclusion Zone is within the Special Event Area and its boundaries will be shown by a perimeter of yellow buoys. The Exclusion Zone will be in force during the period 1.00pm and 3.15pm on Saturday 8 March 2008 and 2.30 and 4.45pm on Sunday 9 March 2008.
The NSW Maritime General Manager Recreational Boating directs that in relation to the Special Event Area, a person operating a vessel must:
(i) maintain a speed of six knots or less and minimise wash during the
period 12.30pm to 3.15pm Saturday 8 March 2008 and 2.00pm to 4.45pm Sunday 9 March 2008;
(ii) not anchor or stop their vessel within the designated Exclusion Zone
from 1.00pm to 3.15pm on Saturday 8 March and between 2.30pm and 4.45pm Sunday 9 March; and
(iii) not have sails hoisted from 2.30pm to 4.45pm on Sunday 9 March 2008.
Persons must not navigate any vessel in the Exclusion Zones set out in this Notice unless specifically authorised to do so by a NSW Maritime Officer or a Police Officer and provided the vessel is operated in accordance with the
conditions, if any, of that authority.
The Exclusion Zone extends to any person who navigates:
(i) any vessel operating in pursuance of their ordinary or commercial
activities on the navigable waters concerned; and/or
(ii) any passenger ferry on their usual route or time table for the day.