Boaters are advised to keep clear of a section of the Clarence River this Saturday and Sunday for the safe staging of waterski races.
Roads and Maritime Services has granted an exclusive use aquatic licence on the river from Corcoran Park in Kirchner Street at Grafton for a distance of about 3.5 kilometres downstream on both days from 8am to 5pm.
The area will be marked by buoys and monitored by control vessels.
Skippers should avoid this area as it will be closed to recreational and commercial boating for safety reasons.
Vessels not involved in the event should not enter the exclusive use area unless authorised by a boating safety officer or a police officer.
Roads and Maritime reminds people to wear a lifejacket when boating, especially in craft under 4.8 metres when alone, at night or offshore.
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