Obviously safety for an event such as this is of high importance.
While we encourage 'fun' we expect all participants and spectators to act responsibly and to respect others and the environment
Wear sunscreen and suitable clothing to protect from sun
Safety boats will be present
All participants must be able to swim
All participants must be wearing a life jacket in good condition that fits correctly and is sufficient to support their body weight
Clothing must be appropriate for water activity - no jeans!
Participants must not be intoxicated or under the influence of drugs or alcohol
The combined weight of a crew must not exceed 400kg
All crew members must attend the briefing
Participants must comply with directions given by event officials or safety craft
Maximum 4 persons per crew/boat
Junior teams must consist of Year 8 students and below at the date of the event
Collisions shall be avoided, passing boats must keep clear of boats ahead
No physical contact shall be made between boats or competing crews
Crews may be disqualified if they do not comply with rules or compete in an unsafe manner
All crew members must be registered on the day and have life jackets (PFD's) inspected for correct fitting and condition.
All crew members must attend the briefing. Briefing will outline safety requirements and changes made on the day.
Course will be discussed during the briefing. It will likely be a beach start to a buoy, then a long sausage up the estuary around a second buoy and returning to the first buoy where a finish signal will sound.
Course may change on the day depending on tide and weather conditions.
Finish line will be between two marker buoys' out from the start. Exact details will be provided at the briefing.