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Victorians access to boats

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Created by wongaga A week ago, 11 Sep 2020
wongaga
357 posts
11 Sep 2020 12:26PM
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Sailing Victoria has negotiated a waiver to allow boat owners to attend to their vessels outside the 5km radius for "emergency maintenance or safety purpose only". SV has emailed club commodores, and presumably notices will be posted on the SV and/or club websites soon. You must show the police proof of your ownership and the vessel's location if pulled up.

Cheers, Graeme

cisco
QLD, 11866 posts
11 Sep 2020 9:25PM
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At last a little bit of common sense prevails.

wongaga
357 posts
12 Sep 2020 8:30AM
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It was actually possible, but not codified, before: one of the owners in our mooring ground allowed to attend to his beached boat with some assistance from others.

Guitz
VIC, 521 posts
13 Sep 2020 7:06PM
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I've been visiting my boat on the mooring once a week to check on the bilge pump. No problem from the police when they visited the beach as i was preparing to row out. I just said it was a necessity for responsible boat ownership. While I was on my boat, to rub salt into the wounds, a speedboat from Queenscliff motors into the mooring field trolling for salmon. I didn't know where he was from and as he approached my boat i said to him i'd seen the police out checking. His reply...no problem mate! I'm from Queenscliff and we arn't in lockdown. Besides I know the local water police! A bit cheeky if you ask me. I felt like telling him to piss off back to queenscliff.

wongaga
357 posts
13 Sep 2020 5:54PM
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And quite within your rights to do so I'd say. Visiting a lockdown area from a non-lockdown area, he'd be in trouble if caught.

Just out of interest, where is your mooring?

wildemann
VIC, 46 posts
13 Sep 2020 8:40PM
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I live in the Melbourne city zone and keep my boat on a mooring just outside the City boundary. i.e. in regional Victoria . Can I visit my boat?

wongaga
357 posts
14 Sep 2020 8:01AM
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wildemann said..
I live in the Melbourne city zone and keep my boat on a mooring just outside the City boundary. i.e. in regional Victoria . Can I visit my boat?


The main thrust of the waiver is to allow you to travel more than 5km for the stated purposes. The email I saw did not address crossing exclusion-zone boundaries, so my definitive non-negotiable answer is: dunno.

crustysailor
VIC, 726 posts
14 Sep 2020 4:55PM
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I've asked our secretary to look into the SV comment.
Wongaga do you have any links for this formally, as none of us have found any formal announcements from SV regarding lockdown developments for Melbourne.

thanks

wongaga
357 posts
14 Sep 2020 6:14PM
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crustysailor said..
I've asked our secretary to look into the SV comment.
Wongaga do you have any links for this formally, as none of us have found any formal announcements from SV regarding lockdown developments for Melbourne.

thanks



pm'd you. I suspect this has been sent directly to the clubs but not circulated publicly.

Guitz
VIC, 521 posts
15 Sep 2020 1:22PM
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wongaga said..
And quite within your rights to do so I'd say. Visiting a lockdown area from a non-lockdown area, he'd be in trouble if caught.

Just out of interest, where is your mooring?


The mooring is in Camerons Bight, Blairgowrie

wongaga
357 posts
15 Sep 2020 12:11PM
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Crusty, I have emailed you

Cheers, Graeme

crustysailor
VIC, 726 posts
15 Sep 2020 8:14PM
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thanks Graeme, much appreciated.
Hopefully there might be some happy campers around this weekend.
cheers

jev7337
VIC, 437 posts
16 Sep 2020 1:46PM
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Is there any information publicly available, a link we could refer to if stopped by police?

wongaga
357 posts
16 Sep 2020 1:38PM
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Here is the email that was forwarded to me. It didn't copy too well, but the words are all there. According to this email, you should carry proof of ownership and of the location of your boat to show the police. I assume it has not been circulated beyond the clubs to avoid every ratbag with a tinny rushing to the seaside.

No news about the solo sailing, but I assume that concerns allowable exercise within your 5km radius.


---------- Forwarded message ---------
From: Gavin Wall
Date: Thu, Sep 10, 2020 at 5:07 PM
Subject: Safety checks on vessels outside your 5km radius
To: Gavin Wall


Dear Commodores, Secretaries, Club Captains and GMs,Today at the Marine Industry round table meeting I have had clarification on a vessel owners ability to travel outside their 5KM radius to check on their vessel. This is now allowed providing it is for emergency maintenance or safety purposes only and:You should maintain physical distancing by keeping at least 1.5 metres between you and others and practise good hygiene - wash your hands and cough and sneeze into a tissue or your elbow.You must wear a face covering when you leave home, this includes wearing your face covering while at work, unless you have a lawful reason for not doing so.It is undertaken outside of curfew hours.You take proof of vessel ownership with you, You have proof of the vessels location. This could be a letter on club or marina letter head confirming its location Please note if Victorian Police pull you up they will be asking for this proof. Finally we have our request for single handed sailing to be approved as of the 14th of September with DHHS. This has been backed by DOT and DJPR. Fingers crossed I will have good news next week. RegardsGavin Gavin WallRegional Manager ? Victoriat: +61 3 9088 7201 | m: +61 425 854 799Gavin.Wall@sailing.org.au | www.sailing.org.au
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