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* White lights only
to:
* White light on the front, red light on the back (but both white if at locations other than Lane Cove River)
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* Visible from all directions. Ensure your front light is not concealed behind your bow upturn as it makes you invisible to oncoming paddlers.
to:
* Ensure your front light is not concealed behind your bow upturn as it makes you invisible to oncoming paddlers.
* Ensure your front light is not shining in ''your'' eyes - it ruins your night vision
.
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[[#lights]]
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See this link to NSW government document %newwin%[[http://legislation.nsw.gov.au/inforcepdf/2005-607.pdf?id=fbd717b8-f86f-eb57-ff0d-c8f176a08bbb|Road Transport (Mass, Loading and Access) Regulation 2005]] and to the later %newwin%[[http://www5.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/nsw/num_reg/rta2013rtalaar20152015449l7a2015879.pdf|Road Transport (General) Amendment (Mass, Loading and Access) Regulation 2015]] (accessed 2 Mar 2016) both of which have near identical wording
to:
See this link to NSW government document %newwin%[[http://legislation.nsw.gov.au/inforcepdf/2005-607.pdf?id=fbd717b8-f86f-eb57-ff0d-c8f176a08bbb|Road Transport (Mass, Loading and Access) Regulation 2005]] and to the later %newwin%[[http://www5.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/nsw/num_reg/rta2013rtalaar20152015449l7a2015879.pdf|Road Transport (General) Amendment (Mass, Loading and Access) Regulation 2015]] (accessed 15 Oct 2017) both of which have near identical wording
November 13, 2016, at 11:55 AM by IanW - lifejackets
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[[http://www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/fragview/inforce/subordleg+109+2009+pt.5-div.3-sec.85+0+N|NSW Legislation]] -
LCRK require that all paddlers wear an approved Lifejacket
(PFD) for all Wednesday night time trials. Look out for emails from the committee on this. For more information visit: [[http://www.lifejacketwearit.com.au]]
to:
[[http://www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/#/view/regulation/2016/308/part6/div3/sec123|NSW Legislation]] -
LCRK require that all paddlers wear an approved Lifejacket
(PFD) for all Wednesday night time trials. For a plainer english version visit: [[http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/maritime/safety-rules/safety-equipment/lifejackets.html|the RMS website]] and scroll down till you find the relevant commentary re kayaks etc.
November 13, 2016, at 11:49 AM by IanW - lifejackets
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LCRK require that all paddlers wear an approved Lifejacket (PFD) when paddling between sunset and sunrise. Lifejackets (PFDs) are required for all Wednesday night time trials outside of daylight savings time, and any other times you are going to finish after sunset. Look out for emails from the committee on this. For more information visit: [[http://www.lifejacketwearit.com.au]]
to:
LCRK require that all paddlers wear an approved Lifejacket (PFD) for all Wednesday night time trials. Look out for emails from the committee on this. For more information visit: [[http://www.lifejacketwearit.com.au]]
March 19, 2016, at 09:19 AM by IanW - lifejacket to pfd
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!!! Personal Flotation Device (aka PFD or Life Jacket)
to:
!!!Lifejacket [-(aka PFD or Personal Floation Device)-]
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LCRK require that all paddlers wear an approved PFD when paddling between sunset and sunrise. PFDs are required for all Wednesday night time trials outside of daylight savings time, and any other times you are going to finish after sunset. Look out for emails from the committee on this. For more information visit: [[http://www.lifejacketwearit.com.au]]
to:
LCRK require that all paddlers wear an approved Lifejacket (PFD) when paddling between sunset and sunrise. Lifejackets (PFDs) are required for all Wednesday night time trials outside of daylight savings time, and any other times you are going to finish after sunset. Look out for emails from the committee on this. For more information visit: [[http://www.lifejacketwearit.com.au]]
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A single LED light (e.g. a keychain LED) placed inside a white film canister makes an effective light.
to:
A single LED light (e.g. a keychain LED) placed inside a white vitamin/film canister makes an effective light.
March 11, 2016, at 05:01 PM by IanW - projecting link
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to:
[[#projecting]]
March 06, 2016, at 07:10 AM by IanW - tidy up safety re vehicles
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See this link to NSW government document %newwin%[[http://legislation.nsw.gov.au/inforcepdf/2005-607.pdf?id=fbd717b8-f86f-eb57-ff0d-c8f176a08bbb|Road Transport (Mass, Loading and Access) Regulation 2005]] and to the later %newwin%[[http://www5.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/nsw/num_reg/rta2013rtalaar20152015449l7a2015879.pdf|Road Transport (General) Amendment (Mass, Loading and Access) Regulation 2015]] both of which have near identical wording

The relevant part would appear to be on page 7 where it says
:\\
to:
See this link to NSW government document %newwin%[[http://legislation.nsw.gov.au/inforcepdf/2005-607.pdf?id=fbd717b8-f86f-eb57-ff0d-c8f176a08bbb|Road Transport (Mass, Loading and Access) Regulation 2005]] and to the later %newwin%[[http://www5.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/nsw/num_reg/rta2013rtalaar20152015449l7a2015879.pdf|Road Transport (General) Amendment (Mass, Loading and Access) Regulation 2015]] (accessed 2 Mar 2016) both of which have near identical wording

The relevant part of the latest document would appear to be on page 7 and 8 where it states
:\\
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''(b) there is carried at the extreme rear of the loading or equipment a red flag or other suitable object, in either case not less than 300 millimetres square, and the flag or object is kept clearly visible as a warning to persons on the roadway in the near vicinity of the vehicle or trailer, and''
to:
''(b) there is carried at the extreme rear of the loading or equipment a %red%red flag or other suitable object, in either case not less than 300 millimetres square, %%and the flag or object is kept clearly visible as a warning to persons on the roadway in the near vicinity of the vehicle or trailer, and''
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->''%red%(i) a lighted lamp showing a clear red light to the rear, visible under normal atmospheric conditions at a distance of 200 metres, or''
->''%red%(ii) not less than two reflectors capable of projecting a red reflection of light from the light of any following vehicle''
to:
->''%red%(i) a lighted lamp showing a clear red light to the rear%%, visible under normal atmospheric conditions at a distance of 200 metres, or''
->''%red%(ii) not less than two reflectors%% capable of projecting a red reflection of light from the light of any following vehicle''

(:if false:)
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{-These requirements also apply to any load or equipment that projects less than 1.2 metres if it projects in such a way that it is not readily visible to a person following immediately behind the vehicle.-}
to:
{-These requirements also apply to any load or equipment that projects less than 1.2 metres if it projects in such a way that it is not readily visible to a person following immediately behind the vehicle.-}
>><<
(:if end:)
March 04, 2016, at 10:20 AM by IanW - update 2015 legislation
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''Subclause(2) It is not a contravention of subclause (1) (a) (iii) for any loading or equipment to project more than 1.2 m to the rear of a motor vehicle or any trailer drawn by the vehicle if:''
to:
''Subclause(2) It is not a contravention of subclause (1) (a) (iii) for any loading or equipment to project more than 1.2 metres to the rear of a motor vehicle or any trailer drawn by the vehicle if:''
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''(b) there is carried at the extreme rear of the loading or equipment a red flag or other suitable object, in either case not less than 300mm square, and the flag or object is kept clearly visible as a warning to persons on the roadway in the near vicinity of the vehicle or trailer, and''

''(c) between the hours of sunset and sunrise or when there is insufficient daylight to render a person dressed in dark clothing clearly discernible at a distance of 100 m, there is affixed at the extreme rear of the loading or equipment:''
->''%red%(i) a lighted lamp showing a clear red light to the rear, visible under normal atmospheric conditions at a distance of 200m, or''
to:
''(b) there is carried at the extreme rear of the loading or equipment a red flag or other suitable object, in either case not less than 300 millimetres square, and the flag or object is kept clearly visible as a warning to persons on the roadway in the near vicinity of the vehicle or trailer, and''

''(c) between the hours of sunset and sunrise or when there is insufficient daylight to render a person dressed in dark clothing clearly discernible at a distance of 100 metres, there is affixed at the extreme rear of the loading or equipment''
->''%red%(i) a lighted lamp showing a clear red light to the rear, visible under normal atmospheric conditions at a distance of 200 metres, or''
Changed lines 128-135 from:
See this link to NSW government document %newwin%[[http://legislation.nsw.gov.au/inforcepdf/2005-607.pdf?id=fbd717b8-f86f-eb57-ff0d-c8f176a08bbb|Road Transport (Mass, Loading and Access) Regulation 2005]] (advised by Thomson Reuters Insight Team on May 8, 2014 as still being current law)

The relevant part would appear to be on page 30 (clause 53) where it
says:\\
'''Clause 53 Projection of loading or equipment of vehicles'''\\
''Subclause(1) A person must not drive on a road or road related area:''

''(a) any motor vehicle (not being a motor bike or a mobile crane that is 9.5 m or less in length) if the loading or equipment on the vehicle or any trailer drawn by the vehicle:''
->''(i) projects more than 1.2 m in front of the headlights of the motor vehicle if the motor vehicle is not a mobile crane, or''\\
to:
See this link to NSW government document %newwin%[[http://legislation.nsw.gov.au/inforcepdf/2005-607.pdf?id=fbd717b8-f86f-eb57-ff0d-c8f176a08bbb|Road Transport (Mass, Loading and Access) Regulation 2005]] and to the later %newwin%[[http://www5.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/nsw/num_reg/rta2013rtalaar20152015449l7a2015879.pdf|Road Transport (General) Amendment (Mass, Loading and Access) Regulation 2015]] both of which have near identical wording

The relevant part would appear to be on page 7 where it
says:\\
'''50L Projection of loading or equipment of vehicles'''\\
''Subclause(1) A person must not drive on a road::''

''(a) a motor vehicle (not being a motor bike or a mobile crane that is 9.5 metres or less in length) if the loading or equipment on the vehicle or any trailer drawn by the vehicle:''
->''(i) projects more than 1.2 metres in front of the headlights of the motor vehicle if the motor vehicle is not a mobile crane, or''\\
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->''(iii) in the case of a vehicle not exceeding 9.5 m in length or a trailer, projects more than 1.2 m to the rear of the motor vehicle or trailer, %red%except as provided by subclause (2), or''
to:
->''(iii) in the case of a vehicle not exceeding 9.5 metres in length or a trailer, projects more than 1.2 metres to the rear of the motor vehicle or trailer, %red%except as provided by subclause (2), or''
March 04, 2016, at 09:49 AM by IanW - Update RMS load projections legislation
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See the NSW government document [[http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/registration/downloads/vsi/vsi5.pdf|Vehicles Standards Information 5]]

On page 17 it says:

'''Warning devices for projecting loads or equipment – light vehicles'''

A light vehicle
, or a light vehicle and trailer combination, may have a rear projection exceeding 1.2 metres if the overall length of the vehicle or combination, together with the loading or equipment on it, is within the relevant limits fixed by the Regulation i.e.
* 12.5 metres in the case of
a light vehicle
* 19.0 metres in the case of a light vehicle and trailer combination.
If the rear projection is greater than 1.2 metres,
the rear of the load or equipment must have attached a brightly coloured flag or piece of material not less than 300 mm square. In addition to the flag, when travelling at night or in adverse weather conditions that restrict visibility, %red% '''a red light or at least two red reflectors''' must be attached:
* the red light needs to be seen for 200 metres
*
the reflectors need to be capable of projecting a red reflection of light.
These requirements also apply to any load
or equipment that projects less than 1.2 metres if it projects in such a way that it is not readily visible to a person following immediately behind the vehicle.
to:
See this link to NSW government document %newwin%[[http://legislation.nsw.gov.au/inforcepdf/2005-607.pdf?id=fbd717b8-f86f-eb57-ff0d-c8f176a08bbb|Road Transport (Mass, Loading and Access) Regulation 2005]] (advised by Thomson Reuters Insight Team on May 8, 2014 as still being current law)

The relevant part would appear to be on page 30 (clause 53) where it says:\\
'''Clause 53 Projection of loading or equipment of vehicles'''\\
''Subclause(1) A person must not drive on a road or road related area:''

''(a) any motor vehicle (not being a motor bike or
a mobile crane that is 9.5 m or less in length) if the loading or equipment on the vehicle or any trailer drawn by the vehicle:''
->''(i) projects more than 1.2 m in front of the headlights of the motor vehicle if the motor vehicle is not a mobile crane,
or''\\
.....
->
''(iii) in the case of a vehicle not exceeding 9.5 m in length or a trailer, projects more than 1.2 m to the rear of the motor vehicle or trailer, %red%except as provided by subclause (2), or''
.....\\
''Subclause(
2) It is not a contravention of subclause (1) (a) (iii) for any loading or equipment to project more than 1.2 m to the rear of a motor vehicle or any trailer drawn by the vehicle if:''

''(a) the overall length of the vehicle or of the combination of vehicle and trailer, together with the loading or equipment on it, is within the relevant limit fixed by Schedule 2 to the Road Transport (Vehicle Registration) Regulation 2007, and''

''(b) there is carried at the extreme rear of the loading or equipment a red flag or other suitable object, in either case not less than 300mm square, and the flag or object is kept clearly visible as a warning to persons on the roadway in the near vicinity of the vehicle or trailer, and''

''(c) between the hours of sunset and sunrise or when there is insufficient daylight to render a person dressed in dark clothing clearly discernible at a distance of 100 m, there is affixed at the extreme rear of the loading or equipment:''
->''%red%(i) a lighted lamp showing a clear red light to the rear, visible under normal atmospheric conditions at a distance of 200m, or''
->''%red%(ii) not less than two reflectors capable of projecting a red reflection of light from the light of any following vehicle''

{-'''Warning devices for projecting loads or equipment – light vehicles'''-}

{-A light vehicle, or a light vehicle and trailer combination, may have a rear projection exceeding 1
.2 metres if the overall length of the vehicle or combination, together with the loading or equipment on it, is within the relevant limits fixed by the Regulation i.e.-}
{-* 12.5 metres in the case of a light vehicle-}
{-* 19.0 metres in the case of a light vehicle and trailer combination.-}
{-If the rear projection is greater than 1.2 metres, the rear of the load or equipment must have attached a brightly coloured flag or piece of material not less than 300 mm square. In addition to the flag, when travelling at night or in adverse weather conditions that restrict visibility, %red% '''a red light or at least two red reflectors''' must be attached:-}
{-* the red light needs to be seen for 200 metres-}
{-* the reflectors need to be capable of projecting a red reflection of light.-}
{-These requirements also apply to any load or equipment that projects less than 1.2 metres if it projects in such a way that it is not readily visible to a person following immediately behind the vehicle.-}
March 01, 2016, at 02:29 PM by IanW - Add PaddleNSW generic safety info
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!!! The Basics.
Paddling is for fitness, challenge, relaxation – or simply to get you into beautiful places. But do you know how to paddle safely – so things don’t go wrong? %newwin%[[http://www.paddlensw.org.au/content/boat-safe|PaddleNSW]] has worked with %newwin%[[http://maritimemanagement.transport.nsw.gov.au/staying-safe/paddle-safe/index.html|Transport NSW]] to produce a range of videos examining key ways you can paddle safely, and enjoy your paddling feeling confident and security
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The most important aspect of safety is looking out for each other. If for any reason you suspect a paddler is in trouble, stop. If someone is in the water the first person to arrive must stay with them until they have re-entered. (Times will be adjusted)
to:
The most important aspect of safety is looking out for each other, particularly during our Time Trials. If for any reason you suspect a paddler is in trouble, stop. If someone is in the water the first person to arrive must stay with them until they have re-entered. (Times will be adjusted)
March 01, 2016, at 02:23 PM by IanW - Add self recovery piece
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!!! Self Recovery
Paddlers should be comfortable with their ability to recover in the event of capsize. At the most basic level this may involving simply swimming to the bank for a 'conventional' shore based remount. More experienced paddlers have mastered techniques for deepwater recovery and this skill can be acquired in your own time at suitable locations. A range of 'how to' videos such as those below, are available from the usual sources.

For Skis: \\
%newwin%[[http://www.surfski.info/getting-started/tips-other/story/1479/how-to-remount-your-ski-side-saddle-method.html|- How to remount your surf ski]] \\
%newwin%[[http://www.surfski.info/getting-started/item/1021-essential-surf-ski-skills-the-remount.html|- Essential surf ski skills - the remount]] \\
%newwin%[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89g4t3tV14c|- Surfski remount - detailed]] \\
%newwin%[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pistcwVlTg8|- 4 second remount from waist deep]] \\
%newwin%[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RxT3CEPa4w|- Rough water remount]]

For Kayaks: \\
%newwin%[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JO6c7rkaFD8|- Kayak remount techniques]] \\
%newwin%[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obd7mWH6PUY|- Kayak remount]] \\
September 20, 2015, at 12:03 PM by IanW - Adjust 'paddler in water' instruction
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The most important aspect of safety is looking out for each other. If for any reason you suspect a paddler is in trouble, stop. If someone is in the water the first person to arrive must stay with them until they have given the all-clear. (Times will be adjusted)
to:
The most important aspect of safety is looking out for each other. If for any reason you suspect a paddler is in trouble, stop. If someone is in the water the first person to arrive must stay with them until they have re-entered. (Times will be adjusted)
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If the rear projection is greater than 1.2 metres, the rear of the load or equipment must have attached a brightly coloured flag or piece of material not less than 300 mm square. In addition to the flag, when travelling at night or in adverse weather conditions that restrict visibility, '''a red light or at least two red reflectors''' must be attached:
to:
If the rear projection is greater than 1.2 metres, the rear of the load or equipment must have attached a brightly coloured flag or piece of material not less than 300 mm square. In addition to the flag, when travelling at night or in adverse weather conditions that restrict visibility, %red% '''a red light or at least two red reflectors''' must be attached:
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If the rear projection is greater than 1.2 metres, the rear of the load or equipment must have attached a brightly coloured flag or piece of material not less than 300 mm square. In addition to the flag, when travelling at night or in adverse weather conditions that restrict visibility, a red light or at least two red reflectors must be attached:
to:
If the rear projection is greater than 1.2 metres, the rear of the load or equipment must have attached a brightly coloured flag or piece of material not less than 300 mm square. In addition to the flag, when travelling at night or in adverse weather conditions that restrict visibility, '''a red light or at least two red reflectors''' must be attached:
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%rfloat width=320px margin-left=10px margin-right=15px margin-top=3px% Attach:RocksD.jpg | "D" on map below
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%rfloat width=310px margin-left=10px margin-right=15px margin-top=3px% Attach:RocksD.jpg | "D" on map below
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%rfloat width=300px margin-left=10px margin-right=15px margin-top=3px% Attach:RocksD.jpg | "D" on map below
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Paddling up-stream from the start there are four left turns. Just after the first and second there are rocks on the left. They are visible at low tide, submerged at high tide. While these rocks are unlikely to harm paddlers they have damaged many boats over the years. Take care.
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[[<<]]
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Paddling up-stream from the start there are four left turns. Just after the first and second there are rocks on the left. They are visible at low tide, submerged at high tide. While these rocks are unlikely to harm paddlers they have damaged many boats over the years. Take care.
[[<<]]
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At the narrowing immediately south of Blackman Park it may be tempting to cut between the green Maritime pole and the point. Fine at high tide, impossible at low, risky in between!
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At the narrowing immediately south of Blackman Park it may be tempting to cut between the green Maritime pole and the point. Fine at high tide, impossible at low, risky in between!
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Paddling up-stream from the start there are four left turns. Just after the first and second there are rocks on the left. They are visible at low tide, submerged at high tide. While these rocks are unlikely to harm paddlers they have damaged many boats over the years. Take care.
%lfloat width=300px margin-left=10px margin-right=15px margin-top=3px% Attach:Rocks1.jpg | "C" on map below
%lfloat width=300px margin-left=10px margin-right=15px margin-top=3px% Attach:Rocks2.jpg | "B" on map below
[[<<]]
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%lfloat width=300px margin-left=10px margin-right=15px margin-top=3px% Attach:Sandbar.jpg | "E" on map below
The sandbars at the bottom of the course are only visible at very low tides. They are not likely to cause injuries but may scratch your boat and slow you down. Learn where they are, it may be helpful if you find yourself in the water.
to:
%lfloat width=300px margin-left=10px margin-right=15px margin-top=3px% Attach:Rocks4.jpg | "A" on map below
The time trial turns at Fullers Bridge but if you go exploring a little further up-stream look out for the rocks on the right between the bridge and the weir.
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Paddling up-stream from the start there are four left turns. Just after the first and second there are rocks on the left. They are visible at low tide, submerged at high tide. While these rocks are unlikely to harm paddlers they have damaged many boats over the years. Take care.
%lfloat width=300px margin-left=10px margin-right=15px margin-top=3px% Attach:Rocks2.jpg | "B" on map below
[[<<]]
%lfloat width=300px margin-left=10px margin-right=15px margin-top=3px% Attach:Rocks1.jpg | "C" on map below
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At the narrowing immediately south of Blackman Park it may be tempting to cut between the green Maritime pole and the point. Fine at high tide, impossible at low, risky in between!
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At the narrowing immediately south of Blackman Park it may be tempting to cut between the green Maritime pole and the point. Fine at high tide, impossible at low, risky in between!
to:
%rfloat width=300px margin-left=10px margin-right=15px margin-top=3px% Attach:RocksD.jpg | "D" on map below
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%lfloat width=300px margin-left=10px margin-right=15px margin-top=3px% Attach:Rocks4.jpg | "A" on map below
The time trial turns at Fullers Bridge but if you go exploring a little further up-stream look out for the rocks on the right between the bridge and the weir.
to:
%lfloat width=300px margin-left=10px margin-right=15px margin-top=3px% Attach:Sandbar.jpg | "E" on map below
The sandbars at the bottom of the course are only visible at very low tides. They are not likely to cause injuries but may scratch your boat and slow you down. Learn where they are, it may be helpful if you find yourself in the water.
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March 12, 2014, at 11:58 AM by NigelColless -
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NSW Maritime and LCRK require that all boats have proper lighting between sunset and sunrise. Lights are required for all Wednesday night time trials outside of daylight savings, and any other times you are going to finish after sunset. Look out for emails from the committee on this.
to:
LCRK require that all boats have proper lighting between sunset and sunrise. Lights are required for all Wednesday night time trials outside of daylight savings, and any other times you are going to finish after sunset. Look out for emails from the committee on this.
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Lights must be:
* White
to:
LCRK requirements are:
* White lights only
* Constant not flashing
March 12, 2014, at 11:55 AM by NigelColless -
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[[http://www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/fragview/inforce/subordleg+109+2009+pt.5-div.3-sec.85+0+N?tocnav=y|NSW Legislation]] -
to:
[[http://www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/fragview/inforce/subordleg+109+2009+pt.5-div.3-sec.85+0+N|NSW Legislation]] -
March 12, 2014, at 11:23 AM by NigelColless -
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[[http://www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/viewtop/inforce/subordleg+109+2009+cd+0+N/?dq=Regulations%20under%20Marine%20Safety%20Act%201998%20No%20121|NSW Legislation]]
to:
[[http://www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/fragview/inforce/subordleg+109+2009+pt.5-div.3-sec.85+0+N?tocnav=y|NSW Legislation]] -
March 12, 2014, at 11:20 AM by NigelColless -
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NSW Maritime and LCRK require that all paddlers wear an approved PFD when paddling between sunset and sunrise. PFDs are required for all Wednesday night time trials outside of daylight savings time, and any other times you are going to finish after sunset. Look out for emails from the committee on this. For more information visit: [[http://www.lifejacketwearit.com.au]]
to:
[[http://www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/viewtop/inforce/subordleg+109+2009+cd+0+N/?dq=Regulations%20under%20Marine%20Safety%20Act%201998%20No%20121|NSW Legislation]]
LCRK require that all paddlers wear an approved PFD when paddling between sunset and sunrise. PFDs are required for all Wednesday night time trials outside of daylight savings time, and any other times you are going to finish after sunset. Look out for emails from the committee on this. For more information visit: [[http://www.lifejacketwearit.com.au]]
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These requirements also apply to any load or equipment that projects less than 1.2 metres if it projects in such a way that it is not readily visible to a person following immediately behind the vehicle.
to:
These requirements also apply to any load or equipment that projects less than 1.2 metres if it projects in such a way that it is not readily visible to a person following immediately behind the vehicle.
May 09, 2013, at 03:03 PM by NigelColless -
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See the NSW government document [[http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/registration/downloads/vsi/vsi5.pdf|Vehicles Standards Information]]
to:
See the NSW government document [[http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/registration/downloads/vsi/vsi5.pdf|Vehicles Standards Information 5]]
May 09, 2013, at 03:02 PM by NigelColless -
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Warning devices for projecting loads or equipment – light vehicles
to:
'''Warning devices for projecting loads or equipment – light vehicles'''
May 09, 2013, at 03:00 PM by NigelColless -
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May 09, 2013, at 02:59 PM by NigelColless -
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12.5 metres in the case of a light vehicle
19.0 metres in the case of a light vehicle and trailer combination.
to:
* 12.5 metres in the case of a light vehicle
* 19.0 metres in the case of a light vehicle and trailer combination.
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the red light needs to be seen for 200 metres
the reflectors need to be capable of projecting a red reflection of light.
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* the red light needs to be seen for 200 metres
* the reflectors need to be capable of projecting a red reflection of light.
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!!! Transporting Your Kayak

See the NSW government document [[http://www.rta.nsw.gov.au/registration/downloads/vsi/vsi5.pdf|Vehicles Standards Information]]

On page 17 it says:
Warning devices for projecting loads or equipment – light vehicles
A light vehicle, or a light vehicle and trailer combination, may have a rear projection exceeding 1.2 metres if the overall length of the vehicle or combination, together with the loading or equipment on it, is within the relevant limits fixed by the Regulation i.e.
• 12.5 metres in the case of a light vehicle
• 19.0 metres in the case of a light vehicle and trailer combination.
If the rear projection is greater than 1.2 metres, the rear of the load or equipment must have attached a brightly coloured flag or piece of material not less than 300 mm square. In addition to the flag, when travelling at night or in adverse weather conditions that restrict visibility, a red light or at least two red reflectors must be attached:
• the red light needs to be seen for 200 metres
• the reflectors need to be capable of projecting a red reflection of light.
These requirements also apply to any load or equipment that projects less than 1.2 metres if it projects in such a way that it is not readily visible to a person following immediately behind the vehicle.
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''''+At LCRK safety is the top priority.+''''
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%red%''''+At LCRK safety is the top priority.+''''
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Your kayak must have sufficient buoyancy to allow it to float parallel to the surface when full of water.
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Your kayak must have sufficient buoyancy to allow it to float parallel to the surface when full of water, i.e. a sealed bulkhead or foam at both ends of the boat.
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All boats on a collision course must turn to the right. This does not mean you can not take sensible racing line through bends but common sense is required.
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All boats on a collision course must turn to the right. This does not mean you cannot take sensible racing line through bends but common sense is required.
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[[Main/Links]]
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* Not so bright that they cause discomfort to other paddlers. Headlamps and torches are too bright and are not acceptable.
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* Not so bright that they cause discomfort to other paddlers. Multi LED headlamps and torches are generally too bright and are not acceptable.

A single LED light (e.g. a keychain LED) placed inside a white film canister makes an effective light
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(:title SAFETY:)
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!!! Search Procedure
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!!! Lost Paddler Search Procedure
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Procedure
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!Procedure
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When approaching a left-hand bend always assume that some that someone will be coming the other way and will need space between you and the bank.
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When approaching a left-hand bend always assume that someone will be coming the other way and will need space between you and the bank.
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# Each team is to carry a mobile phone and at least 1 torch per boat. The search controller shall also have a mobile phone and the relevant numbers shall be exchanged between the teams and controller. The controller shall have a list of emergency phone numbers, eg. Water Police, Ambulance, etc.
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# Each team is to carry a mobile phone and at least 1 torch per boat. The search controller shall also have a mobile phone and the relevant numbers shall be exchanged between the teams and controller. The controller shall have a list of emergency phone numbers, e.g. Water Police, Ambulance etc.
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NSW Maritime and LCRK require that all paddlers wear an approved PFD when paddling between sunset and sunrise. PFDs are required for all wednesday night time trials outside of daylight savings time, and any other times you are going to finish after sunset. Look out for emails from the committee on this. For more information visit: [[http://www.lifejacketwearit.com.au]]
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NSW Maritime and LCRK require that all paddlers wear an approved PFD when paddling between sunset and sunrise. PFDs are required for all Wednesday night time trials outside of daylight savings time, and any other times you are going to finish after sunset. Look out for emails from the committee on this. For more information visit: [[http://www.lifejacketwearit.com.au]]
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NSW Maritime and LCRK require that all boats have proper lighting between sunset and sunrise. Lights are required for all wednesday night time trials outside of daylight savings, and any other times you are going to finish after sunset. Look out for emails from the committee on this.
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NSW Maritime and LCRK require that all boats have proper lighting between sunset and sunrise. Lights are required for all Wednesday night time trials outside of daylight savings, and any other times you are going to finish after sunset. Look out for emails from the committee on this.
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* Visible from all directions (Ensure your front light is not concealed behind your bow upturn as it makes you invisible to oncoming paddlers)
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* Visible from all directions. Ensure your front light is not concealed behind your bow upturn as it makes you invisible to oncoming paddlers.
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!!! Boyancy
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!!! Buoyancy
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The time trial turns at Fullers Bridge but if you are exploring look out for the rocks on the right between the bridge and the weir.
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The time trial turns at Fullers Bridge but if you go exploring a little further up-stream look out for the rocks on the right between the bridge and the weir.
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!!! Known Hazards on Lane Cove River
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!!! Hazards on Lane Cove River
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*Rocks
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*Rocks and Sandbars (see below)
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*Sandbars
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At the narrowing immediately south of Blackman Park it may be tempting to cut between the green Maritime pole and the point. Fine at high tide, impossible at low, risky in between!
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The time trial turns at Fullers Bridge but if you are exploring look out for the rocks on the right between the bridge and the weir.
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Paddling up-stream from the start there are two sets rocks on the left. Visible at low tide, submerged at high tide. While these rocks are unlikely to harm paddlers they have damaged many boats over the years. Take care.
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Paddling up-stream from the start there are four left turns. Just after the first and second there are rocks on the left. They are visible at low tide, submerged at high tide. While these rocks are unlikely to harm paddlers they have damaged many boats over the years. Take care.
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!!! Rescue Kit

!!! Marathon Requirements
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!!!Boyancy
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!!! Boyancy
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!!! Know Your River
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The sandbars at the bottom of the course are only visible at very low tides. They are not likely to cause injuries but may scratch your boat and slow you down. Learn where they are, it may be helpful if you find yourself in the water.
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Paddling up-stream from the start there are two sets rocks on the left. Visible at low tide, submerged at high tide. While these rocks are unlikely to harm paddlers that have damaged many boats over the years. Take care.
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Paddling up-stream from the start there are two sets rocks on the left. Visible at low tide, submerged at high tide. While these rocks are unlikely to harm paddlers they have damaged many boats over the years. Take care.
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Paddling up-stream from the start there are two sets rocks on the left. Visible at low tide, submerged at high tide. While these rocks are unlikely to harm paddlers that have damaged many boats over the years. Take care.
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NSW Maritime and LCRK require that all paddlers wear an approved PFD when paddling between sunset and sunrise. PFDs are required for all wednesday night time trials outside of daylight savings time, and any other times you are going to finish after sunset. Look out for emails from the committee on this. For more information visit: [http://www.lifejacketwearit.com.au]]
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NSW Maritime and LCRK require that all paddlers wear an approved PFD when paddling between sunset and sunrise. PFDs are required for all wednesday night time trials outside of daylight savings time, and any other times you are going to finish after sunset. Look out for emails from the committee on this. For more information visit: [[http://www.lifejacketwearit.com.au]]
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!!!Kayak
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!!!Boyancy
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More information at [[http://www.maritime.nsw.gov.au/sbh/safety_on_the_water/nightsafety.html|Maritime NSW]]
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* Visible from all directions, i.e. located ABOVE the bow and stern upturns, not hidden behind them.
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* Visible from all directions (Ensure your front light is not concealed behind your bow upturn as it makes you invisible to oncoming paddlers)
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If for some reason you do not complete the course you must inform the timekeepers so you number can be listed as 'returned'.
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If for some reason you do not complete the course you must inform the timekeepers so your number can be listed as 'returned'.
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If for some reason you do not complete the course you must inform the timekeepers so you number can be listed as 'returned'.
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Paddlers must take care at all times to avoid all potential hazards along the course.
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Paddlers must take care at all times to avoid all potential hazards along the course.

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LCRK require all paddlers wear an approved PFD when paddling between sunset and sunrise. For the Wednesday Night Time Trial on Lane Cove River this means PFDs are required for all time trials that are not in during daylight saving. Look out for emails from the committee on this. No matter what the date if your finish time is going to be after sunset you must wear a PDF. For more information visit: [[http://www.lifejacketwearit.com.au]]
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NSW Maritime and LCRK require that all paddlers wear an approved PFD when paddling between sunset and sunrise. PFDs are required for all wednesday night time trials outside of daylight savings time, and any other times you are going to finish after sunset. Look out for emails from the committee on this. For more information visit: [http://www.lifejacketwearit.com.au]]
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It is a requirement of Maritime NSW that all boats have proper lighting between sunset and sunrise. For the Wednesday Night Time Trial on Lane Cove River this means lights are required for all time trials that are not during daylight saving time. Look out for emails from the committee on this. No matter what the date if your finish time is going to be after sunset then you must have lights. \\
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NSW Maritime and LCRK require that all boats have proper lighting between sunset and sunrise. Lights are required for all wednesday night time trials outside of daylight savings, and any other times you are going to finish after sunset. Look out for emails from the committee on this.
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!!!Kayak
Your kayak must have sufficient buoyancy to allow it to float parallel to the surface when full of water.
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''''+At LCRK safety is top priority.+''''
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''''+At LCRK safety is the top priority.+''''
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All boats on a collision course must turn to the right. This does not mean you can not take sensible line through bends but common sense is required.
When approaching a left-hand bend always assume that some that someone will be coming the other way and will need space between you and the bank.
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All boats on a collision course must turn to the right. This does not mean you can not take sensible racing line through bends but common sense is required.
When approaching a left-hand bend always assume that some that someone will be coming the other way and will need space between you and the bank.
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!!! Known Hazards

There are many known (and unknown) hazards along the LCRK time trial course which all paddlers should familiarise themselves with. The hazards include (but are not limited to):

*Rocks
*Fallen trees
*Submerged logs
*Sandbars
*Oyster beds
*Fishing lines

Refer to the [[http://goo.gl/maps/XnBkf|12km]] and [[http://goo.gl/maps/yLwtx|6km]] course maps which show the locations of the major known hazards.

Paddlers must take care at all times to avoid all potential hazards along the course.
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There are many known (and unknown) hazards along the LCRK time trial course which all paddlers should familiarise themselves with. The hazards include (but are not limited to):

*Rocks
*Fallen trees
*Submerged logs
*Sandbars
*Oyster beds
*Fishing lines

Refer to the [[http://goo.gl/maps/XnBkf|12km]] and [[http://goo.gl/maps/yLwtx|6km]] course maps which show the locations of the major known hazards.

Paddlers must take care at all times to avoid all potential hazards along the course.
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The most important aspect of safety is looking out for each other. If for any reason you suspect a paddler is in trouble, stop. If someone is in the water the first person to arrive must stay with them until they given the all-clear. (Times will be adjusted)
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The most important aspect of safety is looking out for each other. If for any reason you suspect a paddler is in trouble, stop. If someone is in the water the first person to arrive must stay with them until they have given the all-clear. (Times will be adjusted)
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All paddlers must at all times take care to avoid the known and unknown hazards along the course.
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Paddlers must take care at all times to avoid all potential hazards along the course.
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The most important aspect of safety is looking out for each other. If for any reason you suspect a paddler is in difficulty, stop. If someone is in the water the first person to arrive must stay with them until they given the all-clear. (Times will be adjusted)
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The most important aspect of safety is looking out for each other. If for any reason you suspect a paddler is in trouble, stop. If someone is in the water the first person to arrive must stay with them until they given the all-clear. (Times will be adjusted)
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''''+At LCRK safety is the top priority.+''''
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(:title SAFETY:)

''''+At LCRK safety is top priority.+''''
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There are many known hazards along the LCRK time trial course which all paddlers should familiarise themselves with. These hazards include:
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There are many known (and unknown) hazards along the LCRK time trial course which all paddlers should familiarise themselves with. The hazards include (but are not limited to):
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*Protruding branches
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*Fallen trees
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Refer to the [[http://goo.gl/maps/XnBkf|12km]] and [[http://goo.gl/maps/yLwtx|6km]] course maps which show the location of the known hazards.
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Refer to the [[http://goo.gl/maps/XnBkf|12km]] and [[http://goo.gl/maps/yLwtx|6km]] course maps which show the locations of the major known hazards.

All paddlers must at all times take care to avoid the known and unknown hazards along the course
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Refer to the [[http://goo.gl/maps/XnBkf|12km]] and [[http://goo.gl/maps/yLwtx|6km]] course maps which show the location of the known hazards.
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Rocks\\
Protruding branches\\
Submerged logs\\
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*Protruding branches
*Submerged logs
*Sandbars
*Oyster beds
*Fishing lines
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First rocks\\
Second Rocks\\
The dead tree that got Matt Acheson\\
Submerged fullers bridge piers on high tide.\\
Submerged epping bridge piers on high tide\\
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Oysters\\
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Rocks\\
Protruding branches\\
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''''+At LCRK safety is the top priority.+'''' \\
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''''+At LCRK safety is the top priority.+''''
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The most important aspect of safety is looking out for each other. If for any reason you suspect a paddler is in difficulty stop. If someone is in the water the first person to arrive must stay with them until they given the all-clear. (Times will be adjusted)
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The most important aspect of safety is looking out for each other. If for any reason you suspect a paddler is in difficulty, stop. If someone is in the water the first person to arrive must stay with them until they given the all-clear. (Times will be adjusted)
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LCRK require all paddlers wear an approved PFD when paddling between sunset and sunrise. For the Wednesday Night Time Trial on Lane Cove River this means PFDs are required for all time trials that are not in during daylight saving. Look out for emails from the committee on this. No matter what the date if your finish time is going to be after sunset you must wear a PDF. more information available at: [[http://www.lifejacketwearit.com.au]]
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LCRK require all paddlers wear an approved PFD when paddling between sunset and sunrise. For the Wednesday Night Time Trial on Lane Cove River this means PFDs are required for all time trials that are not in during daylight saving. Look out for emails from the committee on this. No matter what the date if your finish time is going to be after sunset you must wear a PDF. For more information visit: [[http://www.lifejacketwearit.com.au]]
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It is a requirement of Maritime NSW that all boats have proper lighting between sunset and sunrise. For the Wednesday Night Time Trial on Lane Cove River this means lights are required for all time trials that are not in during daylight saving. Look out for emails form the committee on this. No matter what the date if your finish time is going to be after sunset you must have lights. \\
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It is a requirement of Maritime NSW that all boats have proper lighting between sunset and sunrise. For the Wednesday Night Time Trial on Lane Cove River this means lights are required for all time trials that are not during daylight saving time. Look out for emails from the committee on this. No matter what the date if your finish time is going to be after sunset then you must have lights. \\
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* Visible from all directions, i.e. located ABOVE your bow and stern upturns, not located behind them.
* Not so bright that they cause discomfort to other paddlers. Headlamps/torches are too bright and are not acceptable.
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* Visible from all directions, i.e. located ABOVE the bow and stern upturns, not hidden behind them.
* Not so bright that they cause discomfort to other paddlers. Headlamps and torches are too bright and are not acceptable.
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All paddlers taking part in the Wednesday Night Time Trial must have a clearly visible boat number. This is important to help the time keepers do the difficult job of recording times. But more importantly it is critical that the time keepers are able to account for everyone. The LCRK reflective numbers are key to marking paddlers off as they go out and return, they also distinguish us from other paddlers on the river. \\
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All paddlers taking part in the Wednesday Night Time Trial must have a clearly visible boat number. This is important to help the time keepers do the difficult job of recording times. But more importantly it is critical that the time keepers are able to account for everyone. The LCRK reflective numbers are key to marking paddlers off as they go out and return. They also distinguish us from other paddlers on the river. \\
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I suggest these
known hazards
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There are many known hazards along the LCRK time trial course which all paddlers should familiarise themselves with. These hazards include:
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Submerged epiing bridge piers on high tide\\
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Submerged epping bridge piers on high tide\\
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>>>>>>>
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Temporary, suction cap number holders are available at the shed for $10
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Temporary, suction cap number holders are available at the shed for $10.
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!!! Known Hazards on Lane Cove River
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First rocks
Second Rocks
The dead tree that got Matt Acheson
Submerged fullers bridge piers on high tide.
Submerged epiing bridge piers on high tide
The sandbar
The rocks after the sandbar
Oysters
Random logs
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First rocks\\
Second Rocks\\
The dead tree that got Matt Acheson\\
Submerged fullers bridge piers on high tide.\\
Submerged epiing bridge piers on high tide\\
The sandbar\\
The rocks after the sandbar\\
Oysters\\
Random logs\\
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I suggest these known hazards

First rocks
Second Rocks
The dead tree that got Matt Acheson
Submerged fullers bridge piers on high tide.
Submerged epiing bridge piers on high tide
The sandbar
The rocks after the sandbar
Oysters
Random logs
August 31, 2012, at 03:17 PM by 220.239.235.43 -
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1. A search party comprising 2 teams of at least 2 boats per team shall be appointed.
2. The last known whereabouts of the missing paddler shall be determined if possible. The search plan can be modified based on information available about the paddler's last known position.
3. One team shall be nominated as the “downstream team” and shall search from the launching pontoon to Figtree Bridge and return.
4. The other team shall be nominated as the “upstream team” and shall search from the launching pontoon to Fullers Bridge and return.
5. The downstream team shall be provided with the rescue kit.
6. Each team is to carry a mobile phone and at least 1 torch per boat. The search controller shall also have a mobile phone and the relevant numbers shall be exchanged between the teams and controller. The controller shall have a list of emergency phone numbers, eg. Water Police, Ambulance, etc.
7. Search teams shall depart at the instruction of the controller.
8. The upstream team shall continue downstream when the upstream leg has been satisfactorily searched. The intention here is to meet the downstream team on their return from Figtree Bridge.
9. The controller shall decide the frequency of communication required. For example, get the teams to report back when they have reached certain landmarks.
10. If the paddler is located, the controller is to be immediately notified of the paddler's condition and what steps are to be implemented to get the paddler back to the launching pontoon.
11. If the paddler needs medical attention, the Police and Ambulance are to be called immediately, and the search party is to remain with the paddler.
12. If both teams return to the launching pontoon without the missing paddler, the controller shall immediately notify the authorities and all persons shall remain at the launching pontoon.
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# A search party comprising 2 teams of at least 2 boats per team shall be appointed.
# The last known whereabouts of the missing paddler shall be determined if possible. The search plan can be modified based on information available about the paddler's last known position.
# One team shall be nominated as the “downstream team” and shall search from the launching pontoon to Figtree Bridge and return.
# The other team shall be nominated as the “upstream team” and shall search from the launching pontoon to Fullers Bridge and return.
# The downstream team shall be provided with the rescue kit.
# Each team is to carry a mobile phone and at least 1 torch per boat. The search controller shall also have a mobile phone and the relevant numbers shall be exchanged between the teams and controller. The controller shall have a list of emergency phone numbers, eg. Water Police, Ambulance, etc.
# Search teams shall depart at the instruction of the controller.
# The upstream team shall continue downstream when the upstream leg has been satisfactorily searched. The intention here is to meet the downstream team on their return from Figtree Bridge.
# The controller shall decide the frequency of communication required. For example, get the teams to report back when they have reached certain landmarks.
# If the paddler is located, the controller is to be immediately notified of the paddler's condition and what steps are to be implemented to get the paddler back to the launching pontoon.
# If the paddler needs medical attention, the Police and Ambulance are to be called immediately, and the search party is to remain with the paddler.
# If both teams return to the launching pontoon without the missing paddler, the controller shall immediately notify the authorities and all persons shall remain at the launching pontoon.
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All boats on a collision course must move to the right. This does not mean you can not take sensible line through bends but common sense is required.
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All boats on a collision course must turn to the right. This does not mean you can not take sensible line through bends but common sense is required.
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* Visible from all directions, i.e. ABOVE your bow and stern upturns.
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* Visible from all directions, i.e. located ABOVE your bow and stern upturns, not located behind them.
August 31, 2012, at 03:09 PM by 220.239.235.43 -
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It is a requirement of Maritime NSW that all boats have proper lighting between sunset and sunrise. For the Wednesday Night Time Trial on Lane Cove River this means lights are required for all time trials that are not in during daylight saving. Look out for emails form the committee on this. No matter what the date if your finish time is going to be after sunset you must have lights.
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It is a requirement of Maritime NSW that all boats have proper lighting between sunset and sunrise. For the Wednesday Night Time Trial on Lane Cove River this means lights are required for all time trials that are not in during daylight saving. Look out for emails form the committee on this. No matter what the date if your finish time is going to be after sunset you must have lights. \\
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All paddlers taking part in the Wednesday Night Time Trial must have a clearly visible boat number. This is important to help the time keepers do the difficult job of recording times. But more importantly it is critical that the time keepers are able to account for everyone. The LCRK reflective numbers are key to marking paddlers off as they go out and return, they also distinguish us from other paddlers on the river.
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All paddlers taking part in the Wednesday Night Time Trial must have a clearly visible boat number. This is important to help the time keepers do the difficult job of recording times. But more importantly it is critical that the time keepers are able to account for everyone. The LCRK reflective numbers are key to marking paddlers off as they go out and return, they also distinguish us from other paddlers on the river. \\
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* LCRK issue - reflective white on black
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* LCRK issued - reflective white on black
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* Visible from all directions. Note that bow upturns can conceal your front light, hiding you from oncoming paddlers.
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* Visible from all directions, i.e. ABOVE your bow and stern upturns.
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If you have any concerns stay with the paddler and call for assistance from other craft. If necessary, send another craft back to the start/finish line to get assistance from the starter. The club's procedures will be followed including issuing tow lines and first aid kit. If there is any serious concern, authorities will be contacted as per the club's written procedures.
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!!! Search Procedure
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All boats on a collision course must move to the right. This does not mean you can not take sensible line through bends but common sense is required.

When approaching a left-hand bend always assume that some that someone will be coming the other way and will need space between you and the bank.
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!!! Search Procedure
The following procedure is to be implemented in the event of a paddler being overdue during a Wednesday night time trial.
A paddler is deemed to be overdue if he/she has not returned to the start/finish point, or has not notified the timekeepers of his/her intention to return, by 8.15pm.
The Club President shall be the person responsible for controlling the search. If the President is unavailable, the hierarchy shall be the Wednesday night coordinator, then the rostered timekeeper.
A rescue kit, packed in a dry-bag and comprising the following items, shall be available for search teams: first aid kit, torch, mobile phone holder, map, emergency blanket, tape and tow-line, whistle, copy of procedure.
Procedure
1. A search party comprising 2 teams of at least 2 boats per team shall be appointed.
2. The last known whereabouts of the missing paddler shall be determined if possible. The search plan can be modified based on information available about the paddler's last known position.
3. One team shall be nominated as the “downstream team” and shall search from the launching pontoon to Figtree Bridge and return.
4. The other team shall be nominated as the “upstream team” and shall search from the launching pontoon to Fullers Bridge and return.
5. The downstream team shall be provided with the rescue kit.
6. Each team is to carry a mobile phone and at least 1 torch per boat. The search controller shall also have a mobile phone and the relevant numbers shall be exchanged between the teams and controller. The controller shall have a list of emergency phone numbers, eg. Water Police, Ambulance, etc.
7. Search teams shall depart at the instruction of the controller.
8. The upstream team shall continue downstream when the upstream leg has been satisfactorily searched. The intention here is to meet the downstream team on their return from Figtree Bridge.
9. The controller shall decide the frequency of communication required. For example, get the teams to report back when they have reached certain landmarks.
10. If the paddler is located, the controller is to be immediately notified of the paddler's condition and what steps are to be implemented to get the paddler back to the launching pontoon.
11. If the paddler needs medical attention, the Police and Ambulance are to be called immediately, and the search party is to remain with the paddler.
12. If both teams return to the launching pontoon without the missing paddler, the controller shall immediately notify the authorities and all persons shall remain at the launching pontoon.
August 31, 2012, at 03:02 PM by 202.126.102.101 -
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* Visible from all directions (Bow upturns often conceal the light from oncoming paddlers)
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* Visible from all directions. Note that bow upturns can conceal your front light, hiding you from oncoming paddlers.
August 31, 2012, at 02:59 PM by 202.126.102.101 -
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* Visible from all directions (Bow upturns often conceal the light from oncoming paddlers)
August 31, 2012, at 02:57 PM by 220.239.235.43 -
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''''+At LCRK safety is the top priority.+''''
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''''+At LCRK safety is the top priority.+'''' \\
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LCRK require all paddlers wear an approved PFD when paddling between sunset and sunrise. For the Wednesday Night Time Trial on Lane Cove River this means PFDs are required for all time trials that are not in during daylight saving. Look out for emails form the committee on this. No matter what the date if your finish time is going to be after sunset you must wear a PDF. more information available at: [[http://www.lifejacketwearit.com.au]]
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LCRK require all paddlers wear an approved PFD when paddling between sunset and sunrise. For the Wednesday Night Time Trial on Lane Cove River this means PFDs are required for all time trials that are not in during daylight saving. Look out for emails from the committee on this. No matter what the date if your finish time is going to be after sunset you must wear a PDF. more information available at: [[http://www.lifejacketwearit.com.au]]
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!!! !!! Assistance
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!!! Assistance
The most important aspect of safety is looking out for each other. If for any reason you suspect a paddler is in difficulty stop. If someone is in the water the first person to arrive must stay with them until they given the all-clear. (Times will be adjusted)
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* Not so bright that they cause discomfort to other paddlers

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''''+At LCRK safety is the top priority.+'''' \\
All
members must familiarise themselves with the clubs safety practices.
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''''+At LCRK safety is the top priority.+''''

All
members must familiarise themselves with the club's safety practices.
August 31, 2012, at 02:47 PM by 220.239.235.43 -
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!!! !!! Assistance
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It is a requirement of Maritime NSW that all paddlers wear an approved PFD when paddling between sunset and sunrise. For the Wednesday Night Time Trial on Lane Cove River this means PFDs are required for all time trials that are not in during daylight saving. Look out for emails form the committee on this. No matter what the date if your finish time is going to be after sunset you must wear a PDF. \\
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LCRK require all paddlers wear an approved PFD when paddling between sunset and sunrise. For the Wednesday Night Time Trial on Lane Cove River this means PFDs are required for all time trials that are not in during daylight saving. Look out for emails form the committee on this. No matter what the date if your finish time is going to be after sunset you must wear a PDF. more information available at: [[http://www.lifejacketwearit.com.au]]
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* Not so bright that they cause discomfort to other paddlers

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All paddlers taking part in the Wednesday Night Time Trial must have a clearly visible boat number. This is important to help the time keepers do the difficult job of recording times. But more importantly it is critical that the time keepers are able to account for everyone. The LCRK reflective numbers are key to marking paddlers off as they go out and return, they also distinguish us from other paddlers on the river.
Numbers must be:
* LCRK issue - reflective white on black
* Attached securely to the boat behind the paddler
* Be vertical and clearly visible from both sides

It is recommend that all boats have a permanent number holder bolted to the deck.
Temporary, suction cap number holders are available at the shed for $10
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!!! Known Hazards
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!!! Assistance
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!!! Known Hazards
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* Not so bright that they cause discomfort to other paddlers
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* Not so bright that they cause discomfort to other paddlers. Headlamps/torches are too bright and are not acceptable.
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At LCRK safety is the top priority.
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''''+At LCRK safety is the top priority.+'''' \\
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It is a requirement of Maritime NSW that all paddlers wear an approved PFD when paddling between sunset and sunrise. For the Wednesday Night Time Trial on Lane Cove River this means PFDs are required for all time trials that are not in during daylight saving. Look out for messages form the committee on this
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It is a requirement of Maritime NSW that all paddlers wear an approved PFD when paddling between sunset and sunrise. For the Wednesday Night Time Trial on Lane Cove River this means PFDs are required for all time trials that are not in during daylight saving. Look out for emails form the committee on this. No matter what the date if your finish time is going to be after sunset you must wear a PDF. \\
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It is a requirement of Maritime NSW that all boats have proper lighting between sunset and sunrise. For the Wednesday Night Time Trial on Lane Cove River this means lights are required for all time trials that are not in during daylight saving. Look out for emails form the committee on this. No matter what the date if your finish time is going to be after sunset you must have lights.

Lights must be:
* White
* Attached to the bow and stern of the boat (not the paddler)
* Not so bright that they cause discomfort to other paddlers
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At LCRK safety is the top priority.
All members must familiarise themselves with the clubs safety practices.

!!! Personal Flotation Device (aka PFD or Life Jacket)
It is a requirement of Maritime NSW that all paddlers wear an approved PFD when paddling between sunset and sunrise. For the Wednesday Night Time Trial on Lane Cove River this means PFDs are required for all time trials that are not in during daylight saving. Look out for messages form the committee on this

!!! Boat Lights


!!! Boat numbers


!!! Stay Right


!!! Known Hazards


!!! Search Procedure


!!! Rescue Kit


!!! Marathon Requirements


!!! Assistance