Blue Water Challage

Safety Beach Ocean Bungalows

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Thankyou for your interest in the 2013 International Australian Bluewater Freediving Classic Spearfishing Competition.

 

This premier pelagic spearfishing competition will be held at Woolgoolga NSW March 15-17 2013.

 

We look forward to the event with great anticipation as it is expected many top divers will attend. Great prizes from many different companies as listed above have been donated with great kindness and generosity to spur you all on.

 

The Top Diver this year will be awarded a trip for two (flights and Accom only) to fiji thanks to hotels.com

 

The Rules have been formulated as follows in the accompanying pages

 

To those that have been before, changes of note are, 

1-     Diving in the Solitary Islands Park is permitted on the Friday prior to the event

2-     No Saturday night dinner will be provided.

3-     International teams have formally been invited

4-     The event is now sanctioned by both USFA and AUF and therefore current membership with either organization is satisfactory.

 

 

This event is predominantly a Boat oriented event BUT many divers in the past have done well shore based.

 

 

We hope you join us and we wish you luck

 

Blue Water Classic Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROGRAM for 2013 BWC, Woolgoolga

FRIDAY


Boat Safety and equipment check

Random checks may be carried out by the NSW Waterways Authority officials. The check could be done by boat owners prior to the Classic, by taking their vessel to any N.S.W. Waterways Authority Office and getting checked and labelled with a Safety Check sticker. Boat seaworthiness, radio, flares, life jackets, water, V sheet, bucket and lanyard, oars, compass, map of the area, etc need to be checked. Every boat captain needs to be licensed. All boats MUST carry public liability insurance to protect their owners.


3:00-5:00 pm Venue- WOOLGOOLGA RSL CLUB (has a big helicopter out the front)

REGISTRATION. All competitors must register their attendance at this time. Personal attendance at the registration day is COMPULSORY. Fees will include sign on fee, lunch on both days of competition, Presentation Night dinner, a unique "Classic" T-Shirt. Guests wishing to attend the Presentation dinner will be charged $30.00 payable at this time.
All competitors registered will receive a T-Shirt and tickets to functions on arrival.
PAIRS NAMES MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE OFFICIALS BY 3.00 pm on this day!
Coffs Harbour Bluewater Freedivers strongly recommends all divers dive in pairs for safety.


3.00 pm FISH IDENTIFICATION AND RULES EXPLAINED

All competitors are expected to attend at this time.
A Solitary Islands Marine Parks Liaison officer may give a talk on the Marine Park laws.
A presentation may be given with slides/film on fish identification.
Any queries on the rules will be answered by the Classic Committee or Match Referee.

 5:00 pm Official activities should be concluded for the day.


Day 1 - SATURDAY

5:30 am
All competitors to assemble at Woolgoolga Beach Boat Ramp for official sign on, time check and briefing.

7.00 am COMPETITION TRAVELLING TIME COMMENCES
After the signal of competition start, all competitors must leave Woolgoolga beach by boat to fish. Any person wishing to rock hop must apply to the event organisers for special permission to travel by means other than boat from Woolgoolga.

7.30 am
No diver is to enter the water before 7.30 am to allow all divers to reach their dive-sites in vessels of varying speed and power. A penalty of disqualification from the day's event will be imposed on any diver shown to have entered the water before this time. Boat captains have the duty of keeping their crew out of the water until 7.30 am.

2.00 pm SIGN OFF
All persons fishing the competition must return to Woolgoolga beach by boat and sign off personally at Woolgoolga beach before 2.00 pm. Any person who arrives later than 2.00 pm to sign off will be disqualified from that days event. All fish to be bagged prior to bringing fish into the weigh-in area. All fish entering the sealed off weigh in area must be presented for weigh in. Weigh-in/auction to commence ASAP at Woolgoolga Beach Reserve. Recreational competition permit forms to be filled in by all competitors and handed in, prior to leaving the weigh-in area.

 


Day 2 - SUNDAY

5:30 am
All competitors to assemble at Woolgoolga Beach Boat Ramp for official sign on. Reclaim previous day's bags for use from weigh-in official.

7.00 am COMPETITION TRAVELLING TIME COMMENCES
See Saturday same time

2 pm SIGN OFF
See Saturday same time

6:30 pm SUNDAY NIGHT DINNER & PRESENTATION
VENUE – WOOLGOOLGA RSL CLUB
Dress: Semi Formal

PRESENTATION NIGHT DINNER. This will be a very special evening. It is planned to have VIP’s to present the prizes, medals, and trophies to the winners. The cost of the Presentation night is included in the sign on fee for competitors. Other persons wishing to attend this night will be charged $30.00 per person PAYABLE on REGISTRATION DAY. Tickets will not be available on the night.


CANCELLATION OF EVENTS:

In the event of cancellation of Saturday's event due to weather, only one day's fishing would be scored (Sunday). Pairs would be scored on Sunday as per program.
If Saturday's event is run and Sunday's event is cancelled, then Pairs would be scored on Saturday’s fishing. No other fishing time would occur. Presentation dinner would occur on Sunday night as scheduled.
If both Saturday and Sunday's events are cancelled due to weather, then the event would be deemed to be postponed to May. Competitors not able to return in May, would receive a refund of money by mail after all expenses incurred to date have been paid in full. The amount of refund will be at the total discretion of the event organiser.

 

 

 

 

The 2013 Australian Bluewater Freediving Classic

Competition Rules

  1. All competitors must not fish by any means before the Official starting time on the days of competition.
  2. All competitors must be insured by a recognized Insurance Policy for death or injury due to the obvious hazards involved in the sport of freediving and spearfishing.
  3. Boats may have a boat captain present in the boat at all times during the competition hours. Only competitors are allowed to enter the water during the competition.
  4. Boats are to be arranged by competitors. The organisers take no responsibility for arranging any boat rides. It is the responsibility of each diver and boat owners to ensure their boats are equipped with the safety gear required by Maritime Services Board regulations. Minimum safety equipment required by the maritime Services Board includes Personal Flotation Devices (PFD) one per person on board, EPIRB, Radio-marine band transceiver (27 MHz), fitted with rowlocks and paddles or oars, Bucket or Bailer minimum 9 litres with a lanyard attached, or bilge pump fitted to boat and operational, anchor and line attached, fire extinguisher, distress flares (2) and smoke flares (2), Distress V Sheet, fresh water ( 2 litres per person on board), compass, appropriate chart or map (a map of the Solitary Islands Marine Park). Floating torch. All vessels are to monitor their 27 MHz radios on channel 88 (27.880).
  5. All boat drivers must be licensed as required by Maritime Services Board regulations.
  6. All vessels competing in this event must depart from Woolgoolga beach boat ramp on each day of fishing and return to same.
  7. No competitor is to enter the water on any day of competition prior to 7.30 am.
  8. Safety boats are not to be used to transport fish. Any person using a safety boat would be automatically disqualified. Being towed in by a safety vessel would not disqualify a crew from any day's event provided that the crew arrived at Woolgoolga beach before 2 pm.
  9. All vessels engaged in spearfishing activities during the competition shall fly, clearly visible above the vessel, an International Code A (blue/white) flag measuring a minimum of 750 mm x 500 mm clearly visible above the vessel and a minimum height of 600 mm above windscreens or cabins.
  10. No boat diver is to land either on the Coastline or any of the Islands within the Solitary Islands Marine Park during competition hours (except in an emergency).
  11. All vessels in the competition are to display "Identification Decal" (supplied at registration if implemented) on the top of the foredeck. If the boat has no foredeck, a suitable platform of 600 mm x 600 mm must be fixed to the foremost position of the vessel. No equipment is to obscure the "Decal".
  12. Any Advertising Decals Supplied by Major Sponsors must be displayed forward on all boats for promotional purposes
  13. Burleying is permitted. Only burley obtained in the water at the competition site during the hours of competition is to be used. No burley is to be taken from land.
  14. A sheathed knife is to be carried by each competitor during the hours of the competition.
  15. A float, colored RED, ORANGE OR YELLOW is to be towed by each competitor. An international letter "A" flag must be fixed to each competitors float and weighted so as to fly vertical at all times - even in windy conditions, and is to be used during the duration of the competition. Flag dimensions minimum size 300 mm x 250 mm with base a minimum of 200 mm above the surface of the water.
    Each diver's float and knife must be presented at the signing on area each morning, prior to the commencing of the day's event if requested.
  16. A competitors personal float may be capable of supporting him/her with the competitor
    wearing a maximum of: :- swimming costume, wetsuit, fins snorkel and mask.
  17. Divers should dive in pairs for safety reasons during the duration of the competition.
  18. Fish must not be tethered to the body.
  19. All fish must be captured by a single competitor using a spear, speargun or similar device or by hand.
  1. No breathing aid other than a snorkel shall be permitted.
  2. Guns fired by the discharge of compressed or explosive gases into water are forbidden.
  3. The use of explosives, torches, poison or electricity in the capture of fish is forbidden. Competitors may carry powerheads for personal protection, provided they satisfy all legal requirements of the state of New South Wales law in allowing their use.
  4. Competitors must be immersed in the water at the time of spearing of any fish.
  5. The use of caddies (assistants) during the course of competition is illegal.
  6. Assisted catches are not allowed. All fish must be taken unassisted by the diver weighing them in.
  7. Competitors must not enlist transport for their fish by another boat back to the weigh in, unless they accompany their catch with all their equipment.
  8. Competitors must not load their guns out of water.
  9. Competitors must not discharge their guns for any purpose other than for underwater fishing for safety reasons.
  10. Competitors must not carry loaded guns on floats.
  11. When not in use spear heads and knives must at all times be sheathed in an adequate manner. Snorkels are an adequate cover for spear heads out of the water.
  12. A diver must remain within 30m of his/her float when he/she is at or near the surface of the water.
  13. All competitors must carry safety gear as mentioned as in Rules 14-15.
  14. Rockhopping is allowed. Any rockhopper competing must have in their possession during the competition all the required safety gear.
  15. All competitors must sign off at Woolgoolga Beach VRO before 2 pm on the day of Competition. Any person late to sign off will be disqualified from the day's event.
  16. All fish presented for weigh in are to be a minimum of 45 cm (18 inches) in length, with the exception of Spanish Mackeral, Spotted Mackeral, dolphinfish and Yellowtail Kingfish whose minimum legal lengths must be adhered to.
  17. Only fish listed on the species list (as defined at registration day) are eligible for weighing.
  18. Fish speared in traps, nets or on lines shall be ineligible for weigh in.
  19. Only one of each species listed on the species list to be weighed in per competitor/day.
  20. In the event of a tied final score for any position in any event or category, the competitor with the greatest number of scoring species over the two days will be placed ahead of another competitor. Should this not decide the placing's, then the competitor with the heaviest fish or subsequent fish will be declared the winner.
  21. In the pairs event, the total score of each pair shall be added to determine the winners. In the event of a tied score for any place, the pair with the greater number of scoring species will be placed ahead. Should this not decide the placing's then the Pair with the heaviest fish or subsequent fish will be declared the winner.
  22. The procedure for identifying the catch for the weighing in shall be as follows;
    a) Before signing on each competitor shall be provided with a set of identifying tags. All tags may be used to identify fish except one. The last tag shall be carried on the competitors float at all times. The tags shall be attached in such a way that the inscription can be read at any time. The penalty for not having a tag on display in this way shall be disqualification from the day's event.
    b) The competitor is responsible to ensure that his\her fish are securely bagged and wired with one of his/her identifying tags.
  23. Any competitor entering the sealed off weigh-in area with their catch shall be deemed to have presented those fish for weigh in.
  24. The competitor or his/her agent should watch the weigh in of their catch. If neither are available, the Match Referee will designate someone to do so.
  25. All fish weighed in become the property of the organisers to be sold at auction.
  26. Notwithstanding the above, where a ruling is required that is not covered above, the competition rules of the AUF shall apply.
  27. CRITICAL SAFETY RULE – PLEASE NOTE!!!

All boats returning to the beach at any time on Saturday or Sunday shall stop beyond the breaking waves and carefully note the location of any swimmers or surfers. Boats shall then approach the beach at a speed not greater than the average wave speed. Any boat that the match referee considers to have not taken adequate consideration of swimmer and surfer locations prior to returning to the surf zone, and/or to have approached the beach at a speed greater than the average wave speed, shall be deemed to have acted in a manner dangerous to swimmers and surfers, and may be disqualified at the discretion of the match referee. (ie. Boats shall carefully assess the situation from behind the surf zone, approach the beach on the back of a wave, and in general shall not proceed over the face of any wave unless absolutely necessary for safety reasons).

Competition Rules - Penalties

All Australian Underwater Federation A and B section rules of competition will apply.

  • A penalty will be incurred by any competitor who enters the sealed off weigh in area with a fish less than 450mm long
    PENALTY: 50 POINTS
  • A penalty will be incurred by any competitor proven to have been in the water prior to the official water entry time of 7.30am on either day of competition , or anyone who returns after 2pm to the weigh in ring.
    PENALTY: DISQUALIFICATION FROM ALL EVENTS
  • A penalty will be incurred by any competitor who takes or presents any fish weighing less than the legal minimum length.( prescribed by State Fisheries Laws.)
    PENALTY: DISQUALIFICATION FROM ALL EVENTS
  • A penalty will be imposed on any competitor proven to have been fishing in any of the Sanctuary Zones of the Solitary Islands Marine Park.
    PENALTY: DISQUALIFICATION FROM ALL EVENTS
  • A penalty will be imposed on any competitor who takes any fish on the list of Protected Species for New South Wales as set out in the NSW State Fisheries Regulations.
    PENALTY: DISQUALIFICATION FROM ALL EVENTS.

COMPETITION OFFICIALS

FISHING REFEREE TBA
SIGN/SIGN OFF CLERK TBA
TIMEKEEPER TBA
WEIGHMASTER TBA

Each Official may have assistants as required.

PROTESTS

  1. In the Australian Bluewater Classic all protests including those involving discrepancies in the score sheets must be notified within one (1) hour of the weigh in being concluded by the Fishing Referee. Notice of release of score sheets must be prominently displayed by the Fishing Referee on the outside western wall of the V.R.O. hall . The time of release shall be as soon as practical after the weighing-in of all competitors fish.
  2. All protests during the "Classic" shall be handed in writing to the Fishing Referee who shall ensure they are in order prior to presentation to the Organizing Committee. The Organising Committee shall consist of up to five persons including the Fishing Referee who shall preside as Chairman over the meeting, and present to it all relevant details after investigation, and indicate where applicable rules and regulations pertaining to the matter apply.
  3. Protests in this competition may be made by any competitor or official, and must be handed to the Fishing Referee or appointed Deputy no later than one hour from the time of conclusion of the weigh-in for the day's event.
  4. All protests must be in writing, dated and complete with the name and signature of the person protesting.
  5. Protests in this competition must be accompanied by a fee of Aus $25 to be refunded if the protest is upheld, or at the discretion of the Committee if the protest is rejected.
  6. In the case of exceptional circumstances for which no provision has been made in the Rules, the Committee may, on protest from the competitor concerned, use it's discretion to lift a disqualification and impose a different penalty.

 

General Rules

Prior to departure to the dive sites each competitor shall sign his/her name on the sign on/off record sheets held by the Sign On/Off Clerk or Deputy and shall sign his/her name off the sign on/off record sheet at the completion of each day of the event. The Sign on/off Clerk shall ensure a copy of the sign on/off record sheets are available for competitors to use during the duration of the competition at the VRO office at Woolgoolga Beach boat ramp for competitors to use to sign off early.

If the record sheet is not signed, the competitor is considered not to have entered the event. Competitors arriving late (after the stipulated sign on time) must follow the registration and sign on procedure and will then be allowed to enter the competition without further restrictions.
During the fifteen (15) minutes immediately prior to the notified start time a briefing shall be arranged and the timekeeper shall announce to all competitors;

a) the current time
b) the approximate time until the start of the competition
c) the exact time of the conclusion of the competition.

and then the Fishing Referee shall announce all relevant details including;

a) depositing of fish
b) starting and finishing procedure
c) any safety procedures, weather predictions, local dangers or area limits designated important to the competitors.

At a signal from the Timekeeper that the competition has begun competitors may leave the defined start area and be permitted to travel by road to any point in the confines of the Solitary Islands Marine Park to rockhop only.

The Fishing Referee will appoint observers who will report any breaches of the Rules to the Organizer or his Deputy. The observers will be on duty from one (1) hour prior to the competition start, until one (1) hour after the conclusion.

The Weighmaster is responsible for ensuring all fish which are deposited at the designated fish depositing points are transferred to the weigh in area and weighed on scales which are in Government test. A single set of scales will be used wherever possible, but should it be impracticable to weigh very large fish on these scales, a second set of scales may be used.
The Weighmaster must ensure all competitor's fish are treated in the same way after being deposited by the competitors. In particular no competitor's fish shall be allowed to be kept in water unless all competitor's fish are kept in water.

Only officials appointed by the Weighmaster may handle, process or record fish. Fish may be tailed by slicing off all or part of the tail fin after weighing.
The Weighmaster or his Deputy must ensure all fish are washed in water before being placed on the weighing scale. Only the weighmaster shall handle fish for measurement or weighing purposes.
The Fishing Referee shall ensure there are sufficient supplies at the fish deposit points to securely bag or wire all fish to be weighed in.

The procedure for the conclusion of the competition shall be as follows;

(a)   Competitors shall deposit their final batch of fish at the designated deposit point and then sign off on the record sheet held by the Sign On/Off clerk at any time before the Timekeeper signals the end of the competition. A competitor may be signed off by the Sign On/Off Clerk only if the competitor is clearly within the designated competition finish area. It is the competitors responsibility to ensure he/she is properly signed off. Once a competitor enters the sealed off weigh in area, all fish in his possession shall be deemed to have been presented for weigh in.
(b) After signing off a competitor may not dive in the water in the competition area and may neither deposit more fish nor interfere with fish previously deposited in the weigh in area.
c) The timekeeper shall signal clearly and loudly (by starting gun, siren, bell or horn) the end of the competition. If during the hours of the competition , a radio message is broadcast on 27.880 MHz signaling the end of the competition by the Event Organizer, all competitors must cease fishing and return to Woolgoolga Beach. This would only occur in an emergency.
d) Whilst failure to sign off before the Timekeeper signals the end of competition means automatic disqualification, it is still necessary for late competitors to sign off. A competitor who has failed to sign off within one (1) hour of the conclusion of an event shall be disqualified from all events remaining in the series, unless an acceptable reason is given to the jury.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 2013 Australian Bluewater Freediving Classic

Score System

100 Points per species + 10 Points per KG (1 point per 100 gms) = SCORE.

Plus BONUS SCORE: -
Every fish weighed over 10kg scores 50 bonus points. Every fish over 20kg scores 100 bonus points

ONLY ONE OF EACH SPECIES LISTED ON THE SCORESHEET TO BE PRESENTED AND WEIGHED PER COMPETITOR PER DAY

The marine life in this reserve is precious to all. To this end we must all ensure that everything is done to preserve it for future generations. Hence the very selective specie list of fish.

ALL FISH MINIMUM LENGTH 45 CM. (18 INCHES)
As this is the minimum legal size for Mulloway in N.S.W., it is to be the minimum size for all fish in this competition, with the exception of the following due to state regulations:

  • Yellowtail Kingfish - 65cm
  • Mahi Mahi (dolphinfish) - 60cm
  • Spanish Mackeral – 75cm
  • Spotted Mackeral- 60cm

All boats must have some measuring device in them to allow competitors to measure all fish taken during the comp. Any fish found not measuring at least 18 inches (45 cm) in overall length will not be weighed in, (except above as mentioned) and a penalty recorded.

  1. This system of fish sizing is chosen for four reasons:-
    To be an environmentally responsible form of tournament by
            a) choosing fish above legal size bag limits and,
            b) choosing pelagic ocean going species.
  2. To keep with the theme of the event, that is, a Bluewater Hunters Meet.
  3. All competitors will know before they weigh in how many species they have that can be weighed in (by the minimum length).
  4. To speed up the weigh in.

Total no. species weighed X 100 + Total weight in kgs X 10 = SCORE plus any Bonus score.

MAXIMUM POINTS PER FISH - no set limits

FISHING AREA:- ANYWHERE, except where prohibited by zoning regulations such as Sanctuary Zones. See Marine Park booklet for details.

THE PELAGIC FISH ARE MOST PROLIFIC, THE WATER TEMPERATURE typically 22-26 CELSIUS, AND THE VISIBILITY RANGES FROM 30 to 100 + FEET (10-30+ METRES), THE OPTIMUM TIME TO HOLD SUCH AN EVENT.

 


Registration

NOTE: REGISTRATION FEES DO NOT INCLUDE BOAT COSTS OR NSW FISHING LICENCE.

ALL COMPETITORS $195, JUNIORS $100 IF PAYMENT IS RECEIVED POSTMARKED PRIOR TO 4th March 2011. THE COST OF ENTRY AFTER THIS DATE WILL BE $225 FOR ALL SENIOR COMPETITORS AND $130 FOR JUNIORS.

The fee will include sign on fee, lunch on both days of competition, Presentation Night Dinner, a Programme, and a special event T Shirt.
Registration of competitors will be in Five (5) categories for men:-

  • Juniors 15- 17 years as at 18th March 2011
  • Intermediate 18 - 24 years as at 18th March 2011
  • Seniors 25-44 years as at 18th March 2011
  • Veterans 45-54 years as at 18th March 2011
  • Masters 55+ years as at 18th March 2011
  • Ladies age is open

These categories will give divers of all ages a chance at some major Prizes and Trophies.

Note:- ALL competitors are eligible to win prizes in the age Category they qualify for at Registration, plus the Open category, Pairs, and Largest of species.

ALL AUSTRALIAN PARTICIPANTS MUST BE FINANCIAL MEMBERS OF THE Australian Underwater Federation (AUF) and/or the Underwater Skindivers and Fishermans Association Inc (USFA).

Any person wishing to compete , not a member of the A.U.F. or U.S.F.A. would be allowed to provided he/she

  • Joined the AUF or USFA at Registration and took out Personal Accident Insurance and
  • Agree to abide by the rules of the Organisers for the duration of the meet.

As this event is promoted as an International event, no limits will be imposed on the number of overseas competitors that can sign on. International divers wishing to compete would be welcomed, and assisted wherever possible to enjoy their stay. The only provision put on overseas competitors is that they be insured . This could be achieved by a number of methods.

  • If they are members of CMAS, or an affiliated organization, then the cost of diver insurance through AUF would be only $15 if needed.
  • If they are not financial members of a CMAS AFFILIATED ORGANIZATION, then they would be required to join the AUF.

Documentation MUST be produced by each international competitor to convince the Organisers that each competitor has Personal Accident Insurance to cover diving accidents, or they must take out coverage at their cost!
As it would be primarily a boat event, all divers competing would want to be accommodated in boats. Organisers wil assist international divers in allocation to a boat and/or assist in charter of a suitable vessel

B.Y.O. BOAT AUSSIE DIVERS!
Prizes are drawn for boat owners.

2013 AUSTRALIAN BLUEWATER FREEDIVING CLASSIC

 

ENTRY FORM

 

WOOLGOOLGA BEACH 15th – 17th March 2013

P.O. BOX 408 Woolgoolga NSW 2456 AUSTRALIA

Mark Kallman Mobile: 0410 648066  Email: debsmark@hotmail.com

 

 

 

First name: ___________________________________ Surname: ____________________________­­_____________

 

Age at 15th March 2013: _______ Date of Birth: ____________ Chest Measurement (cm/T-Shirt Size): _____________

 

Address: ___________________________________________ City: _______________________________________

 

State: _____________ Postcode: _____________ Country: ______________________________________________

 

Club Affiliation: _________________________________ AUF/CMAS Number: _______________________________

 

Occupation: __________________________________ Phone Number: ____________________________________

 

Mobile: __________________________________ Email Address: ________________________________________

 

The event organisers take no responsibility for organising boat needs for any competitors.

 

Nominated Pairs   1) _____________________________________ 2) _____________________________________

(All divers enter as individuals, plus pairs if desired.  Pairs will be scored on Day 1 of competition)

I assume entry into this event at my own risk. In consideration of my participation, I intend to be legally bound.  I do hereby for myself, my heirs, executors, administrators and assigns, release and forever discharge any and all rights and claims of damage I may have or hereafter accrue to me against the organising committee members, Coffs Harbour Bluewater Freedivers Club members and executive, sponsors or any other individuals or groups involved in co-ordinating and organising this event, for defamation, and any and all damages/injuries which may be sustained by me in connection with participation in any Australian Bluewater Freediving Classic. I further attest and verify that I am physically fit, am enjoying good health, and have sufficient expertise for participation in this event.  I acknowledge that the sport of spearfishing has inherent dangers, such as shallow water blackout, marine creature’s bites and stings, the danger and possible serious injury from a boat colliding with my boat, myself, and/or my crew, and the risk of injury to me whilst diving.

"A boat captain who is in command of your vessel for the duration of each day's fishing is highly recommended by the organizers. It is also highly recommended that all divers dive in strict buddy pairs."

 

SIGNED ________________________________________ DATE _________________________

 

If the applicant is under the age of 18 years, a parent/guardian is to co-sign the application form.  Parent and/or guardian, agrees to indemnify and hold harmless all persons and groups/organisations as noted above from any and all damages received in the event if the entrant is a minor.

 

PARENT/GUARDIAN ____________________________________

 

Entry Fee – $195.00 if moneys received postmarked prior to 2nd March 2013 (Juniors under 18 years $100.00 on the 2nd March 2013) $225.00 if moneys received postmarked after 2nd March 2013 (Juniors under 18 years $130.00 on the 2nd March 2013).  Payment must be by cheque or money order ONLY and made payable to:  Freediving Classic Account.  Credit cards NOT ACCEPTED.

 

Refunds will only be allowed at the discretion of the event organisers.  All competitors MUST personally sign on at the WOOLGOOLGA RSL CLUB on Friday 15th March  3.00 pm - 5.00 pm unless prior arrangements are made. Briefing begins at 3.00pm promptly

LATE REGISTRATION INCURS $50.00 PENALTY.

 

PLEASE ENSURE YOU READ THE PROGRAM FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2013 BlueWater Classic Competition Species List

 

All fish to be weighed in must come from the following list

Fish not included on this list cannot be presented or attain any score in the competition

 

ALBACORE

ALMACO JACK

ALL AMBERJACK

ALL BARRACUDA

ALL BONITO

COBIA (BLACK KINGFISH)

DOLPHINFISH

JOBFISH

KINGFISH Yellowtail

MACKEREL Spanish

MACKEREL Grey (Broadbarred)

MACKEREL Shark

MACKEREL Spotted

MARLIN Blue

MARLIN Black

MARLIN Stripped

MULLOWAY

PENNANT FISH

QUEENFISH

RAINBOW RUNNER

SAILFISH

SNAPPER

SWORDFISH

SAMSON FISH

ALL TREVALLY

TAILOR

ALL TUNA SPECIES

WAHOO