Barefoot ski racing - NSW Maritime has granted an exclusive use aquatic licence for the safe staging of the event on Manning River this weekend.
NSW Maritime Regional Manager North Coast James Green said boaters should avoid the area of the Manning River at Taree adjacent to Manning Waters Estate, Taree West between 9am and 5pm on both days of the weekend.
'This area will be exclusively for the safe staging of Australian Barefoot Racers Club Inc races,' Mr Green said.
'For safety reasons, skippers should avoid these areas as they will be restricted for the event and patrolled by control vessels.'
Mr Green said unauthorised vessels would not be permitted to enter the exclusive use area unless authorised by event organisers, a NSW Maritime Boating Safety Officer or a Police Officer.
NSW Maritime is part of Roads and Maritime Services. Maritime NSW website