Operational Plan & Safety Management Plan
Operational Plan will be updated close to the Rowathon Day
RFDS Operation Pelican Inc. Flying Doctor Rowathon
October 5, 2019
The aim of this event is to ensure the safe, enjoyable and environmentally responsible behaviour of all waterborne personnel involved with the Rowing Marathon.
R.F.D.S Operation Pelican Inc
Wentworth District Rowing Club
There will be a number of Support Vehicles following the crews with UHF Radios and also Mobile Phones.
Program for the day
Date: 5th October 2019
Starting Time: 6.00am
Starting Location: Private property East of Trentham Cliffs
Crews will row downstream on the Murray River from the 904 Km river marker to Mildura Rowing Club lawns, stop for crew changes and morning tea then row through lock 11 to Coomealla Golf Club landing where they will stop for lunch. Then they will row down the Murray to the junction with the Darling River and up the Darling to finish at WDRC.
Finishing Location: Wentworth District Rowing Club
R.F.D.S. Operation Pelican Inc. will record crews departing at the start, and will also check
boats in and out at morning tea, lunch, and also at the finish line.
The RFDS Operation Pelican committee will coordinate:
Ø Support Crew Responsibility
Ø Mildura RFDS first aid will be stationed on the river to access Ambulance and other necessary support crews
All communications to ambulance and police will be managed by Mildura RFDS
Wentworth District Rowing Club – 3 boats, 2 people per boat
Rowing clubs 1-2 boats, 2 people per boat
We expect to have approx 20 - 25 rowing boats and will start boats at approx 30 second intervals with a 1 minute gap after each 5 boats and our aim is for each group of 5 boats to have a support boat and to monitor each other’s progress. All coxes will have a copy of the relevant Murray and Darling River Charts to guide them along the rivers. They will also be briefed before the start to ensure all understand the safety plan including communication and emergency access points.
SAFETY ACCESS POINTS FOR TRANSPORT
Wentworth Ambulance will have details of the rowing course and they are aware of access points along both rivers.
Sturt Hwy Gol Gol
Mildura Rowing Club Lawns
Coomealla Golf Club Coomealla
Laza Way House Boats Coomealla
Sturt Hwy Curlwaa
Wentworth Rowing Club Wentworth
BREAKS OVER THE LENGTH OF THE COURSE
Morning Tea – Mildura Rowing Club Lawns, Mildura
Lunch - Coomealla Golf Club river landing, Coomealla
Finish - Wentworth Rowing Club, Wentworth
Organisers, Support Crews, On Land and Participants on the River will have Radio and mobile phone communication for the Entire Course.
Any Further Information Please contact Sam Cross on 0408 596 390 or
Bob Symons on 0412 256 344
Any Further Information please contact Sam Cross on 0408 596 390 or
Bob Symons on 0412 256 344
SAFETY MANAGEMENT PLAN
The file below has the RFDS Operation Pelican Inc. Safety Management Plan in the format as issued by Rowing Victoria. This was updated in July 2019.