Tuesday 2 January 2024 – Monday 8 January 2024 and January 24 – February 11, inclusive.
Tickets on sale from 10am Monday 27th November 2023.
To book a West Beach Boat Ramp Access Day Pass, click here
WEST BEACH BOAT RAMP ACCESS DURING JANUARY AND FEBRUARY 2024
The Adelaide Sailing Club will host three major international sailing events as part of the International Laser Class Association (ILCA) World Championship Regatta at West Beach in January and February 2024.
For safety reasons, West Beach Parks is restricting public access to the West Beach Boat Ramp between 5.30am and 5.30pm from Tuesday, 2 January 2024 – Monday, 8 January 2024 and January 24 – February 11, inclusive.
During this period, a maximum of 50 recreational boat users will be given FREE access via an online ticketing system.
Outside these periods, bookings will not be required to access the boat ramp.
The boat ramp will remain open to emergency services, SA Sea Rescue and Surf Life Saving SA throughout this period. Additionally, there are no restrictions for commercial boat charters and commercial fishing vessels [conducting normal business activities].
West Beach Parks will continue to prioritise public safety and the integrity of the Regatta. If either is compromised, West Beach Parks reserves the right to reduce access further or close the Boat Ramp to the public.
To facilitate and coordinate safe access for all users, West Beach Parks staff, security and traffic management will be in attendance.
We acknowledge any inconvenience for users and tenants and, as an alternative, have negotiated the free use of the North Haven Boat Ramp for West Beach Parks permit holders during the closures.
Alternative boat ramps for recreational boaters in metropolitan Adelaide include O’Sullivan Beach, Largs North, Garden Island, North Haven, Outer Harbor and St Kilda. For enquiries about alternative boat ramps, contact the Department of Infrastructure and Transport DIT.Engagement@sa.gov.au / 1300 794 880.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
1. Boat Ramp Access Day Pass provides the ticket holder access to the West Beach boat ramp for their recreational boat between 5.30am and 5.30pm only on the designated day of the booking.
2. Access delays to the boat ramp for recreational boat users may occur depending on the international sailing racing events, conditions and requirements.
3. Traffic management will be on hand and all users of the boat harbour will be required to follow direction(s) from officials.
4. Boat ramp etiquette and safety rules apply, including boaties’ captains will need to prepare their boat and equipment, such as life jackets, before launching. If there is a line-up for launching, please be patient. Enter an anchorage or mooring area at a slow speed. Keep all trash and dispose of it appropriately.
5. Watch your wash. Keep your distance to at least 200 feet from the shoreline and other boaters to keep beach-goers safe and minimise jostling another vessel.
6. Public safety and the integrity of the international sailing regatta are the priorities for West Beach Parks in managing the boat ramp. If either is compromised, West Beach Parks reserves the right to reduce access or close the Boat Ramp to the public without notice.
Pursuant to Section 26 (1) of the Harbors and Navigation Act 1993 a licence has been graded to the Adelaide Sailing Club to conduct a sailing event on an area of water at West Beach extending 0.6 nautical miles from shore, adjacent to the West Beach boat ramp entrance( refer to diagram) between Monday 01 January and Saturday 10 February 2024 on the dates and time below.
For safety reason, vessels and persons not participating in the event are prohibited from entering the specified area of water between the dates and times outlined.