Open Events held at Outer Harbour (message from the President)
Brenton Thain and I recently discussed the difficulties encountered at the VLCC Opens on April 22 and June 03 with trains disrupting both events.
It was agreed that if the train problem could not be alleviated VLCC would cease to use this course for Open races.
He plans to approach the rail authority with a view to negotiating a “window” which would allow an uninterrupted race.
Failing this Brenton has advised SAMCA that VLCC will have to source another Open race venue.
On another matter an issue arose with SAPOL on June 03 at the same venue. An ambulance was called to attend to a fallen rider prior to race start. SAPOL was advised by emergency services and the officer in attendance emphasised the following:
. the second rider who was uninjured should not have left the scene (even though he was asked by the injured party to ride to the race start to advise her partner)
. while the officer was present the race commenced and he noted that riders were passing the emergency vehicles ( flashing lights) faster than the legislated 25kph
. in the case of a road accident involving injuries, parties must report details to SAPOL within 90 minutes