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27Permits for water skiing and wake boarding

(1)The Authority may on application by any person issue a permit authorising that person and if the Authority thinks fit such other person or persons as is or are named in the application to engage in water skiing or wake boarding in a zone.

(2)A permit shall state whether it relates to water skiing or wake boarding.

(3)The applicant for a permit shall provide such information as the Authority may reasonably require as to—

(a)the applicant and (where the permit is sought in respect of the applicant and any other person or persons), the other person or persons;

(b)the water skis, wake boards, towing vessel and other equipment to be used;

(c)(where the permit is required in connection with an event), the event;

and such other matters as the Authority may specify.

(4)A permit may authorise the holder to engage in water skiing or wake boarding within one or more zones (which shall be specified in the permit).

(5)A permit—

(a)shall be valid for such period as may be specified in the permit; and

(b)may be issued subject to such reasonable conditions as may be so specified.

(6)The conditions subject to which a permit is issued may include conditions—

(a)requiring the holder to maintain a policy of insurance complying with the requirements of Schedule 3;

(b)requiring the holder to supply information (including information as to any policy of insurance) on request to the Authority;

(c)requiring the holder to be a member of an organisation which requires as a condition of membership that members observe adequate standards of safety when engaging in water skiing or wake boarding;

(d)requiring the holder to observe any conditions specified in a resolution passed under section 26;

(e)making requirements as to the manner in which the holder may carry out water skiing or wake boarding, including requirements for the avoidance of danger to the holder or other persons or of damage to land or other property;

(f)making requirements as to the design or nature of the vessel or the equipment to be used in carrying out water skiing or wake boarding;

and such other reasonable conditions, including conditions making requirements as to the holder of the permit and any person (not being the holder) who navigates, or is towed by, any towing vessel, as the Authority thinks fit.

(7)The Authority may charge reasonable fees for the issue of permits.

(8)Without prejudice to the power of the Authority to refuse a permit on any other grounds, the Authority may refuse a permit if the number of permits already in force is equal to or exceeds the maximum number from time to time determined by the Authority for the purposes of this Act.

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