King's Harbour Master Portsmouth

LNTM No 40/21

1. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Queen's Harbour Master Portsmouth that a Cross Solent Swim will take place on Sunday 4 July 2021, between Gilkicker and Ryde Sands. 

2. Five swimmers will be participating in the crossing. Each swimmer will be accompanied by a kayaker acting as an individual support craft. The lead support vessel is a 10m blue multi role catamaran ‘Swim Control / REBEL ANCHORMAN’, MMSI 235016877. There are two other support vessels, being ‘NORMAN B’, (LOA 5m) red/black RHIB and ‘BLUETOOTH’ (LOA 8m) blue RHIB. A listening watch will be maintained on VHF Ch11 and Ch12 throughout.

3. The swim route is from Gilkicker to Ryde Sands, starting at 1130 and completing by approximately 1500. 

4. All support craft will display the International Code Flag ‘ALPHA’ while escorting the swimmers. 

5. Mariners are requested to keep a good lookout and pass well clear of the swimmers and the support craft during their crossing of the Solent. 

6. Cancel this Local Notice to Mariners 6 July 2021.


Tuesday 29 Jun 2021

Queen's Harbour Master

Owners, Agents, Charterers, Marinas, Yacht Clubs and Recreational Sailing Organisations should ensure that the contents of this Notice are made known to the masters or persons in charge of their vessels or craft.