King's Harbour Master Portsmouth

LNTM No 59/21

1. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Queen's Harbour Master Portsmouth, that a Cross Solent Swim will take place on Saturday 21 August, between Gilkicker and Ryde Sands. 

2. One swimmer will be participating in the crossing. The swimmer will be accompanied by a kayaker acting as an individual support craft. The support vessel will be ‘SWIM CONTROL / AQUAHOLIC’, which is a grey tubed 7.8m RHIB. A listening watch will be maintained on VHF Ch11 and Ch12 throughout.

3. The swim route is from Ryde Sands to Gilkicker, starting at 0900 and completing by approximately 1200. 

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 22 August 2021.


Tuesday 17 Aug 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.