King's Harbour Master Portsmouth

LNTM No 58/21

1. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Queen's Harbour Master Portsmouth, that a Cross Solent Swim will take place on Saturday 14 August, between Gilkicker and Ryde Sands. 

2. Six 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 will be ‘SWIM CONTROL/ILLIOS’, which is a grey tubed 6m RHIB. There are two other support vessels, being ‘NORMAN B’, (LOA 4m) red/black RHIB, and ‘REBEL ANCHORMAN’, MMSI 235016877 (LOA 10m) catamaran. A listening watch will be maintained on VHF Ch11 and Ch12 throughout.

3. The swim route is from Gilkicker to Ryde Sands, starting at 0700 and completing by approximately 1100. 

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 16 August 2021.

Wednesday 11 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.