King's Harbour Master Portsmouth

LNTM No 110/22

1. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the King’s Harbour Master Portsmouth, that a Cross Solent Swim will take place on Saturday 22 October 2022, between Gilkicker and Ryde Sands. 

2. There will be five swimmers, participating in the crossing. Each swimmer will be accompanied by a kayaker acting as an individual support craft. The main support vessel is ‘SWIM CONTROL / HAPPY DAYS TOO’ MMSI 23208062 (LOA 10.5m) a white motor boat. There will be two other support vessels ‘TAII WAZ’ (LOA 5.85m blue RHIB) and ‘PUFFIN’ (LOA 4.8m blue RHIB). A listening watch will be maintained on VHF Ch11 and Ch12 throughout.

3. The swim route is from Gilkicker to Ryde Sands, the swimmers will depart at 1400 and all swimmers should complete the crossing by approximately 1700. The support craft will display the International Code Flag ‘ALPHA’ while escorting the swimmers. 

4. 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. 

5. Cancel this Local Notice to Mariners 24 October 2022.


Wednesday 19 Oct 2022

King'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.