King's Harbour Master Portsmouth

LNTM No 63/22

1. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Queen's Harbour Master Portsmouth that a Cross Solent Swim will take place on Tuesday 14 June 2022, between Ryde Sands and Gilkicker. 

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 ‘SWIM CONTROL / WANDERER II’, MMSI 235003635 (LOA 16m) a red MFV.   There will be two other support vessels, ‘SILK’ (LOA 6m) a white sailing yacht, and ‘OFFDUTY’, (LOA 6.3m) a black/white 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 1420 and completing by approximately 1800.

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 15 June 2022.


Friday 10 Jun 2022

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.