King's Harbour Master Portsmouth

LNTM No 82/22

1. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Queen's Harbour Master Portsmouth that a Cross Solent Swim will take place on Saturday 6 August 2022, between Gilkicker and Ryde Sands. In the event of adverse weather, the swim will be postponed until Sunday 7 August.

2. Three 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 / NOTUS’ MMSI 232043834 (LOA 6.5m blue RHIB). There will be two other support vessels, ‘LYNDA MARIE’ (LOA 7m grey RHIB), and ‘PHAME’ (LOA 5.8 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 0900 on Saturday (1000 on Sunday) and completing by approximately 1300 (1400 on Sunday).

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 8 August 2022.

Monday 01 Aug 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.