King's Harbour Master Portsmouth

LNTM No 88/22

1. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Queen's Harbour Master Portsmouth, that a Cross Solent Swim will take place on Thursday 18 August 2022, between Gilkicker and Ryde Sands. 

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 / TJ’ MMSI 232017924 (LOA 8.5m black and grey RHIB). There will be one other support vessel, ‘RB1’ (LOA 4.0m red/yellow inflatable).  A listening watch will be maintained on VHF Ch11 and Ch12 throughout.

3. The swim route is from Gilkicker to Ryde Sands, starting at 1400 and completing by approximately 1700. 

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 19 August 2022.


Monday 15 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.