King's Harbour Master Portsmouth

LNTM No 97/22

1. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Queen's Harbour Master Portsmouth that a Cross Solent Swim will take place on Monday 5 September 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 is ‘SWIM CONTROL / REBEL ANCHORMAN’ MMSI 235016877 (LOA 10m blue multi role catamaran). There will be two other support vessels, ‘REBEL PROTECTOR’ MMSI 232029921, (LOA 8.5m dark blue RIB), ‘SHY SHARK’ (LOA 4.5m grey 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 1030 on Monday and completing by approximately 1330.

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 6 September 2022.

Thursday 01 Sep 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.