King's Harbour Master Portsmouth

LNTM No 122/23

1. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the King's Harbour Master Portsmouth that a Cross Solent Swim will take place on Saturday 21 October 2023 between Gilkicker and Ryde Sands.

2. Two swimmers will be participating in the crossing. Each swimmer will be accompanied by a kayaker acting as an individual support craft. The support vessel is ‘SWIM CONTROL / CASCADE’ (LOA 7m dark blue motorboat), callsign MALV6 , MMSI 235011282. A listening watch will be maintained on VHF Ch11 and Ch12 throughout.

3. The swim route is from Gilkicker to Ryde Sands, starting at 0800 and completing by approximately 1100.

4. In case of poor weather on Saturday 21 October the swim will be postponed until Sunday 22 October starting at 0900 and completing by 1200.

5. All support craft will display the International Code Flag ‘ALPHA’ while escorting the swimmers.

6. 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.

7. Cancel this Local Notice to Mariners 23 October 2023.

Wednesday 18 Oct 2023

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.