King's Harbour Master Portsmouth

LNTM No 76/23

1. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the King's Harbour Master Portsmouth, that a Cross Solent Swim will take place on Sunday 16 July 2023, 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 will be ‘Swim Control / TJ’, Callsign MDUW4 which is a grey tubed 8.5m RHIB. There is also a Personal Water Craft with a rescue sled acting as a rescue craft. A listening watch will be maintained on VHF Ch11 and Ch12 throughout.

3. The swim route is from Gilkicker to Ryde Sands, starting at 1000 and completing by approximately 1300. 

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 18 July 2023.

Tuesday 11 Jul 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.