PLNTM 044 THE CHESTNUT APPEAL DRAKES ISLAND SWIM - DIRECTION

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Queen's Harbour Master Plymouth

LNTM No 044/21

PLYMOUTH LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS 44/21

PLYMOUTH SOUND - DIRECTION

THE CHESTNUT APPEAL DRAKE’S ISLAND SWIM AND SUP EVENT– SUNDAY 25TH JULY 2021

 



1. This is a direction by the Queen’s Harbour Master Plymouth pursuant to the Dockyard Port of Plymouth Order 2020.

2. The rescheduled Chestnut Appeal Drake’s Island Swim along with a paddleboard (SUP) event will be held in Plymouth Sound on Sun 25 Jul 21 starting at Firestone Bay at 0715. Up to 200 swimmers and 30 paddleboards with escorting safety craft will be on the water. Participants are expected to be clear of the water by 0900.

3. This PLNTM gives information of timings and the course and directs mariners accordingly.

4. Course.

         a. Swimmers will enter the water from the shore at Firestone Bay at 0715, swim to a laid marker buoy north of Drake’s Island and return to Firestone Bay.          Swimmers will be escorted by safety craft throughout.

         b. SUPs will launch from Firestone Bay at 0800 and circumnavigate Drake’s Island in a clockwise direction returning to Firestone Bay.

5. Only authorised craft are permitted within the group of swimmers.

6. The event is being co-ordinated by the Chestnut Appeal. Safety management is being coordinated by “Water Event Safety” whose personnel will be in attendance in safety craft throughout the event.

7. Mariners are to keep clear of the swimmers and SUPs and are at all times to navigate with caution and at slow speed when in the vicinity of persons in the water. Small vessels transiting from the Hamoaze to Plymouth Sound, or vice versa, are advised to route through The Bridge channel and to the south of Drake’s Island in order to keep well clear of the swimmers and paddleboarders.

8. Cancel this PLNTM 26 Jul 21.


Thursday 22 Jul 2021