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Queen's Harbour Master Portsmouth

LNTM No 34/20

CROSS SOLENT SWIM –13 JUNE 2020

1. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Queen's Harbour Master Portsmouth that a Cross Solent Swim will take place on Saturday 13 June 2020, between Gilkicker and Ryde Sands.

2. One swimmer will be participating in the crossing. The swimmer will be accompanied by a kayaker acting as an individual support craft. The support vessel is a grey and white 7.5m RHIB, call sign ‘Swim Control / Equinox’. A listening watch will be maintained on VHF Ch11 and Ch12 throughout.

3. The swim route is from Gilkicker to Ryde Sands, starting at 0600 and completing by approximately 0900.

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 15 June 2020.

 


G A F Sherwood
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.