Queens Harbour Master Portsmouth No 55 of 2018
Date: to Saturday, 28 July 2018
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Queen's Harbour Master Portsmouth that a Cross Solent Swim will take place on Thursday 26 July 2018. Sixteen swimmers will be participating in the first crossing and sixteen swimmers in the return crossing.
Each swimmer will be accompanied by a kayaker acting as an individual support craft. The lead support craft has the call sign ‘Ryde Rescue 1’. There are five other support craft, ‘Beach Rebel’, ‘Lightening Rebel’, 'Mojito Southampton', ‘Adam Morse’ (RIB) and ‘Ella’ all fitted with VHF. A listening watch will be maintained on VHF Ch11 and Ch12 throughout.
The outbound swim route is from Gilkicker to Ryde Sands, starting at 0845 and completing by approximately 1115. The return swim route is from Ryde Sands to Gilkicker, starting at 1315 and completing by approximately 1545.
All support craft will display the International Code Flag ‘ALPHA’ while escorting the swimmers.
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.