Hornet News

CROSS SOLENT SWIM – 1 AUGUST 2020

QUEEN'S HARBOUR MASTER PORTSMOUTH - LNTM No 41/20

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

2. Four 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 is a grey and black 7.3m RHIB, call sign ‘Swim Control / Tartan Swim’. There are two other support craft ‘Western Proctector’ a 6.5 orange RHIB and ‘Tortaga’ a blue 7m RHIB. A listening watch will be maintained on VHF Ch11 and Ch12 throughout.

3. The swim route is from Gilkicker to Ryde Sands, starting at 1350 and completing by approximately 1650.

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 2 August 2020.