Cross Solent Swim: 30/31 August 2014


Queen's Harbour Master Portsmouth

LNTM No 77/14

  1. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Queen's Harbour Master Portsmouth that a Cross Solent Swim to raise money for Dingley Nursery will take place on Saturday 30 August with spare days on Sunday 31 August and Saturday 6 September in the event of poor weather.
  2. Three swimmers will be taking part in the event, and each swimmer will be supported by an individual kayak. The main safety boats is a RIIB callsign “DC3”. The safety craft will maintain a listening watch on VHF Ch11 and Ch12 throughout the swim.
  3. The proposed route of the swim is from Ryde Harbour to Southsea War Memorial. The swim is expected to start at approximately 07:45 and complete by around 11:00 (times will be adjusted appropriately if the spare day is used).
  4. The safety boat will display the International Code ‘ALPHA’ Flag whilst escorting the swimmers.
  5. All 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 Sun 7th Sep 2014 (10 days)
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Friday 08 Aug 2014

S O Hopper
Queen's Harbour Master