River Hamble Notice to River Users No 15 of 2013
Hamble Harbour Authority - notice to river users from Hampshire County Council in Basingstoke and Deane, East Hampshire, Eastleigh, Fareham, Gosport, Hart, Havant, Isle of Wight, New Forest, Outside of Hampshire, Portsmouth, Rushmoor, Southampton, Test Valley, Winchester areas.
Notice is hereby given that the annual Bursledon Regatta will take place on Saturday and Sunday, 25 & 26 August 2013, on the River Hamble.
Mariners are advised of the following activities which may have an impact on safety on the River:
24 Aug: 1015 – 1230: Dinghy Racing. First start will be at 1030, then at 5 minute intervals until 1100, in the vicinity of Swanwick Bend. It is anticipated that a significant number of dinghies will be racing throughout the River below the A27 bridge, finishing in Bursledon Pool. Masters of larger vessels are particularly requested to keep clear of the starting area at Swanwick Bend from 1015 until 1100, if at all possible.
24 Aug: 1430 - 1600: Aquatic events in Bursledon Pool. Some of these events will take place within the main channel. Non-participating vessels are requested to keep clear if possible.
24 Aug: 2045: Evening events, including a torchlight parade and fireworks display. Mariners are advised that parts of Bursledon Pool will be closed to all vessels during the fireworks.
25 Aug: Gig Racing. Starting at 1500, this will take place mainly outside the main channel, but mariners are advised that rowing gigs may be encountered crossing the channel below Swanwick Bend.
Cancel this Notice to River Users on 26 August 2013.
David M Evans
Marine Director and Harbour Master 19 August 2013
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