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NOTICE TO MARINERS

No 61/17

FIRTH OF CLYDE – CHARITY SWIM (RESCHEDULED - ref ntm 57/17)

Mariners are advised that a charity swim is taking place on Sunday 24th September 2017 between Cumbrae and Largs.  The swim departs from the Sport Scotland National Centre Cumbrae, crossing the Largs Channel to Largs Sailing Club slipway.  Should there be a strong easterly wind an alternative return route departing Largs Sailing Club heading north along the shore towards Cairnies Quay to the south of Castle Bay will be used.  The course will be marked by a series of temporary gates.

Swimmers are expected to enter the water around 1430hrs and the event is expected to take up to two hours.  Support for the participants will be provided by safety boats and kayaks who will be working on M2 (p4 Icom) with channel M1 (37a Icom) as a fallback.

Mariners are advised to navigate with caution in this area.  For further information contact Estuary Radio (0151-949 6651 or VHF 12.

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