Public notice

River Hamble Harbour Authority Notice to River Users No 7 of 2021

Parade of Sail - Sir Chay Blyth - 6 Aug 2021

Notice of Major Event – Parade of Sail - Sir Chay Blyth - 6 Aug

1. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a parade of sail will take place within the lower Hamble River on Friday 6 August, led by Sir Chay Blyth CBE BEM to mark the 50th anniversary of his return to the UK following his solo non-stop west-about circumnavigation in his ketch BRITISH STEEL. Sir Chay crossed the finishing line at Hamble Spit Buoy on this day in 1971 and was received at the Royal Southern Yacht Club (RSYC). The Parade will last for approximately 1 hour between 1130 and 1230. River Users are advised take this into account when planning and executing navigation and keep a watch on VHF Ch 68. The plan will be subject to VHF confirmation on the day at 0900 in the event of poor visibility, although this is not currently forecast.

2. Programme Timings

11:15: Those wishing to join the parade may congregate 2 cables (400 yds) South of Hamble Cardinal Buoy. The lead vessel will be the Harbour Master's launch which will be dressed overall and operating blue lights. Astern will be Sir Chay Blyth, embarked in the blue-hulled 27ft launch LUCKY ME. All other vessels should form in loose line astern of LUCKY ME. The Harbour Master will pass the cardinal mark at 1143hrs steering approximately North at 5 knots. The order to commence the parade will be given on VHF Ch 68 and indicated by sound signal (siren).

11:43: Parade of sail starts. Transit to RSYC at Hamble. Vessels following in the parade are to ensure that they are positioned on the starboard quarter of LUCKY ME prior to passing Hamble Jetty to give LUCKY ME sea room to make her approach to the RSYC.

12:00: Sir Chay arrives at RSYC pontoon. Remainder of Flotilla motor in line astern past the pontoon for salute. Harbour Patrol marshalling. Independent dispersal by 1230.

3. River Users attention is drawn to General Direction No 2; the International Regulations for the Prevention of Collision at Sea. Stationing speed (the speed to achieve or maintain station on the lead vessel) is 6 knots.

4. Cancel this Notice 10th August 2021.

Jason Scott

Marine Director and Harbour Master

River Hamble

Shore Road

Warsash SO31 9FR 2 Aug 2021


Jason Scott Marine Director and Harbour Master River Hamble Shore Road Warsash SO31 9FR