A CHALLENGE to swim across the Solent for the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust which was due to take place on Sunday has been postponed.
Forecast strong winds have caused the event to be rescheduled for Sunday, October 5.
Twenty one swimmers from across the south of England were due to take the plunge on Sunday morning to tackle the 2.5-nautical mile course across the Solent from Stokes Bay to Ryde Sands in the Isle of Wight.
Anna Wardley, who last year swam non-stop around the Isle of Wight and helped organise this year’s event, said: ‘The safety of the swimmers and our support crew has always been our absolute number one priority.
‘We have been receiving in depth weather forecasts from our meteorologist, Simon Rowell, and the wind forecast has steadily worsened through the week.’