Red Arrows Display 2014
Pendennis Shipyard has confirmed that on Saturday 31st May, 2014, at 3:30pm the Red Arrows will perform a display over the competing yachts following the final race of this year’s Pendennis Cup. The impressive fleet will anchor off Gyllyngvase Beach where ‘Red Ten’ will be stationed commentating on the action which will be broadcast across the beach and through BBC Radio Cornwall. The ideal viewing points to watch the display will be from Pendennis Point to Gyllyngvase Beach and along the coastal path to Swanpool Beach.
This will be the first appearance by the Red Arrows in 2014, which also marks their 50th display year. Their attendance at the Pendennis Cup will be the first of two visits by the Red Arrows to Falmouth this summer, with the second taking place during Falmouth Week in August.
Richard Gates, Town Manager, commented “The Pendennis Cup is a spectacular Regatta, and the Red Arrows will provide a dramatic finish to an exciting week of racing. The regatta serves to highlight one of Cornwall’s most successful businesses and provides an opportunity for Falmouth to showcase the very best of Cornish hospitality to the visiting crews and the visiting public during that half-term week.”
Changes/Cancellation: In case of change or cancellation updates will be posted to the Pendennis Cup website www.thependenniscup.co.uk, to twitter @thependenniscup, and onto the event Facebook page ‘The Pendennis Cup’ or will be announced on Gyllyngvase Beach. BBC Radio Cornwall will also be reporting live on the event.
The nearest train stations are located at Falmouth Dell and Falmouth Docks stations. http://www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk
Bus stops are located along Cliff Road and Melville Road (Bus Service No. 329). http://www.cornwallpublictransport.info/bus_maps.asp
Limited parking is available at the public car park on the junction of Cliff Road and Queen Mary Road.
There will be a road closure in effect from 12:00pm until 5:00pm on the day of the display. Access will be for residents, relevant staff and emergency vehicles only. The map below shows the best view points and road closures.
In case of emergency during the display there will be St John’s Ambulance on hand along Cliff Road. Any emergencies should be immediately reported to the Lifeguard Hut on Gyllyngvase Beach who will coordinate the relevant services.
We are anticipating a lot of on-water activity around the competing yachts during this display. The Pendennis Cup organisers request that all spectator vessels maintain a safe distance of at least 50m from any of the competing yachts at all times. The yachts may not be anchored and will need to ensure they have enough space to manoeuvre at all times.
Pendennis Cup safety or Red Arrows related announcements will also me made via marine VHF on channel 72. However the standard marine emergency channel 16 still presides.
Posted on: May 19, 2014