The Red Arrows Return
Fowey Red Arrows Display
Thursday 17th August 6pm
For almost 30 years the flying display by the RAF Red Arrows display team has been a highlight of the Fowey Royal Regatta. Thousands of people flock to Fowey to watch the amazing display, it brings together all the people of our disparate community to watch and creates childhood memories to treasure. Sadly in 2014 the display was discontinued due to new safety regulations and the impact on the Regatta week was massive. Its loss was felt throughout the area. In 2016 the Harbour Commissioners stepped up and offered the services of the Harbour Master and his small team to work to bring back the display. This has succeeded and a new style display which conforms to the safety rules is planned for 2017.
The display will take place on Thursday 17th August at 6pm with the Red Arrows thrilling us with their close manoeuvres just outside the harbour, this is in accordance with requirements to ensure a safe distance between the display and the viewing public.
The best vantage points for the display will be from Polruan and the nearby coast path and in Fowey from Readymoney, St. Catherine’s Castle, Alldays Field, Coombe and the coast path towards Polridmouth.
All these areas have limited road access and traffic management will be put in place to ensure the safe and most efficient access to these vantage points.
Viewing the display from small boats will also be popular, the movement of boats through the harbour will be managed and spectator vessels will be required to stay behind a buoyed line which will be marshalled using safety boats.
We appreciate that the display is in a different format with new traffic and safety arrangements and this, being the first year, will be testing of the management that has been put in place. Please adhere to the various controls, they are there for your safety and most of all, be patient, plan your day and above all, enjoy the display!
Thanks to our Sponsors
The Red Arrows Display costs in the region of £25,000 each year
We would like to thank the local businesses which have supported the funding of the display
Thanks also to the public for their donations so far but we still need your support to help fund this year’s display and secure it for future years so please donate using the collection buckets on the night.
Can you help?
We are seeking
the help of volunteers to assist in the marshalling of the event, if you are
able to help please contact email@example.com or 01872 888089