Sidmouth Town Council has confirmed further details ahead of the Annual Regatta Air Show on Friday 26 August, including additional car parking and a reminder to water users of an Air Display Water Safety Zone. The display commences at 5.15pm and concludes with the world famous Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, The Red Arrows.
As well as the usual District Council Car parks at the Ham, Roxborough, Mill Street and Manor Road, further additional car parking will be made available at various locations including Sidmouth Rugby and Cricket Clubs and will be clearly signed with marshalls on hand.
Organisers are requesting that spectators and in particular, boat, jet ski and kayak/paddleboard owners take note of a temporary Air Display Water Safety Zone (ADWSZ) which will be in force on the water offshore of Sidmouth Beach. No vessels will be permitted in this area between 5.30pm and the end of the display. The ADWSZ will be marked by coloured buoys and patrolled by Sidmouth Lifeboat and associated craft.
The 2022 Sidmouth Airshow is promising to be a fantastic start to Sidmouth Regatta weekend and is shaping up to be a real highlight of the year. The flying program (subject to changes) runs as follows:
- 5.15pm – Team Raven
- 5.40pm – Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Spitfires
- 6.05pm – Rich Goodwin Pitts Special aerobatic display
- 6.30pm – Royal Air Force Aerobatic Display Team, The Red Arrows
Sidmouth’s very own Giants will also be around on the Esplanade and a funfair will also be operating at The Ham
The Regatta programme for Saturday 27 August continues with Sailing and Surf Life Saving Races, Street Theatre and a Treasure Hunt with the usual Grand Fireworks Display taking place at approximately 9.15pm over the Seafront with generous support from David Rowland Funfairs. Sunday 28 August continues with the spectacle of Sailing and Gig Racing.
To enable the event to continue, Volunteer Collectors are still needed to assist in gathering donations from the public across the seafront, Salcombe and Peak Hills and Connaught Gardens through collection buckets and contactless payment. If you are able to offer your help, please register by contacting Sidmouth Town Council at email@example.com
Participation of flying teams is based upon aircraft availability and weather conditions. Keep an eye out for further details at www.visitsidmouth.co.uk and Facebook for up to the minute details, timings and other announcements on the event. This is also available at www.sidmouth.gov.uk and the Live Sidmouth – Sidmouth Town Council Facebook pages.