The Pendennis Cup, organised by Pendennis Shipyard, Falmouth, will this year celebrate its conclusion with a Red Arrows display. The regatta, which is held every two years, will welcome a fleet of modern and classic 30m+ sailing yachts for racing from 26 to 31 May.
As the final race is completed on Saturday 31 May the yachts will anchor off Gyllyngvase Beach at which point the Red Arrows will fly overhead, with the display visible from Pendennis Point and along the main town beaches.
Mike Carr, managing director, explains, “Throughout the history of the Pendennis Cup local businesses, Falmouth town management and the public have been extremely supportive of our event and the shipyard. Recruiting the Red Arrows to provide a spectacular finish to the Pendennis Cup 2014 is a thank you from Pendennis Shipyard to everyone involved.”
This year the Regatta will see 10 yachts with a total length of over 300m follow a course from Falmouth to The Manacles stretching to Gul Rock off the Roseland, with the racing managed by the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club. Pendennis Shipyard developed close ties with the Reds over the last few years and they have supported the British Superyacht industry at several events abroad including the Monaco Yacht Show.