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 which will be clearly signed with marshals on hand.
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 programme (subject to changes) runs as follows:
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, 27th 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, 28th August continues with the spectacle of Sailing and Gig Racing.
You can find additional parking at Sidmouth Rugby Club (10am – 9pm), Redwood Road (12 noon until 9pm) and Sidmouth Cricket Club (4pm – 9pm.) There will be charges in place at these sites. Please be aware that there will be road closures and parking restrictions in place as part of the event. The seafront from the Port Royal to the junction with Manor Road will be closed from 12 noon until 9pm to all traffic, though the road will open sooner if traffic permits. There will be no parking from Exeter Cross down to Temple Street, the Radway, along the length of All Saints and then Station Road until the Bowd, this will be in place from 2pm until 9pm. Traffic lights at Sidford Cross will be turned off between 6.30pm until 8pm with a manned traffic management system will be in place to prioritise traffic leaving the town.
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.
No vessels will be permitted in this area between 5.15pm and the end of the display*. The display is scheduled to commence at 5.15pm (based on current information) and will last until approximately 7.00pm
*The restriction does not apply to the Emergency Services
The ADWSZ will be marked by coloured buoys and patrolled by Sidmouth Lifeboat and associated craft.
The exclusion zone is indicated on the map below:
A failure to comply with this restriction could result in the air display being delayed, curtailed or even cancelled. We therefore encourage spectators to watch the display from one of the many vantage points on shore.
May we also take this opportunity to remind the public, particularly those with small children and/or pets to be aware of loud jet noise during the display, and to ensure that adequate ear protection is worn where appropriate. As always, please remember to wear sun cream and to stay hydrated.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Thank you - we hope you have a fantastic day and enjoy the display.