Red Arrows at the Pendennis Cup Falmouth
A few shots of the Red Arrows at the Pendennis Cup Falmouth from yesterdays amazing display over Falmouth Bay. This was to celebrate the finish of the Pendennis Cup. Many thanks to Picnic Cornwall and AK Wildlife for inviting me along on their Champagne Cruise.
The Pendennis Cup is organised by Pendennis Shipyard and is held every two years. The racing is managed by the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club and Race Officer Peter Craig. This dramatic regatta showcases modern and classic superyachts as they fight against each other for the honours. Exploiting clever tactics to rise to the challenging sailing conditions presented by UK waters. Balancing the extremes of tide and weather. 2014 saw 11 yachts with a combined length of over 320m compete over four days in May.
A full shore-side programme showcases the very best in Cornish cuisine and hospitality to complement the competitive racing. The last race of the regatta culminated in a spectacular display by the Red Arrows. This was watched by thousands of spectators on the shore and hundreds of yachts surrounding the racing fleet. The yacht ‘Velacarina’ secured victory in the Pendennis Cup 2014.