We would love to invite all boat owners, sailors, paddle boarders and water lovers to join us to take part in one of our concluding moments of the 2022 edition of the English Riviera Airshow, our Jubilee Flotilla of water-craft.

On Sunday 5th June at 1.30pm, the Jubilee Flotilla will set sail from Roundham Head and sail across both Paignton and Preston seafronts to Livermead Head Torquay to delight the crowds on land. We encourage all participating vessels to dress in their celebratory red, white and blue best to mark the royal occasion…there will even be a prize for the best dressed vessel!

If you would like to join us in our seafaring celebrations to close out our weekend of festivities for Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee, please fill out the Expression of Interest form here and the team will be in touch with further information in due course.

EVENT WEEKEND INFORMATION FOR MARINERS

The air displays will be over the sea in an area adjacent to Paignton beach. During the display times there will be a large exclusion zone in place, in which no vessel will be permitted to anchor or enter.

Due to new air display regulations, the planes cannot approach at low altitude over land – so the pilots need the exclusion area to be the entire length of the Bay west of the 003° 32’W line of longitude. This line will be marked with large red buoys approximately 500 metres apart.

The exclusion zone will be set up and controlled by Tor Bay Harbour Authority with the assistance of HM Coast Guard, and there will be a number of designated waterborne marshals.

All mariners are advised that they should follow the instructions and directions provided by the Harbour Authority and the duly authorised marshals.

Details of the exclusion zones for 2020 will be detailed on this page in due course.

HARBOUR MASTER NOTICE TO MARINERS

For full details on the harbour master notice to mariners click here.

The air displays will be over the sea in an area adjacent to Paignton beach. The main flying displays will be between 1300hrs and 1745hrs on Saturday 4 June and 1230hrs and 1600hrs on Sunday 5 June. During the display times there will be a large exclusion zone in place, in which, no vessel will be permitted to anchor or enter. Due to new air display regulations the planes cannot approach at low altitude over land, so the pilots need the exclusion area to be the entire length of the Bay west of the 003° 32’W line of longitude (see chart on reverse). This line will be marked with large red buoys approximately 500 metres apart.

The exclusion zone will be set up and controlled by Tor Bay Harbour Authority with the assistance of HM Coast Guard, and there will be a number of designated waterborne marshals. All marshal vessels will be flying the International Code letter ‘K’ signal flag (blue and yellow). The command vessel ‘Oscar 4’ will be monitoring VHF channel 14. All mariners are advised that they should follow the instructions and directions provided by the Harbour Authority and the duly authorised marshals.

The exclusion zone must be clear of vessels half an hour prior to the start of the flying display and the marshals will start informing vessels to clear the area from around midday. VHF messages on both channels 14 and 16 will
be made informing vessels that the exclusion zone is in force. During the flying displays all vessels will be required to remain outside the exclusion zone. Any breach of this exclusion zone could result in the flying display being halted.

Passenger ferries will be operating to and from Paignton harbour on the shore side of the 5 knot buoys during the displays, under controlled conditions and directions of the safety team. Paignton harbour is otherwise closed to all other traffic during the display times.

Only kayaks, paddleboards, and other similar non-motorised small craft will be allowed shore side of the 5 knot buoys between Paignton Harbour and Livermead Head during the displays. Vessels will be permitted to remain at anchor within the 5 knot markers south of Roundham Head and North of Livermead Head; however these will not be good viewing areas. The best vantage point at sea will be between Roundham and Livermead east of the boundary line.

The Bay is regarded as a secondary viewing area and outside of the main event site; we are therefore obliged to inform mariners that there is an increased risk of being under the extended display area. All craft are reminded of their associated duty of care and liability. The depth of water at the boundary line will be approximately 14 metres and is a sandy surface. Please consider other vessels already at anchor before dropping anchor.