Today, the famous Red Arrows swooped across the sky above the Southampton Boat Show in a spectacular display which comprised of barrel rolls, Champagne Splits and aerobatic loops. The exhilarating performance follows a successful launch day which saw more than 120 boats make their debut and included special appearances from Gadget Show presenter, Suzi Perry and Britain’s Got Talent Winners, Collabro.
Flt Lt Stew Campbell from the Red Arrows said, “We thoroughly enjoyed performing our first ever display at the Southampton Boat Show today and hope we entertained visitors with our aerobatic manoeuvres. Flying over Europe’s largest purpose built marina really brought home the scale and size of the event. We’re sure this won’t be our last appearance.”
Murray Ellis, Managing Director of British Marine Boat Shows said, “After 47 years in Southampton, we’re always looking to excite our visitors with innovative and exciting experiences. This year we’ve not only brought the Red Arrows to Southampton, but we’ve also constructed a purpose built Aquarium, showcased another spectacular Tall Ship – The Earl of Pembroke – and created the Adventure River Canoe Ride for the younger generation. All of these attractions, combined with the hundreds of boats on the marina, and the opportunities to get out on the water for free, really turn the Show into a festival of boating for everyone.”
The Southampton Boat Show is running until Sunday 20 September with tickets available from www.southamptonboatshow.com.