Flypast to celebrate Cannes Yachting Festival’s 40th Anniversary

Britain’s biggest boat builder, Sunseeker International, is delighted to support the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows’ overseas tour this autumn. The deployment sees the team visit destinations from mainland Europe to the Middle East including Cannes, Athens, Jeddah, Riyadh, Kuwait, Doha, Karachi, Bahrain and Muscat. Over 37 days, the world famous team will cover some 8,432 nautical miles, performing eight displays and carrying out three flypasts as part of its efforts to promote the UK across the globe. Sunseeker was delighted to mark the Cannes Yachting Festival’s 40th anniversary with a dedicated flypast at exactly 10am on Friday 15th September.

Phil Popham, CEO at Sunseeker International, commented: “We are delighted to be supporting the Red Arrows tour from Europe to the Middle East which aims to promote the expertise, engineering capability and talent to be found in the United Kingdom; and all present within Sunseeker. The Cannes flypast celebrated an extremely important show for us and we hope that visitors appreciated their attendance – it was a great way to start the show.

“We have worked closely with the UK Government’s GREAT Britain campaign for a number of years, helping to showcase what our great nation has to offer for businesses, students and visitors. We were extremely proud to support the Red Arrows Asia-Pacific Tour last year, and when the opportunity arose again this year, we jumped at the chance.”

Launched in 2012 to capitalise on the excitement and interest generated by the Diamond Jubilee and London Olympics and Paralympics, the GREAT Britain campaign can now be seen in 144 countries worldwide. Sunseeker has been an active supporter of the GREAT Britain campaign since 2015, when it launched its GREAT edition of the San Remo yacht dressed with a vibrant Union Jack wrap at the Southampton Boat Show.

The Red Arrows are one of the world’s premier aerobatic teams, showcasing the excellence of the Royal Air Force and representing the United Kingdom at home and overseas. Comprising 120 people, including skilled pilots, engineers and support staff, the team flies British-made Hawk fast-jets and has displayed more than 4,800 times in 57 countries since 1965.

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