Originally Posted by ShinyShoe
I think he was boating from Seaham. Nice wee harbour. Never been in show day suspect it's busy but feels more organised than SS. If u were staying over you could probably get a berth overnight etc to avoid hassles.
Never heard of a sea exclusion zone for the show. There will need to be this year... worth checking where you can get to.
I did the airshow two years ago.
I launch from Seaham. They are really friendly folks there and ShineyShoe's suggestion about a berth the night before is a good one.
The ramp is steep, and always better to launch there two handed, but the marina staff will help you if you ask.
The overnight fee for a berth was cheap - £10 a night if I recall.
They will usually be Ok with your trailer staying close to the ramp and have a few parking spots for them,
but they like you to move your car out to their car park.
Two years ago they local lifeboats plus a couple of support vessels were helping to enforce an exclusion zone close into the shore
and under the main action, but even so the views from the water were amazing.
At times you felt the aircraft were diving straight down at you (they probably were!).
Hope this helps.