Red Funnel has thrown its support behind Southampton Sailing Week, stepping on board as an official event partner.
The ferry firm aims to use its involvement to encourage Isle of Wight residents to visit Southampton during the event and experience what the city has to offer. At the same time, Red Funnel hopes to persuade Southampton residents and visitors to the city to take a mini-cruise and enjoy a day in Cowes, the spiritual home of yacht racing.
The first ever Southampton Sailing Week takes place from May 24 to 29 and will see the city awash with activity both on and off the water, including six days of racing in the Solent and regatta-style entertainment each evening. The week will also feature plenty of opportunities for people to try their hand at sailing.
Jonathan Green, marketing and communications director at Red Funnel said: “Red Funnel is passionate about helping people get out on the water and discovering the joys of sailing. Our ferries are a familiar sight on the Solent, and we’re looking forward to sharing the water with sailors of every kind.
“Southampton Sailing Week is a fantastic new event for the region and we hope it’ll turn out to be the first of many.”
Chris Rees, Southampton Sailing Week organiser, added: “We are absolutely thrilled to have Red Funnel on board as a sponsor of Southampton Sailing Week. The company is well-known for its support of sailing and we’re looking forward to working with the team to encourage Isle of Wight sailors to come and join us for some great racing in Southampton.”
Throughout Southampton Sailing Week, Red Funnel will offer a special £9.70 foot passenger day return across the Solent which is valid for travel from 09.15am Monday to Friday and any time at weekends. The offer voucher is available to download at www.redfunnel.co.uk/ssw
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