Cowes Week Ltd, organiser of the prestigious sailing regatta and highlight of the British Sporting Summer, is delighted to announce the extension of the regatta’s partnership with leading Solent ferry operator Red Funnel.
Red Funnel has been an Official Supplier to Cowes Week for the past 17 years and due to the success of the partnership the relationship has been extended for a further three years.
Lendy Cowes Week attracts over 100,000 visitors and Red Funnel plays an important role in bringing over a large number of competitors and visitors during the week via its High-Speed Red Jet and vehicle ferry services to Cowes and East Cowes.
Fran Collins, Red Funnel’s CEO said
“Lendy Cowes Week is a unique regatta and we are delighted to continue our long term support. In a bid to encourage more young sailors to take part this year, we are offering a 33% discount to crew members aged 16-25 and a special £8 return fare for visitors coming over from Southampton for the evening.
This summer also marks the entry into service of Red Jet 7, our brand new High-Speed vessel which will enable a record 825 people per hour to make the 23 minute crossing from Southampton to West Cowes at peak times.”
Commenting on the news, CWL’s Commercial & Marketing Director, Kate Johnson, said
“Red Funnel’s support is hugely important to the success of Lendy Cowes Week. The event sees many visitors travel from the mainland to Cowes, and competitors coming over either daily or for the week. Knowing that they will have a great travel experience with Red Funnel before they arrive on the Island with us is key to ensuring that they start the regatta off in the best possible way!”