NEWS FROM RED FUNNEL.

Red Funnel has announced that Isle of Wight Independent Lifeboats, a collaboration of Freshwater Independent Lifeboat, Sandown & Shanklin Independent Lifeboat and Ryde Inshore Rescue, has been elected as its Charity of the Year (COTY), 2020. This announcement follows the results of a vote by Red Funnel staff and customers. The lifeboat groups joined forces ... read more

TOURISM AWARDS FOR ISLAND BUSINESSES

At a special event hosted by travel broadcaster and travel editor of the Independent newspaper Simon Calder and held at the Grand Hotel in Brighton, Isle of Wight tourism businesses have been recognised for their excellence at The Beautiful South Awards. Will Myles, Managing Director at Visit Isle of Wight collected a bronze award for ... read more

LINE UP FOR ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL 2020.

  The Isle of Wight Festival makes its return for 2020 with a huge line-up of music icons marking the first major festival of the summer over 11th – 14th June. First held in 1968 -The UK’s oldest festival –  celebrates the 50th anniversary of the iconic 1970 festival next year. In 1970, the Festival ... read more

Public vote opens for ‘Red Funnel Isle of Wight Awards

Voting from members of the public for the ‘Red Funnel Isle of Wight Awards’ is now open. These revamped awards will recognise the diverse and wonderful places to go, stay and eat across the Island with 20 categories covering accommodation, food & drink, things to do and with several new categories, including ‘Best Place for ... read more

Isle of Wight Walking Festival 2020

The call is being made for walk leaders to step forward for the popular Isle of Wight Walking Festival as momentum for the 2020 event builds. Visit Isle of Wight are hosting the Walking Festival between May 2 and May 17 next year, and are asking for walk leaders to get involved. A love of ... read more

Nominations open for the ‘Red Funnel Isle of Wight Awards’

  Red Funnel Ferries have introduced the ‘Red Funnel Isle of Wight Awards’. Celebrating all that is great about the Isle of Wight, the awards will recognise the diverse and wonderful places to go, stay and eat across the Island. For the last seven years, Red Funnel has celebrated the very best of the Island ... read more

Red Funnel CEO honoured with Merchant Navy Medal

Girlguiding always likes to hear of girls and women who succeed in their chosen careers. Here is a point in case: The Department for Transport today announced that Red Funnel Ferries’ CEO, Captain Fran Collins, has been awarded a 2019 Merchant Navy Medal for Meritorious Service. Awarded to recipients who are serving or have served ... read more

Prestigious award nomination for Red Funnel Ferries.

  Red Funnel Ferries is pleased to announce that it has been shortlisted for Maritime UK’s Maritime 2050 Award, in recognition of its work in supporting British shipbuilding. A proud British brand with a long maritime history, Red Funnel’s roots date back to 1861. Since then, Red Funnel has always taken pride in doing its ... read more

COWES WEEK 2019.

As already reported some members of Girlguiding IW joined in the activities for Cowes Week 2019. Here is a general round up of the regatta and other events held in Cowes during this special week in August. Following the bad weather on Saturday (10th August), sailing finally got underway on Sunday as did several activities ... read more