Access Keys

Thousands travel to Isle of Wight for boat show

Tue 17 May 2011

Thousands travel to Isle of Wight for boat show

Some 3,500 people travelled on Isle of Wight holidays in order to attend a boat show that has been held on the island this month.

The RIBEX event was hosted by Cowes Yacht Haven and was launched by an announcement from Pete Goss that he is set to go on a major expedition to the Arctic on a powerboat, reports the Isle of Wight County Press.

Attendees were given the chance to cruise the Solent in one of the boats, while the Royal Yachting Association offered rides for the family over the course of the weekend.

"In the evening, the yacht haven came alive to RIBFEST, the waterside music festival, which featured top performers, including headliners The Hamsters and Dr Feelgood," noted the news provider.

Goss also spoke to RIBEX attendees on their Isle of Wight holidays about his experiences as a sailor who has travelled the world and taken part in races all over the globe.

Posted by Louise Parkes ADNFCR-3083-ID-800544342-ADNFCR

Related Stories

RedFunnel Address post@redfunnel.co.uk.

Contact Centre: For travel, accommodation and enquiries call +44 (0)23 8001 9192

Switchboard: Tel +44 (0)23 8024 8500. Fax +44 (0)23 8024 8501.

Registered in England: 002404, VAT number: GB 902 873131. All Rights Reserved, © 2014 Red Funnel (i-094b7c22c191dfe00)

Isle of Wight Port Addresses: Red Funnel Isle of Wight Ferries, Trinity Road, East Cowes, Isle of Wight PO32 6RA | Red Funnel Red Jet Ferries (West Cowes), Fountain Yard, West Cowes, Isle of Wight PO31 7AR.

Southampton Port Addresses: Red Funnel Isle of Wight Ferries (Terminal 1), Terminal 1, Dock Gate 7 off Town Quay Road, Southampton, SO14 2AR | Red Funnel Red Jet Ferries (Terminal 2), Terminal 2, Town Quay, Southampton SO14 2AQ.

You do not currently have any items in your basket.

 
 

Southampton <> West Cowes, Isle of Wight

Service is operating normally

 
 

Southampton <> East Cowes, Isle of Wight

Service is operating normally

Join My Red Funnel for free literature, news, competitions and enhanced booking.

Sign up today