Red Funnel enjoys successful Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week
15-08-2016 Red Funnel has reported an increase in carryings on its Red Jet Hi-Speed route between Southampton and West Cowes during this year’s Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week. Buoyed by the superb weather for both sailing and spectating, the cross-Solent ferry operator carried 2% more passengers between Friday 5th and Saturday 13th August compared to last year.
The biggest increase in numbers during the regatta was Thursday 11th August with carryings up 19%, many enjoying a spectacular new display by the Red Arrows. As usual, the busiest day was Friday 12th August with 17% more visitors. With champagne sailing conditions out in the Solent, visitors were later treated to a display by an RAF Typhoon followed by the traditional fireworks which marks the end of the Cowes Week for some classes. Red Funnel also saw a 10% increase in the number of guests enjoying grand stand views of the fireworks and a wealth of live entertainment aboard Red Falcon and Red Osprey which operated excursions from East Cowes and Southampton.
Out on the water, guests from Isle of Wight businesses also helped Red Funnel secure third overall in the Sunsail F40 class following an extremely competitive week of racing.
Red Funnel has been an official supplier to the regatta for over fifteen years.