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Red Funnel to light up Cowes Week skies with fireworks

Red Funnel Ferries is celebrating 50 years of continuous high-speed service between Southampton and West Cowes by setting the skies alight as the headline sponsor of this year’s Cowes Week fireworks.

To mark such a big anniversary, and to extend thanks to its customers and staff, past and present, the original Isle of Wight ferry provider’s firework display on Friday, 16 August, at 21:30 will round off the week of sailing at the world-famous annual regatta.

Red Jet 7
Red Jet 7 is the most recent addition to the Red Funnel fleet

Over the last five decades, a total of 13 hi-speed vessels have come and gone into the Red Funnel fleet, the latest addition being the waterjet propelled Red Jet 7.

Commenting on the sponsorship, Fran Collins, CEO of Red Funnel, said: “This year marks a significant milestone for Red Funnel as we celebrate 50 years of high-speed service across the Solent. Committing to headline sponsorship of the Cowes Week fireworks just felt like the right way to celebrate this momentous event in our history.

“Cowes is our Island home port. It just makes perfect sense for us to support making this exciting event the best it can be, and we can’t wait to light up the skies. It’s going to be a fantastic show!”

As in previous years, Red Funnel will also host two dedicated fireworks “party boat” excursions, one from Southampton and one from East Cowes, providing an up-close view of the fireworks from the Solent.

Posted on 8th July 2019 at 11:13 am in Ferry Operators | Red Funnel | Ferry News |

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