The RYA is introducing a 10 per cent discount for its members travelling to the Isle of Wight with Red Funnel Ferries

The RYA has teamed up with Red Funnel Isle of Wight Ferries to offer an exclusive 10 per cent discount on Day Return, Period Return and Single foot passenger tickets on both Red Funnel’s vehicle ferry and the hi-Speed ‘Red-Jet’ routes from Southampton.

‘With such a large boating community operating out of the Isle of Wight and so many sailing events taking place from the Island, thousands of our members can often be found travelling on the Red Funnel fleet, so having Red Funnel come on board as a member benefit partner is a fantastic addition to existing 50 plus member partners’, saidd Conor Swift, RYA Membership Development Manager.

The Isle of Wight ferry company, Red Funnel, operates its fleet of vehicle, passenger and high speed ferries from their home port of Southampton.

Crossings take 55-60 minutes on the passenger and vehicle ferries and approximately 25 minutes on the Red Jet and operate 24 hours a day, every day of the year. The discount will be of benefit to any RYA members participating in Cowes based events such as Cowes Week, Round the Island, and the Old Gaffers Festival.


Jonathan Green, Red Funnel marketing & communications director commented, ‘We are delighted to offer RYA members a 10 per cent ferry discount when travelling between Southampton and East and West Cowes on the Isle of Wight. Cowes is the spiritual home of world yacht racing and we look forward to welcoming RYA members coming to the Isle of Wight for a leisurely sail or to race in one of the many Cowes regattas and events which are held throughout the year.’

Passengers on the ferries can expect to find a range of locally sourced food, real coffee, a bar and lounges and free wi-fi. On busy summer days there will even be a Top Deck Barbeque on the Red

To take advantage of this great offer, if you are travelling by vehicle ferry, which includes passengers, (Southampton <> East Cowes), book via the RYA Red Funnel Member Benefits page

To buy Hi Speed ‘Red Jet’ tickets (Southampton <> West Cowes), simply show your RYA membership card at the ticket office on departure, during opening hours.

The offer is available until March 2016.