Isle of Wight business chosen for ferry company’s payment tills

Father and daughter David and Sophie Jackson from WRS with Wightlink Retail Support Manager Scott Rymer

Wightlink say the Newport-based family business has become an industry leader since being formed in 2003 by David Jackson

Tuesday, 29th December, 2020 11:22am

By Karen Woods with 2 readers' comments

Extensive changes to Wightlink service including FastCat suspension

new fastcat catamarans

Wightlink CEO says "As a private operator, we need to minimise our losses and not run services with insufficient demand especially after this difficult year"

Tuesday, 22nd December, 2020 4:41pm

By Karen Woods with one comment

Following Tier 4 announcement: Wightlink ‘urges’ customers to follow Government regulations

wight light wightlink ferry

Wightlink has issued a statement saying they ‘urge’ customers to follow Government regulations, after the weekend’s Covid updates. Changes to their timetables should be expected too, they say

Monday, 21st December, 2020 11:31am

By Karen Woods with 5 readers' comments

Wightlink’s Fastcat ramps up to hourly service in the New Year: Increase in Yarmouth route too

new fastcat catamarans

Starting earlier and finishing later, this latest about the FastCat will be welcome news for commuters

Friday, 4th December, 2020 12:41pm

By Karen Woods with one comment

Wightlink to bring daily Fastcat service and weekend Yarmouth sailings back

wight ryder passing a sea fort

Forecasted demand for travel means Wightlink will be resuming services after lockdown. See full details within

Friday, 27th November, 2020 12:11pm

By Karen Woods with 5 readers' comments

Annual winter refit for FastCats Wight Ryde I and II now underway

Wight Ryder II

Wightlink is carrying out essential winter maintenance and improvements to its FastCats ready for the 2021 season

Wednesday, 25th November, 2020 11:53am

By Karen Woods

Wightlink launch consultation with staff following £20m losses since start of pandemic

wight light wightlink ferry

Wightlink say they lost £20 million in revenue at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic and have launched a consultation with staff. Full details within

Wednesday, 11th November, 2020 1:38pm

By Karen Woods with 5 readers' comments

FastCat to be suspended after 80 per cent drop in passenger numbers during lockdown

new fastcat catamarans

Wightlink say it's not sustainable to run loss-making services with such low numbers of customers, and announced changes to FastCat and Yarmouth routes

Tuesday, 10th November, 2020 12:19pm

By Karen Woods with 4 readers' comments

Karen’s 20,000-kilometre walk in aid of Alzheimer’s research charity reaches Isle of Wight leg

Karen Penny at Wightlink

Find out what days Karen will be in various towns and villages on the Isle of Wight as part of her walk abound the British and Irish coastlines

Saturday, 31st October, 2020 11:31am

By Karen Woods

Young Isle of Wight angler recognised for his supportive and helpful attitude to newcomer

Wightlink’s Island Ports Operations Manager Martin Gulliver, Colin Webb from VBFC and award-winning angler Corey Duke

Corey was recognised for helping out a newcomer to angling rather than fishing during a "hectic spell when fish were coming in at a rate of knots"

Monday, 19th October, 2020 7:44am

By Karen Woods

Wightlink only ferry operator to be short-listed in Maritime UK 2020 Awards for green credentials

Victoria of Wight in Portsmouth Harbour

Wightlink say their our aim to become the country’s leading sustainable operator. The winners will be announced on 12th November

Wednesday, 14th October, 2020 10:53am

By Karen Woods with one comment

Nick Percy, Isle of Wight discus thrower retains British title, winning Gold for fourth year

Nick Percy throwing discus

Flying the flag for the Isle of Wight, the 25-year-old discus thrower has secured Gold for the fourth time running at the British Athletics Championships

Monday, 7th September, 2020 12:56pm

By Karen Woods