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Cancellations to Fastcat timetable today

Wight Ryders:

Wightlink say the cancellations are due to the suspected fouling of a propeller on Wight Ryder 1.

Wednesday, 14th August, 2019 2:54pm

By Sally Perry

Red Funnel opens its archives as it celebrates 50 years of high-speed travel

Shearwater on the Solent

During the last five decades, the Isle of Wight has seen 13 high-speed vessels come and go to the Red Funnel fleet, starting with the hydrofoils, through to the waterjet propelled Red Jet fleet.

Wednesday, 14th August, 2019 2:16pm

By Lisa Norman with 2 readers' comments

Double weather warning for the Isle of Wight this week

storm eleanor - Jamie Russell 640

They are not always accurate for the Isle of Wight, but these weather warnings from the Met Office are worth taking note of for later in the week.

Tuesday, 6th August, 2019 2:31pm

By Sally Perry

Ferry company awarded ‘gold star’ certificate for sustainable transport

red funnel goes green

The Visit Isle of Wight Green Star scheme acknowledges and rewards businesses that actively promote the use of sustainable transport to protect the environment and enhance customer experience on the Island.

Thursday, 18th July, 2019 6:08pm

By Lisa Norman with one comment

Ferry company to sponsor this year’s Cowes Week fireworks

Cowes Week Fireworks

To celebrate 50 years of continuous high-speed service between Southampton and West Cowes, Red Funnel Ferries will be sponsoring this year’s Cowes Week fireworks.

Monday, 1st July, 2019 3:59pm

By Lisa Norman with 2 readers' comments

Met Office warning for heavy thundery showers all day

Raining cats and dogs

It's going to be 'raining cats and dogs' all day today - watch out for surface water on the roads if you are travelling.

Friday, 7th June, 2019 10:13am

By Sally Perry

Courage of soldiers on D-Day to be commemorated by ferry company

HMS Ryde off Omaha Beach, painted by Ventnor artist Rod Williams

All sorts of tributes will be paid at Wightlink to the courageous servicemen and women who risked their lives on D-Day 75 years ago.

Tuesday, 4th June, 2019 10:33am

By Karen Woods

Wightlink to trial overnight Fastcats throughout the summer

Wight Ryder II 300 dpi

Great news for anyone going out in the evening in Portsmouth over the summer as Wightlink announce a new overnight timetable.

Tuesday, 14th May, 2019 5:46pm

By Karen Woods with 3 readers' comments

60-70 mph winds could affect the Isle of Wight

windy by Johnny McClung

If you are planning to cross the Solent during the period of the weather warning expect delays.

Thursday, 25th April, 2019 9:58am

By Sally Perry

Red Funnel’s new freight ferry arrives

Alwyn Rees, Head of Marine Operations, Red Funnel

Red Kestrel will operate between Southampton and the Isle of Wight and will officially enter service in May.

Tuesday, 23rd April, 2019 9:59am

By Lisa Norman

Red Jet 3 says farewell to the Solent and heads off to Croatia

Red Jet 3

Red Jet 3 was one of the original Solent Class Hi-Speed catamaran ferries and has ferried millions of passengers across the Solent over the last 20 years.

Wednesday, 27th March, 2019 9:30am

By Lisa Norman

Nab Tower gets new upgrades to make the Solent safer

New equipment on Nab TowerMar 2019

The addition of a range of new equipment fitted to the Nab Tower should make the busy Solent waters safer to navigate.

Monday, 25th March, 2019 6:07pm

By Hayley Griffith with one comment