SAVINGS are back on offer for Southern 100 Road Racing Marshals as the club renews its agreement with the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company for 2019.
Discounts are by invitation of the ferry firm based on the list of orange army members who were on hand to volunteer this past season.
Chief Marshal Peter Chadwick admitted that while he was happy to see the Steam Packet company’s support return for next year, it comes at a time in which marshal numbers are on the decline.
“We have worked hard to attract and involve visiting marshals to come and help us on the Colas Billown Course, and all are very welcome,” he said.
“Whilst we have some fantastic experienced Island-based marshals, numbers are declining as sadly the younger generation are not coming into the sport to volunteer their support. We hope that this discount scheme serves as thank you and we welcome continued support.”
Understanding their importance in running the event, Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Chief Executive Mark Woodward expressed his delight to confirm a deal for the marshals once again.
“We are pleased to offer a discount to people who give up their time to marshal at the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Southern 100 International Road Races.
“The event couldn’t go ahead without their continued support, so we are pleased to work alongside The Southern 100 Marshals Association in encouraging volunteers to come over once again. We hope to see both old and new faces at the 2019 ‘friendly races’ and look forward to offering them a warm welcome to our Island.”
Find below the relevant Southern 100 forms:
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