SOUTHERN MARSHALS DISCOUNT
The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company and Southern 100 Club hope a new travel discount scheme will boost marshal numbers at the friendly races. The initiative is intended to encourage those who travelled to the Island to marshal at last year’s Isle of Man Steam Packet Company International Southern 100 Road Races to return in 2017 to volunteer their time once more. Details of the discount scheme and booking forms have been sent out to everyone eligible, and online registration for those intending to marshal this year has opened at www.southern100.com The 2017 Southern 100 takes place from July 10-13. Racing around the 4.25-mile Billown course could not go ahead without the team of volunteer marshals. As the longstanding title sponsor of the event, the Steam Packet Company is eager to help ensure there are enough volunteers. Steam Packet Company Chief Executive Mark Woodward said: “We have a long association with the Southern 100, including almost 20 years as title sponsor, and over that time we have worked closely with the Club to encourage more visitors and help the event run as smoothly as possible.” The discount scheme, which is in addition to the one for marshals who volunteer on the Mountain course during thett and Festival of Motorcycling, will be reviewed after this year’s Southern 100, as it is hoped that it can be repeated to help attract new marshals for the future.