Welcome back to the Isle of Man TT Races
After a forced two year hiatus, we're excited to welcome back thousands of race fans to the mecca of motorsport to experience the sights and sounds of road racing at the Isle of Man TT Races.
We can’t wait to see you on board!
TT 2022 - Things to know before you go
So you’ve packed your bags/bike/car/van and you’re raring to go? Great!
Please leave home with all that you will need to have an enjoyable and stress-free trip to the Isle of Man. From a sat nav or map, to bank cards and travel insurance, driving licence and vehicle insurance documents (if not on foot) - It’s best to be prepared! Also, make sure you leave with plenty of time to arrive at your port of departure with your booking confirmation to hand to help get you checked-in quickly.
Our friendly shore side staff and on board crew are here to make your trip as safe and comfortable as possible so please follow their instructions at all times.
If you’re planning on purchasing any gifts, souvenirs or refreshments on board, we’ll be taking both card and cash payments on board (Manx and British currency) – Cash payments are very welcome and they’re often quicker to process whilst at sea. We’ve introduced some fantastic local produce recently for you to enjoy on board, including Bushy’s Ales and Noa Bakehouse.
TT 2023 Deposit Bookings
Before you travel to this year’s event, a reminder that Deposit Bookings for TT 2023 went on sale at 8.30am on Monday 23rd May 2022. You can learn how to book your provisional ferry crossing for the event here.
On board Safety – Take a breath
We teamed up with local racer and Steam Packet Company Champion, Conor Cummins, to deliver this important message for motorists attending the TT this year.
The video highlights the importance of not switching on your engine until instructed to do so, to assist in keeping fumes on our vehicle decks to a minimum when the vessel has arrived and you're eager to get shore side.
As Conor says, it only takes a couple of seconds to turn on your ignition - so take a breath and please don't start your engines until instructed to do so.
Shipment of Stand By Bookings
Many of our sailings across the TT fortnight have been fully booked since they were first released on general sale.
During the TT, for sailings where there is zero remaining capacity, we permit passengers to join a stand by queue - on a strict first come first served basis.
On the day of departure at the departure port, a limited number of bookings based on type (foot passenger, motorbike, van etc.) will be permitted to join the stand by queue. Our shore side team will be able to provide those interested in joining the queue with the details of the queuing procedures, the limitations of the vessels and the likelihood of whether or not any stand by traffic will be shipped on any given sailing.
Please Note: Requests to join the queue can only be made on the day of departure at the departure port. Please ensure that you have your booking details to hand when you enquire.
Secure Parking in Liverpool
Alongside Merseyside Police, Liverpool BID Company and NCP car parks we are able to offer parking at a secure location near our Liverpool Terminal at a discounted price for our passengers who wish to stop off in the city whilst on their way to/from the Isle of Man during the TT Races.
12 hours of parking will be available for £5 at the NCP Liverpool Capital Car Park, L3 9DL.
Full details of the offer and how to claim the discount can be found here.
Rob Vine Fund – On board Collection
Each year the Steam Packet supports the Rob Vine Fund by conducting an on board collection during the TT. The Rob Vine Fund is a charity which helps to provide rescue equipment and training for all doctors, paramedics and marshals involved in motorsport events on the Isle of Man. It also provides the emergency resuscitation and medical equipment used in the rescue helicopters for the TT Races, Manx Grand Prix and Billown course events.
A record-breaking amount has been donated to the Rob Vine Fund thanks to the outstanding generosity of our passengers. Collections on board sailings during the last TT festival in 2019 raised more than £22,000. It means nearly £300,000 has been donated to the Fund since the first annual Steam Packet Company collection was held in the mid-1990s. We’re pleased to be supporting this great charity once again this year.
Access to medical services for visitors during TT fortnight
Manx Care is the Island’s provider of health and statutory social care services – similar to an NHS Trust in the UK.
Whilst we hope you don’t need to make use of Manx Care’s services whilst you’re on the Island, we are pleased to share a handy guide that they have created which points you to the most appropriate service to meet your needs, should you require their support.
With a crew of more than five hundred marshals needed before a machine can head from the Grandstand towards Bray Hill, the TTMA are always keen to recruit new marshals.
From the Marshals TT Advance Booking Scheme – which allows marshals to book onto our sailings ahead of general release, to daily prize draws and a travel rebate scheme for marshals who attend the TT & MGP, we’re pleased to support the ‘orange army’ in any way we can.
Find out more about the vital and rewarding work they do and how to register to become a marshal here.
We all want the TT festivities to be a joyous success and for everyone to have a really fun time whilst staying safe, which is why we’re pleased to support Isle of Man Constabulary’s latest road safety campaign.
“Miss Me?” prompts road users to consider the realities of dangerous driving or riding – reminding road users that although they may have missed the TT festival, their families will miss them more if they are involved in a collision.
Throughout the fortnight, the road safety team will be visiting the Grandstand, Ramsey Sprint, Peel Day, Braddan Church and Castletown, as well as having a presence on a number of our sailings.
You can find out more about the campaign and keep up-to-date with the latest road closure and traffic news during the TT fortnight on the Isle of Man Constabulary’s facebook and twitter accounts.
2022 TT Visitor Survey
The Isle of Man Government's Department for Enterprise would like to hear from visitors who have attended this year's TT Races. Their Motorsport Team have put together a TT Visitor Survey to complete.As a thank you for providing feedback, they're giving you the chance to enter a prize draw to win 2 x Mercury Club Hospitality Tickets for TT 2023, which are valued at more than £600.
Steam Packet Racers
Finally, and arguably most importantly, we have to talk about the heroes that we’re all here to see. Only the bravest and most skilled racers test their mettle on the legendary 37¾-mile TT Mountain course and we’re delighted to be able to play our part in shipping the teams’ equipment, machines and the racers themselves to the Island for the event.
We have to make special mention of two race teams in particular that we are supporting this year. Quayside Racing powered by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company was officially launched in April, with the 2019 Manx Grand Prix Junior and Senior champion, Nathan Harrison, primed for an action-packed campaign. Harrison’s racing career has been supported by the company for many years having graduated from the company’s Supported Sports Scheme to become a Steam Packet Champion.
A fellow Steam Packet Champion, Conor Cummins, will be racing alongside Davey Todd at this year’s event for the Steam Packet Company sponsored Padgett’s Racing. Padgett’s is a team synonymous with the TT and their association with the Steam Packet Company stretches back several years.
We’re delighted to be supporting both teams this year and will be keeping a close eye on their results.
We hope that you all have an unforgettable trip to the home of road racing and bring back lots of happy memories.
If you’re not coming to the TT or are looking to come back for another fantastic motorsport event such as the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Southern 100 or the Manx Grand Prix, then take a look at our event’s blog for some further inspiration!
See you on board soon!
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