Marshals who attend both the TT and Festival of Motorcycling during 2014 will again have their ferry travel discounted by the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company.

The discount scheme was introduced in 2008 to support the Isle of Man TT Marshals’ Association and encourage more marshals to volunteer for both motorcycling events.

In addition to the discount, the Steam Packet Company assists the IOMTTMA with volunteers’ travel costs when they visit shows for promotion and recruitment drives.

Terry Holmes, Chairman of the Isle of Man TT Marshals’ Association, said: ‘The support shown over the years by the Steam Packet Company has been a huge help in attracting marshals to cover both festivals. For each event we need more than 500 marshals to cover the TT Course – and without the marshals, the events simply could not take place.’

Brian Convery, the Steam Packet Company’s Sales Development Manager, explained: ‘The amount of work done by the IOMTTMA throughout the year to ensure there is enough cover for all practice and race sessions is enormous. It’s imperative each year that they continue to recruit more marshals and we are delighted to be able to assist IOMTTMA members when they travel to shows.’

Anyone interested in becoming a marshal should contact [email protected] or call 01624 618191.