Thirty-Six Years Continuous Sponsorship from Isle of Man Steam Packet Company

The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Southern 100 Road Races will hit a remarkable milestone next year, celebrating the ferry operators 36-year sponsorship of the event, having firstly ‘come onboard’ as a race sponsor in 1987 and taken on the role of Title Sponsor of the July races in 1999, some 24-years ago. 

The Isle of Man Steam Packet Company is far more than ‘just the title sponsor’ for the July races which have been run since 1955 as they assist in many ways prior to, during and sometimes after the actual races, arranging and bringing over vital safety equipment and course furniture to ensure the safety of riders and enhance the fans and spectators experience.

Additionally, the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company are very helpful to the club in getting our Competitors and Marshals from the adjacent islands over with special rates as well as helping us out providing the main prize for the Plaque Fund. 

Club Secretary, Rachel Palmer said: ‘The Southern 100 Club have an excellent working relationship with the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company, built up through many years and they are always willing to assist us when necessary to ensure that the high safety standards we have set are maintained for the benefit of competitors and spectators alike and in assisting with travel arrangements for competitors and marshals.

‘We are very much indebted to them for their continued and much valued sponsorship and are very proud to have them as Title Sponsors of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Southern 100 Road Races , and look forwarding to welcoming their new Managing Director, Brian Thomson to the Billown Course during 2022.’ 

Brian Thomson, Managing Director of the Steam Packet Company, added: ‘It is an absolute pleasure to continue our long-standing association with the ‘The Friendly Races’. As a proud Title Sponsor we are looking forward to the return of the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Southern 100 Road Races in 2022 and assisting the organisers in a variety of ways.’ 

Ferry bookings for the Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Southern 100 Road Races 2022 are now available via its website, along with sailings for the Blackford’s Pre-TT Classic Road Races and the Silicone Post TT Road Races. 

The dates for the 2022 Road Races on the Colas Billown Course are: 

Blackford Financial Services Pre- TT Classic Road Races
Friday, Saturday & Bank Holiday Monday 27th, 28th & 30th May 2022

Silicone Post TT Road Races 

Saturday 11th June 2022 

Isle of Man Steam Packet Company Southern 100 Road Races 

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 11th, 12th, 13th & 14th July 2022

Travel packages are also available through our Travel Partner, Duke Travel through their website: or by phone 01624 640044 


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