Red Funnel CEO honoured with Merchant Navy Medal

Girlguiding always likes to hear of girls and women who succeed in their chosen careers. Here is a point in case: The Department for Transport today announced that Red Funnel Ferries’ CEO, Captain Fran Collins, has been awarded a 2019 Merchant Navy Medal for Meritorious Service. Awarded to recipients who are serving or have served ... read more

Prestigious award nomination for Red Funnel Ferries.

  Red Funnel Ferries is pleased to announce that it has been shortlisted for Maritime UK’s Maritime 2050 Award, in recognition of its work in supporting British shipbuilding. A proud British brand with a long maritime history, Red Funnel’s roots date back to 1861. Since then, Red Funnel has always taken pride in doing its ... read more

COWES WEEK 2019.

As already reported some members of Girlguiding IW joined in the activities for Cowes Week 2019. Here is a general round up of the regatta and other events held in Cowes during this special week in August. Following the bad weather on Saturday (10th August), sailing finally got underway on Sunday as did several activities ... read more

RED FUNNEL-FIREWORKS & 50 YEARS

As Cowes Week ends with the traditional Fireworks, this year sponsored by Red Funnel, this ferry company has reason to celebrate with 50 years of a high-speed service. Red Funnel is celebrating 50 years of continuous high-speed service between Southampton and West Cowes this year. To mark the milestone, Red Funnel was proud to be ... read more

ENTERTAINMENT FOR COWES WEEK 2019

Although there is some entertainment for Cowes Week starting on Friday 9th August the week really starts on Saturday 10th when not only do the first yacht races start but Cowes is filled with entertainment for all. The Parade will see its usual ‘Village’ with eateries, bars, stalls and performances on stage. A full list ... read more

COWES VERY BUSY OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS.

Over the next few weeks yacht berths in Cowes will be really filled to capacity with yachts of all sizes and descriptions. 29th July saw the first races in Cowes Classics Week. Four committee boat race areas, and one fixed shore- line, just in front of the Royal London Yacht Club on the Parade, will ... read more

IT’S NEVER TOO YOUNG OR TOO OLD TO GARDEN

This year’s Wight in Bloom Awards came to a climax on Tuesday when the presentation ceremony was held at the Green House, the renowned energy saving HQ in Ryde of Liz Earle. Ian Griffiths, Chairman of Visit IOW welcomed guests and said that there had been 110 entries this year. Judging took place between June ... read more

WHO WILL WIN WIGHT IN BLOOM 2019?

With judging now completed keen gardeners who have entered Wight in Bloom 2019 now await the results. This event – made possible with the support of Southern Vectis, Liz Earle and the Isle of Wight County Press – has attracted over 100 entries in 11 categories this year. Entries range from Best Small Front Garden ... read more

CHILDREN’S SUMMER READING CHALLENGE

Here is the chance for Rainbows, Brownies and Guides to try the Summer Reading Challenge. Island libraries are calling for children to sign up to read six books this summer as part of Space Chase, Summer Reading Challenge 2019. The Summer Reading Challenge asks youngsters to borrow and read any six library books over the ... read more

ISLAND SAILING CLUB’S ROUND THE ISLAND RACE 2019

Dave Atkinson Commodore of the Island Sailing Club first took part in the Round the Island Race in 1976 and has been involved in the race organisation for some 40 years. Prior to the race start, considering the weather forecast Dave thought there was a chance of a spectacular start this year. He also revealed ... read more