Red Jet 7 to be named by HRH The Duchess of Cornwall.

Red Jet 7, Red Funnel’s brand new hi-speed passenger ferry, will be named by HRH The Duchess of Cornwall in Cowes on Tuesday (24th July). This new £7m ship follows in the footsteps of Red Jet 6, which was named by HRH The Princess Royal in July 2016. Red Jet 7 will be named alongside ... read more

LENDY COWES WEEK LADIES DAY & FURTHER SUPPORT FROM RED FUNNEL.

2017-Ladies Day. (Annabel Vose.) Cowes Week Ltd are delighted to announce that Title Sponsor, Lendy, have put their support behind Ladies Day plans for 2018. In the year marking 100 years since women were given the vote, Lendy Ladies Day will return to the regatta on Tuesday 7th August with a celebration of female talent ... read more

ISLAND SAILING CLUB’S ROUND THE ISLAND RACE 2018.

Extreme heat and little wind made this year’s Round the Island Race in association with Cloudy Bay one of the slowest on record, if not the slowest ever. Due to the calm conditions of course this made for a very quiet day for the RNLI and other rescue services. In 2017 Concise a MOD70 foiling ... read more

Cowes RNLI.

Over the weekend of Saturday 30th June/ Sunday1st July members and friends of Cowes RNLI celebrated a double anniversary by staging an exhibition which was open to the public at Regatta House, Cowes and a re-dedication of the Lifeboat and Lifeboat Station. Staged as a double anniversary exhibition (20 years of an independent Lifeboat + ... read more

IW Festival- Book now for 2019 after Sun, Sparkles & Sold Out for 2018.

Following one of the festival’s most successful weekends to date, The Isle of Wight Festival has announced today that next year’s event will take place 13-16 June 2019! Early bird tickets for the event will be available from 9.00am tomorrow (Friday 29th June). Festival director John Giddings said: “From the response we are getting it ... read more

DEPECHE MODE & KILLERS at ISLE OFWIGHT FESTIVAL 2018.

Depeche Mode, an English electronic band formed in Basildon, Essex in 1980, will headline the Saturday night at this year’s Isle of Wight Festival. Consisting of founders Dave Gahan (lead vocals, co-songwriter), Martin Gore (keyboards, guitar, chief songwriter), and Andy Fletcher (keyboards), Depeche Mode released their debut album Speak & Spell in 1981, bringing the ... read more

IRC EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP INCORPORATING THE COMMODORES’ CUP.

Day one and with such light winds forecast, the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s on-the-water officials, led by PRO Stuart Childerley, did well to allow crews to complete one race. Unfortunately the 5-7 knot wind all but disappeared just prior to the final IRC Two and Three boats finishing. After sending the fleet back to port, ... read more

Round the Island Race welcomes international entries.

With less than three weeks to go until the start of Round the Island Race 2018 on 7 July, entries are starting to flow in with numbers almost at the 1,000 mark. Equally encouraging is the fact that international entries are on the rise too with a total of 23 teams already signed up. This ... read more

Enter Now For Wight in Bloom 2018.

There are only two weeks left to register your garden for the Wight in Bloom judging. If you would like to enter the 2018 Wight in Bloom competition, you have until midday on the 30th June to register your entry. There are great prizes to win, including Liz Earle products, Red Funnel ferry tickets, gift ... read more

Community Action Awards 2018.

  This year’s IW Community Action (IWCA) Awards attracted over sixty nominations. A shortlist of 23 contenders was drawn up for judging. Mike Bulpitt, chief executive of IWCA was MC for the presentation evening and welcomed everyone to Riverside Centre, Newport. President of IWCA Patricia Partridge DL (who is also President of Girlguiding IW) said ... read more