DUKE OF KENT AT CARISBROOKE.

Carisbrooke Castle played host to HRH The Duke of Kent during his recent visit to the Island. He was accompanied by the Lord Lieutenant of the IW, Martin White, who introduced the Royal visitor to Judi Griffin, Chair of Carisbrooke Castle Museum Trustees and Girlguiding IW Ambassador. There was much history for the Duke to ... read more

PHOENIX STEALS THE SHOW.

A tall ship took centre stage for the official opening of this year’s PSP Southampton Boat Show when it sailed into the Mayflower Park Marina. ‘Phoenix’ which is 112 feet long took the role of ‘Sophie’ in the TV series ‘Hornblower’. It is a replica two masted brig. For the opening ceremony she conveyed TV ... read more

PSP SOUTHAMPTON BOAT SHOW 2014

Isle of Wight based charity The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust is to be presented with a cheque for the charity on one of the exhibitor’s stands at this year’s PSP Southampton Boat Show.  On the first day of the show Ocean Safety have arranged a cheque presentation on their stand G125 where a representative from ... read more

RISING STAR SEEN IN COWES.

As well as a visit to his parents, who live in Cowes, Edward Waite was on hand at Kendalls Fine Art Gallery to demonstrate his unique style of painting recently. Born in Sheffield Edward is a young up and coming artist described as “one of the UKs rising stars”. Referred to as a “contemporary cityscape ... read more

WORLD RECORDS BROKEN AT COWES.

Organised by the Royal Ocean Racing Club, the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race is undoubtedly one of the toughest yacht races in the world. While other ocean races are longer, racing 1,800 miles around a coastline notorious for highly changeable weather, tides and currents, puts the race amongst the most difficult to complete, let ... read more

AAM COWES WEEK 2014 ROUND-UP.

Of course the sailing has been great for competitors, except  when races were cancelled due to lack of wind on Thursday and Friday, social events have been held all over the town and with good sunshine throughout  most days this year’s  AAM Cowes Week has been hailed a success. For the general public there was ... read more

AAM COWES WEEK 2014- SHORESIDE GUIDE.

For those who prefer their entertainment on shore during AAM Cowes Week here is a guide to some of the special events.  Of course all the usual entertainment is featured around Cowes with music and entertainment through the High Street, in Cowes Yacht Haven, on the Parade and in the grounds of Northwood House and ... read more

NEW CRANE FOR SHEPARDS WHARF, COWES.

David Franks, Cowes Etchells Captain, commissioned the Shepards Wharf Marina’s new dry sailing crane  by swinging a bottle of bubbly at the crane’s base. He went on the say how this new state of the art piece of lifting gear will very much help those sailors who race ‘Dry’ boats and how fantastic it was ... read more

IRELAND WIN BREWIN DOLPHIN COMMODORES’ CUP 2014.

Some very exciting sailing took place in this year’s Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup with 9 teams and 27 boats competing. Following the races on Sunday and Monday and with the Irish in the lead, the long off-shore race, which is the highest marking of the whole event, set sail on Tuesday morning. When the course ... read more

2014 CHARLES STANLEY COWES CLASSICS WEEK

Hosted by the Royal London Yacht Club, Cowes Classics Week 2014 is now in its 7th year and for the first time has a headline sponsor. Charles Stanley is one of the leading stockbroking and investment management companies in the UK, having been founded in 1792 in Sheffield. It has a branch in Newport. David ... read more