ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL NOMINATED FOR AWARD.

Following on from the success of this year’s Isle of Wight Festival held at Seaclose Park back in June the Festival has been nominated for awards at this year’s   UK Festival Awards. The organisng team has sent the following: VOTE FOR US! It’s that time of year again and we’re thrilled to announce that we’ve ... read more

UP-GRADE FOR RED OSPREY.

Red Funnel Isle of Wight Ferries is to invest £2.2million in a major refurbishment of the interior of a second ro-pax ferry, MV Red Osprey which operates on the Southampton and East Cowes route. This investment follows a record breaking year for the company with traffic levels up 15% over the main summer holiday period ... read more

AWARD FOR VENTNOR PARK.

Historic Ventnor Park which dates from the 19th century has been awarded the Park of the Year Award at the South and South East England in Bloom Awards. It is the first time one of the Isle of Wight Council’s parks has been named park of the year at the prestigious awards ceremony, which this ... read more

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