TEAMS ARRIVE FOR BREWIN DOLPHIN COMMODORES’ CUP 2014.

Nine teams have confirmed their participation in the Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup, taking place out of Cowes from Saturday 19th July until Saturday 26th July.   This year the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s biennial flagship event for national teams with amateur crews has two more teams than when the event was last held in 2012. ... read more

COWES CLASSICS WEEK 2014.

Over 150 classic boats will be arriving in the waters off Cowes over this weekend for this year’s Cowes Classics Week 2014. Once again the classics, including the metre yachts, Solent Sunbeams, XODs, Darings, Swallows, Flying Fifteens and Bembridge One Designs, to name just a few, will be attending the five day event which starts ... read more

ELECTORAL REGISTRATION SYSTEM IS CHANGING THIS SUMMER

From 19 July, all residents on the Isle of Wight will receive a letter through the post telling them about the biggest change to the electoral registration system in nearly 100 years. Isle of Wight Council will write to all 113,500 registered electors and to properties where no one is currently registered. This letter will ... read more

FUNDING SECURED FOR EAST COWES PROJECT

Isle of Wight Council has welcomed news that its joint bid for funding with Southampton City Council via the Solent Local Economic Partnership has been successful. Both authorities submitted a joint bid to fund a regeneration project in Southampton and East Cowes to include new highways infrastructure and improved public spaces. As part of the ... read more

EVACUATED TO HAVENSTREET.

Now an annual event for children from Island schools the World War 2 Experience has taken place. Based at Havenstreet’s Isle of Wight Steam Railway this event allows children to discover what it was like to be evacuated during the Second World War. Several Brownies from around the Island attended this event with their school ... read more

FOUR SPECIAL SAILING REGATTAS FOR COWES.

COWES CLASSICS: The Charles Stanley Cowes Classics Regatta runs from Monday 21st to Friday 25th July.  It is going to be a spectacular event with 150 or so yachts expected from Solent Sunbeams and XODs to stunning vintage classic cruisers and 8-metre boats. This regatta will be staged by the Royal London Yacht Club. BREWIN ... read more

ANOTHER CHANCE TO SEE RED ARROWS.

For a number of people the display from the Red Arrows played an important part in this year’s Isle of Wight Festival when this RAF team undertook their spectacular manoeuvres on the Sunday afternoon. Shoppers in Newport High Street were brought to a halt and dozens viewed the display in their gardens or from front-door ... read more

ROUND THE ISLAND RACE-SLOWLY SLOWLY

What a difference a year makes!  Last year’s J. P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island race saw the race record times for both the monohull and multi-hulls smashed by 9 minutes 45 seconds and 16 minutes respectively. For the 2014 edition of the race lack of wind saw competitors becalmed for long periods of ... read more

PRINCESS BEATRICE VISITS THE ISLAND.

Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice has made a visit to the Island to see the home of her namesake and visit other Island venues connected with the previous Princess Beatrice who was the daughter of Queen Victoria. HRH started her visit at Carisbrooke Castle after being met at Cowes by HM Lord-Lieutenant Major General Martin White ... read more

CONCORDE SEEN OVER NEWPORT.

Alan writes on the IW Festival 2014: This year’s IW Festival began on Thursday when entertainment was provided in the BT Sport Big Top for campers who had arrived early. A tribute band ‘The Doors Alive’ commenced proceedings. Boy George engaged with the audience and his set was well received. Formed in 1995 Biffy Clyro, ... read more