11th Newport Brownies celebrate 60 years.

At Newport in 1959 and with the disbanding of the Salvation Army Life- Guards and Sunbeams, 11th Newport (Salvation Army) Guides and Brownies were registered. Their Brownie Pennant was dedicated on 20th September. Over the years at 11th Newport a number of leaders have led the girls and now some of the Brownies of past ... read more


Over the four days of the IW Festival local charities had stands in ‘Penny Lane’. These ranged from Mencap (Haylands Farm), Dimbola and St. Catherine’s School to Girlguiding IW. Every evening the Girlguiding members appeared with what seemed an endless supply of Marshmallows. Girlguiding IW Commissioner Lesley Clifford said, “By giving away over 2,000 Marshmallows ... read more

Round the Island Race to host official race village on Cowes Parade.

  This year’s Round the Island Race is due to take place on Saturday 29th June and this year Cowes Parade is going to play host to a bigger official race village than ever before. This village will feature a packed entertainment schedule including live music and children’s entertainment, as well as an array of ... read more


Did you see the information from the RYA about learning to sail at the beginning of May? Dozens of young boating enthusiasts from sailing clubs around the Isle of Wight are expected to come and take part in next month’s RYA OnBoard Festival 2019 at Seaview Yacht Club, with help from Brading Haven Yacht Club ... read more


  With just days to go before this year’s Island Sailing Club’s Round the Island Race and with standard entries closing at 11.59 on the 15th June it is time to fill out that entry form and enter this iconic race. Winners of the Gold Roman Bowl in 2018 pictured above. In 2019 this could ... read more


Based at Riverside, Newport, Community Action IW have hosted their annual awards. Chief Executive Mike Bulpitt, who acted as Master of Ceremonies for the event, introduced their new President Mary Case and thanked the sponsors. Mary said that she was impressed with so much voluntary work being undertaken across the Island. Communities would be in ... read more

HANSEATIC Nature makes inaugural visit to Cowes

Cowes Harbour Commission held a plaque exchange onboard the Hapag-Lloyd Cruises new ship HANSEATIC Nature to welcome the ship to Cowes. Attending the plaque presentation were the HANSEATIC Nature’s Staff Captain Christoph Kunz, (2nd L) Cowes Harbour Master Capt. Stuart McIntosh,(2nd R) Cowes Mayor Lora Peacey Wilcox, (L) and Chairman of Visit Isle of Wight ... read more


Two Brownies from the 2nd Northwood IW Unit have gained their Gold Awards. Both of the Brownies are aged 10 and are looking forward to moving on the Guides very soon. Isla  Potts completed the Adventure Badges from the old programme and then selected from the New Programme: the Performing Badge, Space Badge and Inventing ... read more

Red Kestrel enters Service.

Following the naming ceremony last month, Red Funnel’s new freight ferry, Red Kestrel officially entered service on Friday 24 May following a successful few weeks of sea trials in the Solent. Red Kestrel marks Red Funnel’s first dedicated Ro-Ro freight ship since the company’s inception almost 160 years ago.  She set sail on her maiden ... read more