ISLE OF WIGHT ‘ONBOARD’ FESTIVAL IN JUNE

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

ISC’s ROUND THE ISLAND RACE-Enter Now

  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

COMMUNITY ACTION IW AWARDS 2019.

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

OSBORNE BROWNIES SECTION-LATEST NEWS

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

ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL-FINAL ACTS ANNOUNCED.

Organisers of The Isle of Wight Festival have revealed the final names for the 2019 festival, which kicks off British festival season. Sundara Karma, Ferris & Sylvester, Electric Enemy & Wight Noize competition winners Sub Pacific complete the Main Stage line-up, with the Big Top filled by Heather Small, Sea Girls, Palaye Royale, Bang Bang ... read more

NEWS FROM EAST COWES RAINBOWS

All the East Cowes Rainbows have been undertaking and enjoying the Girlguiding New Programme. Lots of badges have been gained and Ellemae James (7) is the first in the East Cowes Unit to gain a Gold Award. Well Done Ellemae! For her Gold Award Ellemae completed her family tree, recycling and book lover badges. These ... read more

FROM CORF CAMP TO OUTER SPACE!

Poster credit- Dimbola Museum & Galleries. Dimbola Museum and Galleries are delighted to be hosting Iconic Bowie, a major retrospective of the extraordinary life of David Bowie. A journey in which the Isle of Wight witnessed his first public musical performance at a Corf Scout Camp, Shalfleet in 1958 and Bowie’s last UK live show ... read more

NEWPORT BROWNIE HELPS CHARITY.

Summer-Daisy Cox (7) a Brownie with the 11th Newport Unit has had her very long hair cut off and it will be sent to the Little Princess Trust which provides real hair wigs to children and young people with hair loss and funds vital research into childhood cancer. 11 inches of hair was cut off ... read more