Women in the 2019 Rolex Fastnet Race

  Back in 2015 a team from Girlguiding formed part of a crew for the Rolex Fastnet Race.  Most of the team came from the SW England Region and prior to undertaking the Fastnet had to compete in other offshore RORC races to log up their ‘sea miles’. When the team was in Cowes for ... read more

Early bird tickets for the Isle of Wight Festival 2020 now on sale

Just a week after the 2019 IW Festival Early Bird tickets for the Isle of Wight Festival 2020 are now on sale. The Isle of Wight Festival 2020 will take place from 11th – 14th June in Seaclose Park, Newport. Fans can secure tickets at early bird prices now with Ticketmaster, The Price is Wight, Festicket ... 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

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


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