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

JPMAM ROUND THE ISLAND RACE 21st JUNE 2014.

Could Sir Ben Ainslie be the first yachtsman to hold both the multihull and monohull RTI course records?   Race organiser ISC is delighted that the four time Olympic gold medallist and America’s Cup winner Sir Ben Ainslie is returning to participate in this year’s J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race.  Recently Ben ... read more

IW FESTIVAL ZONES.

In the now, what has become quite vast, camping/entertainment area of the Isle of Wight Festival there must be something for everyone to explore. Away from the main stage and past the Big Top are fields with activities for all. Big screens sponsored by BT will show the FIFA World Cup matches whilst other areas ... read more

OPEN FARM SUNDAY

Members of the public are invited to look behind the scenes at Briddlesford Lodge Farm on Open Farm Sunday, 8th June at 3 pm.  Briddlesford is a working dairy farm with a milking herd of 150 prize winning pedigree Guernsey cows.  There are a further 150 young stock, made up of heifers and calves, some being ... read more

ON THE WATER

On The Water is an admission free event that will be held at Cowes Yacht Haven on Friday, 30th May 2014 between 10am and 4.30pm. A perfect half-term holiday experience that ranges from sailing sessions to high-speed RIB rides plus a BBQ. Although there’s no charge for admission to Cowes Yacht Haven, some of the ... read more

BROWNIE POINTS FOR THE MAN IN THE MOON

For a number of years 10th Newport (Congregational) Brownies and Guides held their regular meetings in Newport Congregational Church Hall until it and the adjoining church was sold in 2002. After its sale the church building became a nightclub by default whilst the members of the congregation and the Brownies met elsewhere for their respective ... read more

LOOK OUT FOR SPECIAL BOATS IN RTI RACE.

So many beautiful boats, including classics and lovingly restored personal projects, compete annually in the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race. Four boats are looked at in more detail with three having a link with the America’s Cup.   Caronade (GBR6976R) is a Polish-built, mahogany on oak frames, Vega 40. It has been ... read more

EAST COWES MARINA HELPS YOUNG SAILORS.

Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week announced they were extending their support for young teams taking part in this year’s regatta to 20 crews back in November. This support includes covering the entry fees, providing team sailing kit, as well as having the chance to compete for the prestigious Under 25 Trophy – unsurprisingly all 20 ... read more

FASHION COMES TO IW FESTIVAL 2014.

On Saturday 14th June, designer Wayne Hemingway along with his son Jack, will present Land of 1,000 Dances. Inspired by Wilson Pickett’s classic R&B hit ‘Land of 1000 Dances’ Hemingway and Son will transform the Isle of Wight Festival Cabaret Tent into an uplifting party where visitors can learn dances from the 1950s onwards. These include The ... read more