RED KESTREL IN SOUTHAMPTON.

Red Funnel Ferries has welcomed its first ever freight ferry with a traditional ship naming ceremony in Southampton. Red Kestrel, the newest addition to Red Funnel’s fleet, will be Red Funnel’s first dedicated Ro-Ro freight ship since the company’s inception almost 160 years ago. Welcoming guests to the naming ceremony, Fran Collins CEO of Red ... read more

TRY SAILING THIS MAY ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT

At Yarmouth SC in 2018. Are there any Girlguiding members out there who would like to learn to sail? It might be just the opportunity to try something new for a challenge or to earn a badge. If you’re on the lookout for something different to do, or you want some fresh air, some outdoor ... read more

IW FESTIVAL 2019 THEME- ‘SUMMER OF ‘69 – PEACE AND LOVE’

Following the success of last year members of Girlguiding IW hope to have a stand at this year’s IW Festival.Those attending The Isle of Wight Festival 2019 will be encouraged to don their finest ‘60s attire to experience the theme of ‘Summer of ‘69 – Peace and Love’. with the festival looking back 50 years ... read more

SailGP comes to Lendy Cowes Week

Lendy Cowes Week organisers are delighted to welcome the all new global sports series SailGP to this year’s regatta. During the first weekend of Lendy Cowes Week SailGP will be an Official Feature Event adding a level of excitement to Cowes Week with supercharged wing-sailed catamarans close-quarter racing at speeds of up to 50 knots, ... read more

TEN NEW ACTS ANNOUNCED FOR ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL 2019.

10 exciting new acts for this year’s event, which officially kicks off British festival season this summer, have been announced. Garbage, Keane, Dermot Kennedy, Cage The Elephant, Picture This, Ward Thomas, Wet Wet Wet, Björn Again, Feet and The Marcus King Band are now confirmed to play the festival across the long weekend of 13th ... read more

LENDY COWES WEEK UP-DATE.

Cowes Week Limited is delighted to announce that they will continue their youth initiative which offers discounted entry fees to boats with crews of under 25 year olds. The Under 25 Youth initiative, which has been running since 2012, has succeeded in doing what it was originally designed for – inspiring and making it possible ... read more

HIGH SHERIFF PRESENTS AWARDS TO YOUNG PEOPLE.

With just two weeks of her twelve- month tenure as the Island’s High Sheriff remaining Gioia Minghella-Giddens described her Awards Evening as one of the highlights of her shrieval year. Gioia said that young people are important members of the Isle of Wight. Of the eleven young people chosen to be rewarded only one could ... read more

Countryfile Magazine Awards- Top place for IW entries.

A few weeks ago there was the chance for everyone, including Girlguiding IW members, to vote for two Island places in the Countryfile Magazine Awards. Let’s hope you voted and now a massive thanks to YOU for helping to push these awards and to announce that Sandown Bay and Bembridge won by an absolutely huge ... read more

COWES ANNOUNCES 2019 CRUISE SHIP SEASON.

Cowes Harbour Commission is extremely pleased to announce that Cowes has seven cruise ship calls booked for 2019, including four inaugural calls from some of the world’s premium luxury cruise lines. This Cowes cruise season starts just ahead of Easter with a maiden call on 17th April from Hanseatic Nature, one of Hapag Lloyd’s new ... read more