ENTERTAINMENT FOR COWES WEEK 2019

Although there is some entertainment for Cowes Week starting on Friday 9th August the week really starts on Saturday 10th when not only do the first yacht races start but Cowes is filled with entertainment for all. The Parade will see its usual ‘Village’ with eateries, bars, stalls and performances on stage. A full list ... read more

COWES VERY BUSY OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS.

Over the next few weeks yacht berths in Cowes will be really filled to capacity with yachts of all sizes and descriptions. 29th July saw the first races in Cowes Classics Week. Four committee boat race areas, and one fixed shore- line, just in front of the Royal London Yacht Club on the Parade, will ... read more

IT’S NEVER TOO YOUNG OR TOO OLD TO GARDEN

This year’s Wight in Bloom Awards came to a climax on Tuesday when the presentation ceremony was held at the Green House, the renowned energy saving HQ in Ryde of Liz Earle. Ian Griffiths, Chairman of Visit IOW welcomed guests and said that there had been 110 entries this year. Judging took place between June ... read more

CARISBROOKE GUIDES AND BROWNIES CELEBRATE 100 YEARS

  Earlier this year Guides and Brownies from the 1st Carisbrooke Units wrote letters inviting past members to help them celebrate 100 years of the units. As part of the celebrations some girls undertook a project looking at the history of their units. One of the first things they discovered was that the units had ... read more

WHO WILL WIN WIGHT IN BLOOM 2019?

With judging now completed keen gardeners who have entered Wight in Bloom 2019 now await the results. This event – made possible with the support of Southern Vectis, Liz Earle and the Isle of Wight County Press – has attracted over 100 entries in 11 categories this year. Entries range from Best Small Front Garden ... read more

TRAININGS & AWARDS FOR GIRLGUIDING IW LEADERS

  Several Girlguiding IW leaders undertook training sessions recently with everyone developing their knowledge and skills in a number of topics including safeguarding, finance, New Programme and using Girlguiding’s ‘GO’ system. By learning these new skills the leaders can enhance the running of their units enabling the Rainbows. Brownies Guides and Rangers to get the ... read more

CHILDREN’S SUMMER READING CHALLENGE

Here is the chance for Rainbows, Brownies and Guides to try the Summer Reading Challenge. Island libraries are calling for children to sign up to read six books this summer as part of Space Chase, Summer Reading Challenge 2019. The Summer Reading Challenge asks youngsters to borrow and read any six library books over the ... read more

ISLAND SAILING CLUB’S ROUND THE ISLAND RACE 2019

Dave Atkinson Commodore of the Island Sailing Club first took part in the Round the Island Race in 1976 and has been involved in the race organisation for some 40 years. Prior to the race start, considering the weather forecast Dave thought there was a chance of a spectacular start this year. He also revealed ... read more

Red Funnel to light the skies with unmissable Cowes Week firework display

  In celebration of 50 years of continuous high-speed service between Southampton and West Cowes, Red Funnel Ferries has announced that it will be the headline sponsor of this year’s Cowes Week fireworks. To mark such a big anniversary, and to extend thanks to its customers and staff, past and present, Red Funnel will be ... read more

FAMILY DAY & LADIES DAY AT COWES WEEK.

  Members of Girlguiding IW hope to be part of the fun and action at this year’s Cowes Week. Photo above shows Girlguiding IW members at Ladies Day- Cowes Week 2018. Two days of ‘the week’ really fit into the Girlguiding ethos- Family Day and Ladies Day. To help parents and children get the most ... read more