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


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


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


  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

Cowes Week 2019-latest news

We are always happy when we hear of something special for the youth of this World as they form the future. Cowes Week Limited is delighted to announce that they have partnered with another famous sailing regatta, Antigua Sailing Week, to further support young sailors at the event. CWL have previously announced their youth initiative ... read more

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

11th Newport Brownies celebrate 60 years.

At Newport in 1959 and with the disbanding of the Salvation Army Life- Guards and Sunbeams, 11th Newport (Salvation Army) Guides and Brownies were registered. Their Brownie Pennant was dedicated on 20th September. Over the years at 11th Newport a number of leaders have led the girls and now some of the Brownies of past ... read more


Over the four days of the IW Festival local charities had stands in ‘Penny Lane’. These ranged from Mencap (Haylands Farm), Dimbola and St. Catherine’s School to Girlguiding IW. Every evening the Girlguiding members appeared with what seemed an endless supply of Marshmallows. Girlguiding IW Commissioner Lesley Clifford said, “By giving away over 2,000 Marshmallows ... read more