News from the North Wight

If you’re interested in news from around the North of the Island, this is the place to find it. If you’ve got a story lead, or have news from your part of the Island that you’d like us to share with our readers, get in touch.

Cowes Sailability Club makes Cowes Week regatta accessible to disabled Islanders

CS Cowes Week Trips

Cowes Sailability Club aims will be once again making it possible for disabled people and their families or carers to experience the thrill of a world-class sailing regatta from the water during Cowes Week.

Wednesday, 27th July, 2016 7:27am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Unsolved: The Boy Who Disappeared: Meet the reporters

unsolved on iplayer with text

If you have started watching or plan to watch BBCThree's Unsolved: The Boy Who Disappeared, a serialised real life crime investigation into the disappearance of Isle of Wight teenager, Damien Nettles, this interview with the journalists will give you some extra insight.

Monday, 25th July, 2016 6:44pm

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Lifeboats called out to ‘fire on yacht’

fire on yacht

Cowes and Bembridge RNLI lifeboats rushed to a yacht that reported a fire aboard this afternoon.

Monday, 25th July, 2016 6:03pm

By George Chastney

Learn how to skateboard this summer free of charge

john cattle's skate club

Your kids can learn a new skill this summer holiday and pick up all the other benefits of being part of the skateboarding community on the Isle of Wight.

Monday, 25th July, 2016 12:18pm

By Sally Perry

Damien Nettles: Watch first episode of Unsolved: The Boy Who Disappeared (video)

Almost twenty years and the mystery of the disappearance of Isle of Wight teenager, Damien Nettles, has never been solved. Watch the first episode of BBC Three's eight part investigation to see what the journalists uncover.

Monday, 25th July, 2016 7:46am

By Sally Perry with 5 readers' comments

RNLI lifeboat urgently tasked to remove shipping hazard

RNLI embroidered logo

The first ‘shout’ for two crew members of Cowes RNLI saw the perform a vital role in going to the aid of a 16 foot angling vessel stuck in the middle of the shipping lane.

Sunday, 24th July, 2016 10:55am

By George Chastney

Cowes Week charity concert for National Coastwatch at The Needles

voxpop choir

Enjoy a few hours of singing by the Vox Pop and Rock Choir, who'll be joined by the Champagne Ladies Choir from Cornwall.

Friday, 22nd July, 2016 11:55am

By Sally Perry

Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup: A week of exciting races off the Isle of Wight

Dolphin Brewins

Eight teams, of three boats per team, will race against each other in a series of races including a long offshore race and a Round the Isle of Wight Race next week. Keep your eyes peeled for the yachts taking part.

Friday, 22nd July, 2016 7:52am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Panerai Classic Yacht Challenge: HD Photo Gallery

Panerai racing

Christian has been out on the water capturing some fantastic shots of the Panerai Classic Yacht Challenge this week. Check out this HD photo gallery.

Thursday, 21st July, 2016 4:54pm

By Sally Perry

Charles Stanley Cowes Classics Regatta 2016: Roundup and photo gallery

Pippa at Charles Stanley Classics Week

Competitors came from Switzerland, Germany, France and Austria, as well as around the UK to compete in the Charles Stanley Cowes Classics Regatta last week.

Monday, 18th July, 2016 7:43am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

‘Soggy summer risk to butterflies on the Isle of Wight’ says David Attenborough

Sir David Attenborough launches the Big Butterfly Count 2015, at London Wetland Centre, on 17 July 2015.

Sir David Attenborough is warning that this year’s slow spring and soggy summer could pose a risk to the common butterflies found across Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Learn more on the guided butterfly walk taking place at Northwood Cemetery on the Isle of Wight on Sunday 17 July.

Friday, 15th July, 2016 1:24pm

By Katie Callaghan

Firestone Copse as you’ve never seen it before (video & gallery)

firestone copse from the air

This drone footage and the images taken above the canopy of Firestone Copse are outstandingly beautiful. Thanks to Andrew for sharing with OnTheWight readers.

Friday, 15th July, 2016 12:33pm

By Sally Perry