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 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

Sign up now to be part of The Big Sing

Hannah Brear

Sign up now to take part in the Big Sing workshop with nationally-acclaimed music director and choirmaster, Hannah Brear. The culmination of the workshop will be a performance to visitors of the Barton Manor Open Garden day.

Wednesday, 13th July, 2016 8:52am

By Sally Perry

Cowes RNLI rescue holed yacht in the Solent

Tempest Holed

The 22 foot International Tempest with two men aboard was reported to have been holed near the Bramble Bank at the entrance of Southampton Water.

Tuesday, 12th July, 2016 4:20pm

By George Chastney

Series of mishaps for 40 foot yacht in Solent


The engine overheated on this 40 foot yacht in the middle of the Solent today, but luckily for the sailors, Cowes RNLI were able to assist.

Monday, 11th July, 2016 3:32pm

By George Chastney

Missing vulnerable Isle of Wight teenager safe (updated)

Happy face ball

Police launched an appeal to find Charlie Marshall.

Sunday, 10th July, 2016 3:00pm

By Hampshire Constabulary with 4 readers' comments

Hunt for driver who collided with teenager and failed to stop

Emergency call:

The incident took place on Baring Road, Cowes, shortly after 3.30pm yesterday (Thursday).

Friday, 8th July, 2016 10:30am

By Hampshire Constabulary with one comment

July a busy yachting month on the Isle of Wight

Owner/skipper of La Réponse (Team GBR Red) Andrew McIrvine receiving a trophy from Brian Thompson after the JPMAM RTI Race

With the sailing season in full swing, Suzanne and Alan give us a roundup of July's busy yachting,

Friday, 8th July, 2016 8:18am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood