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.

Classic Isle Music Festival: A must for Isle of Wight fans of classical music

London Mozart Players

If you have a love for classical music, this boutique-style cultural festival is well worth supporting. It promises wonderful Classical, Opera, and Choral arrangements. Book now to avoid disappointment.

Monday, 3rd August, 2015 8:30pm

By Feature Writer

High standards of sailing in the RYS 200 International Regatta

J Class RATI

After a day of cancelled races on Monday due to weather conditions the other four days of racing saw an International Regatta of very high standards and some days with perfect sailing conditions.

Monday, 3rd August, 2015 8:05am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

RNLI Dave takes on the ‘Lakeland 50′ for charity

Lake District Medal

The volunteer deputy launch officer for Cowes RNLI took on the Lakeland 50 last weekend to raise money for the lifeboat station.

Wednesday, 29th July, 2015 8:27pm

By George Chastney

Insightful Q&A at opening day of the Bicentenary International Regatta

North Sails

Some great insights were shared during a Q&A at the end of the first day of the Royal Yacht Squadron's Bicentenary International Regatta.

Wednesday, 29th July, 2015 4:47pm

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

RNLI called out twice to assist speedboat

RNLI embroidered logo

The same engine trouble resulted in RNLI crews being called out twice this week for the same boat.

Wednesday, 29th July, 2015 7:40am

By George Chastney with 10 readers' comments

Recovering teenagers take part in chance of a lifetime

The young crew on board Le Bora-Bora

French teenagers recovering from serious diseases are taking part in this exciting expedition and berthed in Cowes Yacht Haven at the moment.

Tuesday, 28th July, 2015 10:05am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Free activities for young people during Cowes Week

Trend cafe

trend@CowesWeek will offer a safe place for young people to spend their time, while at the same time, enjoying the atmosphere and exhilaration of an international sailing Regatta.

Tuesday, 28th July, 2015 9:05am

By Ray Harrington-Vail

Red Funnel WiFi upgrades: Now on Red Jets and car ferry 5x capacity boosted

using wifi

Red Funnel have rolled out new high capacity Wi-Fi solution across all its vessels and terminals.

Monday, 27th July, 2015 3:15pm

By Amy Grinstead with 2 readers' comments

Classic yachts help Isle of Wight Youth Trust

Cowes Classic Week

The Isle of Wight Youth Trust was this year's chosen charity for the Charles Stanley Cowes Classics Week race.

Monday, 27th July, 2015 8:19am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Over 70 boats took part in the 2015 Panerai British Classic Week

Eleonora at Panerai classic week

Based in Cowes, the Panerai British Classic Week 2015 had an entry of over 70 boats, spread over seven classes this year.

Monday, 27th July, 2015 7:31am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Cowes lifeboat station wins top architectural award

Cowes lifeboat station Architect Award

Although news of the award was announced last November, the Cowes plaque has now been officially presented to the station.

Monday, 27th July, 2015 7:17am

By George Chastney

Sailing: Round-up of 2015 Transatlantic Race

Nomad IV on berth at CYH

If you were wondering about the other boats taking part in the Transatlantic Race, Suzanne and Alan have a round-up for you.

Wednesday, 22nd July, 2015 3:16pm

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood