Missing jet-skier leads to one of most comprehensive searches of Solent for years

rnli lifeboat

At various times the search involved five lifeboats – both RNLI and independent – six coastguard teams, two police launches, a helicopter and a fixed wing aircraft

Wednesday, 5th August, 2020 1:58pm

By George Chastney with one comment

Kayaker helps jet-skier in trouble, resulting in Cowes RNLI having to rescue both of them

unmanned Jet Ski

The jet-skier is described as waving for help, only for people on another boat just to wave back to him

Wednesday, 22nd July, 2020 8:18am

By George Chastney

Cowes lifeboat called out to ‘possibly violent man’ in the sea

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The Cowes RNLI Crew were called out early this morning to reports of a possibly violent young man in the sea

Friday, 26th June, 2020 10:55am

By George Chastney

Lifeboats descend on Cowes for annual crew lunch

Lifeboat Get together 2020

Leading the way into the Royal Yacht Squadron's marina was the RNLI’s all-weather lifeboat from Bembridge – to be followed by a number of RNLI and independent inshore lifeboats

Monday, 20th January, 2020 9:05am

By George Chastney

Expectant Isle of Wight mothers helped to stop smoking

Maternity stop smoking help

The Friends of St Mary’s Hospital have invested over £3,500 on 20 micro-smokerlyzers to help encourage smoke-free pregnancies

Thursday, 2nd January, 2020 8:01am

By George Chastney with one comment

Double boost for Isle of Wight Breast Screening Unit

staff with trolley

The Friends of St Mary's Hopsital provided not one, but two boosts for the Breast Screening Unit

Thursday, 2nd January, 2020 7:07am

By George Chastney

Sinking yacht sparks major Solent emergency

Sinking Swiss Yacht

The yacht had been on passage from Portsmouth to Cowes when the incident occurred

Monday, 11th November, 2019 4:02pm

By George Chastney

Isle of Wight ‘Swim Safe’ project benefits well over 1,000 children

Robin Emsworth presents excellence awards to Colin and Helen Wilkinson.

The success of the Swim Safe project was just one initiative highlighted at the RNLI's Isle of Wight AGM last week

Monday, 28th October, 2019 8:08am

By George Chastney

Made in Cowes exhibition opened by yachting doyen

Ian Lallow looking at the Exhibition

The Made in Cowes exhibition at Regatta House runs until 10th November

Monday, 21st October, 2019 9:33am

By George Chastney with one comment

Tangled spinnaker leads to man overboard

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The yacht had tipped flat onto the sea when a crew member climbed the mast to try to free the recalcitrant sail, resulting in him crashing into the water.

Friday, 16th August, 2019 7:57am

By George Chastney

Teen’s legs crushed in two-boat collision

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At least one of the teenager's legs is thought to fractured from the incident while his legs were dangling over the side of the yacht.

Monday, 12th August, 2019 8:12am

By George Chastney

Cowes RNLI Lifeboat called after crew member breaks arm

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The emergency involved a crew member who had suffered a broken arm aboard a yacht.

Thursday, 18th July, 2019 4:24pm

By George Chastney