News from the North Wight

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Despite some challenging weather Cowes, enjoyed another successful regatta

Cowes week winners

Suzanne and Alan share this annual roundup of activities and events held during Cowes Week.

Monday, 19th August, 2019 10:00am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Iconic powerboat race returns to the Isle of Wight for 59th year

powerboat racing - Fugitive on the water by Cowes

The birthplace of international powerboat racing will be welcoming the fleet of powerboats for the iconic Cowes - Torquay - Cowes powerboat race over the bank holiday weekend.

Friday, 16th August, 2019 3:44pm

By John Moore

Check gardens and bins for discarded golf club used in serious assault

Police standing by vans:

The golf club was used in an assault that resulted in serious injuries on a teenager.

Thursday, 15th August, 2019 7:58am

By Hampshire Constabulary

Red Funnel opens its archives as it celebrates 50 years of high-speed travel

Shearwater on the Solent

During the last five decades, the Isle of Wight has seen 13 high-speed vessels come and go to the Red Funnel fleet, starting with the hydrofoils, through to the waterjet propelled Red Jet fleet.

Wednesday, 14th August, 2019 2:16pm

By Lisa Norman with 2 readers' comments

Story of missing Isle of Wight teenager Damien Nettles out next month

Being released in September, the mother of Isle of Wight missing teenager, Damien Nettles, tells the full, perplexing story of her son’s disappearance.

Monday, 12th August, 2019 5:20pm

By Sally Perry

Revised timetable for Floating Bridge during Cowes Week

floating bridge at night during cowes week -- allan marsh

Extra crossings have been added to the regular timetable, in anticipation of residents and visitors travelling to the world-famous regatta.

Monday, 12th August, 2019 1:49pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

Teen’s legs crushed in two-boat collision

RNLI embroidered logo

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

Our town and village are now at capacity say Isle of Wight councillors

Construction site :

The Isle of Wight council say there is a lack of suitable housing, but councillors say their areas are at capacity.

Friday, 9th August, 2019 11:11am

By David Anderson, Local Democracy Reporter with 8 readers' comments

Lots to see and do shoreside at Cowes Week

red arrows and yacht masts

There are a huge number of things to see and do for all the family at the 2019 Cowes Week.

Thursday, 8th August, 2019 9:58am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Speed and safety campaign launched by Harbour Commission ahead of Cowes Week

Map of harbour with detail of restrictions

With so many major events taking place in Cowes this month, CHC are running a safety and speeding campaign.

Wednesday, 7th August, 2019 5:07pm

By Louisa Mamakou

King’s Cup sailing challenge moved due to severe weather warning

Yachts racing off the Isle of Wight

Members of the public are invited to watch the race from the SailGP Race Village, which will be free to access and include a 500-seater grandstand.

Wednesday, 7th August, 2019 9:55am

By Sally Perry

Records broken during Rolex Fastnet Race at weekend

Fastnet Race winners EDR

Overall winner of the Rolex Fastnet Cup will be decided in the next few days when handicaps are calculated, and the remaining yachts have completed their 605nm race.

Monday, 5th August, 2019 8:59am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood