Floating Bridge: Revised timetable aims to resolve chain issues

floating bridge chains

To address the issues with the chain height of Floating Bridge 6, the service will be suspended for a few hours over approximately ten days a month at different times.

Thursday, 24th May, 2018 1:22pm

By Sally Perry with 12 readers' comments

Celebrate (USA’s) Maritime Day with a trip to the Classic Boat Museum Gallery

joe carstairs - with joe harris - classic boat museum

In the United States today, they have a national holiday celebrating the birth of their maritime industry. We take a look at one American who had a big impact on the industry on the Isle of Wight back in the 1920s.

Tuesday, 22nd May, 2018 11:21am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Not long until first ever Solent-based IRC European Championship

French-Win-Comm-Cup-suzanne-whitewood

There will be no let-up in Anglo-French competition this season with both sides campaigning examples of IRC's hottest new boat - the 1180.

Monday, 21st May, 2018 12:07pm

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Cowes Week Ltd to take over shoreside events

Cowes Week Panorama

The Isle of Wight council used to lease the area to an events company, but the organiser of the world-famous regatta will now take responsibility for shoreside activities on the Parade and Esplanade.

Friday, 18th May, 2018 2:57pm

By IW Council Press Office

Cowes Floating Bridge on revised timetable

floating bridge suspended

The revised timetable will be in place over the next four nights but no reason for the change has been given as yet.

Thursday, 17th May, 2018 4:32pm

By IW Council Press Office with 3 readers' comments

Cowes Yacht Haven welcomes new Managing Director

Daniel Jehan Cowes Yacht Haven

It's all go at Cowes Yacht Haven as they announce the appointment of a new Managing Director, as well as a new Operations Manager.

Wednesday, 9th May, 2018 1:12pm

By Heather Wilkins

Arun crew to take part in ‘Britain’s favourite yacht race’

David Robinson skipper

2018 marks an impressive 30th anniversary for Skipper David Robinson as he joins some 12,000 other sailors set to master one of the world’s largest yacht races, often referred to as ‘Britain’s favourite yacht race’

Tuesday, 8th May, 2018 1:30pm

By Gabriella Southwell with 2 readers' comments

Will ‘Penny’ Lane’ be approved beneath the blue (Cowes) skies?

that 60's place planning app

There are plans afoot to convert the former Nat West bank in Cowes to include a Post Office, coffee shop and restaurant, together with three, two-bedroom flats.

Tuesday, 1st May, 2018 2:58pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Tourism boost anticipated from cruise liner stop-off

There could be an influx of visitors to the Isle of Wight on Sunday as passengers from the boutique cruise liner, The Astor, will be offered to opportunity to come onto the Island for a few hours.

Thursday, 26th April, 2018 1:09pm

By Simon Clark with 6 readers' comments

Island Con organisers plan massive boost to visitor numbers this October

island con 2018

Island Con, the UK’s only ‘Destination Comic Con’, returns to the Isle of Wight in October and plans to attract three times as many visitors as it did in its first year. Tickets are selling fast!

Tuesday, 24th April, 2018 7:58pm

By Sally Perry

Red Funnel gains approval for alcohol licence

nightclub alcohol drinks

Permission to serve alcohol between the hours of 9am and 11pm, Monday to Saturday, and between 10am to 11pm on Sundays, was approved by the Isle of Wight Council’s licensing sub-committee today.

Monday, 23rd April, 2018 3:38pm

By Megan Baynes, Local Democracy Reporter with 2 readers' comments

Coastguards and RNLI called to hanging trimaran at Venture Quays

Upturned Trimaran At Venture Quays21Apr18XX

The upturned trimaran was spotted from the car ferry and Coastguards decided it could be a possible danger to other craft.

Monday, 23rd April, 2018 7:14am

By George Chastney