Skandia Cowes Week – Day One Round Up

Telegraph journalist Kate Lavern, provides daily news roundups for Skandia Cowes Week and VentnorBlog have permission to reproduce her reports here for the benefit of our readers. Ed Dark and drizzly clouds rolled away to

Saturday, 2nd August, 2008 5:00pm

By Skandia Cowes Week

Cowes Week: Free Taster Sessions

Cowes Week: Free Taster Sessions

The final preparations are taking place for an exciting return of Cowes. There’s so much on offer again this year, whether you’re into sailing or not. Hang out on the parade and take advantage of

Friday, 1st August, 2008 9:06am

By Rachael Brooks

Driving South Heading North

Driving South Heading North

Island Band, Driving South have a busy time ahead of them this summer. Joining many others over Cowes Week, they’ll be playing free gigs twice at Shepard’s Wharf, but kicking off their busy week by

Wednesday, 30th July, 2008 1:39pm

By Rachael Brooks

Merry Wives of Windsor Play Northwood House

Merry Wives of Windsor Play Northwood House

Illyria return to the Island

Tuesday, 29th July, 2008 11:32am

By Rachael Brooks with one comment

P1 Cowes-Torquay-Cowes Cancelled

P1 Cowes-Torquay-Cowes Cancelled

It was with great dismay last year that we learnt the P1 Powerboat Tournament would not take place at Cowes this year, but at least the Cowes-Torquay-Cowes race was due to be resurrected after

Tuesday, 29th July, 2008 9:36am

By Sally Perry

The Kurves Headline Cowes Week

The Kurves Headline Cowes Week

If you’ve heard the buzz, but not yet seen them in action, Island band, The Kurves will be playing not once, but twice in one week at this year’s Skandia Cowes Week. Headlining on 2nd

Monday, 28th July, 2008 5:13pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Cowes Week Partner for 2009?

Cowes Week Partner for 2009?

Stuart Quarrie, CEO Cowes Week Limited has issued a statement this morning thanking Skandia for their support over the past 14 years. We thought that there may be a clue hidden in the release, as

Monday, 28th July, 2008 9:47am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Win WiFi Access And Meet Ellen MacArthur

Win WiFi Access And Meet Ellen MacArthur

We see in Yachting Monthly today that BT Openzone and Reeds Online Almanac have got together to create a competition that might be of interest to our readers. All you have to do is nominate

Thursday, 24th July, 2008 4:51pm

By Sally Perry

Hilary Thorpe: Open Studio

Hilary Thorpe: Open Studio

This weekend sees the second half of Open Studios take place. This time north and east wight. If you’re planning to visit artist studios over the next four days, why not check out Hilary Thorpe’s? She

Thursday, 24th July, 2008 8:57am

By Rachael Brooks

Vintage Vacations Planning Application Refused

Vintage Vacations Planning Application Refused

We were really shocked to hear this morning, that the Planning Committee yesterday decided to refuse an application by the owners of Vintage Vacations (a couple responsible for masses of very positive free publicity

Wednesday, 23rd July, 2008 2:31pm

By Helen Cunningham with 79 readers' comments

Cowes Week: Music On The Parade

Cowes Week: Music On The Parade

If you missed Jimmy’s Big Fish at the FONStival last weekend, there’s another chance to catch the action during Skandia Cowes Week. Jimmy’s Big Fish, Los Fantasmus, Derek Sandy (pictured) and Skybus are just some

Wednesday, 23rd July, 2008 7:08am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

16 Seater Bike Ride To Raise Cash For Hospice

16 Seater Bike Ride To Raise Cash For Hospice

The Big Bike returns to the Wight in a couple of weeks time to help raise funds for the Earl Mountbatten Hospice. The bike need 15 riders and every seat is sponsored. It’ll travel

Thursday, 10th July, 2008 2:45pm

By Rod Walmsley