Heave ho!

Cowes is home to one of the most famous sailing regattas in the World, Cowes Week, so it’s little wonder readers have a keen interest in the sport of sailing.

With the many sailing clubs around the Wight, Islanders prove that it’s a ‘sport for all’ and not just those with the means. Here you’ll find all news relating to the sport and leisure activity of sailing.

Work to begin on UKSA’s new £3.7m centre in Cowes

Artist impression of UKSA Building

Over £3.7m has been raised to build the new accommodation centre which will enable an additional 3,000 children and young people to visit UKSA each year

Thursday, 4th February, 2021 6:20pm

By Chloe Buchanan with one comment

5G Isle of Wight trial coming this year

Person with VR headset watching sailing on screen

A Government-backed 5G trial will be coming to the Isle of Wight for Cowes Week 2021. 360 cameras onboard the yachts and lots of ways the public can get involved are detailed

Wednesday, 13th January, 2021 8:50am

By Cowes Week Organisers with 6 readers' comments

Natasha Lambert and her crew cross the finish line of Cross-Atlantic Race

blown away crew at end of race

What an amazing feat, inspirational Isle of Wight sailor, Natasha Lambert and her crew on the Blown Away, have completed their cross-Atlantic challenge

Friday, 11th December, 2020 1:56pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Meet the crew of Blown Away: Natasha Lambert’s crew in the Atlantic Challenge Race

natasha Lambert on ARC Dec 2020

Find out more about the crew of Blown Away, the yacht taking part in the cross-Atlantic challenge with inspirational Isle of Wight sailor, Natasha Lambert at the helm

Sunday, 6th December, 2020 11:53am

By Sally Perry with one comment

Natasha Lambert and Blown Away crew doing well in Atlantic race

Natasha Lambert during the ARC challenge

Follow the progress of Isle of Wight sailor Natasha Lambert, who is taking part in a cross-Atlantic challenge to raise money for the MissIsle Charity, The Ellen Macarthur Cancer Trust and The RNLI

Friday, 27th November, 2020 10:28am

By Sally Perry

Inspirational Isle of Wight sailor with cerebral palsy sets off on Atlantic Ocean race

Natasha Lambert at the start line for Atlantic Crossing Race

Natasha Lambert is one of 1,200 sailors taking part in the race across the Atlantic Ocean from Gran Canaria to St Lucia - she's hoping to raise £30,000 for three charities in the process

Sunday, 22nd November, 2020 3:38pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

‘Nothing but admiration for you’ says Cowes RNLI to quadraplegic sailor, Natasha Lambert, ahead of her Atlantic crossing

miss isle boat and Natasha Lambert

Natasha and her crew have received messages of support from Cowes RNLI as they prepare to embark on a 3,000-mile crossing from Gran Canaria to St Lucia

Friday, 30th October, 2020 11:44am

By George Chastney with 2 readers' comments

15-year-old becomes youngest to sail solo around Britain: Raising £7,000 for Isle of Wight-based cancer charity

timothy long and ellen macarthur

When 15-year-old Timothy Long found out about the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust – the charity that empowers young people aged 8-24 to embrace their future after cancer through sailing and outdoor adventure – he wanted to help

Monday, 5th October, 2020 8:24am

By Karenza Morton

Southampton Boat Show cancelled day before opening on Public Health recommendation. MP objects

southampton boat show

Conservative MP says he's embarrassed by council's actions, adding that "If this was dangerous it was dangerous two months ago or last week, it was not dangerous at seven o’clock last night"

Friday, 11th September, 2020 11:12am

By Maria Zaccaro, Local Democracy Reporter with 3 readers' comments

Red Ensign now say they’ve ‘not gone into liquidation’. Here’s the note they sent News OnTheWight and the email to outstanding customers

orange pa speaker on orange wall b

Further developments with Red Ensign, including telling customers that their MD ‘has been removed’ and now that they’ve not gone into liquidation - and the refunds?

Thursday, 10th September, 2020 6:27pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Bookings still being taken despite maritime training company telling customers it’s appointing an insolvency practitioner

Man opening an empty wallet

A concerned Mum tells News OnTheWight two youngsters worked hard over the summer to save up £1,000+ for Superyacht Crew training courses with Cowes maritime training company, Red Ensign. Only days after paying, then received an email saying training cancelled and they’re appointing an insolvency practitioner. Here’s what we know

Tuesday, 8th September, 2020 4:29pm

By Sally Perry

Epic new virtual challenge event launched by Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust

Sam Dore on a yacht

Running throughout the whole September to coincide with Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Round Britain Your Way invites anyone to run, swim, walk, cycle or create their own challenge to collectively travel the 2,400 miles around the British coastline

Friday, 28th August, 2020 8:48am

By Karenza Morton