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    Cockles Club is now on waitlist - and other courses are filling up fast

    Cockles Club, for children aged between 2.5 years and 7 years and run 25 - 28 July is open for booking.  The focus of the week will be on the children (Cockles), parents and grandparents, all making new and sustaining friendships as well as providing an opportunity to try new things and build on skills learnt during this and in earlier years. For anyone new to Cockles, activities include swimming, rowing, Paddleboarding, riding, football, tennis,

    Published 00:00 on 16 Mar 2022

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    Wightlink hacked - from Harriet Hadfield's 5 stories

    Wightlink has   blamed   "criminal action" for a data break in which hackers stole customers personal information. Describing it as a "highly sophisticated cyber attack", the ferry company says it has contacted a small number of people who might have been affected last month. The company, which has reported the breach to the police, says it has asked cyber security experts to investigate. Wightlink chief executive Keith Greenfield says: "I would like to

    Published 15:06 on 13 Mar 2022

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    Bookings are now open

    Bookings are now open on this website for boating courses and Cowes Week (in the calendar) and staging racks, boatpark places, paddleboard racks and  Members' Directory in the shop. Please book now, as places on some events are already 90% sold and the dinghy park is getting full. We might also convert some of the unbooked pram dinghy racks so they can be used for paddleboards, so if you don't book soon, there might

    Published 05:52 on 7 Mar 2022

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    IOW heart Ukraine - edited from Harriet Hadfield's 5 stories

    The Island has been pulling together in an almost unprecedented way to try and help support refugees and those affected by the war in Ukraine - including the SVYC acting as a dropoff point for collections organised by Catherine Allmark. Local legend and DJ Rob da Bank - and friend of this newsletter - was   seen   out and about putting his new yellow van to good use, collecting donations and Councillor Karl

    Published 20:46 on 6 Mar 2022

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    New Co-Captains of stand-up paddleboarding, Captain of motorboats and Leader of our foiling initiative

    Three new roles have been created as part of the Clubs priorities to widen and grow members' participation in boating activities, while ensuring we continue to deliver safely our on-the-water activities. Olie Christie, Chris Jelf and Milly Smith have agreed to be Co-captains of stand-up paddleboarding. Michael BJ Bryn-Jones has agreed to be Captain of motorboats. And Guy Lawrence has agreed to lead our foiling initiative.  Our Club has already achieved so much in

    Published 08:22 on 28 Feb 2022

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    Storm Eunice IOW wind speed record "hardly representative of conditions elsewhere in the UK" - from Harriet Hadfield's 5 stories

    The Times , this week, ran an in-depth look at the new provisional wind speed record for England - a massive 122mph, recorded by the Met Office weather station at the Old Battery, high above The Needles during Storm Eunice. But was it as dramatic as it seemed? The article explains: "The Battery is a notoriously windswept location perched 80m high near the cliff edge, facing out to the Channel… Because wind speeds are

    Published 11:24 on 27 Feb 2022

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    Save the date: The Dinghy Dance will take place on Saturday 27th August 2022

    This year, the end of summer will be celebrated, not just with food, drinks, and dancing, but with a voyage. We are taking you to a place where sound travels twice as fast as in air, but light flickers and distorts; its surface undulates above dancing creatures who sparkle with sequinned gowns.  Click  here  to register for updates.  Be prepared for wonders along the way.

    Published 11:54 on 26 Feb 2022

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    Wightlink car ferry stuck in Solent during Storm Eunice

    Most of us have had Solent crossings we might wish to forget. But for the 90 passengers on board, Friday's 10am Wightlink sailing from Fishbourne was unforgettable. What was meant to be a 40-minute crossing, turned into a four-hour Solent Cruise thanks to Storm Eunice. The MarineTraffic route shows their back and forth as the captain waited to be able to enter Portsmouth safely. It is unclear how many passengers had robust enough stomachs to take up

    Published 00:00 on 19 Feb 2022

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    Wightlink FastCat late-night crossing - from Harriet Hadfield's 5 stories

    Welcome news potentially from Wightlink which is considering re-extending the FastCat timetable back into the later evenings again. OnTheWight reports   news of the changes emerged from a meeting held between Councillor Richard Quigley - also chair of the Islands Labour Party - and bosses from both Red Funnel and Wightlink. There's not much detail around beyond: A Fastcat service running later than 8.20/8.50pm is hoped to be reinstated in the Spring. 

    Published 10:53 on 13 Feb 2022

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    Bookings for 2022 SVYC Training Courses are open

    Fantastic news -  2022 SVYC Training Bookings are open and are all now done via this website. 2022 Guide to using the Club Website for booking courses and events To ensure the booking process is as smooth, simple and painless as possible for you, it will save you a lot of time if you ensure you have completed all of the following steps the first time that you logon

    Published 11:25 on 6 Feb 2022

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