Round the Island Yacht Race 2015
Saturday 27 June 2015.
The 2015 edition of this most iconic of sailing events will definitely appeal to the early risers. Spectacular, awe-inspiring and exhilarating are all words attributed to the J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race
A. Travel Links
Use this link to plan your journey by rail. You can book a ticket direct to Shanklin with SouthWest Trains including the Wightlink FastCat crossing from Portsmouth Harbour. Trains from London Waterloo run every hour to Shanklin.
Red Funnel Ferries
From Southampton, Red Funnel's 'Red Jet' service takes foot passengers to West Cowes in 22 minutes. Their car ferry service takes around 55 minutes to East Cowes.
Visit the Skyros website to find out more about holistic holidays in Greece, Thailand and Cuba and Cambodia this year
The Automobile Association
If you intend to travel by car, then use the AA's Route Planner to map your journey all the way to The Grange in Eastcliff Road
The Wightlink foot passenger 'FastCat' runs from Portsmouth Harbour to Ryde Pier in around 15 minutes. Wightlink car and passenger ferries run from Portsmouth to Fishbourne and take approximately 40 minutes.
b. Music & Festivals
The dates for Bestival, again at Robin Hill Country Park on the Isle of Wight, are 10 to 13 September 2015.
Acts and headliners yet to be announced.
Isle of Wight Festival 2015
2015 dates now announced. 11 - 14 June inclusive.
Billy Idol, Counting Crows, Fleetwood Mac, Kodaline, Kool & The Gang, The Prodigy, The Struts and Paolo Nutini booked so far. More acts to follow........
Last Night of the Osborne Proms 2015
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra - Last night of The Osborne Proms - Summer 2015 will see Osborne House on the Isle of Wight host a weekend celebrating even more great music.