Category Isle of Wight 2011

Vin D’Honneur

Further to Steve Jacob’s announcement on the boat on Saturday last, we are pleased to confirm there will be a Vin D’Honneur on Tuesday 12th July:

  • On Fort Regent West Rampart.
  • 6.00 arrive for 6.15 start.
  • Tracksuit tops (or tee shirts if warm) plus medals
  • Open invite to all who went to the games including spectators.

The following awards will be presented:

  • Bill Custard Award by the JEP
  • Tony...
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Windsurfers get bronze

The weather was back to normal on Thursday.

In, the early afternoon the team were lucky enough to meet and have a chat with Prince Edward on his visit to Yaverland.

Finally the sea breeze strengthened to 14 knots around 5pm. Heat 1 (including Steve Melia) was on the water first and the race officer tried to run their race twice before finally abandoning racing for the day around 6pm...

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Wind at last

The wind finally blew enough for the windsurfers yesterday (Wednesday). Three of us made the final 8 shootout after winning or coming 2nd in the heats. Unfortunately the later races were more of a lottery due to weed, catching some on a skeg would drop speed from 30 mph to 20 mph. Justin finished 5th, I was 7th and Rob 8th. Bermuda are leading the team event with Menorca 2nd and Jersey 3rd...

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Windsurfers still waiting.

Last two days have seen more frustration for the windsurfers. Waiting for the elusive 11 knots or more of wind, we have been teased into hitting the water five times hoping to start a race. One time the race started, only to be cancelled on the last leg.

On the other hand, things could be worse...

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Jersey Volleyball

Jersey Volleyball Men played Greenland yesterday, the bronze medallists at the last Island Games in Aland and the Jersey men played really well and almost won the match. But unfortunately Greenland was stronger and finished off the match by winning in the fifth set by 15-9. The scores for that game was as following Jersey -Greenland 25-12, 23-25, 25-23, 21-25, 9-15.  Well done to Jersey though...

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Windsurfers Wait

After a windy Saturday, Sunday was a frustrating day for the windsurfers. While most the island was under a blazing sun, Yaverland was under a blanket of fog coming off the sea. Every now and then the sun tried to burn through, which might have resulted in a decent sea breeze. This didn’t happen until 5pm, too late for the wind to build.

Monday looks brighter, so hopefully there will be more wind…...

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Windsurfers off for early practice.

The windsurfers are glad they brought their own equipment. Boards and rigs are provided for competition, but with the best wind of the week blowing this morning and official practice not starting until this afternoon, the boys have gone off for an early session at Ventnor.

Hopefully they will have time to look round and see the leaders of the round the island yacht race flying past at high speed...

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JEP on Twitter and the Web

If you are into Tweets, you can find the JEP’s twitter feed on @jepsport. With five people in the Isle of Wight, they will be almost as up to date as us (hopefully).

If not, you can find their updates at

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Raffle Winners

The results of the big raffle:

First Prize
£6,000 goes to ticket number 2596

Second Prize
£4,000 goes to ticket number 2208

Third Prize
£2,000 goes to ticket number 1347


Subject to confirmation.

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Ferry Check-In Procedures

Please see attached instructions for ferry checkins (Jersey, Lymington, Yarmouth and Poole).

Ferry check-in procedures

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