The Isle of Wight

The Isle of Wight, located between 2 to 5 miles from the Coast of Hampshire in the South of England. It is separated by the Solent, a waterway famous in the yachting world for hosting annual events such as Cowes Week Regatta and Round the Island Race.

Isle of Wight – Aerial Photo

The largest industry on the Island is tourism, with numerous passenger and car ferries, as well as a Hovercraft transporting people back and forth from mainland England throughout the year. Agriculture still plays a large part in the Island’s economy but transport costs have made it difficult for more traditional Island commodities to flourish. 

The Needles during Round the Island Race 2017

The iconic white cliffed Needles towards the West of the Island and the formidable forts that litter the Solent from WWll, are hugely recognisable and it what has helped ensure the Islands rich maritime history remains.

Seaview Old Man’s Fort

Onshore regattas such as Bembridge Dingy Week and the Seaview Regatta offer the chance for individuals to test their sailing abilities in a competitive setting. Even an annual cricket match that takes place on the Bramble Bank at low tide! Similarly to the IOW, Palma de Mallorca is another Island that makes up one of the several Balearic Islands and similarly has a rich yachting presence.

Annual Bramble Bank Cricket Match

Boatbookings offer exciting charters from bareboat to luxury in either motor yacht or sailing yacht alike. Get in touch with one of our friendly and professional Brokers today to enquire into your Summer adventure out on the water! 

All Eyes on Cannes – the Film Festival Arrives for its 71st Year

The biggest event in film is returning for its 71st year in the beautiful South of France. For two weeks, Hollywood will take short-term residence along the French Riviera as a number of original films compete for numerous awards such as the prestigious Palme D’Or, Un Certain Regard, Best Actor and Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival (Festival de Cannes en Français).

Having been comparable to “two weeks at the Oscars” the Cannes Film Festival is entrenched in glitz and glamour, with previous celebrity attendees being models, actors and music artists alike, such as Rihanna, Nicole Kidman, Bella Hadid, David Beckham and Jessica Chastain. With Cate Blanchett heading up the panel as President of the Competition Jury, this year’s Film Festival promises to be as magical as the last.

Films to watch out for this year include the Spanish psychological thriller Everybody Knows directed by Asghar Farhadi, which will open the Festival. Some of the other most anticipated films being featured include Under the Silver Lake, BlacKkKlansman, Girls of the Sun, Fahrenheit 451 and The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, the Festival’s closing film.

Experience Cannes in its full glory during the 71st Annual Film Festival; chartering a luxury yacht to witness this celebrated event is the ultimate experience. Charter for events, day charters or week-long rentals and enjoy the opulence of the French Riviera in true style. Enquire today with Boatbookings to find out more!