Isle of Man News last updated 04 March 2017 13:54:32

Preparations underway for return of Manannan sailings

POSTED Fri at 12:33 pm by LC

Isle of Man Steam Packet Company fast craft Manannan will return to service on 31st March and preparations for her 2017 season are well under way. After spending the winter in Manx waters, where a variety of annual maintenance procedures were undertaken, the vessel is scheduled to sail to Merseyside on 1st March for dry docking and other specialis...

Southern 100 Competitor Honoured by Castletown Commissioners

POSTED Fri at 12:30 pm by LC

One of Manx Radio’s TT Commentator’s was rendered speechless during the 2017 Southern 100 Media Launch, held at the Morton Hall, Castletown. Chris Palmer, a resident of Castletown was honoured by Castletown Commissioners for his road racing achievements and presented with an artwork of himself in action by Chairman of the Commissioners, Richard Mc...

Fagg heads to Blackpool for North West Stages

POSTED Thu at 2:06 pm

Having been prevented from starting the recent Cambrian Rally (ultimately cancelled due to snow and ice), leading local co-driver Rob Fagg will get his rally year underway this weekend as he contests the Legend Fires North West Stages. In doing so the Kirk Michael man will re-unite with Arron Newby in the TEG Sport Subaru, attempting to go one place better than last year when the 2013 and 2014 Manx Rally Championship winners finished as runner-up. The event is the biggest rally in the north west, backed by John Stone, a familiar visitor to contest events on-island. From a Blackpool base the sealed surface stages take place along the Fylde coast, including Blackpool and Fleetwood promenades, Weeton Army Barracks and the docks at Fleetwood....

Previous Winners & Newcomers Add to Classic Entry

POSTED Thu at 2:02 pm

Entries for the 2017 Blackford's Pre-TT Classic Road Races continue to arrive in good numbers with Race Secretary, George Peach with just over one month to the official closing date 30th March. Amongst the latest include no less than seven previous winners along with a similar number of newcomers. Winner of the Office Equipment Centre 350cc Singles Race Mike Hose, last year brought his total wins at the prestigious Billown Classic Races to 14 and is endeavouring to improve on that total at this year’s races with entries in all six solo races. Mark Herbertson and Rich Hawkins, second and third in the 2016 Office Equipment Centre 350cc Singles Race have also entered once again. Bolton-le-Sands regular Alan Oversby, who took the Manx Envir...

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