Isle of Man News last updated 29 August 2016 00:26:34

Nautical Museum yields new secrets

POSTED Fri last week by MR

Archaeologists have recently completed work on the 18th century dock at the Nautical Museum in Castletown. The dock was built about 230 years ago by...

Dunlop quickly up to speed in Classic TT Qualifying

POSTED Tue last week

After the frustration of Saturday’s cancelled session, the weather improved allowing a full qualifying session for the 2016 Classic TT presented by Bennetts on the Isle of Man tonight.Clerk of the Course Gary Thompson MBE got the session away at 6.25pm, advising competitors that there were a number of damp patches around the course including Doran’s, Laurel Bank, Glen Helen, Sulby, 27th and Governors following the rain earlier in the day. First away were the newcomers on their untimed speed controlled lap, which was held over from Saturday, including Junior Classic TT competitor Ian Thompson from Northern Ireland on MB Racing Honda, Carl Salvage on the TZ250 Yamaha and Gary Hutton competing in the Senior on a Hutton Racing Honda.The Classic...

Douglas RNLI lifeboat called out after report of three people in the sea

POSTED Tue last week

Douglas RNLI lifeboat was launched on Monday (22 August) at 5.45pm following a report of three people in the sea off Clay Head. The RNLI all-weather lifeboat Sir William Hillary was launched under the command of volunteer coxswain Neal Corran to conduct a search from Groudle beach to Garwick at the southern end of Laxey Bay. The lifeboat was joined in its search by a helicopter, RESCUE 936 based out of Caernarfon Airport, which had been scrambled to assist. Both lifeboat and helicopter completed two complete sweeps of their assigned search area without finding any trace of persons in the water. With RESCUE 936 returning to base the lifeboat completed a further sweep of the search area before also being stood down to return to station where...

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