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Welcome to the Island Youth Water Activities Centre

Island Youth Water Activities Centre (IOW) Ltd. is a Charity run for the benefit of all young people on the Isle of Wight. Our prime aim being the provision of a variety of water based experiences, which combine challenge, safety and enjoyment. Our secondary aim is to provide training to national standards for young people and potential instructors (of any age). The Centre is committed to providing equal opportunities. We have the experience and facilities to cater for many special requirements. Although, parts of the Centre are not fully accessible to all currently, our plans to remedy this are well advanced.

Upcoming Events


IYWAC Fundraising Supper at Gurnard SC

Back by popular demand is the legendary Sausage and Mash Fundraising Supper at Gurnard SC. All funds raised will benefit IYWAC. Saturday 5th April 2014 19.30pm £10/head.

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2014 Calendar Highlights

As always we have lots of courses and activities scheduled for 2014. See our new brochure for details of all of the activities.

We will also be attending a number of events around the Island.

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Latest News


Mike Retires from IYWAC

IYWAC’s board of Trustees has recently accepted Mike Acton’s resignation as manager of the Centre effective from March or April 2014.  After 22 years Mike, one of IYWAC’s founding fathers, has decided to move on to new ventures.   The Trustees are very pleased that Mike will still be available to teach and assist as a consultant and he will also be volunteering as a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Leader.

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Searching for the ideal present. Look no further - How about some IYWAC clothing or Gift Vouchers for activities in 2014.

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