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.
On the 4th May 2013 IYWAC will host it's 20th Anniversary Dinner and Dance.
Check out the yachting pages of our site for details of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Gold Yachting Expeditions in 2013.
If you want to be a Dinghy Sailing Instructor look for details of courses in the Dinghy Sailing section of our website.
The Wight Challenge is a fundraising event for teams of three people (18 years and over). The event comprises a 19 mile cycle followed by a 2 mile canoe and ending with an 8 mile run. The event is based at Jersey Camp.
On the 6th April a Fundraising Supper was held in aid of IYWAC at Gurnard SC. A total of £2900 was raised well done to Jack Elsom and his band of helpers and thank you to everyone who supported this event.
On Thursday 14th March 2013 the IOW High Sheriff handed out awards to 14 young people who have all proved exceptional in the progress that they have made and/or helping others.
On Saturday 1st December IYWAC hosted an awards ceremony in the boat house of Commodores House, High Street, Cowes. This lovely room was made available by John and Jane Terry.