Important Information

Monday July 9th

  • Royal photographs and action photographs of the Island Games are available for viewing and ordering on a next day service from The Picture Box, professional photographers. Our marquee is situated next to the NSC track. Contact telephone number: 01624 611884 or email: or
  • Our Royal visitors had a very busy day yesterday. They started the Half-Marathon at the NSC and the Triathlon in Ramsey. In addition they visited the Badminton, Ladies' Football, Sailing and Tennis events. In addition they formally opened the new HQ of the Ramsey Sailing Club.
  • The first gold medal of the 9th Games went to the home nation when the Mens' Half Marathon was won by Colin Moore. Shortly afterwards Marie Noon made it a local double by winning the Ladies' Half-Marathon.
  • Day 2, today, sees the first competitive action in Archery, Cycling (Time Trial), Gymnastics and Swimming.

Sunday July 8th

  • Wow! The Games got off to a really inspiring start last night. In spite of the disappointing chilly and damp weather which led to the cancellation of the Red Falcons display everything went as planned. All the teams got here, some just in time, to join the colourful march past of over 2,000 competitors led by 3 brass bands. The capacity crowd were entertained by singers and dancers, a stirring gymnastic display by some 300 young Manx gymnasts, the traditional water ceremony, speeches of welcome, the raising of the IGA flag, the swearing of the competitors' oath and the evening ended with a truly spectacular firework display.

Saturday July 7th

  • the Games Radio Station on 1368mw goes on air today. Sponsored by Bet Internet.Com and Manx Radio its studio has been set up in the entrance to the NSC. Tune in regularly for a lively coverage of all the news of the Games together with many live broadcasts of events.
  • some changes to the Golf programme - the 2nd round of the Ladies' competition at Castletown on Wednesday will now begin at 1240 the final round of the Mens' on Friday will now start at 0730 - Judy Jeavons is the Ladies' Organiser whilst Terry Groves is Deputy Co-ordinator.
  • Ronaldsway Met Office tell us that today will be cooler than yesterday but that there is a chance we may have the occasional heavy shower later in the day - here's hoping the showers stay away for the Opening Ceremony
  • here's hoping too that all our visitors arrive in time! Yesterday those coming from the Channel Islands and the Shetlands experienced problems and delays with fog(not here but there!)

Friday July 6th

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Wednesday July 4th

Tuesday July 3rd

Monday July 2nd

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