Isle of Wight sports

Residents on the Isle of Wight love their sport, it’s another one of those things that bring communities together. We published regular updates for cricket, sailing, speedway and football from local clubs.

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Prestigious award for Isle of Wight darts champion, Keegan Brown

Keegan Brown - PDC Award

A well-deserved award for the rising star in the darts world, Keegan Brown from the Isle of Wight.

Friday, 23rd January, 2015 8:59am

By Sally Perry

Rugby: Another win for Ventnor 1st XV

Rugby Balls

Ventnor put in another excellent team performance to win and keep a clean sheet against a strong southampton side, who at home have been a force to be reckoned with.

Tuesday, 20th January, 2015 8:27am

By Nolan Winter

2015 prize draw winners announced for Cowes Week

Roger Evans collected the first runners-up prize from Peter Dickson

Entries for Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week 2015 were launched at the end of the 2014 regatta and entry numbers are already showing a 20% uplift compared with the same time last year.

Tuesday, 20th January, 2015 7:56am

By Peta Stuart-Hunt

Island runners head to Stubbington for 25th anniversary race

Ryde Harriers - Stubbington

The Stubbington 10k race celebrated its twenty fifth anniversary with another bumper field and very decent running conditions for mid-January.

Tuesday, 20th January, 2015 7:45am

By Tom Blackwell

Island runners take on the Hampshire Cross Country League

Ryde Harriers :

There's been some beautiful conditions for the previous three fixtures in the Hampshire Cross Country League, but Saturday didn't look promising as the Island contingent met in gale-force conditions.

Friday, 16th January, 2015 4:41pm

By Tom Blackwell

Fastnet Race ‘sells out’ in 24 minutes

Ellen MacArthur

Despite 375 entries being applied for in just 24 minutes, there is still time to enter if you missed out.

Friday, 16th January, 2015 7:24am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood with 2 readers' comments

Rugby: Stonking win over Fawley for Ventnor

Rugby Balls

Ventnor started the New Year in the same way they ended 2014 with a convincing win over the visiting team Fawley.

Monday, 12th January, 2015 3:13pm

By Nolan Winter

Registration opens for 90th Fastnet Race

Fastnet Rock - rorc

Registration opens today for the Fastnet Race which starts off Cowes on 16th August 2015.

Monday, 12th January, 2015 9:23am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Rugby: Ventnor come out on top in Island friendly

Rugby Balls

Both teams played largely in good spirits in this Isle of Wight friendly.

Monday, 5th January, 2015 7:29am

By Nolan Winter

Keegan Brown tipped as future World darts champion

Keegan Brown - Darts champ

Double World champion says some very positive things about the future for Keegan Brown, 22 year old Isle of Wight darts player.

Monday, 29th December, 2014 1:08pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Rugby: Ventnor Seconds’ chance to steal the headlines

Rugby field:

The final game for the Ventnor Seconds saw a defeat, but they had a swear jar running all day raising money for local Cancer charity, P.A.T.C.H, ahead of the Boxing Day Swim.

Monday, 22nd December, 2014 2:37pm

By Nolan Winter

Isle of Wight sailors in first edition of yacht race

Lupa of London-RORC:

Several top Isle of Wight offshore sailors have been taking part in the first edition of the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s new race from Lanzarote to the spice island of Grenada in the Caribbean.

Thursday, 18th December, 2014 9:49am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood