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.

If you have sports news to share, get in touch and we’ll share it with our wide readership.

Cowes Week appoint new regatta director

Phil Hagen

The new director takes the reins from Stuart Quarrie, who retired following this year’s regatta in August.

Thursday, 8th October, 2015 9:41am

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight sailor Leigh McMillan smashes Act 7 of Extreme Sailing Series

Leigh McMillan in Istanbul

Leigh McMillian and his crew have finished Act 7 with an 11 point cushion before moving onto the final act of the Extreme Sailing Series in Sydney.

Tuesday, 6th October, 2015 7:44am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

As winter draws in, here’s why it’s important to have lights on your bike (video)

unlit cyclist by fay woodford

Now the dark nights and mornings are drawing in, make sure you're seen when cycling on Isle of Wight roads.

Monday, 5th October, 2015 2:02pm

By Sally Perry with 25 readers' comments

Achievements recognised at Ryde Rowing Club Annual Dinner

Ryde Rowing Club 2015 awards

Congratulations to all at Ryde Rowing Club who played their part in the season's rowing championships.

Sunday, 4th October, 2015 11:50am

By Steve Bull

Isle of Wight the focus of world-class yachting events in 2016

Charles Stanley race

Cowes can expect to be the centre of attention in 2016 for world-class yachting events and will benefit for a change of date for the Charles Stanley Cowes Classics Week too.

Thursday, 1st October, 2015 7:29am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Hear from Olympic and world-class champions at fundraising talk

Andre Usborne

This talk by ex-Olympic Skeleton Bob competitor, Andre Usborne and Sports Psychologist Sarah Fenwick, should make for a fascinating evening. Hear all about about the incredible things they've experienced over the years.

Wednesday, 30th September, 2015 9:15am

By Clare Griffin

Rugby: Ventnor 1st XV defeated Overton 30-29

Rugby Balls

The Overton curse has finally been broken.

Tuesday, 29th September, 2015 7:10pm

By Damien Marriott

IOW Motorcycle Club riders compete for the Frank Pragnell Cup

Harvey Grieve

There were strong performances from many of the riders in the eighth round of the IOW Motorcycle Club’s winter championship – the Frank Pragnell Cup.

Tuesday, 29th September, 2015 9:40am

By Wayne Brodie

Isle of Wight (Ryde) 6-a-Side League football results for 22nd September

Football mundial

The Football Mundial Isle of Wight (Ryde) 6-a-Side League results for 22nd September 2015.

Wednesday, 23rd September, 2015 9:59am

By Tom McDonough

Sail sky high to see on the edge, close racing action (aerial video)

barts bash 2015 seb godsmark

Watch the thrills and spills of Sunday's close racing action out on the Solent with this aerial video shot by Seb Godsmark.

Tuesday, 22nd September, 2015 8:28pm

By Sally Perry

Isle of Wight speedway: Wightlink backs return to the Island

Speedway banner

Wightlink Ferries join the many other businesses that are supporting speedway’s return to the Isle of Wight.

Tuesday, 22nd September, 2015 1:39pm

By Karen Woods with 2 readers' comments

Rugby: Many positives in Ventnor’s defeat to Romsey

Rugby Balls

Despite two defeats, all in all there was a positive performance from the teams that give Ventnor things to work on before next week’s game away to Isle of Wight II.

Tuesday, 22nd September, 2015 8:21am

By Nolan Winter