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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Community sport activators organise first event


The first sporting event to be organised by the Isle of Wight Council's new community sport activators has been arranged.

Wednesday, 20th August, 2014 1:51pm

By IW Council Press Office

Cricket: Hard earned win keeps Ventnor third

Cricket ball:

With just two games remaining, Ventnor are on course for a top three finish in the ECB Southern Electric Premier Division for the very first time.

Tuesday, 19th August, 2014 4:27pm

By Graeme Burnett

Memories of Shanklin Sandown Rowing Club: Sea Fever

Shanklin rowing club in the 1950s:

Former Shanklinite Brian Silsbury, now living in Canada, takes a trip down memory lane and shares stories of his time rowing for Shanklin Sandown Rowing Club.

Monday, 18th August, 2014 5:34pm

By Brian Silsbury with 4 readers' comments

Sevenstar Race: More records broken at Cowes

Sevenstar Racing:

Following Musandam-Oman Sail breaking the World Record in the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Yacht Race on Thursday, more World Records have been broken by other boats when they reached the finish line at the RYS, Cowes.

Monday, 18th August, 2014 11:36am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

World record smashed in Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race

Oman Sail:

Congratulations to the crew on Oman Sail who smashed a World Record after sailing around Britain and Ireland in just three days and three hours. Watch out for others competing in the race passing the Island today.

Friday, 15th August, 2014 12:34pm

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood with one comment

Cricket: Northwood one win away from cup final

Chris Williams Northwood Cricket Club

Northwood 1st XI's nine wicket victory over Ventnor III has set up a clash with Ryde Cavaliers for a place in the 2014 Island Webservices Cup Final.

Thursday, 14th August, 2014 3:17pm

By Ashley Goldsmith

FA Cup action for Cowes Sports FC this weekend

Football players:

Teams are competing for the £1,500 prize.

Thursday, 14th August, 2014 9:13am

By Simon Smith

Cricket: Ventnor set for ECB Club open day

Cricket match

Ventnor are participating in the ECB’s Club Open Day initiative with a six a side tournament at Steephill on Sunday 24 August.

Wednesday, 13th August, 2014 7:58am

By Graeme Burnett

Ryde Harriers take on Ryde and Sandown routes

Simon Newman - Ryde Harriers

Another double dose of Tuesday night club runs for Ryde Harriers featured different off-road routes in Sandown and Ryde.

Tuesday, 12th August, 2014 2:14pm

By Tom Blackwell

Major changes to the Sevenstar Yacht Race


As reported last week, the Sevenstar Yacht Race was supposed to leave for Cowes on Sunday morning and race clockwise around the UK and Ireland. Weather conditions meant plans had to change.

Monday, 11th August, 2014 5:08pm

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Lone sculler at final regatta for Ryde Rowing Club

Andy Hicks

Mechanical and logistical problems meant only one member of the Ryde Rowing Club was able to compete in the final regatta in the Hants & Dorset ARA Regatta campaign.

Monday, 11th August, 2014 1:46pm

By Steve Bull

Cowes Week hailed a great success

Cowes Week

Suzanne and Alan provide a roundup of the shoreside action at the 2014 Cowes Week sailing regatta.

Monday, 11th August, 2014 12:11pm

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood