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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Cycling team take on the VC Venta Summer Road Race

Cycling team take on the VC Venta Summer Road Race

On Sunday 27th July, Wightlink-LCM Systems Cycle Race Team members Sam Baker, Ian Hayden and Martin Sanders travelled to Stockbridge for the VC Venta Summer Road Race – a 66 mile event.

Wednesday, 30th July, 2014 12:20pm

By Jack Elton-Walters

Win for Ireland in Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup 2014

Brewin Dolphin Awards:

Following the races on Monday and with the Irish in the lead, the long off-shore race, which is the highest marking of the whole event, set sail on Tuesday morning.

Wednesday, 30th July, 2014 10:11am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Cricket: Double success for Ventnor over old rivals Lymington

Cricket ball:

Ventnor emerged victorious from their double header with Lymington on Saturday.

Wednesday, 30th July, 2014 9:32am

By Graeme Burnett

Much-needed new crane welcomed at Shephards Wharf


A new much-needed crane for dry boat racing has been installed in Shephards Wharf at the start of the International Etchells Invitational Cup.

Wednesday, 30th July, 2014 8:12am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Another successful year for Charles Stanley Cowes Classic Week

Charles Stanley Classic -

Hosted by the Royal London Yacht Club, Cowes Classics Week 2014 is now in its seventh year and for the first time has a headline sponsor.

Monday, 28th July, 2014 3:45pm

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

A return to winning ways for Ryde Rowing Club

Bournemouth regatta

Ryde Rowing Men’s Junior Senior Four – of Stephen Johnson, Adam Edwards, Ollie Gove and James Cleary, with Sam Brading coxing returned to winning ways at Bournemouth Regatta on Saturday (26th July) following their first defeat of the season at Southsea the week before.

Monday, 28th July, 2014 11:51am

By Steve Bull

Ryde Harriers keep on running

Jonathan and Steve Ryde Harriers:

A double bubble of reports this week from Tom.

Thursday, 24th July, 2014 2:14pm

By Tom Blackwell

Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup well underway

Brewin Dolphin

It's been a busy week for sailing in Cowes.

Wednesday, 23rd July, 2014 1:04pm

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Cricket: Northwood stay top after beating Ventnor III

Cricket match

Northwood are two games away from clinching the Isle of Wight Division 1 title after a seven-wicket win over Ventnor III at Steephill on Saturday.

Wednesday, 23rd July, 2014 12:03pm

By Ashley Goldsmith

Cricket: Last wicket stand frustrates Ventnor

Cricket players:

Ventnor had to settle for a winning draw and 16 points in Saturday’s ECB Southern Electric Premier Division fixture with St Cross Symondians at Newclose.

Wednesday, 23rd July, 2014 11:22am

By Graeme Burnett

All set for Cowes Classic Week

Cowes Classics - Charles Stanley :

Over 150 classic boats arrived in the waters off Cowes over last weekend for this year’s Cowes Classics Week 2014.

Tuesday, 22nd July, 2014 8:43am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

‘Bad day in the office’ for Ryde Rowing Club

Joe Groves

With holidays and work commitments reducing the size of the team to just four crews the results were disappointing for all of them.

Tuesday, 22nd July, 2014 8:37am

By Steve Bull