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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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

Six days of fantastic sailing at Panerai British Classic Week


There was, by all accounts, some cracking sailing during the 2014 Panerai British Classic Week. Read Suzanne and Alan's report and see photos by Christian Beasley.

Monday, 21st July, 2014 12:51pm

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Shanklin and Sandown rowers take on the Southsea Regatta

Murray and Robertson :

Despite a difficult day for the Shanklin and Sandown rowers, they have now secured two championships, the first in six years for the club.

Monday, 21st July, 2014 9:13am

By Alex Robertson

Newport IW FC in major coup: Scott Jones signs

Scott Jones

With a lot of persuasion, negotiations and hard work behind the scenes, Club manager, Steve Brougham has managed to assure Scott that St George’s Park is the place to be this season.

Friday, 18th July, 2014 7:42am

By Newport IW Football Club with one comment

Challenging conditions for cyclist on 25 mile time trial

Arthur Venables:

...a3crg cyclist Arthur Venables achieved a personal best in the 25 mile time trial earlier this week.

Wednesday, 16th July, 2014 11:56am

By Arthur Venables

Cricket: George is King for a day

Cricket match:

Jake George, the 20 year old Ventnor batsman, hit the fourth highest individual score in the history of the ECB Southern Electric Premier Division on Saturday, excelling in a majestic innings of 175 in the all day clash with Hampshire Academy on the Ageas Bowl Nursery Ground.

Tuesday, 15th July, 2014 2:29pm

By Graeme Burnett

A weekend of regattas prove fruitful for Sandown and Shanklin rowers

July regatta:

Great performances from members of the Sandown and Shanklin Rowing Club at the weekend.

Monday, 14th July, 2014 2:52pm

By Alex Robertson

Cricket: Last gasp for Ventnor

Cricket ball:

Ventnor fell to an agonising one run defeat against reigning champions South Wilts in Saturday’s all day clash at Newclose in the ECB Southern Electric Premier Division.

Wednesday, 9th July, 2014 3:06pm

By Graeme Burnett

Ryde Harriers’ Midsummer race popular again

Ryde Harriers 2014

15 guests joined the annual Misummer ten mile road race.

Monday, 7th July, 2014 5:10pm

By Tom Blackwell

Three special sailing regattas for Cowes


Suzanne and Alan give a brief intro to three upcoming sailing regattas taking place in or from Cowes.

Monday, 7th July, 2014 4:55pm

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Eighth consecutive win for Ryde rowers

Ryde's J16 Single Scullers at Itchen Regatta - Steven Soal Joel Smith and Joe Groves

Another great win for the Men’s Junior Senior Fours Champions

Monday, 7th July, 2014 4:43pm

By Steve Bull