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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Little sleep for crews in 2018 Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race

sevenstar round britain and ireland challenge

Did you spot the 28 boat sailing past the Isle of Wight on Sunday? They started from Cowes and are racing around Britain and Ireland this week.

Tuesday, 14th August, 2018 4:32pm

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Bully Bones, Isle of Wight band, features on O’Neill surfing video

Jordy Smith - Beyond the Tour - ONeill

Isle of Wight garage punk band, Bully Bones, have had an old track of their used in a new video by surf brand, O'Neill. Watch that and the band's latest music video.

Tuesday, 14th August, 2018 12:02pm

By Sally Perry

‘Wightlink’ Wizards regroup following defeat by Kestrels

Alfie Bowtell

There was no lack of effort from the Wightlink Wizards, but the Kent Kestrels ran out rightful winners leaving the Wizards to regroup ahead of their final home SDL match.

Monday, 13th August, 2018 7:52am

By Rob Dyer

Sailors prepare for toughest of all yacht races, the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race


Spare a thought from noon on Sunday for the 30 entries taking part in one of the toughest yacht races ever - the Sevenstar Round Britain and Ireland Race - as it leaves Cowes and heads clockwise around the Isle of Wight in the first stage of this record-breaking race.

Friday, 10th August, 2018 8:06am

By Suzanne and Alan Whitewood

Tracy Edwards scoops Lendy Ladies Day Trophy

tracy edwards ladies day trophy

Lendy Ladies' Day 2018 is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate hundreds of the country's greatest female sailors who make Lendy Cowes Week such a world-renowned regatta.

Wednesday, 8th August, 2018 8:29am

By Mary Scott-Jackson

Speedway: Another incredible win for Wightlink Warriors

Scott Campos

This is the Warriors' fifth home league win of the season and moves them up to sixth place in the table.

Friday, 3rd August, 2018 9:47am

By Rob Dyer

Cowes Sailability Club makes regatta accessible to disabled Islanders

Cowes Sailability Cowes Week

Cowes Sailability Club aims will be once again making it possible for disabled people and their families or carers to experience the thrill of a world-class sailing regatta from the water during Cowes Week.

Thursday, 2nd August, 2018 9:47am

By Sally Perry

Free sailing sessions for the kids with Olympic gold medallist, Sarah Ayton

sailing with Sarah Ayton

Land Rover are offering free sailing sessions with Double Olympic Gold medalist, Sarah Ayton, for kids aged 8-18 during Cowes Week.

Tuesday, 31st July, 2018 4:32pm

By Jake Presley

1851 Trust to hold free STEM workshops

1851 Roadshow, Portsmouth

The workshops are aimed at 8-13 year olds and take place at the 1851 Cowes Parade Stand between Saturday 4th – Thursday 9th August.

Monday, 30th July, 2018 9:08am

By Sally Perry

Difficult conditions for rowers taking part in Newport Regatta

RRC Mens Coastal Junior Four. Bow to Cox - Tom Starkey, Tye Cameron, Ben Toms and Ben Sanderson, coxed by Dan Sanderson

Racing was abandoned on Sunday on safety grounds, but crews were able to take place in the Newport Regatta on Saturday.

Monday, 30th July, 2018 8:42am

By Steve Bull with one comment

Riders take on final round of 2018 Pat Death Summer Series trials

Rob Howard

The third and final round of the 2018 Pat Death Summer Series trials Championship was held on Sunday 22nd July at Hawthorn Manor Farm, Chale.

Wednesday, 25th July, 2018 9:12am

By Wayne Brodie

Stunning conditions for Cowes Classics Week Opener

Cowes Classic Week day one

Cowes Classics Week is all about racing traditional yachts and enjoying fabulous social events ashore. Racing takes place in Cowes all week, ending on Friday.

Tuesday, 24th July, 2018 8:13am

By Marina Johnson