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.

Now is ‘not the time to go boating in Cowes due to the Coronavirus outbreak,’ says Cowes Harbour Commission

Aerial view of Cowes harbour

With the current fair weather and Easter bank holiday on the way, Cowes Harbour Master Capt., Stuart McIntosh, reminds sailors that, “going out on the water rarely fits into the Government’s four criteria for being out and about”

Tuesday, 7th April, 2020 4:44pm

By Louisa Mamakou with one comment

Cowes Harbour ‘cannot refuse entry’ to vessels during lockdown

trinity pontoon

Harbour users have been asked to follow government guidance and stay at home and avoid any movements on the river during the Coronavirus epidemic

Friday, 3rd April, 2020 5:35pm

By Louise Hill, Local Democracy Reporter with 15 readers' comments

Call for kayakers: 2020 Pier2Pier charity sea swim in need of support kayakers

pier to pier swimmer and kayaker

Anyone who is a kayaker or canoeist that is available on Saturday 1st August 2020 and can assist is urged to sign up to help

Tuesday, 31st March, 2020 8:15am

By Bob Cooper

#washhands #bekind message on Isle of Wight cycle track

Madeline Paterson's photos from the Cowes cycle track

The messages might be on a cycle track on the Isle of Wight, but with the power of social media, they could travel

Friday, 20th March, 2020 6:14pm

By Sally Perry with 4 readers' comments

Round the Island Race postponed until September 2020

Round the Island Race - Sunrise start

The organisers of the popular Round the Island Race explain the thinking they've gone through.

Friday, 20th March, 2020 2:50pm

By Simon Perry with one comment

Warriors Speedway season suspended as Coronavirus takes hold

Warriors versus Plymouth Ian Groves

Co-promoter Barry Bishop says he's keeping everything crossed that at some point over the early summer they will be able to resume racing

Wednesday, 18th March, 2020 10:01am

By Rob Dyer

Walk the Wight your way! Unique virtual fundraiser for Mountbatten

woman walking past yellow background

Walk the Wight is one of the biggest fundraisers for Mountbatten, so simply cancelling it is not an option. Read on for details of the unique approach to the coronavirus restrictions

Tuesday, 17th March, 2020 8:07am

By Emma Topping

​Ryde Harriers 20m champs at windy Rochford

Malta Half race- Peter and Jodie Willmott

A huge congratulations to all the participants

Monday, 16th March, 2020 8:41am

By Stephanie Hankin

Close call for Ventnor RFC in the Hampshire Shield Semi-Final

rugby ball

This was cup rugby at its very best with both teams throwing caution to the wind and the result in the balance until the final whistle

Monday, 16th March, 2020 8:35am

By James Morton

Coastal Junior Pair winners in the BTC Rowing Club Head of the River Race

Ryde Rowing Club's Junior Pair of Austin Smith and Ben Sanderson

Some very impressive performances from the Ryde Rowing Club's various teams last weekend

Monday, 16th March, 2020 8:22am

By Steve Bull

Great opportunity for young petrol heads to learn car control in a safe environment

drive at 14 isle of wight car club

If you have a young petrol head in the house let them know about this great opportunity to be able to learn car control in a safe environment and be the envy of their friends

Thursday, 12th March, 2020 5:12pm

By Sally Perry

Over 160 cyclists to take on Isle of Wight’s Seven Hills

Cyclists taking part in the 7 hills event

Over 160 cyclists are expected to take part in one of the Isle of Wight's toughest off-road cycle races this Sunday

Thursday, 12th March, 2020 11:05am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments