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HARMER MEETS GOLF LEGEND FOLLOWING HAMPSHIRE WIN

Shanklin and Sandown Golf Club’s Ryan Harmer has had the opportunity to meet the sport’s Justin Rose following Hampshire’s second English County Championship title win at Trevose earlier this month. Justin has been on a winning European Ryder Cup team and won the US Open, but that hasn’t stopped him appreciating what it took for Hampshire to claim the County Championship. The …

KIM TO REPRESENT BRITISH SKELETON IN INTERCONTINENTAL CUP

The Isle of Wight’s very own Kim Murray has been selected to represent the British Skeleton Squad in the Intercontinental Cup (ICC) this winter. The move up from the Europa Cup, which Kim competed in last year, comes following a strong performance during the weekend’s selection races in Lillehammer, Norway. Kim is now on the verge of competing at World …

WARRIORS’ END OF SEASON PARTY A ROARING SUCCESS

Although the Wightlink Warriors’ speedway season has been extended to the end of the month to accommodate re-arranged away fixtures, the club’s end of season party celebration took place in the Premier Lounge at the Andrew Younie stadium on Saturday night. Riders, sponsors, management and supporters all came together to review 2017 and look forward with positivity to 2018. With …

RYDE SALVATION ARMY FOOTBALL TEAM RETURN TRIUMPHANT

A group from Ryde’s Salvation Army Fellowship House Lifehouse recently represented a Southern England team in a special football tournament, with great success. The Partnership Trophy is a 5-a-side event that brings people who are experiencing homelessness together through football; the team was made up of 5 players, 4 of which were from Ryde. The team travelled to Manchester for …

SMALL SHIPS HAVE RAPID RACE

Steady Force 6 winds did not deter the vessels in Saturday’s annual Small Ships Race off Cowes. 20 entrants – from a 10m long yacht to a 33m ketch, and with 180 young trainees taking part – braved challenging weather in the Solent. Split into 4 classes with 3 different starts signalled by cannon from the Royal Yacht Squadron, they …

COWES WEEK SEEKS NEW REGATTA DIRECTOR

The organisers of the world famous Lendy Cowes Week regatta are seeking a new Regatta Director to replace Phil Hagen, who left Cowes Week Limited after this year’s regatta to focus on his other business interests. The Regatta Director role is a year-round, part-time post and carries a responsibility to evolve the on-the-water side of the regatta in order to …

ISLAND RUNNERS DOMINATE ISLE OF WIGHT MARATHON

Adam Tuck became only the third Ryde Harrier to triumph in the Isle of Wight Marathon yesterday (Sunday), after 61 years of the event. In only his fourth outing over this distance – his third this year – he came home in 2:53:15. Adam’s father Graham Tuck was a GB International runner. Second slot in the race was taken by …

WIGHTLINK WARRIORS AWAIT SUPER SUNDAY

With last weeks away meeting at Mildenhall being postponed for the third time, the Wightlink Warriors speedway team are on the road again this Sunday as they head for the Midlands to tackle the Stoke Potters. With Buxton also riding at Stoke immediately after the Warriors, it adds up to a Super Sunday for those 3 teams as they scramble …

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