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COWES SPORTS TRIUMPH IN LOCAL DERBY

Cowes Sports FC came out on top in the Bank Holiday local derby against Newport yesterday (Monday). The Yachtsmen triumphed 2-0 against fellow Sydenhams Wessex Premier League team Newport IW FC in front of 260 fans at Westwood Park. Second half goals by Connor Furmidge and John McKie sealed the victory, with Newport ending the game with 9 men following …

DOBSON AND SHEPPARD TAKE COWES-TORQUAY-COWES WIN

Miles Dobson and James Sheppard have been announced as the winners of the 2017 Cowes-Torquay-Cowes powerboat race with an average speed of 84.03 mph in the popular red hull of Halcyon Connect.  The winner to Torquay, A69 Cougar driven by Richard Carr and Steve Curtis, broke a power steering belt on the race back to Cowes, this after winning an impressive …

WARRIORS FACE A STIFF CONTEST FROM THE EASTBOURNE EAGLES

The Wightlink Warriors speedway team are preparing for their next home National League meeting against Eastbourne Eagles at the Andrew Younie Smallbrook Stadium this coming Thursday (31st August). After last week’s very disappointing home defeat, the Warriors must re-group and face up to yet another stiff contest this time posed by the Eagles who are rightly regarded as one of the …

WORLD POWER BOAT RACING CHAMPION TO BE REUNITED WITH WINNING BOAT

Richie Powers, 7 times world power boat racing champion, is returning to help race the boat in which he won the 1974 championship, the Dry Martini (Cigarette 35), during this weekend’s Cowes-Torquay-Cowes race. Dry Martini will have a crew of 3 and will be driven by Christian Toll. Mr Powers has also won the Cowes-Torquay-Cowes race on 3 occasions and …

WARRIORS OVERPOWERED BY CHARGING COLTS

The Warriors speedway team played host to the National League leaders Belle Vue Colts at the Andrew Younie Smallbrook Stadium yesterday evening (Tuesday) and sadly were on the wrong end of a ruthless display of speed and power by the men from Manchester. Warriors’ skipper James Cockle was a late withdrawal suffering from a sickness bug and the rider replacement …

VENTNOR CRICKET TEAMS SUFFER DEFEAT

Ventnor fell to a 49 run defeat at Liphook & Ripsley in the British Gas Southern Premier League on Saturday. Set to score 260 to win, Nicklin (101), James Cheek with a season’s best 74 and Schaughn van Greunen (64) gave the visitors the upper hand before a collapse from 167-3 to 210 all out denied them a much needed …

NEW DATE FOR ROUND THE ISLAND RACE 2018 ANNOUNCED

Island Sailing Club (ISC), organisers of Round the Island Race in association with Cloudy Bay, has announced a new date for the 2018 race. The annual Race, which attracts over 12,000 competitors, will now take place on Saturday 7th July 2018, with the 82nd edition of the race seeing the first start at 06:30. The previous date for the Race …

WARRIORS DOWNED BY THE DEVILS

After a promising first half that saw the Warriors build up a 6 point lead, things turned against the Island side in the second half of last night’s (Thursday) speedway meeting against Plymouth. Spearheaded by Steve Boxhall, Adam Roynon and Benji Compton, the Plymouth Devils clawed back the initial deficit and then propelled their side to another away success at …

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