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COWES WEEK SHAPING UP FOR 2014

With less than two months to go until the start of Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week 2014, excitement is building at Regatta HQ with a packed schedule ashore taking shape. Island residents and regetta visitors alike will be pleased to know that the famous Cowes Week Fireworks are returning this year, taking to the skies on Friday 8th August. Some …

EBDON WINS OMEGA SERIES

Six members of the Wightlink-LCM Systems Cycle Race Team headed over to Winchester Park and Ride for some closed circuit racing on Sunday. In the opening 4th Category Race, Ian Hayden was active on the front for the majority of the race seeing small breaks chased down and marshalling the bunch. A break of two went clear which was then …

FAYE QUALIFIES FOR NATIONAL TIME TRIAL

A cyclist from the Isle of Wight, Faye Faber, is one of only 44 women from the whole country to qualify for this year’s British Cycling National Time Trial Championships in Monmouthshire on the 26th June. The event will include Olympic medallists Joanna Rowsell, Laura Trott and Dani King and current leader of the UCI Women’s World Cup Lizzie Armitstead. The …

ISLAND CLUBS WORK TOGETHER FOR WEEKEND ROWING

The three Island Rowing Clubs got togeather on Saturday to overcome the transportation issues and depleted teams caused by the Isle of Wight Festival with Ryde providing the boat trailer and Newport the towing vehicle to transport all three clubs boat and equipment to the mainland with the clubs sharing the cost. The effort was worthwhile for the Ryde Club as …

POWERBOAT RACE SET FOR EGYPT POINT START

The British Powerboat Racing Club working with the RYA have announced that the start of the Cowes Classic 2014 will commence from Egypt Point this year. The event, which starts at 09:00 on Sunday 31st August, sees powerboats race between Cowes and Torquay before turning around for the return leg. In reply to the news, Event Director Dorian Griffith said: …

HARRIS RETURNS FROM INJURY

Matt Harris made his return to racing last month with a 10 mile time trial on the A3 after recovering from illness, with his ride of a 21:29 proving his form. The conditions for weren’t ideal for Harris along the exposed dual carriageway on 21st May, with there being strong crosswinds and it being very gloomy. But Harris still managed …

SECOND TEAM DEFEATED AT ELLINGHAM

Ventnor’s second team’s unbeaten start to the season in Hampshire League Division 1 ended at Ellingham on Saturday, the clash at Picket Post resulting in a five wicket win for the home team. Ventnor were asked to bat first on a rain affected pitch and it was Pierre Kriel who led the way with a splendid century on his Hampshire …

COWES WEEK OFFER F1 PRIZE

Cowes Week Limited has announced that, in celebration of Chatham Marine’s support of Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week as official footwear sponsor, a very special competition prize is being offered for the second year running courtesy of Chatham Marine’s partnership with Sahara Force India Formula One Team. One lucky winner will win a prize for two to attend the Sahara Force India …

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