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BRITISH WEATHER STRIKES AGAIN

Both the Wightlink Islanders and their opponents Mildenhall hope it’ll be a case of ‘third time lucky’ when another attempt is made to stage the second leg of their National League KO Cup semifinal at the Suffolk venue on Wednesday. Following a waterlogged track causing the postponement of the first attempt to stage it last Wednesday, a second attempt was …

ISLANDERS STILL PUMPED FOR REPLAY

Although yesterday’s scheduled second leg of the knckout cup semi-final replay away at Mildenhall was postponed, the Wightlink Islanders are still pumped and ready to race once again this coming Sunday.  Joint team managers Chris Hunt and Kevin Shepherd intend to convince the Wightlink Islanders side that whilst they have now left themselves a difficult task to reach this year’s …

ITCHEN IMPERIL A LEARNING CURVE FOR ALL

Ryde Rowing Clubs Junior Squad travelled to Southampton on Saturday to compete in the Itchen Imperil Rowing Club Junior Regatta. Although the squad was unsuccessful of this occasion, in terms of wins, the event provided some useful experience for all squad members which included several who were making their Club debut at this level, and the opportunity was taken to tray …

MUNT TAKES USS TITLE

Isle of Wight Car Club regular Ryan Munt took the unsealed surface championship with ease at the weekend as the final loose surface round visited Northwood Showground on Sunday. The sun eventually started to shine down on the Cowes event after competitors tackled the first two runs on a wet and slippery grass surface. First to set the pace was …

DOUBLE OLYMPIAN TO OPEN SWIM ACADEMY

Katy Sexton MBE, who was the first female British swimmer to win World Championship Gold at the 2003 World Championships in Barcelona, is set to expand her swim academy to include the Isle of Wight. The Academy, set up in Havant in 2010, is now expanding to the Island and will initially be based at The Pines Leisure Club at …

BEN’S BACK FOR CUP SEMI REPLAY

Wightlink Islanders skipper Ben Hopwood, who has been out injured since mid-August, has given the club a huge boost ahead of tomorrow’s first leg of the National League KO Cup semi-final replay away at Mildenhall. That’s very welcome news indeed for the Island side, with Brendan Johnson becoming the club’s latest injured rider after being brought down heavily from behind …

ISLANDERS MUST REPLAY CUP SEMI FINAL

The Wightlink Islanders came within touching distance of reaching the final of this year’s National League KO Cup Final in a night of high drama at Smallbrook yesterday evening (Tuesday), but their home and away semi-final against the Mildenhall Fen Tigers will have to be replayed after the sides finished all square on aggregate at 90 points apiece. Going into …

ISLAND SAILOR TAKES VICTORY IN FRANCE

Island-born sailor Leigh McMillan, 32, sailed to victory this weekend against a top international fleet of sailors in the penultimate round of the Extreme Sailing Series global tour which took place from the 3rd – 6th October in Nice, France. McMillan, a former British Olympian, and his crew onboard the The Wave, Muscat sailed a near faultless regatta at the …

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