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NEWPORT IW FC TO WELCOME POMPEY BACK TO ST GEORGE’S

Newport IW FC will host newly promoted League 1 club Portsmouth FC at St George’s Park for a 10 year anniversary pre-season friendly on Tuesday 18th July. Newport IW FC’s first team will be given the honour to play Portsmouth FC XI in what will be a spectacular game for the club and provide many Portsmouth FC fans on the Isle …

2 GREAT RACES TO START AT COWES

August 2017 and August 2018 will see 2 of the World’s great sailing races start off Cowes. Both will bring large crews and teams of supporters to the Island which can only be good for business here. Around 400 boats will be on the Cowes start line on Sunday 6th August 2017 for the Rolex Fastnet Race – the largest …

WARRIORS AIM TO HALT KENT CRUSADE

The Wightlink Warriors speedway team stage their next home meeting tomorrow (Thursday) when the Kent Kings visit in a National League fixture.  After the frustrations of the last home meeting against Birmingham, the not unexpected defeat at Belle Vue and the recently wasted trip to Mildenhall which saw the match called off due to an electricity failure, the Warriors will …

MIXED RESULTS FOR RYDE ROWING CLUB AT SWANAGE REGATTA

Wightlink-sponsored Ryde Rowing Club competed at Swanage Regatta on Saturday (13th June) which, with no coastal rowing club in the town, is a Hants & Dorset Amateur Rowing Association organised event with Ryde’s Steve Bull acting as Regatta Secretary and Safety Adviser. As well as helping to organise the event, Ryde Rowing Club had some success on the water with …

STRONG PERFORMANCE BY ALLSOPP AT PORTSMOUTH

On Wednesday 7th June, Matt Allsopp, Stuart Waite, Adam Holleyman and Ian Hayden popped over the Solent on the Fastcat and raced the regular Wednesday evening outdoor track event at the Mountbatten Centre in Portsmouth. Hayden raced in the 35 minute 3rd Category race. The strong wind dictated that most of the attacks would be on the back straight of …

SUCCESSFUL DAY AT SWANAGE FOR SHANKLIN SANDOWN ROWING CLUB

Calm waters and wall to wall sunshine was the backdrop for a successful day for Shanklin Sandown Rowing Club at the fifth Hants and Dorset regatta of the season, Swanage. The club had 2 Fours, 2 Pairs and 7 single sculler entered on the day. The club would feature in the first 3 races of the day; 2 of these were …

TEAM GB’S LUKE PATIENCE ANNOUNCED AS CANCER TRUST AMBASSADOR

The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust has announced that British Sailing Team’s Luke Patience is the charity’s newest official ambassador. 30-year-old Luke is a leading 470 sailor from the British Sailing Team who has represented Team GB in the past 2 Olympics, winning a silver medal at the home Games in 2012. Luke has explained why he wanted to get involved with …

WIGHTLINK WARRIORS WELCOME BIKETOGRAPHER

The Wightlink Warriors speedway team have welcomed Florida-based photographic and blogging site Biketographer to the 2017 sponsorship team. Alan Dewey of Biketographer said: “I was raised in Southern Illinois and there was very little Speedway activity in the middle of the USA in the 1980s.  That did not stop me from buying two used 2-valve Jawas (both had 2 speed gearbox) …

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