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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 …

THE SMALL SHIPS ARE RACING AGAIN AT COWES

The annual Small Ships race, a youth event where at least half of the crew on each vessel need to be between 12-24 years of age, starts off Cowes on Saturday (7th October). This race for smaller Sail Training vessels is organised by the Association of Sail Training Organisations based in Gosport. It takes place on the first Saturday in October …

NEW RACING MANAGER FOR ROYAL OCEAN RACING CLUB

The Royal Ocean Racing Club has announced the appointment of Christopher Stone as the new Racing Manager from mid-November 2017. He will succeed Nick Elliott who has carried out an exemplary job over the past 9 years for the international members’ club based in London and Cowes. Chris, from Australia, will bring over 15 years of expertise to the position that includes …

HARMER DETERMINED TO HELP HAMPSHIRE END THEIR HOODOO

Shanklin and Sandown Golf Club’s Ryan Harmer is determined to make good use of the experiences gained during his debut at last year’s English County Finals when he tries to help Hampshire end their hoodoo after 7 appearances in the last 15 years without a victory. Harmer is 1 of only 2 players under the age of 25 in the …

ISLAND REPRESENTED AT NATIONAL LEAGUE RIDERS CHAMPIONSHIP

James Cockle, skipper of the Wightlink Warriors speedway team, and fellow team mate Chris Widman represented the Island club at Monday’s National League Riders Championship meeting at Leicester. It was a meeting to forget for Cockle as he failed to score from 5 rides. Chris Widman, originally listed as meeting reserve, stepped into the main event at very short notice …

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