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RYDE JUNIORS IMPRESS AT ITCHEN REGATTA

Ryde Rowing Club’s Junior squad competed in Itchen Imperial Rowing Clubs Annual Junior Regatta on Saturday (23rd September), an event for a range of abilities, ages and boat types held over a 600m course on the River Itchen in Southampton. The 12-strong Wightlink sponsored squad, some competing for the club at this level for the first time, came away from the …

WIN FOR COWES-BASED CREW IN ONE TON CUP

During Lendy Cowes Week this year there was some tight and exciting sailing in the Fast40+ Class, with sailing in the class described as unique, fast, fun, and at times frustrating. Over the past few days the Fast 40 + Class has been back in the waters off Cowes, this time racing for the One Ton Cup which was hosted by …

TRIUMPH FOR INAUGURAL TOUR DE WEST WIGHT

There was sunshine and blue skies as the West Wight Sports & Community Centre celebrated Isle of Wight Day with the first Tour de West Wight on Saturday (23rd September). Around 50 cyclists turned out for the charity event, which involved a 40km ride through villages around the West Wight. The group ride was supported by the West Wight Wheelers …

MIXED OPENING GAME RESULTS FOR VECTIS WARRIORS

Wight Sound Hearing Vectis Warriors roller hockey team saw mixed results during their first games of the season. The Warriors were only able to return home with half the points available despite 2 good performances at Bordon Roller rink on Sunday 17th September. The first competitive game for an Island-based inline hockey team in almost 10 years saw 2 teams new …

NEWPORT YOUTH SIDE TAKE 12-0 WIN OVER PORTCHESTER

Newport FC’s Youth team made it 3 wins on the trot in the Mid Solent A division on Saturday (23rd September) with a 12-0 thumping of AFC Portchester. Newport took control of the game right from the off; Ben Snow started the scoring spree and completed his hatrick inside 23 minutes, there were further goals from Harry Cheek and a …

WARRIORS TO RETURN IN 2018 FOLLOWING HOME SEASON HAPPY ENDING

The Wightlink Warriors speedway team ended their home 2017 season at the Andrew Younie Smallbrook Stadium last night (Thursday) with a straight forward victory over the nomadic Heathens who were missing 5 of their regular septet. Having failed with an eleventh hour bid to have the play-off cut off date extended, the under strength Heathens arrived on the Island knowing …

LITTLE BRITAIN CHALLENGE CUP SUCCESS AT COWES

With a new venue and a new format, this year’s Little Britain Challenge Cup for members of the construction industry took place recently and saw the event’s 30th anniversary. After some keen racing, with courses set by the Island Sailing Club, sailors enjoyed the hospitality of Shepard’s Wharf in Cowes especially the ‘pier’ venue and ‘Sugar Store’. After a tough 2 …

ISLANDERS TRIUMPH IN WEST WIGHT TRIATHLON

Island athletes took all the top honours in the West Wight Triathlon on Sunday (17th September). First male went to Sean Williams in a time of 01:42:55 while Natalie Bee was first woman, completing the course in 01:52:27. It was a close race for teams but ‘We’re All Very Tri-ing’ claimed the top spot in 01:34:16, just 46 seconds ahead …

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