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WARRIORS OVERPOWERED BY CHARGING COLTS

The Warriors speedway team played host to the National League leaders Belle Vue Colts at the Andrew Younie Smallbrook Stadium yesterday evening (Tuesday) and sadly were on the wrong end of a ruthless display of speed and power by the men from Manchester. Warriors’ skipper James Cockle was a late withdrawal suffering from a sickness bug and the rider replacement …

VENTNOR CRICKET TEAMS SUFFER DEFEAT

Ventnor fell to a 49 run defeat at Liphook & Ripsley in the British Gas Southern Premier League on Saturday. Set to score 260 to win, Nicklin (101), James Cheek with a season’s best 74 and Schaughn van Greunen (64) gave the visitors the upper hand before a collapse from 167-3 to 210 all out denied them a much needed …

NEW DATE FOR ROUND THE ISLAND RACE 2018 ANNOUNCED

Island Sailing Club (ISC), organisers of Round the Island Race in association with Cloudy Bay, has announced a new date for the 2018 race. The annual Race, which attracts over 12,000 competitors, will now take place on Saturday 7th July 2018, with the 82nd edition of the race seeing the first start at 06:30. The previous date for the Race …

WARRIORS DOWNED BY THE DEVILS

After a promising first half that saw the Warriors build up a 6 point lead, things turned against the Island side in the second half of last night’s (Thursday) speedway meeting against Plymouth. Spearheaded by Steve Boxhall, Adam Roynon and Benji Compton, the Plymouth Devils clawed back the initial deficit and then propelled their side to another away success at …

POWERBOAT RACING RETURNS TO COWES OVER THE BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND

The upcoming August Bank Holiday weekend (26th-27th August) will see the world’s most prestigious offshore powerboat race, The Cowes-Torquay-Cowes, return for the 57th year. The race covers a distance of 190 nautical miles and sees powerboats reaching a staggering average speed of up to 94mph as they blast down the Solent and along the South Coast and back again. Cowes …

SUNDBORG BECOMES FIRST ISLAND STONEHAM TROPHY WINNER SINCE 1983

Shanklin and Sandown Golf Club’s county champion Jordan Sundborg went one better than 12 months ago by claiming the Stoneham Trophy for the first time on Saturday. Having become the first player from the Island to win the Solent Salver for the best 72-hole aggregate in the Stoneham and Mike Smith Memorial Trophy 12 months ago, having been runner-up in …

WARRIORS HOPE IT’S THIRD TIME LUCKY

UPDATED: The Wightlink Warriors return to speedway action tomorrow (Thursday 17th) when, for the third time this season, they entertain the Plymouth Devils. The 2 previous encounters in the Knock-Out Cup and National Trophy have seen the Devils take 4 and 8 point wins respectively; however this belies their league form where they are pointless from 7 meetings away from their …

REASONABLE RESULTS FOR RYDE AT BOURNEMOUTH

Wightlink-sponsored Ryde Rowing Club produced a reasonable set of results in the final Hants & Dorset Amateur Rowing Association Regatta of the season at Bournemouth on Saturday (12th August). There was a 10th win for the Ladies Coastal Junior Four of Lisa Murphy, Emily Pike, Kate Whitehurst and Catherine Murphy – with coach Micky Jenner coxing – in an event they …

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