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Calves Week Sailing, West Cork, Ireland. Schedule and Race Results
Royal St George Yacht Club J/109 Dear Prudence (Patrick Cruise O'Brien) at the Fastnet Rock in race three of Calves Week
In the performance of the Calves Week regatta so far, Frank Whelan's Grand Soleil 44 Eleuthera from Greystones Sailing Club took her third win of the week in the 13-boat class Zero/One class, this time in the event's Fastnet race on the…
The Olsen 30 Coracle (Kieran Collins) is competing in Calves Week Class Two
The weather gods continued to shine on PRO Alan Crosbie and his well-drilled team at sunny Gas Calves Week in Schull, West Cork as the large fleet lined up in a 15–knot westerly wind for another inner harbour start on day…
In class one of Calves Week Frank Whelan's Eleuthera from Greystones Sailing Club had a first in both IRC and ECHO divisions
Following the celebrations at the opening ceremony on Monday evening, it was a far cry from Quail and Cork Dry Gin as the sixty-three boat fleet took to the water in Schull Harbour for race one in Calves Week. The…
Indulgence racing at last year's Calves Week Regatta
With over 60 confirmed entries at present, the 2018 Calves Week organised by Schull Harbour Sailing Club from August 7th- 10th, is again shaping up to provide competitive and exciting racing for the annual West Cork festival of sailing writes…
Jib and Tonic (Morgan Crowe) from the Royal Irish Yacht Club competing at Calves Week
Friday morning in Schull must have turned into a nightmare for Calves Week Race Officer Neill Prenderville, when he awoke to find the West Cork venue covered in fog and a forecast for further wind and rain. Competitors had previously…
With much fresher weather forecasted for today's Fastnet race, a contingency plan has been put in place which may see only the larger boats attempting to round the rock, while the remaining fleets enjoy the relative comfort of an inshore course.
Following the postponement of Calves Week's scheduled Fastnet race, Thursday's racing took place, with the start line off the mouth of Schull harbour in West Cork in a building westerly breeze which eventually reached 12/14 knots. All the fleets raced…
Calves Week racing
Calves Week OD Neill Prenderville certainly got his fleet into the feelgood mood,when he requested over the VHF that all competitors smile for the RTE camera crew covering the event prior to the start of the second race of the series…
Paul O'Higgins' Dublin Bay based Rockabill, a JPK 10.80, competes in the first race of Calves Week. Scroll down for photo gallery
Calves Week 2017 Regatta kicked off today in West Cork and Bob Bateman captured the action for Afloat.ie in the photo gallery below. The opening day started out clear and bright with a light northerly wind, forcing OD Niall Prendeville…
Rounding the Fastnet Rock, a part of Calves Week in West Cork
Calves Week …. A fun event with an underlying level of quite serious racing.” WM Nixon's recent description of Calves Week describes very precisely what the organisers, Schull Harbour Sailing Club aim for every year. Club commodore Pat Maher said…
D–Tox Competing in Calves Week
The final race of GAS Calves Week 2016, the Fastnet Race, took place on Friday 5th August in sunshine and light westerly winds of 9-13 knots. The Principal Race Officer, Neil Prendiville, moved the race around the Rock from its…
In class 1, Paul O Higgins' new JPK 10.80 Rockabill with Mark Mansfield on the helm, continues to dominate the class with three wins in IRC
Following Wednesday's Calves Week cancellation of racing due to severe weather, the five hundred plus crew members in the 73–boat fleet awoke yesterday to a blue sky and a fresh northwest breeze of 15 to 20 knots. Principle race officer…
Yachts racing at Calves Week 2016. Scroll down for photo gallery below
This week's record breaking Calves Week fleet was photographed today by Bob Bateman. The fleet of 73 cruisers in six fleets has an increased UK presence this year. The four–day regatta concludes tomorrow. [data-ps-embed-type=slideshow] > iframe {position: absolute;top: 0;left: 0;} _psEmbed("http://photogallery.afloat.ie");
Paul O'Higgins (RIYC) in the JPK 10.80 Rockabill VI took honours in both Class 0/1 IRC and ECHO in difficult conditions
GAS Calves Week 2016 started today with a final fleet of 73 cruisers in 6 fleets presenting for the racing arranged once again by Principal Race Officer Neil Prendiville and team. With an increased UK presence and new boats travelling…
Calves Week 2016 regatta opened with a reception provided by local producers for the 74–boat fleet
74 boats from around Ireland and the UK have arrived for this year's GAS Calves Week 2016 in Schull Harhbour, West Cork writes Oonagh Buckley. They were welcomed on a wet night by the organising committee to a reception provided…
#calvesweek – The final of four days sailing in this year's Gas Calves Week produced the best sailing conditions of the week, with the 6 fleets heading out in brilliant sunshine and a westerly Force 3 gusting 4 to ensure…
#fastnetrace – A dramatic change in the weather conditions for the third day's racing in Gas Calves Week 2015 brought the fleet out to the Fastnet Rock in brilliant sunshine and light winds. The latter meant for a long day,…

Calves Week Regatta takes place in Schull in early August, continuing the annual tradition in West Cork since the inception of the Schull Harbour Sailing Club in 1884.

In more recent years, a more compact schedule as an alternative to the older two-week even has proved popular.

The four-day Calves Week Championships with the usual mix of courses taking in the Fastnet Rock and many of Carbery's Hundred Isles, together with laid courses in Roaringwater Bay is one of Irish sailing's enduring fixtures. 

A daily prize-giving takes place on Main Street in Schull, which sees a nautical festival theme for the village organised by local businesses.

 

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