With the high powered excitement of the ICRA National Championships and the Sovereign’s Cup behind them, the eyes of the sailors are now turning westward with the first of the visiting boats already arriving in Schull Harbour to enjoy leisurely cruising prior to joining the racing action on the August weekend.
Principal Race Officer, Neill Prendeville of Kinsale YC, will take charge of the on the water events and has promised a mixture of laid and natural courses using the many islands of Roaring Water Bay, while Denis Kiely of SCORA, will oversee the handicaps and results.
The opening SCORA overnight race will start from Crosshaven on Friday 29th July and will round the Fastnet before finishing in Schull Harbour, while the Whitesail Fleet will have an early start in Kinsale on Saturday morning, July 30th.
The opening and closing receptions will take place in the Fastnet Marine Centre that is currently undergoing major refurbishing prior to staging the World Team Racing championships at the end of August, and the Thursday prizegiving ceremony will take place in the historic Grove House on the Colla road.
With confirmed entries now approaching the fifty mark, it is hoped that the many hundreds of sailors and friends that will crowd into Schull for the week of exciting racing and onshore festivities will provide a major tourist lift for the area .
Calves Week Schedule of racesFri 29th July. Crosshaven-Fastnet –Schull (Overnight SCORA Offshore Series)
Sat 30th July. Kinsale –Schull ( WhiteSail Offshore day race)
Sun 31st July. Schull - Baltimore (Coastal Race)
Mon 1st August Baltimore Regatta.
Tue 2nd August Offshore Trophy Race
Thr 4th August Coastal Trophy Race
Fri 5th August Schull-Fastnet-Crookhaven
Sun 7th August Schull Regatta.