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Royal Irish's 'Act Two' Takes White Sail Victory in Calves Week Fastnet Race

10th August 2019
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 Act 2 Owners Michael O’Leary, David Andrews and Tom Roche all of the Royal Irish Yacht Club with their crew and supporters celebrate in Schull on their Calves Week win in the Fastnet Race Act 2 Owners Michael O’Leary, David Andrews and Tom Roche all of the Royal Irish Yacht Club with their crew and supporters celebrate in Schull on their Calves Week win in the Fastnet Race

The successful Dun Laoghaire White Sails Dufour 425 campaigner 'Act 2', was back in the silverware this week with a win in the Fastnet race at Calves Week.

Owners Michael O’Leary, David Andrews and Tom Roche, all former international offshore sailors, from the Royal Irish Yacht Club, made the best of the heavy weather and big seas last Thursday to take the 2019 Cup.

Act 2 went on to win the Calves Week White Sails Regatta division by one point with scores of 1st, 3rd, 1st and (5th). See more here.

Act2Act 2 during Calves Week Photo: Amy O'Leary

More Calves Week race news in this link here

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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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