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Calves Week Regatta 2020 is Cancelled

7th June 2020
Dublin Bay J109 Dear Prudence rounds the Fastnet Rock during a previous edition of Calves Week Regatta Dublin Bay J109 Dear Prudence rounds the Fastnet Rock during a previous edition of Calves Week Regatta Photo: Bob Bateman

In a brief statement issued this evening to sailors, Schull Harbour Sailing Club has cancelled its annual Calves Week regatta 'due to the ongoing COVID 19 situation'.

It was one of the last remaining key fixtures of the Irish 2020 sailing season.

West Cork's Calves Week Regatta was scheduled to run from Tuesday 4th August to Friday 7th August 2020.

In a statement, Schull Harbour's Financial Officer Jack Allen said the club 'wished to thank the sponsors of the event, particularly our main sponsor CD Environmental, the Race Officer Alan Crosbie and those who have already entered and all of the loyal supporters of Calves Week for their patience and understanding'.

The Club says it is looking forward to Calves Week 2021.

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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.

 

At A Glance - Calves Week 2021

West Cork's Calves Week Regatta is traditionally held in the first week in August

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