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Cove Sailing Club Commemorate Liam Allister with New Calves Week Trophy

29th July 2022
The Liam Allister Cup - A special trophy has been presented to Calves Week class 3 this year by Cove Sailing Club
The Liam Allister Cup - A special trophy has been presented to Calves Week class 3 this year by Cove Sailing Club

The sailing instructions for next week's Calves Week in West Cork have been published on the dedicated competitors' WhatsApp group, Calves Week Notice Board” which acts as the official notice board for the event.

The entry for the regatta was previewed here. The 2022 SIs are also downloadable below as a PDF file.

With seven classes competing, racing begins for class 0 at 11.30 on Tuesday, with OD Alan Crosbie hoping to have all classes clear of the start line before 12.35.

The start sequence for the Fastnet race on Wednesday is reversed, with the smaller White Sail 2 fleet starting first.

A special trophy has been presented to class 3 this year from Cove Sailing Club members to commemorate the untimely passing of their fellow club member, the late Liam Allister, who had competed regularly in Calves Week in his First 28.5 “Bambora”.

Registration opens at 14.00 on Monday at the Fastnet Marine outdoor education centre in Schull, with skippers briefing at 18.00


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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.