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Six Boat Zero Class as Calves Week 2022 Regatta Class Allocations are Released

1st August 2022
Anthony O Leary's national championships winning Cape 31 Antix (above) will compete in a six-boat class Zero at Calves Week
Anthony O Leary's national championships winning Cape 31 Antix (above) will compete in a six boat class Zero at Calves Week. Full class splits for all seven classes are downloadable below Credit: Bob Bateman

Calves Week 2022 Handicapping Committee has published class allocations for this week's 70-boat fleet along with the initial ECHO handicaps, and these are downloadable below.

As Afloat previously reported, racing will be over seven classes with everything from the latest "hi-tech" boats to classic traditional and not-so-traditional finding a place at the West Cork festival of sailing.

The splits show a six-boat Zero fleet with two Cape 31s and an 11-boat Class One fleet with three J109s, A J99, an A35 and three Grand Soleil models as well as the vintage Imp, a 39-foot Holland design amongst its number.

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”.

"It looks like we will have plenty of breeze and some murky conditions to start off, but it should improve to champagne sailing conditions as the week goes on", Schull Harbour Sailing Club Commodore Sean Norris told competitors on Sunday.

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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.