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Calves Week Day One Yacht Racing is Cancelled in West Cork Due to Fog

2nd August 2022

Competitors in Calves Week, Schull in West Cork were greeted with damp grey conditions on Tuesday morning and the sight of the dreaded AP flag flying from the event centre as OD Alan Crosbie contemplated on how to deal with the bank of fog which enveloped the harbour, reducing visibility to a little over 200 metres.

Following a three-hour delay, racing was eventually cancelled.

This is the first time in the event's history that the opening series of races were lost.

With an improving forecast, tomorrow's Fastnet race is expected to go ahead, with the race committee contemplating the viability of adding an additional series of races on Thursday or Friday.

Published in Calves Week

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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.