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Classic Boats Join Growing Fleet for CD Environmental Calves Week

6th May 2023
The Etchells 22 special Guapa will race in the CD Environmental Calves Week White Sail class this August
The Etchells 22 special Guapa will race in the CD Environmental Calves Week White Sail class this August

CD Environmental Calves Week Regatta 2023 at Schull in West Cork has welcomed the latest entry of the 1898-built Cork Harbour one design “Jap”, scheduled to compete in the August event.

Having spent over twenty years on the European classic boat circuit, the fully restored Jap will again lock horns with the slightly younger, 1902-built recently crowned classic boat of the year “Lady Min”.

Joining them in the White Sail class will be Niall McPhilips Etchells 22 special “Guapa”, which was also a Classic Boat winner in 2018.

With a substantial list of entries, particularly from south coast yacht clubs, the White Sail 2 class is expected to be the largest fleet in the event.

As entries continue to grow, the fleet is expected to be split into seven classes, ranging from Zero to White Sail 2, when they come to Race Officer Alan Crosbie’s starting line on Tuesday, August 8th.

Published in Calves Week, West Cork

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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.