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Calves Week Sailing, West Cork, Ireland. Schedule and Race Results
#calvesweek – After yesterday's challenging conditions for Calves Week yesterday brought a moderate 20 knot southerly breeze with the remains of the swell from Monday's gales and rain from a weakening low pressure system south west of Schull. The wind…
#calvesweek – Gas Calves Week 2015 began today with six fleets taking part in a windward/leeward course around the islands of Roaringwater Bay in a stiff south westerly gusting up to 30 knots and a 2/3 metre Atlantic swell. The…
#calvesweek – 2015 GAS Calves Week has already seventy plus entrants from Howth to Fenit booked for the start line and with International Race Officer Alan Crosbie officiating at his first Calves Week in Schull, it all promises to be…
#calvesweek – Very light wind conditions from the southwest, with a forecast for them to drop further over the afternoon, on day 3 of Cork Dry Gin Calves Week 2014 made a sharp contrast to the first few days' racing.…
#calvesweek – As indicated yesterday (Tues), the Cork Dry Gin Calves Week Organising Committee decided to run the showpiece race of the week a day earlier than had been planned, and yesterday the six racing fleets set sail out through…
#calvesweek – There has been a marked increase in entries to Calves Week this year writes Claire Bateman. Entries are up 25% with boats coming to Schull from clubs around the coast for the 4 day regatta. Boats from Waterford…
#schull – Commodore of Schull Harbour Sailing Club Tadgh Dwyer set out the details of the 30th Cork Dry Gin Calves Week Sailing Festival from 5 – 8 August 2014 at Blackrock Castle in Cork city. Dwyer pointed out that…
#calvesweek – Schull Harbour Sailing Club has opened entries for the 30th Cork Dry Gin Calves Week and will formally launch this year's regatta next week at Blackrock Castle in Cork. A regatta entry form is downloadable below as a…
Calves Week IRC Sailing Success for Twomey (PHOTOS!)
#calvesweek– With a good sailing breeze, from the north west, forecast for the last day of sailing in the 2013 Cork Dry Gin Calves Week 2013 yesterday, Race Officer Neil Prendiville took the opportunity to send the fleets in an…
Calves Week Foggy Fastnet Race Goes Twomey's Way
#calvesweek – There was a very mixed forecast for today's racing at Calves Week for the Fastnet Race writes Claire Bateman. The Race Officer sent Class 4 and Whitesail 2 straight to the Rock and back a distance of some…
Calves Week Serves Up Light Winds as Royal Cork's Twomey Wins Again
#calvesweek – The light conditions obviously suited Kieran Twomey in Gloves Off from the Royal Cork YC on the second day of racing at Cork Dry Gin Calves Week. He won again in both IRC and Echo, again ahead of Cork…
Calves Week First Win to Tralee's Amazing Grace
#calvesweek – The first day of sailing in the Cork Dry Gin Calves Week 2013 was conducted in light to moderate winds and in warm, fair conditions. This is the 29th time this well-loved sailing festival has been organised by…
Calves Week Kicks off With Big Party in Schull
#calvesweek – The Fastnet Marine Outdoor Education Centre saw a lerge turnout yesterday evening for the opening party of the 2013 Cork Dry Gin Calves Week. Commodore of Schull Harbour Sailing Club, Frank Murphy launched the festival of sailing, thanking…
Calves Week Crosshaven Feeder Race Has Morning Start
#calvesweek – This year's Calves Week feeder race from Crosshaven, in Cork Harbour to Baltimore in West Cork will take place on Saturday, August 3rd with a warning signal at 8 a.m. as per the Sailing Instructions and a start from…
Calves Week 2013 Launched in Style. Photos Here!
Calves Week 2013 was launched in style at Blackrock Castle in Cork Harbour tonight. Scroll down for photos by Bob Bateman! The August 6th-9th event will feature around the islands racing in Roaringwater Bay as well as a race around…
West Cork Calves Week 2012 Keeps the Best 'til Last! (Photos Here)
Cork Dry Gin Calves Week at Schull, West Cork, certainly kept the best til the last writes Claire Bateman. Scroll down for Photos. Given the fog and poor visibility experienced during the early part of the regatta week, the organisers…

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.

 

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