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Calves Week Sailing, West Cork, Ireland. Schedule and Race Results
Tectonic shift? Fingal islet of Rockabill nears the Fastnet Rock?? Leading the Dun Laoghaire-Dingle Race approaching the Fastnet Rock, the JPK 10.80 Rockabill VI’s crew are ahead on the water and on handicap, but ace helm Mark Pettit (left) doesn’t at all approve of frivolity. However, photographer Will Byrne managed to get a smile out of (left to right) Ian O’Meara, Rees Kavanagh, Conor O’Higgins, Peter Wilson, Ian Heffernan and heavily disguised owner-skipper Paul O’Higgins
The 275-mile Volvo Dun Laoghaire to Dingle Race overall win was still open to challenge until the leader on the water, Paul O’Higgins’ JPK 10.80 Rockabill VI, had cleared the Fastnet Rock. However, with every mile sailed thereafter, it looked…
Dominant force – A 13–strong J109 fleet will boost Cruisers One numbers on Dublin Bay Sailing Club this season
With just over six weeks to the Sherry Fitzgerald sponsored Dublin Bay Sailing Club season the stand–out class of the year looks like Cruisers One where a 20–boat fleet has 13 J/109s among its number. It's an impressive result that bodes…
The “Suburban Seafest”. Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta from 6th to 9th July 2017 will be providing racing in the bay for 30 classes.
The only non-elitist thing about the Olympic Games is the fact that all countries – however large or small – are treated equally. A small country like Ireland is entitled to exactly the same number of places in competition as…
The complete package. DBSC Commodore Chris Moore racing his J/109 Powder Monkey in Calves Week at Schull. Despite her undistorted hull shape and comfortable accommodation, the J/109 frequently beats all comers in open IRC racing, while also now offering the possibility of viable One Design racing in Dublin Bay
The J/109 has proven herself to be well suited for sailing in Irish waters for several years, achieving major successes in the main offshore races and championships allied to starring roles in top regattas. Yet it is only now that…
D–Tox Competing in Calves Week
The final race of GAS Calves Week 2016, the Fastnet Race, took place on Friday 5th August in sunshine and light westerly winds of 9-13 knots. The Principal Race Officer, Neil Prendiville, moved the race around the Rock from its…
In class 1, Paul O Higgins' new JPK 10.80 Rockabill with Mark Mansfield on the helm, continues to dominate the class with three wins in IRC
Following Wednesday's Calves Week cancellation of racing due to severe weather, the five hundred plus crew members in the 73–boat fleet awoke yesterday to a blue sky and a fresh northwest breeze of 15 to 20 knots. Principle race officer…
Yachts racing at Calves Week 2016. Scroll down for photo gallery below
This week's record breaking Calves Week fleet was photographed today by Bob Bateman. The fleet of 73 cruisers in six fleets has an increased UK presence this year. The four–day regatta concludes tomorrow. [data-ps-embed-type=slideshow] > iframe {position: absolute;top: 0;left: 0;} _psEmbed("http://photogallery.afloat.ie");
Paul O'Higgins (RIYC) in the JPK 10.80 Rockabill VI took honours in both Class 0/1 IRC and ECHO in difficult conditions
GAS Calves Week 2016 started today with a final fleet of 73 cruisers in 6 fleets presenting for the racing arranged once again by Principal Race Officer Neil Prendiville and team. With an increased UK presence and new boats travelling…
Calves Week 2016 regatta opened with a reception provided by local producers for the 74–boat fleet
74 boats from around Ireland and the UK have arrived for this year's GAS Calves Week 2016 in Schull Harhbour, West Cork writes Oonagh Buckley. They were welcomed on a wet night by the organising committee to a reception provided…
#calvesweek – The final of four days sailing in this year's Gas Calves Week produced the best sailing conditions of the week, with the 6 fleets heading out in brilliant sunshine and a westerly Force 3 gusting 4 to ensure…
#fastnetrace – A dramatic change in the weather conditions for the third day's racing in Gas Calves Week 2015 brought the fleet out to the Fastnet Rock in brilliant sunshine and light winds. The latter meant for a long day,…
#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…

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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