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Calves Week Sailing, West Cork, Ireland. Schedule and Race Results
Gloves off Continues Winning Ways at Light Air Calves Week
#calvesweek –The new compact format for Calves week 2012 did not have much help from the weather on day two of the regatta today writes Claire Bateman. With a continuation of light weather and poor visibility, Calves Week Race Officer…
Gloves off Masters Calves Week's Fickle Winds
#calvesweek – Light conditions and poor visibility forced the temporary postponement of the first days racing at Cork Dry Gin Calves week today writes Claire Bateman. Race officer Neil Prendeville eventually managed to start all fleets on various courses taking…
West Cork Calves Week to Welcome 60 Yachts
#calves week – With over 40 confirmed entries at present, the 2012 Calves Week in Schull is again expected to top the 60 boat mark for the annual West Cork festival of sailing. This year's event will incorporate a race…
Raising a Glass to 'Cork Gin Calves Week' at Blackrock Castle
#CALVES WEEK – Sailors from Kinsale Yacht Club, Royal Cork Yacht Club as well as West Cork clubs Baltimore and Crookhaven joined with Schull Harbour Sailing Club yesterday (SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE PHOTOS) to toast Cork Dry Gin Calves Week…
Calves Week 'Compact Format' Launches in Cork
#CALVES WEEK – The new compact format for Cork Dry Gin Calves Week 2012 will consist of a 4 day racing series, including a race around the Fastnet Rock. As previously reported on Afloat.ie the event will take place from…
Schull Adds Sponsor to Calves Week Line-up
#CALVES WEEK – Schull has announced a major new sponsorship for the event with long standing sailing supporter Cork Dry Gin coming on board as the main sponsor writes Claire Bateman. The boost for the west cork event follows recent…
Major Cut-Back for Calves Week 2012
#CALVES WEEK – Calves week is to be cut down to a four day event this August in response to competitors requests for a shorter and less expensive event writes Claire Bateman. This year, as an alternative to the traditional…
Light Unpredictable End to Calves Week
The final two races of the 27th Calves Week in Schull were sailed in light, unpredictable winds writes Oonagh Buckley Friday's traditional feeder race to Crookhaven, around the Fastnet Rock, is a highlight of the week, particularly for the crews…
Calves Week 2011 Attracts 60 Boats for 27th Edition
Over 60 boats signed up for the 27th Calves Week in Schull this week writes Oonagh Buckley. The first few days of the week long racing event benefited from a late burst of summer conditions with light winds and blue…
Calves Week Programme and Sponsor Announced
Schull Harbour Sailing Club has announced the programme for Calves Week 2011 and as well as full programme of coastal, offshore and overnight races, the top sailing event in West Cork has also announced Heineken Lager has come on board…
Calves Week 2011 Preview
July 29th - August 07th. Calves Week organisers have left leaving nothing to chance next year. They published the entry form and notice of race for the 2011 West Cork regatta in November 2010! The event runs from July 30th…
Calves Week 2011 Notice of Race and Entry form Published
Nice to see Calves Week organisers are leaving nothing to chance next year. They've already published the entry form and notice of race for the 2011 West Cork regatta from July 30th to August 7th. The regatta is organised jointly…
'Gloves Off' Wins Calves Week Regatta Cup
Near perfect weather and the largest fleet of the week graced the waters off Schull on Sunday for the annual regatta and final day of Calves Week.Withthe start line moved outside the harbour the fleets took in both the Goat and Calve…
Donal O'Leary Continues Winning Run in Roaring Water Bay
For Thursday's Inter Island race series Race Officer Neil Prendeville sent the fleets on a long course around many of the scenic marks in Roaring Water Bay writes Claire Bateman. The arrival of the forecasted rain late in the afternoon resulted…
Royal Cork Boats Perform at Calves Week
Summer weather finally returned to Schull on Tuesday with a fresh westerly breeze. All fleets sailed a course taking in the Calf Islands and Goat Island as a weather mark. In Class Zero L. J. Mc Mahon of the Killyeagh YC sailed…
Coveney's Comprehensive Victory at Baltimore Regatta
A light westerly breeze of eight to ten knots arrived in time for the start of Baltimore regatta on Bank holiday Monday. Race Officer Neil Prendeville sent the various fleets on a course through the Gascanane Sound and around the Calve Islands. The…

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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