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Calves Week
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…
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 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 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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