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Calves Week Sailing, West Cork, Ireland. Schedule and Race Results
The start of Schull Sailing Club's Calves Week Race in 2021
Schull Harbour Sailing Club is already preparing for Calves Week in August and has issued the Notice of Race for the West Cork major annual event. “After all the uncertainty which the pandemic created for the past few years, we…
The Snoopy crew at Calves Week: Martin Mahon (right) and crew l to r  Gavin Watson, Josh Milhench and Robbie Milhench.
Martin Mahon from Courtown Sailing Club in North Wexford is also a member of Royal Ulster Yacht Club in Bangor, having lived in Holywood on the south side of Belfast Lough for some years. He regularly sails his Joubert-Nievelt 1/4…
Class One winner Kaya (Frank Whelan) in race four of Calves Week Regatta
The overall lead changed in two of the four IRC classes on the final day of Schull Harbour Sailing Club's Calves Week 2021 Regatta that sees East coast visitors winning in Division Zero/One and Two.  The top three IRC divisions of Calves…
Class One boats rounding the weather mark in race three of Calves Week Regatta
Stronger winds on the third day of Schull Harbour Sailing Club's Calves Week 2021 Regatta has swept a new leader to the top of the biggest IRC Class. The solid 16-knot breeze also brought changes to the class three and four leaderboards. With…
Rounding the Fastnet Rock at Calves Week Regatta - Class Two yachts, the Dehler 36 Lisador IRL1295 (Henry Hogg) of Garrykennedy Sailing Club and Frank Desmond's Sunfast 32 Bad Company from Royal Cork Yacht Club
The modified 1720 sportsboat Antix Beag skippered by Anthony O'Leary of Royal Cork Yacht Club continues to lead the biggest class of Schull Harbour Sailing Club's Calves Week 2021 Regatta. After Wednesday's race around the Fastnet Rock, O'Leary has managed to stay in front of…
A Class Two start in today's first race of Calves Week 2021 in West Cork
Despite a strong fleet of visiting yachts to the West Cork coast for the opening race of Schull Harbour Sailing Club's Calves Week 2021 Regatta, Munster entries lead in all IRC divisions except one after a round the islands race for all classes…
Paul O'Higgins' JPK 10.80 Rockabill (left) and Frank Whelan's new J122 Kaya will contest the Calves Week title at Schull Harbour Sailing Club from Tuesday
Paul O'Higgins' JPK 10.80 Rockabill VI, whose victory in both divisions in 2019 clinched him the overall title, will defend on Tuesday in the first of four races to decide Calves Week Regatta 2021 in West Cork. A fleet of 36…
Calves Week 2021 has had a strong interest and has received 17 entries across all classes to date
The Commodore of Schull Harbour Sailing Club, Sean Norris, has confirmed that the 2021 Calves Week Regatta in West Cork is going ahead as planned in August. Calves Week has had a strong interest and has received 17 entries across all…
Calves Week is planned for the first week of August
Schull Harbour Sailing Club has circulated past participants this week on its plans for staging West Cork's big regatta, Calves Week 2021. "It is our intention to run Calves Week in its usual slot in the 1st week of August…
Dublin Bay J109 Dear Prudence rounds the Fastnet Rock during a previous edition of Calves Week Regatta
In a brief statement issued this evening to sailors, Schull Harbour Sailing Club has cancelled its annual Calves Week regatta 'due to the ongoing COVID 19 situation'. It was one of the last remaining key fixtures of the Irish 2020…
Derval and Michael Murphy at the Royal Cork for Shelly D's 40th anniversary year competing at RCYC's Autumn League
A gathering at the Royal Cork Yacht Club in Crosshaven this month celebrated the 40 consecutive years that the Moody 30, Shelly D and her various crews, have competed in the Autumn league writes Bob Bateman. Purchased in 1978 at…
Calves Week racing in West Cork
The violent overnight thunderstorms certainly cleared the air in Schull for the start of day four of Calves Week writes Michael Murphy. Unfortunately, it also cleared the wind, leaving race officer Alan Crosbie starting his fleets in a falling southeasterly…
 Act 2 Owners Michael O’Leary, David Andrews and Tom Roche all of the Royal Irish Yacht Club with their crew and supporters celebrate in Schull on their Calves Week win in the Fastnet Race
The successful Dun Laoghaire White Sails Dufour 425 campaigner 'Act 2', was back in the silverware this week with a win in the Fastnet race at Calves Week. Owners Michael O’Leary, David Andrews and Tom Roche, all former international offshore…
Calves Week competitors arrive at the Fastnet Rock
A 180-degree wind shift to the east from the previous two days of westerlies, presented Calves Week race officer Alan Crosbie with a problem on how to get fleet to the Fastnet and back, without forming a large reaching procession…
Brian Jones's J109 Jelly Baby in winning form in day two of Calves Week. Scroll down for photo gallery
The weather gods certainty decided to be kind to Schull today for the second day of Calves Week, by providing a sun-filled summers day with a steady 15 knots of a warm westerly wind, and a long inter-island interesting course…
Calves Week 2019 opened in a brisk westerly wind today
Thrills and spills were the order of the day for the opening races at Calves Week 2019, Schull, sailed in a brisk westerly wind, gusting close to thirty knots at times writes Michael Murphy Race Officer Kieran McSweeney, who was…

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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At A Glance - Calves Week 2022

West Cork's Calves Week Regatta is traditionally held in the first week in August. In 2022 it runs from Tuesday August 2 to Friday August 5.

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