Calves week 2010 - loved by sailing and sea lovers worldwide

With over 60 confirmed entries at present, the 2010 Calves Week in Schull, is expected to top the 80 boat mark for the annual West Cork festival of sailing.  Atlantic S.E.A.L. Students can enjoy this week long sailing event.

"This year’s event will feature racing for eight cruiser classes, together with the growing West Cork 1720 fleet of sportsboats

Due to the dramatic increase in numbers, the White Sail fleet will be split into two, with a cut off point of approximately 35ft. Both fleets will begin the series in Kinsale, where they will start a daylight race to Schull at 8pm on Saturday morning July 31st.

The cruiser fleets in classes Zero, 1 and 2 will start the traditional Crosshaven /Fastnet/Schull overnight race at an earlier time of 19.30 on Friday 30th from the Weavers Point line, while classes 3 and 4 will sail a shorter course direct to Schull.

The opening reception and briefing has been moved from the event headquarters at the Fastnet Marine Centre, to the Harbour View Hotel in Schull at 8.00 pm on Saturday 31st, which will also host the final overall presentation of prizes, on Sunday Aug 8th. 

The first race from Schull will start on Sunday 1st Aug. , when the fleets will sail a variety of courses, which will all finish in Baltimore in the late afternoon. Some of the boats will stay overnight, for Monday’s regatta with the full fleet again resuming for battle in Schull on Tuesday morning, where a costal race is scheduled.

On Wednesday the fleet sail to Cape Clere Island for the fun regatta of the week. The racing boats will anchor in South Harbour, while the support crafts will tie up in North Harbour. This infamous event is run by the secret committee of the Cape Clere Yachting Association and has always proved to be the ideal location for the crews to “leave their hair down”

On Thursday the racing returns to Schull, with a mid week presentation of trophies in the Coartyard on main street, while on Friday the fleet round the Fastnet Rock with a finish in Crookhaven, where some of the boats remain overnight for the following days regatta.

The exhausting week finally concludes on Sunday 8th with Schull Regatta, where racing will take place on a variety of courses in Roaring Water Bay, with the closing ceremony and overall presentation of trophies at 8.00 pm"

 

Article originally posted on the Schull Harbour Sailing Club Website

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