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GAS CALVES WEEK – August 4th to 7th 2015

GAS Calves Week logoFrank Whelan’s GAS Analysis Equipment Company will sponsor the 2015 Calves Week and the event 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 a cracking week. The event will run from August 4th to 7th with an opening reception in the Fastnet Marine Centre on Monday evening.

Photo courtesy of Bob Bateman

Amongst the contenders for the 2015 honours will be Conor Doyle’s ‘Freya’ and Gabby Hogan’s ‘Growler’ who both sailed recently in the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta and who are currently on their way anti clockwise around Ireland to Calves Week in Schull. They are currently encountering some difficult weather conditions as they make their way on their passage. Joining them in Schull with be Rob MacConnell’s ‘Fools Gold’ from Waterford, Kinsale’s Tom Roche’s ‘Meridian’ and Paul O’Higgins’ ‘Rockabill’ will lead the Dublin charge.

On July 31st a SCORA Offshore feeder race will take place from Crosshaven to Schull.

Hiding and lying in wait behind the many islands in Roaring Water Bay will be the large local fleet led by SCHC Peter Morehead in ‘Giggles” and including John Molloy in ‘Manzanita who will be ready to take on all visiting yachts and be sure the usual outstanding week of sailing, fun and festivities will be enjoyed by all who have the good luck to attend this annual excellent sailing event which never fails to attract excellent sailing numbers.

Entries from Cove include Musketeer defending their class 3 IRC title, together with Bombora, White Knight, Jedi and Cortegena. We wish them all the best.

(Thanks to Claire Bateman for the above update on this years Calves Week).