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Schull Harbour SC announce major changes to Calves Week – Claire Bateman

Schull Harbour Sailing Club have announced a major programme change to the 2012 Calves Week festival of sailing writes Claire Bateman on the Royal Cork website.

This year a shorter and less expensive programme has been organised consisting of a four day Calves Week Championships, from Tuesday 7th to Friday 10th of August, with the usual mix of courses taking in the Fastnet Rock and many of Carberys Hundred Isles, together with laid courses in Roaringwater Bay.

Michael Murphy's "Shelly D". Photo by Bob Bateman

Daily prizegiving will take place on Main Street Schull where a nautical festival theme for the village is being organised by local businesses.

The traditional regattas on August Monday in Baltimore and the following Saturday and Sunday in Crookhaven and Schull will continue as stand alone events with their own courses and prizegivings being organised by the local sailing clubs.

The week will once again commence with the overnight Crosshaven/Schull race starting the activities on Friday August 3rd, while on Saturday morning August 4th the White Sail fleet will have an early start from Kinsale. Both of these races will form part of the new SCORA Offshore Championships, together with the midweek Fastnet Race out of Schull.