Club News

Calves Week as told by Bob Bateman

With over 65 confirmed entries at present, representing fourteen clubs, ranging from Galway to Dublin, the 2019 Calves Week organised by Schull Harbour Sailing Club, is again shaping up to provide competitive and exciting racing for the annual West Cork festival of sailing writes Bob Bateman on afloat.ie. To read the full article click here.

More Success for Eleuthera

Congratulations to Frank Whelan and the crew of Eleuthera, who had great success at the Sovereign’s Cup Regatta in Kinsale. After winning six races out of six during the competition a few weeks ago, they were also awarded the Overall Sovereign’s Cup.


Two weeks later at the Dun Laoghaire Volvo regatta they were again victors, winning Class 0. What an outstanding performance!


Frank’s Gas Analysis Services is a major supporter and sponsor of Calves Week and Eleuthera is amongst the entries. We look forward to seeing Eleuthera in action in Schull during the first week of August.

New Pontoon for Schull

The New pontoon is to open on Wednesday 1st of August. It is hoped all large Ribs and motor boats will berth here ,leaving the existing pontoon free for smaller dingy’s and tenders , as recently up to 60 Craft have been counted ,rendering the facility dangerous for boat users. The steps on the northside of the pier will become available 24/7 as the new Cape Clear ferry will in future use the head of the pier. Michael Murphy in Shelly D is photographed as the first Yacht to land on the pontoon, which is initially designed for smaller craft, due to the adjacent moorings making safe navigation difficult for larger boats.

Frank Whelans “Eleuthera” shines in Cork Week

Frank Whelans Grand Soleil 44 “Eleuthera” on her way to Schull after a fantastic weeks racing in Cork Week in which she beat a strong international class one fleet to claim victory in both IRC and Echo handicap divisions. Franks company Gas Analysis Services are once again title sponsors for this year’s Calves week which is expected to attract up to 70 boats for the four day event beginning on Tuesday 7th August

New Club Rib

The new club rib, a Whally 500, is pictured above just before being launched on July 7th.

Haltone and Pot Still trophy races 23rd June 2018

14 boats raced in near tropical conditions for the Haltone and Still Pot trophies. John Molloys Manzanita winning the cruiser section and Dave Waters Genaveve winning white sail. A large turn out attended the prize giving in O’Regans where John Molloy is his acceptance speech commented that it had taken him 40 years to get his hands on this Trophy!

RNLI Donations

Schull Harbour Sailing Club officials presenting a cheque to Baltimore RNLI for €2,500.00 raised by club members during the 2016 season

Cape Barbecue

Schull CRBI crew on scheduled rota for the regular Wed. exercise.This Wed. our crew, under the vivacious, and, ever-smiling helm, Jackie O’Reilly, saw the crew plot course for the beautiful North Harbour of Cape Clear, on a calm and clear evening. On board with Jackie were Aidan Coughlan, Dave O’Brien, and, Michelle Looney. Shore crew was provided by Launch Authority, Tom McCarthy. The occasion was marked by a presentation to Schull Community Inshore Rescue by Niall O’Regan of An Siopa Beag, Cape Clear. This was a donation from the proceeds of the Schull Harbour Sailing Club BBQ held on Cape Clear in July. Normally this BBQ, organized by Tadhg Dwyer of SHSC, follows the annual weekly league race Schull –to- North Harbour, Cape Clear. Unfortunately, due to the pea-soup conditions at the time, the race was abandoned. Not to be outdone by the weather, a ferry was organized and an excellent turn-out from the Sailing Club, saw upwards to 60 members and friends dis-embark at North Harbour, for an excellent BBQ, laid on by Niall O’Regan and staff Our thanks to Niall O’Regan of An Siopa Beag for this kind, and, thoughtful, gesture.