Sports week in the Falkland Islands is the traditional end to the shearing season. After five months of hard labour on the farms, it is time to relax and celebrate the gathering of another year's wool clip.
The format is pretty standard each year - a programme of horse racing, sheep and dog trials, barbecues and children's events is interspersed with some very serious partying - this is not the place for shy teetotallers!
There are East and West Sports with a three-year rotation on the West between the main settlements of Port Howard, Fox Bay and Hill Cove. The next Port Howard sports will be in 2004.