Volvo Cork Week  2016 10th - 15th July

Volvo Cork Week 2016 10th – 15th July

An eclectic mix of classes, competitors, good courses and good company.



George Sisk's Farr 42 WOW from the Royal Irish Yacht Club

George Sisk’s Farr 42 WOW from the Royal Irish Yacht Club

Sailors are encouraged to enter Volvo Cork Week 2016 (10th – 15th July) before the early-bird deadline on 1st May for a chance to avail of a discounted entry price, as well as being entered into a draw to win a weekend bareboat charter on a 40ft yacht, kindly sponsored by Sovereign Sailing in Co. Cork.

Including the one design 1720 and Viper Sportsboats, a wide variety of boats have already entered Volvo Cork Week, with a significantly higher number of early entries compared to this time in 2014. As well as hosting the Inaugural European Championships and the Beaufort Cup, Volvo Cork Week are putting a big effort …

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Early Entry Discount Deadline Approaching Fast


This year Volvo Cork Week looks set to attract new competitors by hosting the first ever IRC European Championship and the Beaufort Cup. The Royal Cork Yacht Club has always listened to competitors comments about Cork Week and has never been afraid to make improvements whenever possible. Kieran O’Connell, Chairman of Volvo Cork Week, spoke candidly about the changes to this year’s event, brought about by talking to competitors, the real cost of coming to Cork Week is being reduced by pro-active measures.

“When talking to people in Ireland and the UK.” commented Kieran O’Connell. “We have been making a big effort to keep the cost down for visiting teams, we have been setting guide prices for local accommodation in …

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Competition Time for Volvo Cork Week


Enter before our early-bird deadline ends on 1st May and be in with a chance to be the winner of a weekend bareboat charter on a 40ft yacht from Sovereign Sailing in Kinsale, Co Cork. Enjoy a fun filled weekend sailing beautiful southwest Cork with your family and friends, especially if celebrating winning your Class in Volvo Cork Week 2016 – The Beaufort Cup or IRC European Championships!!

We would like to thank one of our event partners Sovereign Sailing in Kinsale for sponsoring this wonderful prize.


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Teasing Machine for Volvo Cork Week 2016

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Eric de Turckeim’s French A13 ‘Teasing Machine’ fresh from her Class 1 win at RORC Carribbean 600 whilst also finishing 3rd IRC overall – no mean feat for this amazing racing machine .  To date the event office has received numerous entries and these will enjoy the variety of racing on offer at Volvo Cork Week. Entries are climbing daily to capitalise on the early entry discount before end of April 2016.

Volvo Cork Week has earned a reputation because of its excellent racing, varied courses, and the weather usually provides good moderate breezes which are vital to good racing. Last but not least, the best of Irish hospitality with onshore entertainment each evening.


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Inaugural European IRC Championship brings countries together

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The International IRC Rating Rule, jointly owned by the Royal Ocean Racing Club (RORC) and l’Union Nationale pour la Course au Large (UNCL) will be attracting boats from all over the world to the port of Crosshaven in Ireland this year. From 10th to 15th July 2016 the Inaugural European IRC Championship will be take place during the already well-established and popular Volvo Cork Week hosted by the Royal Cork YC, the world’s oldest yacht club.

This exciting addition to the global IRC racing calendar promises to bring boats together from all corners of Europe, where over 4300 boats are IRC rated annually, but is open to all 6000 boats IRC rated worldwide. The Championship invites entries from boats with …

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