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.


Volvo Cork Week set for Bumper Entry

Volvo Cork Week set for Bumper Entry
With nearly 90 yachts already confirmed for the 2016 edition of Volvo Cork Week, an increase in entries from 2014 is highly likely for Ireland’s most famous regatta. Hosted by the world’s oldest yacht club, the Royal Cork YC, the regatta offers phenomenal racing conditions; boasting one of the world’s largest natural harbours, a stunning cliff-lined coast and the Atlantic. Volvo Cork Week has the natural resources to provide some of the best racing anywhere and combined with the legendary ‘craic’ of Irish hospitality, and a concerted effort to drive down costs, Volvo Cork Week is a regatta not to miss.

2016 Volvo Cork Week will also host the first ever, IRC European National Championship, the Irish Quarter Tonner National …

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ISA Try Sailing Challenge


The inaugural ISA Try Sailing Invitational will take place this July, hosted by the Royal Cork Yacht Club (RCYC), Crosshaven, Co. Cork, as part of the highly successful Volvo Cork Week from July 10th to 15th. It represents one of a number of initiatives under the ISA’s Try Sailing banner aimed at introducing as many people as possible to the joys of sailing.

“It is with huge excitement that we announce the inaugural ISA Try Sailing Invitational which will be part of Volvo Cork Week 2016. This event will attract teams from clubs across the country and will add a unique and exciting element to the already fun packed Volvo Cork Week 2016.” –Kieran O’Connell, Chairman of Volvo Cork Week.…

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Irish Quarter Ton Cup at Volvo Cork Week

Quarter ton

The Irish Quarter Ton Cup will also be held at Volvo Cork Week 2016. In the 1980’s and 90’s the then J Class raced every week in the RCYC and was made up of many different quarter tonners so many people got their first experience of sailing in a quarter tonner. The Irish Quarter Ton Cup in 2016 will not only crown a national champion but the winner will also be eligible for a class European Medal and will be in with a chance to win best overall boat of the European Championship. Volvo Cork Week 2016 is looking forward to welcoming quarter tonners from all over Ireland and the UK to compete this year.…

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Great turn out for the early entry of Volvo Cork Week 2016


We are delighted to announce that we now have 76 boats entered on Early Entry, a whopping 70% increase on early entries in 2014!

To all boats that have signed up, thank you & we look forward to welcoming you to Volvo Cork Week 2016.

All 76 entries will be put into the draw to win a weekend 40ft barefoot charter from Sovereign Sailing. The lucky winner will be announced this Friday.

Interested in racing but haven’t signed up yet? Not to worry, you can still enter via our website:

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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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