July 9th - July 14th 2018

July 9th – July 14th 2018

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

New Format for Volvo Cork Week 2018

VCW2018 Ad NOR Snip

At Volvo Cork Week we are always looking for new and exciting ways to make the regatta better for you the competitor. This year is no different. On receiving the results of the survey carried out after the regatta in 2016, one thing became very clear to us. Every individual competitor’s needs and wants are very different.

With the afore mentioned survey as our guiding tool, the Volvo Cork Week committee spent a lot of time looking at how best to offer a tailored experience to as many competitors as possible. We have always said that Volvo Cork Week is a regatta run by sailors for sailors, so we decided to adhere to this mantra and create a regatta built …

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Old & New Celebrate at Volvo Cork Week

Volvo Cork Week 2016

Shrouded in sea fog, the final day of racing at Volvo Cork Week was curtailed to just one race for some classes. However as the mist cleared, class winners appeared and the inaugural IRC European Champion went to the wire. Located outside Cork Harbour, the visibility was just too bad for safe racing for IRC Zero, One and Two and the results remained unchanged from the previous day. The Final Prize Giving was held at the Royal Cork Yacht Club, established in 1720, the antique silverware being presented includes some of the world oldest and famous trophies but the two biggest awards of Volvo Cork Week are brand new this year.

For the inaugural IRC European Championship, the top three …

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Cork’s Armada

Trysailing

 

DAY FOUR VOLVO CORK WEEK

Incorporating the IRC European Championship

 

Cork’s Armada

One hundreds yachts, of all shapes and sizes, graced Cork Harbour on the fourth day of Cork Week. The weather lived up to the spectacular location with bright sunshine bathing the course for most of the day. Tony Langley’s TP52 Gladiator romped around the course in under two hours to take line honours but after time correction Eric De Turckiem’s Teasing Machine was the winner of IRC Zero. Towards the end of the race, fresh breeze favoured the smaller yachts, and the overall results after IRC correction favoured the pocket rockets.

 

Charlie Frieze Scottish team, racing Mills 36 Prime Suspect, was the overall winner, their rivals …

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Leaders Emerge for IRC European Championship

Volvo Cork Week 2016

RACE REPORT DAY THREE VOLVO CORK WEEK

Incorporating the IRC European Championship

Seven of the ten races scheduled for the inaugural IRC European Championship have now been completed. Yachts equally matched by the IRC Handicap system, competitors have enjoyed a variety of courses, testing the all round ability of crew and their yachts. On Day Three, all of the IRC Classes were racing in the Atlantic Approaches on either the Windward Leeward or Slalom Course. The key to a top performance today was reacting to the squalls and shifts, emanating from the Old Head of Kinsale, sending a stream of pressure bullets down to Roches Point.

 

IRC ZERO

Royal Cork’s Anthony O’Leary, racing Ker 40 Antix, leads the class …

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Fastnet win for Irish Defence Forces

Volvo Cork Week 2016

Irish Defence Forces Wins Beaufort Cup Fastnet Race

The Irish Defence Forces team, racing J/109 Joker 2, and skippered by Cmdt Barry Byrne, has won the inaugural Beaufort Cup’s 140-mile Fastnet Race, held as part of Volvo Cork Week. Racing continues for the Beaufort Cup with three days of inshore racing but the offshore win has put the team in the driving seat for the new trophy and 10,000 Euros for their nominated charity.

“We are over the moon.” smiled Barry Byrne. “Late last night in light airs, most of the fleet compressed together and we gybed out for more wind offshore and got it. From then on we kept our position between the Fastnet and the boats behind to …

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