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The Frank and Walters will be headlining at Volvo Cork Week on Friday 15th July 2016 , The Frank and Walters will be on stage at 22.00. Gates open at 20.00
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Club Regatta Fleet

These three crew members of  visitor 'Carte Blanche of  Helford' sum up the spirit of Volvo Cork Week. Picture Robert Bateman

This year at Volvo Cork Week, we are introducing a Club Regatta Fleet for all boats that have not yet entered due to possible time or crew constraints.

The Club Regatta Fleet will race on the Thursday and Friday of Volvo Cork Week, allowing them to partake in the famous Harbour race on the Thursday and join in with Fleet C on the Friday to do 2 races. The entry fee for the Class will be €75 and prizes will be awarded in IRC, ECHO and White Sail.

To enter go to  click HERE

Entries deadline is July 05th

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KINGSTOWN TO QUEENSTOWN FEEDER RACE.

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In 1860 the first ever ocean yacht race in the United Kingdom was held from Kingstown (Now Dun Laoghaire) to Queenstown (Now Cobh). It is reported that the winner of the race was paid a prize of £15 at the time and all competing boat got a bursary of 10/6 each. The winner of the first race was a Schooner Kingfisher owned by Cooper Penrose Esq. The race was held on the 14th of July 1860 and had sixteen boats racing. This year at Volvo Cork week we are going to hold the race again for any boat wishing to take part and the winning boat will be awarded a first prize of a cheque for €15 mounted and framed, …

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Non-Spinnaker Appendix A is removed.

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To all Non Spinnaker Competitors for Volvo Cork Week 2016. The OA has decided to remove Appendix A from the Notice of race for Volvo Cork 2016, This Appendix covered the restriction on sail material in white sail classes for VCW 16. It was decided to remove this restriction and instead to split the non spinnaker classes into two classes. Both classes will still race together on the same course but will get separate results after racing and overall the class split will be decided by the OA before the regatta begins and published online. This is the same system that was used for the 2014 addition of Volvo Cork Week. Apologies for any confusion caused by this late change …

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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

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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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