Volvo Cork Week  2016 10th - 15th July

Volvo Cork Week 2016 10th – 15th July

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INAUGURAL BEAUFORT CUP ANNOUNCED AS PART OF VOLVO CORK WEEK 2016

Beaufort Cup

Winning team to receive €10,000 for their nominated charity

“It is with huge excitement that we announce the inaugural Beaufort Cup which is going to be part of Volvo Cork Week 2016. This event will attract teams from many countries 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.

The inaugural Beaufort Cup will take place this July hosted by the Royal Cork Yacht Club, Crosshaven, Co Cork, Ireland, as part of the highly successful Volvo Cork Week. It will be part of a series of Irish Government supported National, and International commemorations in 2016, to recognise the significant events that took place a century …

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Viper 640 Sportsboat to Feature at July’s Volvo Cork Week 2016

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The Viper 640 One Design Sportboat will feature in Ireland this Summer at Cork Week Regatta in July. The class has added the Irish date to its international calendar.

Not yet a class in Ireland. the international Viper 640 is a two to four person, high-performance sports boat akin to the SB20 and 1720 sportsboats popular here.

There are 240+ Vipers in the USA and Canada, 28 in Australia and newer fleets underway in UK, Europe, Bermuda and beyond.

In addition to the UK 2016 sailing programme, the Viper has a heatlhy international regatta programme planned for 2016. Last March, Afloat sailor of the year Anthony O’Leary of Royal Cork, sailing with Howth’s Dan O’Grady and Cork …

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Inaugural IRC European Championship Supplementary Notice of Race for Volvo Cork Week

Inaugural IRC European Championship Supplementary Notice of Race for Volvo Cork Week

The supplementary Notice of Race for the inaugural IRC European Championship and the amended Notice of Race for Volvo Cork Week 2016 are now live at:

http://www.corkweek.ie/notice-of-race/

The Volvo Cork Week 2016 team have had a busy few months culminating with the exciting announcement of the very first IRC European Championship, which will take place in Crosshaven during the event, from July 10th to 15th. They have carefully put together the supplementary Notice of Race for this Championship, as well as amending the original Volvo Cork Week Notice of Race, to reflect the marriage between the two events to ensure excellent racing and great competition for all participants. The fact that the Royal Cork Yacht Club has been selected to …

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The first ever IRC European Championship will take place during Volvo Cork Week, 10-15th July 2016.

Monday 9th November 2015, Dublin:
 At the announcement of the inaugural European IRC Championships to be held as part of Volvo Cork Week 2016 were (l/r): Norbert Riley, Commodore of the Irish Cruiser Racing Association with Adrian Yeates, Managing Director of Volvo Car Ireland, Michael Boyd, Commodore of the Royal Ocean Racing Club, Kieran O'Connell, Chairman of Volvo Cork Week 2016 and David Lovegrove, President of the Irish Sailing Association.
 Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

The new event in the RORC Calendar will be hosted by the Royal Cork Yacht Club, in the sailing grounds of Cork Harbour and the Atlantic Approaches. Volvo Cork Week is renowned for a variety of sailing conditions to test the competitors, and as an open event, entries for the championship are expected from all over the world.

The first edition of the RORC IRC National Championship took place in 2000, and has done so every year since. There are now seven IRC National Championships throughout the world, but up until now, there has been no continental event.

“When the Royal Ocean Racing Club was approached by the Royal Cork Yacht Club to host the first IRC European Championship, our …

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Volvo Cars Ireland Ltd continue as Title Sponsor for Volvo Cork Week 2016

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The Royal Cork Yacht Club are delighted that Volvo Cars Ireland Ltd will continue as Title Sponsor for Volvo Cork Week 2016. Royal Cork Yacht Club’s Rear Admiral and Chairman of Volvo Cork Week 2016, Kieran O’Connell, is clearly delighted to have Volvo on board again for 2016 – “Volvo is one of the biggest names in the world when it comes to sailing sponsorship and it is a great boost to the event to have them on board again for 2016. Volvo Cork Week 2016 promises to be an unforgettable festival keelboat racing”   Plans for the event are now well under way, with racing taking place from 10th – 15th July 2016, the event will also return to the …

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