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New Format for Volvo Cork Week 2018


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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Practice Racing Canceled


Due to the adverse weather condition the practice racing for Sunday the 10th of July at Volvo Cork Week and IRC Europeans has been canceled.


PRO Peter Crowley.…

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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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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.


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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