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Beaufort Cup Notice of Race

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Beaufort Cup 2018 NoR is now live for Volvo Cork Week 2018.

With 9 confirmed entries already for the 2018 edition of the Beaufort cup, it promises to be a great event. Last year was the inaugural event of the Beaufort cup and we saw 12 different services compete for the title.

The Beaufort Cup invites sailing teams from their associated national services, 50% of each team must be active in the service they represent. Racing will take place over five days in a mix of challenging offshore, and tactical inshore, racing. Teams will get the chance to enjoy the renowned social experience of Volvo Cork Week and the winning team will also have €10,000 donated to a nominated charity…
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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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