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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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Strong Irish Support for Volvo Cork Week

Luv Is, Tony Kingstons 33ft Dehler

Early entries for Volvo Cork Week are promising a wide variety of sailors and yachts coming to enjoy, Ireland’s longest running and most prestigious yachting regatta. Interest has been received from several high performance yachts from overseas and with Volvo Cork Week taking place just two weeks before the Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup, competing teams are eyeing up Volvo Cork Week as an ideal training event for the country versus country competition. Half of the early entries for Volvo Cork Week are from Dublin Yacht Clubs, promising signs of a strong Irish presence, looking to take on well sailed overseas visitors.

Maurice ‘Prof’ O’Connell will be crew boss for the Grand Soleil 43, Quokka, at Volvo Cork Week. Quokka, co-skippered …

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Volvo Cork Week – Royal Cork Yacht Club welcomes Volvo as Title Sponsor for the 2014 Event

Pictured at the launch of Volvo Cork Week 2014 were L.. to R. Gavin Deane, General Manager RCYC, Adrian Yeates, Managing Direcctor Volvo Car Ireland Ltd., John Roche, Chairman Volvo Cork Week 2014 and Mark Whitaker, Group CEO at Johnson & Perrott Ltd.  Picture Robert Bateman

A new chapter is being written for the Volvo Cork Week 2014 Regatta and included here is a quote from Adrian Yeates,  Managing Diretor Volvo Car Ireland Ltd: “Cork Week has enjoyed a long and illustrious history, both on the Irish and international sailing calendar. Volvo Car Ireland, in conjunction with Johnson and Perrott Motor Group, is proud and delighted to add its name to this prestigious event. Volvo has invested heavily in the sailing arena over the years and Ireland benefitted greatly from the visit of the Volvo Ocean Race to Galway for the last two round the world races. Volvo Cork Week is the biggest sailing event to take place in Ireland in 2014 and next year will …

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How to get on board with Global Yacht Racing


Following recent success in the 2014 Caribbean Race season where they picked up 3rd place in class in the RORC Caribbean 600 Global Yacht Racing will be back for Cork Week 2014 and are entering Cork Week 2014 onboard their successful Beneteau 47.7 with experienced skipper Andy Middleton.

A team of six is already confirmed and there are now crew places available onboard, if you want to join a friendly and committed crew then email This is a fantastic opportunity for those looking to join a crew with minimum hassle and without having the large outlay and risk of charting. With training and all yacht costs included this is the perfect solution for individuals.

Global Yacht Racing is a …

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High Performance Charters available for Cork Week 2014

KER 40 3

High Performance Charters has been set up to provide a charter facility for the new and increasingly popular high performance sail boats, mainly in the 40-45 foot size.

They are fully aware of the requirements of a professionally based racing team who require a boat that is fully competitive and totally reliable, enabling them to put together a competitive and satisfying race program, without the capital outlay of buying their own boat.

High Performance Charters listings include Ker 40s, GP42, Mills 43, j111 and Farr 45s, they also offer luxury performance cruising motor boats and support vessels.

Boats available for every event in the UK and Ireland this season, and short term or long term charters are available.

Service includes …

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