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Interest grows for Cork Week 2014

VIDEO RACE DAY 2

Since 1978, sailors from Ireland and all over the world have enjoyed Cork Week. Ireland’s most prestigious regatta has evolved over the years, taking into consideration the changes within the sport but the sailing grounds in and around Cork Harbour have stayed the same. Cork Week offers a variety of courses from Atlantic wind and waves to the tricky tidal confines of Cork Harbour and the legendary ‘craic’ ashore, hosted by the Royal Cork Yacht Club, significantly adds to the fun.

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Paul Heys of J Boats commented that “J Boats has just completed an excellent London Boat Show and we can definitely see a resurgence in demand for J Boats right across the range. The J/70 design is …

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The Final Round up of Results & Images from Cork Week 2012 Prizegiving

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All results from the individual classes can be found on our results page here. There were some additional prizes also to be awarded at the prize giving these included ‘Boat of the Week’, ‘Irish Performance of the week’, ‘The Cobh Time Trial’, the ‘Sisk Corinthian Cup’ and the ‘Prix d’Elegance. Winners were up against the competition from the all classes at Cork Week 2012, the competition was fierce and the Race Management Team had a difficult job on their hand. See Table below for winners details.

 

Photo credits: Bob Bateman

 

 

 

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Live Updates: Final Day

Harbour race for all classes today, this race is always a great one for on shore spectators and sailors alike. It really showcases the wonderful resource we have on our doorstep here in Cork. The fleet is just heading out to about 2 miles south of Roches Point for the start of  our final race. Live Updates Sponsored by O2 Daunt Square.…

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RACE REPORT DAY FOUR Proper Weather

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The penultimate day of Cork Week will be remembered for some seriously weather, torrential rain overnight continued through the morning and a thick sea fog and a building sea state produced what the Crosshaven locals call ‘proper weather’. With 20 knots of breeze and Atlantic swell, Cork Week’s Race Committee had the option of racing inside Cork Harbour and took it.

All classes bar IRC Zero and One were set a windward leeward course inside the safe confines of Cork Harbour but the visibility around the Moonduster mark ensured a tight course. Outside the harbour the big boat fleet managed to get one race in before the front drove through to leave a sloppy sea state and no wind, scuppering …

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Live Updates: Day 4

Race one under way:

Its windy and wet out here but we are underway on the A Fleets race 1. It’s about 12 to 15 knots with a very confused sea state. IRC  0 are half way up their second upwind leg as I type. I will try to keep you up to date! Live updates sponsored by O2 Daunt Square.

 

It’s a real soft Irish day here at day 4 of Cork Week 2012. All change today for the fleets, changes have been made to the planned courses due to forecasted wind directions. Fleet A will sail a Windward Leeward course south east of Roches point today whilst the fleet B smaller boats will have the same course …

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