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JOIN THE IRISH on St. Patrick’s Day Official UK launch of Volvo Cork Week 2018

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For 40 years Volvo Cork Week has welcomed teams from overseas to the biennial regatta hosted by the Royal Cork Yacht Club. What better time than St.Patrick’s Day for the UK Launch for Volvo Cork Week 2018. Representing Volvo Cork Week in Hamble will be: Volvo Cork Week Director of Racing, Rosscoe Deasy, Event Chairman Kieran O’Connell, and Gavin Deane General Manager of the Royal Cork Yacht Club. There will be complimentary refreshments and some fantastic prizes, including one free entry to 2018 Volvo Cork Week.

Senior members of the organising authority for Volvo Cork Week will be in attendance for two events in Hamble, which just happen to co-inside with the England Vs Ireland Six Nations Rugby, and Paddy’s …

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VOLVO CORK WEEK 2018 TURNING THE TIDE ON PLASTICS

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Commodore Mick Malone, Irish Naval Services, Mark Whitaker, Johnson & Perrott Motor Group, Admiral Pat Farnan, RCYC, Mayor of Cork County Cllr Declan Hurley, Tánaiste Simon Coveney TD, David Thomas, MD Volvo Cars Ireland and Jack Roy, President Irish Sailing at the launch of  Ireland’s premiere regatta, Volvo Cork Week 2018 which takes place this year from July 16th to July 21st at the Royal Cork Yacht Club in Crosshaven, Co Cork.
This year there will be an emphasis on reducing Volvo Cork Week’s impact on the environment and will included a beech clean up. Amongst the initiatives being proposed is that all competitors will be asked to use reusable drink containers and there will be water coolers/fountains available.
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An Tánaiste, Simon Coveney, TD, launched Ireland’s premiere regatta, Volvo Cork Week, which takes place this year from July 16th to July 21st at the Royal Cork Yacht Club in Crosshaven. Speaking at the launch on Haulbowline Island in Cork Harbour, he said: “It is always a pleasure to be asked to officially launch an event like Volvo Cork Week. Events like this are very important for Ireland, showcasing, as they do, the beautiful marine resource we have, particularly here in Cork Harbour, the second biggest natural harbour in the world. Competition for The Beaufort Cup will see teams from many different national and international defence forces, RNLI, Coast Guard, Welsh and Northern Ireland Police, and other service teams, competing …

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VOLVO CORK WEEK ANNOUNCE NEW EARLY BIRD OFFER

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Following the recent announcement of the Volvo Cork Week ‘Super Early Bird’ competition winners who won back their full entry fee for the regatta, event organisers have announced a new enticing deal for those who sign up before March 31st. A very lucky 5% of entries received over the next 8 weeks will receive a crew gear pack, which contains 10 branded Helly Hansen Crew tops personalised with the boat name, and 1 Skipper’s branded Helly Hansen Regatta jacket, also personalised with the boat name.

With a whopping 45 entries before the end of December, and huge international interest, indicators show that Volvo Cork Week is shaping up to be the biggest yet with over 50% of total entries for …

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VOLVO CORK WEEK ENTRIES OFF TO A WINNING START

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It is with great excitement that Volvo Cork Week announce the lucky 10% of Super Early Bird entries that will receive a full refund on their entry fee for Volvo Cork Week, which will take place in the Royal Cork Yacht Club from the 16th to the 21st of July next, in association with Volvo at Johnson & Perrott Mahonpoint. Off to a winning start are: Colin Galavan and Richard Hayes with CARPE DIUM, Rory Fekke with F’n Gr8, Anthony O’Neill with Tenacious, Joan Mulloy Racing, and John Swan with Harmony.

The event received a whopping 45 entries before the end of December and indicators show that Volvo Cork Week is shaping up to be the biggest and best …

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Royal Cork Yacht Club wins NMU Marina of the Year Award for 2018

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The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA) have announced the winners of their prestigious NMU Marina of the Year Awards at the London Boat Show. Now in their fifth year, the Awards, sponsored in 2018 by specialist insurer NMU, are voted for by berth holders. They recognise the best of over 160 Gold Anchor accredited marinas from across the globe and the NMU International Marina of the Year  2018 is the Royal Cork Yacht Club in Crosshaven, Co. Cork.

Speaking at the Awards, Gavin Deane, General Manager at the RCYC said, ‘we are delighted to receive such a significant award from TYHA. Having been runners up in the category last year it spurred us on to improve our standards even further over …

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