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Volvo Cork Week 2020 open for entries

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The Royal Cork Yacht Club, the oldest yacht club in the world, today launched its online entry system for the prestigious Volvo Cork Week 2020 regatta which will see hundreds of boats and thousands of yachtsmen and women from around the globe compete on the waters around Cork Harbour from July 13th – 17th.

The world-renowned biennial regatta, first held in 1978, is expected to attract a bumper fleet of entries and will this year incorporate The Irish Cruiser Racing Association National Championships, 1720 European Championships, the Beaufort Cup, a Classic Yacht regatta and the southern championships for the International Dragon Class.

All qualifying boats entered in Volvo Cork Week 2020 will automatically be entered into the ICRA National Championships, …

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Entry to Volvo Cork Week 2020

Volvo Cork Week 2018
Credit: Tim Wright

We are excited to announce that you will be able to enter Volvo Cork Week 2020, incorporating the ICRA National Championships online from Thursday November 28th.

The 2020 Volvo Cork Week will be a very special occasion as it takes place during the Royal Cork tricentenary, Cork300 celebrations and promises to be an amazing and memorable week in beautiful Cork Harbour.

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Volvo Cork Week 2020 … Save the Date

Crosshaven, Co. Cork, 18 July 2018:
Racing past Weaver's Point, Crosshaven in the 16 nautical-mile Harbour Race that included a massed start and sailpast the historic town of Cobh at Volvo Cork Week 2018 organised by the Royal Cork Yacht Club.
Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport
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We are delighted to announce the dates for Volvo Cork Week 2020.  Volvo Cork Week 2020 will be hosted on 13th to 18th July 2020 in the Royal Cork Yacht Club.

Volvo Cork Week 2020 is more than just an event…

The 2020 Volvo Cork Week promises to be even more special than ever before.  In 2020 the Royal Cork Yacht Club will be celebrating the 300th anniversary of its founding in 1720.

In 2020 Cork, its harbour and its communities will proudly celebrate all that is on offer to visitors to Irelands Maritime Paradise with a series of events throughout the year.  One of the core events to these celebrations will be Volvo Cork Week 2020, which is the …

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Volvo Cork Week 2018 awarded Gold Certification by International Clean Regattas Programme

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“No water, no life. No blue, no green.”

– Sylvia Earle, Oceanographer, Mission Blue Foundation

Volvo Cork Week 2018 has been awarded Gold Certification by the International ‘Sailors for the Sea’ Clean Regatta programme with the event sustainability partners MaREI Centre for Marine & Renewable Energy and An Taisce’s Clean Coasts programme.

The Clean Regattas programme is the world’s only sustainability certification for water-based events. The initiative helps people run more environmentally friendly events to protect local waters and beyond, raising  the  bar  for ocean  health  around  the  world.  “We are thrilled to support the Volvo Cork Week in their  efforts  to  educate  participants  on  environmental  protection  by  serving  as  a  model  for  responsible  sailing.”– Robyn Albritton, Sustainability Director, Sailors …

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Fn’Gr8 the overall winner at Volvo Cork Week

Crosshaven, Co. Cork, 18 July 2018:
Racing past Weaver's Point, Crosshaven in the 16 nautical-mile Harbour Race that included a massed start and sailpast the historic town of Cobh at Volvo Cork Week 2018 organised by the Royal Cork Yacht Club.
Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport
Free for editorial use with picture credit

With the best score of any of the 120 boats over the past week, Rory Fekkes’ Fn’Gr8 (Carrickfergus Sailing Club) has been confirmed as the overall winner of Volvo Cork Week following an intense three-race final day. The Antrim boat was a convincing overall winner to the week despite several other strong performances in other classes but Fekkes had accumulated an impressive 19-point lead in his eleven-boat fleet.

“Best week ever! It’s the closest racing we’ve ever had,” Fekkes said even before learning of his overall event win. “We were hoping to get the overall win so we kept going to the end even though we only had sixth place to discard.” As for the 300th anniversary of the Royal …

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