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Beaufort Cup at Volvo Cork Week welcomes National Service Teams and US Marines

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Winning Team to receive €10,000 for their nominated charity

in a race which welcomes veteran US Marines and Irish Defence Forces

The second ever Beaufort Cup, a race exclusively for teams associated with their national services, will take place at this year’s Volvo Cork Week. Hosted by The Royal Cork Yacht Club, the event invites services from Ireland, Europe and further afield, to compete for the Trophy. Defence Force Teams from a number of countries will compete and also other services such as Police, Fire, Rescue, RNLI and Coastguard service teams.

Following the huge success of the inaugural race in 2016, this year’s competition welcomes an American team made up of former …

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Congratulations to our Early Bird winners!!


Congratulations to the two lucky winners of our Helly Hansen Early Bird offer. Both Jean Francois from Saint Nazaire, France, sailing a Sun Fast 3200 “Hakuna Matata”, and Brian Heffernan from Cork sailing a Dofour gl 365 “Aisling”, will be arriving at Volvo Cork Week in style in their new personalised gear!

All boats that enter before May 1st will avail of 15% discount with the Early Bird entry fee! Don’t delay, hop onboard today!

Enter Volvo Cork Week 2018 here

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Director of Racing information video

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Watch our video interview with Mr. Ross Deasy, Volvo Cork Week 2018 Director of racing.…

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Notice of Race and Super early bird entry now live

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It is with great excitement that we announce the publication of the 2018 Notice of Race for Volvo Cork Week which will take place at the Royal Cork Yacht Club from the 16th to the 21st of July, 2018.

The online entry system is also now live and we will be running a Super Early Bird entry until December 30th, where a lucky 10% of entries received before the deadline will get a full refund on their entry fee. Go to for more info.

2016 saw a revived interest in the Club’s biennial regatta which has been going strong since 1978. For our 40-year anniversary in 2018 we will launch the all new format of the event where the …

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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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