Volvo Cork Week 2016 Launch LE ROISIN

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Kieran O'Connell, Chairman of Volvo Cork Week, John Roche, Admiral Royal Cork Yacht Club, Adrian Yates, MD Volvo Car Ireland and Mark Whitaker, Johnson & Perrott Motor Group at the launch of the Volvo Cork Week 2016 onboard the L.É. RÓISÍN.
Pic Darragh Kane

 

Kieran O’Connell, Chairman of Volvo Cork Week, John Roche, Admiral Royal Cork Yacht Club, Adrian Yates, MD Volvo Car Ireland and Mark Whitaker, Johnson & Perrott Motor Group at the launch of the Volvo Cork Week 2016 onboard the L.É. RÓISÍN.Pic Darragh Kane

Details of Volvo Cork Week 2016, were announced today at an event onboard the L.É. RÓISÍN, in association with the Royal Cork Yacht Club. Held on a biennial basis, Volvo Cork Week is a Grand Prix sailing event and is renowned, worldwide, for exciting and challenging racing.

 “After the hugely successful official launch of Volvo Cork Week 2016, the IRC European Championship and the Beaufort Cup on board the L.E. Róisín, I am feeling very confident …

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ENTRIES ROLLING IN FROM NEAR AND FAR

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Volvo Cork Week is already receiving a record number of entries, ahead of this year’s event (10th – 15th July), setting the scene for a week of very exciting racing in Crosshaven. The inaugural IRC Europeans is getting a fantastic response from all across Europe and further afield. So far, entries have been received from Ireland, Northern Ireland, the United Kingdom and France, and interest shown from the USA, Australia and South Africa.

The sports boat fleet is looking very strong with the J80’s, Viper 640 and 1720’s all confirmed to be at the event. We see some familiar faces returning from previous years as Volvo Cork Week welcomes back racer Martin Sykes’ Carter 36 “Mischief of Mersea” from the …

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INAUGURAL BEAUFORT CUP ANNOUNCED AS PART OF VOLVO CORK WEEK 2016

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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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Viper 640 Sportsboat to Feature at July’s Volvo Cork Week 2016

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The Viper 640 One Design Sportboat will feature in Ireland this Summer at Cork Week Regatta in July. The class has added the Irish date to its international calendar.

Not yet a class in Ireland. the international Viper 640 is a two to four person, high-performance sports boat akin to the SB20 and 1720 sportsboats popular here.

There are 240+ Vipers in the USA and Canada, 28 in Australia and newer fleets underway in UK, Europe, Bermuda and beyond.

In addition to the UK 2016 sailing programme, the Viper has a heatlhy international regatta programme planned for 2016. Last March, Afloat sailor of the year Anthony O’Leary of Royal Cork, sailing with Howth’s Dan O’Grady and Cork …

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Inaugural IRC European Championship Supplementary Notice of Race for Volvo Cork Week

Inaugural IRC European Championship Supplementary Notice of Race for Volvo Cork Week

The supplementary Notice of Race for the inaugural IRC European Championship and the amended Notice of Race for Volvo Cork Week 2016 are now live at:

http://www.corkweek.ie/notice-of-race/

The Volvo Cork Week 2016 team have had a busy few months culminating with the exciting announcement of the very first IRC European Championship, which will take place in Crosshaven during the event, from July 10th to 15th. They have carefully put together the supplementary Notice of Race for this Championship, as well as amending the original Volvo Cork Week Notice of Race, to reflect the marriage between the two events to ensure excellent racing and great competition for all participants. The fact that the Royal Cork Yacht Club has been selected to …

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