Irish Quarter Ton Cup at Volvo Cork Week

Quarter ton

The Irish Quarter Ton Cup will also be held at Volvo Cork Week 2016. In the 1980’s and 90’s the then J Class raced every week in the RCYC and was made up of many different quarter tonners so many people got their first experience of sailing in a quarter tonner. The Irish Quarter Ton Cup in 2016 will not only crown a national champion but the winner will also be eligible for a class European Medal and will be in with a chance to win best overall boat of the European Championship. Volvo Cork Week 2016 is looking forward to welcoming quarter tonners from all over Ireland and the UK to compete this year.…

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Great turn out for the early entry of Volvo Cork Week 2016


We are delighted to announce that we now have 76 boats entered on Early Entry, a whopping 70% increase on early entries in 2014!

To all boats that have signed up, thank you & we look forward to welcoming you to Volvo Cork Week 2016.

All 76 entries will be put into the draw to win a weekend 40ft barefoot charter from Sovereign Sailing. The lucky winner will be announced this Friday.

Interested in racing but haven’t signed up yet? Not to worry, you can still enter via our website:

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George Sisk's Farr 42 WOW from the Royal Irish Yacht Club

George Sisk’s Farr 42 WOW from the Royal Irish Yacht Club

Sailors are encouraged to enter Volvo Cork Week 2016 (10th – 15th July) before the early-bird deadline on 1st May for a chance to avail of a discounted entry price, as well as being entered into a draw to win a weekend bareboat charter on a 40ft yacht, kindly sponsored by Sovereign Sailing in Co. Cork.

Including the one design 1720 and Viper Sportsboats, a wide variety of boats have already entered Volvo Cork Week, with a significantly higher number of early entries compared to this time in 2014. As well as hosting the Inaugural European Championships and the Beaufort Cup, Volvo Cork Week are putting a big effort …

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Early Entry Discount Deadline Approaching Fast


This year Volvo Cork Week looks set to attract new competitors by hosting the first ever IRC European Championship and the Beaufort Cup. The Royal Cork Yacht Club has always listened to competitors comments about Cork Week and has never been afraid to make improvements whenever possible. Kieran O’Connell, Chairman of Volvo Cork Week, spoke candidly about the changes to this year’s event, brought about by talking to competitors, the real cost of coming to Cork Week is being reduced by pro-active measures.

“When talking to people in Ireland and the UK.” commented Kieran O’Connell. “We have been making a big effort to keep the cost down for visiting teams, we have been setting guide prices for local accommodation in …

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Competition Time for Volvo Cork Week


Enter before our early-bird deadline ends on 1st May and be in with a chance to be the winner of a weekend bareboat charter on a 40ft yacht from Sovereign Sailing in Kinsale, Co Cork. Enjoy a fun filled weekend sailing beautiful southwest Cork with your family and friends, especially if celebrating winning your Class in Volvo Cork Week 2016 – The Beaufort Cup or IRC European Championships!!

We would like to thank one of our event partners Sovereign Sailing in Kinsale for sponsoring this wonderful prize.


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