Practice Racing Canceled

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Due to the adverse weather condition the practice racing for Sunday the 10th of July at Volvo Cork Week and IRC Europeans has been canceled.

Regards

PRO Peter Crowley.…

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Military Display to Launch the Inaugural Beaufort Cup at Volvo Cork Week

The Baltimore RNLI Beaufort Cup team 2016 (L-R) Nicholas O’Leary, Colman Garvey, Pat Collins, Jim Baker, Aiden Bushe, Caoimhe Cottrell (Cathal’s niece), Cathal Cottrell & Youen Jacob (missing from picture is team member Sandy Remington)

The Baltimore RNLI Beaufort Cup team 2016 (L-R) Nicholas O’Leary, Colman Garvey, Pat Collins, Jim Baker, Aiden Bushe, Caoimhe Cottrell (Cathal’s niece), Cathal Cottrell & Youen Jacob (missing from picture is team member Sandy Remington)

The inaugural International Inter Services Sailing Competition ‘The Beaufort Cup’, hosted by the Royal Cork Yacht Club and supported by the Irish Defence Forces starts on Monday, 11th of July, off Haulbowline Island, the home of the Irish Naval Service. The Beaufort Cup invited 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 …

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Where Rivals Forge Friendships

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Sailing came to Cork Harbour in the early 1700s and since 1978 Volvo Cork Week has proudly born the standard of this tradition. The locals say that Volvo Cork Week only happens every other year so that the town of Crosshaven can recover, and for those who have witnessed the passion and hard work of the Royal Cork Yacht Club, and its a volunteers, it is easy to believe.

Between 10-15 July the Royal Cork Yacht Club will fling open its doors to over a thousand visitors, for a tremendous warm welcome to the oldest yacht club in the world. Competitors from The Netherlands, Ireland, England, Scotland, Wales, and France, will savour the atmosphere ashore and relish the opportunity to …

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Club Regatta Fleet

These three crew members of  visitor 'Carte Blanche of  Helford' sum up the spirit of Volvo Cork Week. Picture Robert Bateman

This year at Volvo Cork Week, we are introducing a Club Regatta Fleet for all boats that have not yet entered due to possible time or crew constraints.

The Club Regatta Fleet will race on the Thursday and Friday of Volvo Cork Week, allowing them to partake in the famous Harbour race on the Thursday and join in with Fleet C on the Friday to do 2 races. The entry fee for the Class will be €75 and prizes will be awarded in IRC, ECHO and White Sail.

To enter go to  click HERE

Entries deadline is July 05th

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KINGSTOWN TO QUEENSTOWN FEEDER RACE.

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In 1860 the first ever ocean yacht race in the United Kingdom was held from Kingstown (Now Dun Laoghaire) to Queenstown (Now Cobh). It is reported that the winner of the race was paid a prize of £15 at the time and all competing boat got a bursary of 10/6 each. The winner of the first race was a Schooner Kingfisher owned by Cooper Penrose Esq. The race was held on the 14th of July 1860 and had sixteen boats racing. This year at Volvo Cork week we are going to hold the race again for any boat wishing to take part and the winning boat will be awarded a first prize of a cheque for €15 mounted and framed, …

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