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Following recent success in the 2014 Caribbean Race season where they picked up 3rd place in class in the RORC Caribbean 600 Global Yacht Racing will be back for Cork Week 2014 and are entering Cork Week 2014 onboard their successful Beneteau 47.7 with experienced skipper Andy Middleton.

A team of six is already confirmed and there are now crew places available onboard, if you want to join a friendly and committed crew then email [email protected] This is a fantastic opportunity for those looking to join a crew with minimum hassle and without having the large outlay and risk of charting. With training and all yacht costs included this is the perfect solution for individuals.

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High Performance Charters available for Cork Week 2014

High Performance Charters has been set up to provide a charter facility for the new and increasingly popular high performance sail boats, mainly in the 40-45 foot size.

They are fully aware of the requirements of a professionally based racing team who require a boat that is fully competitive and totally reliable, enabling them to put together a competitive and satisfying race program, without the capital outlay of buying their own boat.

High Performance Charters listings include Ker 40s, GP42, Mills 43, j111 and Farr 45s, they also offer luxury performance cruising motor boats and support vessels.

Boats available for every event in the UK and Ireland this season, and short term or long term charters are available.

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Weather Routing to provide forecasting to Cork Week 2014

Cork Week 2014 are pleased to announce Weather Routing Inc. (WRI) as our official provider of customised weather forecasting for the event.

WRI is the world leader in marine weather forecasting, providing forecasts and routing to a wide variety of clients, including: races, regattas, rallies, fishing tournaments, yachts, cargo ships, cruise lines, and marinas. All products are customised to each client and are produced by degreed and certified meteorologists with over a century of combined experience.

Weather Routing Inc. will be providing forecasts by 0600LT, starting 04 July, 2014. These forecasts will be available by visiting the link on the Cork Week home page. Weather maps and products specifically created for the event are also available at that link.

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Interest grows for Cork Week 2014

VIDEO RACE DAY 2

Since 1978, sailors from Ireland and all over the world have enjoyed Cork Week. Ireland’s most prestigious regatta has evolved over the years, taking into consideration the changes within the sport but the sailing grounds in and around Cork Harbour have stayed the same. Cork Week offers a variety of courses from Atlantic wind and waves to the tricky tidal confines of Cork Harbour and the legendary ‘craic’ ashore, hosted by the Royal Cork Yacht Club, significantly adds to the fun.

J Boats

Paul Heys of J Boats commented that “J Boats has just completed an excellent London Boat Show and we can definitely see a resurgence in demand for J Boats right across the range. The J/70 design is …

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Cork Week 2014 Announcement

Key Changes to Cork Week 2014

Preparations for Cork Week 2014 are well underway and the management team has been making plans for Ireland’s longest running and most prestigious regatta. The sailing grounds in Cork Harbour and the Atlantic approaches offer a fantastic variety of sailing and that will never change. However, Anthony O’Leary, Racing Chairman for Cork Week, explains that 2014 will see some changes aimed at substantially reducing cost.

“Competitors can expect a variety of courses set in open water, coastal and in the harbour, which should test the crew handling and get just about every sail out of the bag. We are blessed with some superb sailing grounds and we are intent on making full use of …

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