Cork Week has enjoyed a long and illustrious history, both on the Irish and international sailing calendar. Volvo Car Ireland, in conjunction with Johnson and Perrott Motor Group, is proud and delighted to add its name to this prestigious event. Volvo has invested heavily in the sailing arena over the years and Ireland benefitted greatly from the visit of the Volvo Ocean Race to Galway for the last two round the world races. Volvo Cork Week is the biggest sailing event to take place in Ireland in 2014 and next year will be the turn of the Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta which we have sponsored since 2007. We are looking forward to an exciting program in Crosshaven in July and welcoming sailors and visitors alike.
Johnson & Perrott Motor Group, Cork SME Company of the Year 2014, is one of Ireland’s leading motor retailers with a significant presence in Motor Dealerships and Corporate Fleet Management. The award winning group has two car dealerships situated at Mahonpoint Retail Park and Douglas in Cork City. As well as being one of the main Volvo dealers in Munster, the Group also represents Honda, Kia, Jaguar, Land Rover, Opel & Peugeot new car franchises together with Kia, Mitsubishi and Opel commercial franchises.
Johnson & Perrott Fleet, incorporating Walden Leasing & Fleet Management Ltd, is one of Ireland’s fastest growing Fleet Management companies based in Tallaght, Dublin. With over 200 years of experience in transport provision, the company continues to provide the very best in competitive, customer focused fleet management solutions to both Irish and International customers.
Cork County Council, a local authority providing public services for the citizens of County Cork, also works in partnership with a range of public agencies and local community groups in establishing and promoting Cork as a significant business and tourism destination. In this regard, the Council has a long running history of supporting Cork Week. This international sailing regatta generates significant investment in the local and wider economy and the Council is proud to be associated with this international event.
Fáilte Ireland is the National Tourism Development Authority. Their role is to support the tourism industry and work to sustain Ireland as a high-quality and competitive tourism destination. They provide a range of practical business supports to help tourism businesses better manage and market their products and services. They promote Ireland as a holiday destination through their domestic marketing campaign (DiscoverIreland.ie) and manage a network of nationwide tourist information centres that provide help and advice for visitors to Ireland.
The Port of Cork is the key seaport in the south of Ireland and is one of only two Irish ports which service the requirements of all six shipping modes i.e. Lift-on Lift-off, Roll-on Roll-off, Liquid Bulk, Dry Bulk, Break Bulk and Cruise. It has made impressive strides in recent decades. Due to its favourable location on the south coast of Ireland and its modern deepwater facilities, the Port of Cork is ideally positioned and it’s growing reputation for quality service, including prompt and efficient vessel turnaround, ensures its position as a vital link in the global supply chain.
Heineken has been based in Cork since 1856, this brewery combines a long and proud tradition with the most up to date technology and innovative marketing and is Ireland’s fastest growing brewery. Heineken Ireland aims to make a valuable and sustainable contribution to society and the following business principles reflect their approach to social responsibility in their operations, respect, integrity and passion for quality.
Barry & Fitzwilliam is now Ireland’s largest independent Premium Drinks distributor. Representing an exceptional portfolio of International brands, the Company carries over 120 Premium wines, Spirits and Beer brands.
Established in 1982, Barry & Fitzwilliam is Ireland’s pre-eminent independent national drinks distributor. The Company is headquartered at a modern bonded warehouse facility at Airport Road in Cork with an administration centre in Dublin.
Employing over 60 people in warehousing, sales and administration, the Company competes effectively with larger international organisations by having a committed attitude to brand building, a direct route to market and a strong sales focus.
In 1937 a co-operative company was established to provide employment in a small town called Ballinasloe, in the heart of Galway on Ireland’s glorious West Coast.
The company was named Dubarry, after a famous French courtesan. Dubarry of Ireland’s beginnings were in the design and manufacturing of fine leather shoes. The business was fortunate to be able to draw on a local population of hard working craftsmen and women, and Dubarry soon developed a reputation for excellent workmanship and quality.
But we don’t rest on our laurels, Dubarry takes much design inspiration from the wild West Coast and Galway’s great sailing heritage to motivate and create superb deck shoes. Then by using the finest performance materials available, The Shamrock boot was created, Dubarry’s first dedicated sailing boot.
Dubarry then journeyed from the sea to the country, and created the most famous boot of all – The Signature Dubarry Galway Boot. And the rest is history!
Irish Examiner have established themselves as the primary print media partner over the last 3 decades with their continuous involvement with Cork Week in the past. It is an involvement of which Volvo Cork Week are very proud to be associated with as it was founded in 1841. This iconic Cork newspaper which has a large readership both local and nationally, and here in the Event office look forward to continuing this tradition through to the event in July 2016.
Cork’s 96FM & C103 is the biggest local radio operation in Ireland. The station can boast 241,000 adult listeners each week making it one of the most popular stations in Cork City and County.
Listen out for Corks 96fm Outside Broadcasts over the course of Volvo Cork Week and will be a cross section of the two stations Corks 96fm and C103. 96fm and C103 Street fleet are also on site and will promote Volvo Cork Week with a live link prior and during the event in Crosshaven.
Established in 1946 in New York City as Charles Ulmer, Inc., UK Sailmakers is one of the oldest groups of sail lofts in the world. Charles “Buster” Ulmer opened the first Ulmer Sails loft and 70 years later UK Sailmakers group has 50 lofts and service centers around the world. Ulmer’s son, Charles “Butch” Ulmer, took over the business in 1968 and he still comes to the office everyday at UK Sailmakers New York. McWilliam sailmakers Ireland – Des McWilliam – came on board to join a group of individual lofts and became owners of the brand This global group of over 50 lofts will grow stronger and attract more lofts all around the world. This is a unique business model in sailmaking that is tying together the individually owned lofts more closely whilst getting global brand exposure.
W1Da Experience Limited, a private company based in Mayo in the West of Ireland, announces the launch of the new w1Da 33 Ocean One Design Racing and Cruising Sailing Yacht, the first Renewable Energy Production Racing and Cruising Yacht. The w1Da 33OOD is the first Renewable Energy Production Racing and Cruising Yacht which enables both racing and cruising sailors to have maximum fun, minimum hassle and zero emissions.
Founded in Norway in 1877, Helly Hansen continues to develop their apparel through a blend of Scandinavian design and insights some of the harshest environments on earth. The brand represents the optimal combination of performance, protection and style. Helly Hansen’s progressive designs continue to protect and enable professionals making their living on oceans and mountains around the world.
Clean Coasts engages communities in the protection of Ireland’s beaches, seas and marine life. The programme is operated by the Environmental Education Unit of An Taisce and is currently funded by the Department of the Housing, Planning & Local Government and Fáilte Ireland. Clean Coasts is made up of two main elements; Clean Coasts Volunteering and the Green Coast Award.
MaREI is the marine and renewable energy research, development and innovation Centre supported by Science Foundation Ireland. It combines the expertise of a wide range of research groups and industry partners, with the shared mission of solving the main scientific, technical and socio-economic challenges across the marine and renewable energy sectors. MaREI is coordinated by the Environmental Research Institute (ERI) at University College Cork and has over 200 researchers working across 6 academic institutions collaborating with over 45 industry partners.
About Weather Routing Inc. (WRI): 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 customized to each client and are produced by degreed and certified meteorologists with over a century of combined experience.
Smart Club Solutions is an innovative supplier of membership management, club management and related technology solutions across a wide range of sporting sectors in the UK and Ireland. Solutions span membership management, EPOS and stock control, smart cards for member loyalty and discount, smart card activated access control and the new Smart Club Cloud which enables members to view and pay invoices and top-up smart card balances online. Smart Club Solutions has worked with Royal Cork for many years across several of these areas and is delighted to support Cork Week. If your club is interested in optimising club operations and management through a Smart Club Solution, please visit our website and mention ‘CORK WEEK’ within our contact form to receive a discount.
Situated in the heart of Kinsale, the gateway to West Cork, Sovereign Sailing are one of Ireland’s leading sailing centres, established in 2002. Whether you’re an experienced sailor or just curious to try out something healthy, new and exciting, we can provide you with expert sailing tuition and water activities to suit all levels. All of our sailing courses are ISA – RYA Certified, taught by leading instructors in a safe and relaxed environment. Our extensive range of yachts are also available for charter all year round.
Sailing is for everyone to enjoy, and we really love to share the experience and sheer pleasure that only sailing can give you. We’re very fortunate to be based in such a rich and beautiful cruising ground that has great access to the waters of West Cork and beyond.
North Sails is committed to helping sailors optimize their performance. Our team of highly trained sailing performance analysts will be at many events to provide free, hands-on coaching by offering outside eyes designed to improve speed and performance. The North Sails brand is recognized worldwide for superior technology, design, and performance. North Sails have helped power more sailing teams to victory than any sailmaker in history. They have no plans on slowing down.
Founded in 1997 MGM Boats has grown from a family owned Boat Sales and Service Outlet to a highly successful International Brokerage company with established bases in the UK, Ireland and Mediterranean. All of our sales personnel are highly experienced and adequately qualified in all aspects of Boat Brokering. We are fully fledged members of the British Marine Federation and all of our sales personnel are certified members of the ABYA (Association of Brokers and Yacht Agents) and abide by their code of practice.