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Interest grows for Cork Week 2014

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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Press Release Cork Week 2016

Preparations for Volvo Cork Week 2016, Ireland’s most prestigious yachting regatta are well underway, the management team has been hard at work with the Notice of Race and other information is now online. 2016 Cork Week Chairman, Kieran O Connell is keen to welcome all participants to the event.

“Once again, Volvo Cork Week will strive to keep down costs for all competitors, right across the board, we realise the importance of this in the current climate. However, we will make sure that the event is a memorable occasion. We want to make Volvo Cork Week a unique experience and this will be expressed through performing arts, local cuisine and the history of the region. You will find bouncy castles …

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Cork Week 2012 Management Team encouraging participation

The management team is of Cork Week 2012 are keen to encourage participation by charter companies and corporate entries and plans are in place to offer assistance to ensure that Cork Week is a fun-filled regatta for all.

Entry for Cork Week 2012 can be made via online registration form, by printing a hard copy of the registration form in the Notice of Race from Cork Week website and sending to Regatta Office or by contacting the Regatta Office on 00 353 (0)21 4831179.…

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Prizegiving – Cork Week 2010

The prizegiving and closing ceremony took place on Friday evening July 16th.  The prizegiving was well attended with lots of weary sailors feeling the effects of a week of great racing, but still ready to party!.

Royal Cork Yacht Club Admiral Paddy McGlade and Event Chairman Peter Deasy thanked the event sponsors, sailors and volunteers for making the Regatta truly memorable.

(Photo) Boat of the Week was awarded to joint winners – and Errislannan.

For full results click here.

To view video footage of the event (final day footage includes prizegiving) – click here.

Date for your diary – Cork Week 2012 will be 7th to 13th July.

(Below) Peter Deasy congratulates Johnny Vincent, owner of Pace …

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The Final Chapter

You could feel the tension on the dock, with virtually all the classes still to be decided, as the yachts motored out to the combat zone along the narrow confines of the Owenabue River. The conditions had eased from the previous maelstrom, but this was a day were smart sailing put boats in winning positions. Watery sunshine, 15 knots from the northwest were to provide some tricky conditions for all classes. Cork Harbour and the surrounding area have huge land effects on the wind, especially today, the gradient made for constant changes.  It proved to be a day for keeping heads out of the boat, looking for changes in the weather. However, that is only one part of the overall …

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