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Volvo Cork Week 2002
Race 1 start 1720 Europeans 

Photo Rick Tomlinson

Fresh Air and Wheels On Day One Volvo Cork Week

Crosshaven, County Cork, Ireland (11 July) – After four years of waiting Volvo Cork Week is back with the first day of racing organised by the Royal Cork Yacht Club writes Louay Habib. In total 193 teams are competing at Volvo Cork Week and the weather truly delivered a magical start with fantastic sunny, warm air conditions with a  southerly breeze of about 8 knots. …

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Classics On Show In Cork Week

The 37-foot classic yacht Persephone, the 1919 classic Erin, the famous Opposition (Ex Morning Cloud), and Cork Harbour One Designs Jap and Elsie are amongst the famous classic racing yachts making their way to Cork for the legendary Volvo Cork Week taking place in Crosshaven from 11-15 July. …

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Runners & Riders ICRA Nationals 2022 Volvo Cork Week

Runners & Riders ICRA Nationals 2022 Volvo Cork Week

By Louay Habib with images from Bob Bateman and Rick Tomlinson..

Racing at Volvo Cork Week starts 11th of July, after a four-year hiatus. The Royal Cork Yacht Club was 300 years old in 2020, but due to Covid the regatta couldn’t happen. Waiting two more years to celebrate the first tricentenary of any yacht club has not blunted the enthusiasm for Volvo Cork Week, if anything, the legendary Craic of Crosshaven will be bigger than ever.

The international fleet is approaching close to 200 boats for Volvo Cork Week, and the majority will be racing under IRC and ECHO Rules for the Irish ICRA National Championships. …

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Family Fun Day

Family Day Promises Nautical Fun For All Ages

Looking for a great family day out this July? Then you won’t want to miss the Volvo Cork Week Family Day on Sunday 10th July from 12-5pm. There will be fun, education, and nautical adventure for families across the whole village of Crosshaven from the Royal Cork Yacht Club to Camden Fort Meagher and everywhere in between. …

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