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Only 5 Days To Go!

Cork Week 2012  day 3

A reminder that there is not long left to avail of our early entry competition for Volvo Cork Week 2014, only 5 days left. The early entry competition ends next Wednesday the 30th at 17.00hrs and the winners will be announced on the 1st of May. A reminder of the prizes:

1st Prize – Dinner for 10 including wine* in the Globe Restaurant during Volvo Cork Week 2014. *Prize includes 6 bottles of Club House Wine on an evening to be confirmed with Cork Week Event Coordinator. 2nd Prize – Your Volvo Cork Week 2014 Entry Fee will be refunded in full. 3rd Prize – We’ll kit out you and your crew with personalised Volvo Cork Week SLAM Polo Shirts…
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Volvo Cork Week 2014


Volvo Cork Week 2014 Race Committee are very pleased with the level of interest in both the new Coastal and Short Handed (total 2 crew) classes proposed this year.

Race day 1 of the event for all classes will be the Volvo Cork Week 2014 Harbour Race, which will quickly set the tone. This will be followed by up to two races per day of different formats, of the Windward/Leeward type courses.

For the Coastal and Short Handed fleets the legs will be longer, largely using outer harbour and other coastal marks, which should provide plenty of challenges to these competitors.

Race organisers will be contacting IRC competitors in early June to get their choice of division for these exciting …

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Strong Irish Support for Volvo Cork Week

Luv Is, Tony Kingstons 33ft Dehler

Early entries for Volvo Cork Week are promising a wide variety of sailors and yachts coming to enjoy, Ireland’s longest running and most prestigious yachting regatta. Interest has been received from several high performance yachts from overseas and with Volvo Cork Week taking place just two weeks before the Brewin Dolphin Commodores’ Cup, competing teams are eyeing up Volvo Cork Week as an ideal training event for the country versus country competition. Half of the early entries for Volvo Cork Week are from Dublin Yacht Clubs, promising signs of a strong Irish presence, looking to take on well sailed overseas visitors.

Maurice ‘Prof’ O’Connell will be crew boss for the Grand Soleil 43, Quokka, at Volvo Cork Week. Quokka, co-skippered …

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Volvo Cork Week – Royal Cork Yacht Club welcomes Volvo as Title Sponsor for the 2014 Event

Pictured at the launch of Volvo Cork Week 2014 were L.. to R. Gavin Deane, General Manager RCYC, Adrian Yeates, Managing Direcctor Volvo Car Ireland Ltd., John Roche, Chairman Volvo Cork Week 2014 and Mark Whitaker, Group CEO at Johnson & Perrott Ltd.  Picture Robert Bateman

A new chapter is being written for the Volvo Cork Week 2014 Regatta and included here is a quote from Adrian Yeates,  Managing Diretor Volvo Car Ireland Ltd: “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 …

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How to get on board with Global Yacht Racing


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 info@globalyachtracing.com 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.

Global Yacht Racing is a …

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