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Great turn out for the early entry of Volvo Cork Week 2016

We are delighted to announce that we now have 76 boats entered on Early Entry, a whopping 70% increase on early entries in 2014!

To all boats that have signed up, thank you & we look forward to welcoming you to Volvo Cork Week 2016.

All 76 entries will be put into the draw to win a weekend 40ft barefoot charter from Sovereign Sailing. The lucky winner will be announced this Friday.

Interested in racing but haven’t signed up yet? Not to worry, you can still enter via our website:

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Competition Time for Volvo Cork Week

Enter before our early-bird deadline ends on 1st May and be in with a chance to be the winner of a weekend bareboat charter on a 40ft yacht from Sovereign Sailing in Kinsale, Co Cork. Enjoy a fun filled weekend sailing beautiful southwest Cork with your family and friends, especially if celebrating winning your Class in Volvo Cork Week 2016 – The Beaufort Cup or IRC European Championships!!

We would like to thank one of our event partners Sovereign Sailing in Kinsale for sponsoring this wonderful prize.


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Monday 9th November 2015, Dublin:
 At the announcement of the inaugural European IRC Championships to be held as part of Volvo Cork Week 2016 were (l/r): Norbert Riley, Commodore of the Irish Cruiser Racing Association with Adrian Yeates, Managing Director of Volvo Car Ireland, Michael Boyd, Commodore of the Royal Ocean Racing Club, Kieran O'Connell, Chairman of Volvo Cork Week 2016 and David Lovegrove, President of the Irish Sailing Association.
 Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport

The first ever IRC European Championship will take place during Volvo Cork Week, 10-15th July 2016.

The new event in the RORC Calendar will be hosted by the Royal Cork Yacht Club, in the sailing grounds of Cork Harbour and the Atlantic Approaches. Volvo Cork Week is renowned for a variety of sailing conditions to test the competitors, and as an open event, entries for the championship are expected from all over the world.

The first edition of the RORC IRC National Championship took place in 2000, and has done so every year since. There are now seven IRC National Championships throughout the world, but up until now, there has been no continental event.

“When the Royal Ocean Racing Club was approached by the Royal Cork Yacht Club to host the first IRC European Championship, our …

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