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Beaufort Cup at Volvo Cork Week welcomes National Service Teams and US Marines









Winning Team to receive €10,000 for their nominated charity

in a race which welcomes veteran US Marines and Irish Defence Forces

The second ever Beaufort Cup, a race exclusively for teams associated with their national services, will take place at this year’s Volvo Cork Week. Hosted by The Royal Cork Yacht Club, the event invites services from Ireland, Europe and further afield, to compete for the Trophy. Defence Force Teams from a number of countries will compete and also other services such as Police, Fire, Rescue, RNLI and Coastguard service teams.

Following the huge success of the inaugural race in 2016, this year’s competition welcomes an American team made up of former …

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Volvo Cork Week showcasing the best of Cork Harbour

Volvo Cork Week is the biennial sailing regatta based around Crosshaven and Cork harbour, this year it runs from Sunday 15th to Saturday 21st July. Over the 40 years of its history, Cork Week has cemented its reputation as a world class sailing experience, flavoured with the key ingredients of friendly competition, varied sailing and excellent entertainment. In partnership with Johnson & Perrott, Volvo Cork Week has seen a surge in entries for this years event as 110 boats and crews from all over Ireland, the UK and from as far away as Dubai, Australia, Hong Kong, USA have already signed up. With 28 clubs represented, it makes 2018 one of the most successful regattas to take place in Crosshaven. …

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110 Boats Sign Up for Volvo Cork Week, Online Entry is Still Open

With 110 boats already entered, Volvo Cork Week is preparing to welcome crews and boats from all over Ireland, the UK and from as far away as Dubai, Australia and Hong Kong. With a new flexible format of racing available to participants, competitors can choose to race for the full five days, three days or contestants can hold their own class championships, finishing on the Saturday. It’s an exciting amendment that has attracted a diverse demographic from many sectors of the sailing world. It also allows competitors to enjoy the outstanding entertainment once ashore.

At The Royal Cork Yacht Club, there are fun packed family events such as treasure hunts, face painting and kids games on Sunday,15th and Saturday, 21st …

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JOIN THE IRISH on St. Patrick’s Day Official UK launch of Volvo Cork Week 2018

For 40 years Volvo Cork Week has welcomed teams from overseas to the biennial regatta hosted by the Royal Cork Yacht Club. What better time than St.Patrick’s Day for the UK Launch for Volvo Cork Week 2018. Representing Volvo Cork Week in Hamble will be: Volvo Cork Week Director of Racing, Rosscoe Deasy, Event Chairman Kieran O’Connell, and Gavin Deane General Manager of the Royal Cork Yacht Club. There will be complimentary refreshments and some fantastic prizes, including one free entry to 2018 Volvo Cork Week.

Senior members of the organising authority for Volvo Cork Week will be in attendance for two events in Hamble, which just happen to co-inside with the England Vs Ireland Six Nations Rugby, and Paddy’s …

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Commodore Mick Malone, Irish Naval Services, Mark Whitaker, Johnson & Perrott Motor Group, Admiral Pat Farnan, RCYC, Mayor of Cork County Cllr Declan Hurley, Tánaiste Simon Coveney TD, David Thomas, MD Volvo Cars Ireland and Jack Roy, President Irish Sailing at the launch of  Ireland’s premiere regatta, Volvo Cork Week 2018 which takes place this year from July 16th to July 21st at the Royal Cork Yacht Club in Crosshaven, Co Cork.
This year there will be an emphasis on reducing Volvo Cork Week’s impact on the environment and will included a beech clean up. Amongst the initiatives being proposed is that all competitors will be asked to use reusable drink containers and there will be water coolers/fountains available.
PICTURE Darragh Kane


An Tánaiste, Simon Coveney, TD, launched Ireland’s premiere regatta, Volvo Cork Week, which takes place this year from July 16th to July 21st at the Royal Cork Yacht Club in Crosshaven. Speaking at the launch on Haulbowline Island in Cork Harbour, he said: “It is always a pleasure to be asked to officially launch an event like Volvo Cork Week. Events like this are very important for Ireland, showcasing, as they do, the beautiful marine resource we have, particularly here in Cork Harbour, the second biggest natural harbour in the world. Competition for The Beaufort Cup will see teams from many different national and international defence forces, RNLI, Coast Guard, Welsh and Northern Ireland Police, and other service teams, competing …

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