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BEAUFORT CUP RETURNS TO CORK HARBOUR

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The Royal Cork Yacht Club will play host to the third running of the Beaufort Cup, an International Inter Service Sailing Regatta open to the Navy, Coast Guard, Army, Airforce, Police and other Rescue Services. The winning crew will again take home the specially commissioned trophy in honour of Sir Francis Beaufort, creator of the Beaufort Scale and €10,000 to be donated to a charity of their choice.

The week long event will begin on Monday 13th July with an Offshore Race which will see crews race from the home of the Irish Naval Service, Haulbowline Island, to the Fastnet Rock and back to Cork Harbour. This will be followed by three exhilarating days of inshore racing concluding on Friday …

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Volvo Cork Week Amendments Make For Thrilling Schedule

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Volvo Cork Week 2020 organisers have posted a number of amendments to the Notices of Race for both the ICRA Nationals and the IRC Europeans. The changes to the structure of the event have been made following feedback from competing sailors and the result is a simplified and more inclusive schedule of racing. In simple terms, the amendments are as follows-

 

Volvo Cork Week competitors may now opt to enter either the ICRA Nationals, the IRC Europeans or both events Both fleets will race together throughout the week on inshore courses with the exception of Wednesday On Wednesday the ICRA fleet will join the other Volvo Cork Week fleets for a Harbour Race and will compete for the prestigious…
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Cork will host an International Power Boat Festival this summer

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An International Power Boat Festival will take place in Cork Harbour and the waters off the Cork coast on 11th and 12th July 2020.

The Festival, which is a first for Ireland, is part of the Cork300 events series, which celebrates the Royal Cork Yacht Club’s 300th birthday (tricentenary) – the oldest yacht club in the world.

Four major, and very different, powerboat events will take place during the Festival, three of which will be held in Ireland for the first time.  The Royal Cork Yacht Club is inviting a mix of classic boats from the past along with solar and alternative energy boats of the future, and endurance offshore racing boats.

In addition, the UIM Long Distance Cork-Fastnet-Cork World …

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Entries open for IRC European Championship as part of Cork300

Crosshaven, Co. Cork, 18 July 2018:
Racing past Weaver's Point, Crosshaven in the 16 nautical-mile Harbour Race that included a massed start and sailpast the historic town of Cobh at Volvo Cork Week 2018 organised by the Royal Cork Yacht Club.
Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport
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Online Entry is now open on www.corkweek.ie for the 2020 IRC European Championship which will take place in Crosshaven, during Volvo Cork Week as part of our unique celebration of the 300th anniversary of the Royal Cork Yacht Club.

The 2020 IRC European Championship will be held over five days of racing from Monday 13th July to Friday 17th July during the biennial Volvo Cork Week regatta. The championship is expected to attract a record fleet of highly competitive IRC rated boats vying for the overall win and class honours.

Last month, we launched our online entry system for the prestigious Volvo Cork Week 2020 regatta which will see hundreds of boats and thousands of yachtsmen and women from around …

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Volvo Cork Week 2020 … Save the Date

Crosshaven, Co. Cork, 18 July 2018:
Racing past Weaver's Point, Crosshaven in the 16 nautical-mile Harbour Race that included a massed start and sailpast the historic town of Cobh at Volvo Cork Week 2018 organised by the Royal Cork Yacht Club.
Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport
Free for editorial use with picture credit

We are delighted to announce the dates for Volvo Cork Week 2020.  Volvo Cork Week 2020 will be hosted on 13th to 18th July 2020 in the Royal Cork Yacht Club.

Volvo Cork Week 2020 is more than just an event…

The 2020 Volvo Cork Week promises to be even more special than ever before.  In 2020 the Royal Cork Yacht Club will be celebrating the 300th anniversary of its founding in 1720.

In 2020 Cork, its harbour and its communities will proudly celebrate all that is on offer to visitors to Irelands Maritime Paradise with a series of events throughout the year.  One of the core events to these celebrations will be Volvo Cork Week 2020, which is the …

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