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RNLI all set for Cork Week with two exciting fundraising events

RNLI are all set for Cork Week

A black tie dinner featuring a conversation between Marine Correspondent Tom MacSweeney and Baltimore lifeboat Coxswain Keiran Cotter followed by a Mad Hatter Tea Party for the fashion conscious are two exciting RNLI fundraising events to be held during Cork week.

The charity will be hosting the two fundraising events at the Royal Cork Yacht Club duringCorkweek to raise funds to save lives at sea. 

A Black Tie Dinner will be held at the Royal Cork Yacht Club on Saturday 7 July.  Guests will be treated to a four course meal and drinks reception and the highlight of the evening will be a conversation between well known Baltimore RNLI Coxswain Kieran Cotter and marine correspondent Tom MacSweeney.  Keiran will talk …

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Countdown to Cork Week 2012


With less than two weeks to go until the start of Cork Week, the Royal Cork Yacht Club is a hive of activity, the club is bracing itself for the arrival of well over a thousand competitors and over the past few weeks, local sailors have been working hard preparing their yachts moored in the safe confines of marina. A steady stream of yachts from overseas has begun to arrive in Crosshaven to get ready for the big event, with the many more expected to arrive this coming weekend.

Whilst the courses for Cork Week remain in the same likeable format, Cork Week Racing Chairman, Anthony O’Leary has revealed that there are some enterprising changes to the Harbour Course Race.…

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Line up for Cork Week 2012

Bodega by the Sea

The Bodega is setting sail down the river and have a great line up of bands for Cork Week 2012. Book your tickets soon so as not to miss out on Cork Week 2012 and Bodega by the Sea!  See below for the main acts who will play from 20.00 – 00.00 each evening, there will also be a number of other bands and dj’s playing throughout the week. It promises to be one not to be missed.

Monday: Pontious Pilate & the Nail Drivers Tuesday: Death by Chocolate Wednesday: Soul Driven Thursday: Smash Hits Friday: Papa Zitas Big Motown Band

Ticket prices Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday: €10 per night. Thursday/Friday: €20 per night Two night pass – option of Mon/Tues/Wed and Thurs/Fri: …

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One Design at Cork Week

This July, there will be eight different classes racing at Cork Week. The vast majority of the yachts will be racing under IRC and ECHO handicap systems but Cork Week also boasts two one design classes, which will be bristling with talent. These are not closed events, far from it. Sailors from overseas are always given a very warm welcome to Cork Week and the one design J/109 and 1720 classes are sure to provide exhilarating racing.

The J/109 Irish National Championships will be part of Cork Week and it is an open event. This month, Royal Cork Yacht Club’s Ian Nagle’s racing J/109 Jelly Baby scored a fine win in the Irish IRC National Championship hosted by ICRA at …

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Delivering the right results

cork week 2010_Louay Habib

With just under two months to the 18th edition of Cork Week entries are beginning to build momentum. With the Euro 20% down on the pound sterling and promises of better value for competitors. Cork Week is on track to deliver a first class sailing regatta, especially to sailors visiting Ireland’s most prestigious yachting regatta from overseas.

Cork Week’s Chairman, Pat Lyons sums up what Cork Week is all about. “Cork Week comes along every two years and offers an occasion to celebrate all that is best about how we can enjoy the wonderful facilities that our environment has placed on our doorstep. In Cork Harbour, we have a world class maritime playground and by bringing together a sailing event …

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