cid_image001_jpg01cafda4This week, Cork Week Chairman, Peter Deasy was delighted to accept a proposal from Yacht designer, John Corby.  For Cork Week 2010, there will be prizes for the top three Corby yachts under IRC – each will receive champagne prizes, courtesy of Corby Yachts. 

John Corby has been coming to Cork Week for over 15 years and the lattice work stern on his designs are a familiar sight at every regatta in Crosshaven.

“I first came to Cork Week in 1994, racing on Converting Machine but they are all memorable; Cracklin Rosie, Independent Bear, Barlo Plastics, to name but a few.  Shore side, Cork week is great fun, I enjoy the way every tent has different music in it, rather than the one single band at the beer tent in Cowes.  You can find the style of music which appeals most to your crew and then meet there every day”.

“A good story from Cork Week?  There are many!.  Celebrating a race win so much that you are late for the start the next day, I’m sure is not uncommon. I’ve done it!”

On a serious note, Ireland has been very supportive to me and bought such a high percentage of my fleet over the last 16 years that it is inevitable that a massive event such as Cork Week will see so many of my boats entering. The 25s are particularly popular in Ireland and I will be watching that fleet with special interest.

I’ve recently bought a decent camera with a really nice lens so this year I’ll be in a RIB trying to improve my photography rather than actually racing.  The Harbour race always goes wrong for me but I do love it, particularly the turning mark up at Cobh.”

roxy 6One of two new Corby 36s being built over the winter.  Roxy 6 is a very close clone of the all-conquering Quokka 7 but with a cedar strip hull rather than foam.  After Cork Week Roxy 6 will take part in the Rolex Commodores’ Cup in Cowes this August.