The day before competition starts is normally a preparation day and to assist competitors, at this years VOLVO Cork Week the race committee are arranging a practice session for the various fleets. The format will be as follows:

  1. Your Race Officer will set a starting line in the area advised in the Volvo Cork Week 2014 Sailing Instructions. A standard 5-minute starting sequence will follow with all classes starting in the same sequence as published in the Sailing Instructions.
  2. A windward mark will be positioned approx 0.5nm upwind.
  3. A series of practice races – FG Race 1 at 14.00 hrs – will follow with the course being a short beat with a port rounding of the weather mark and a run back through the starting line to finish.
  4. The training session will continue for approx 90 minutes.


Your RO will communicate on the VHF Channel for your Fleet as follows:
Fleet A.   71
Fleet B.   69
Fleet C.   72

Wishing everyone a successful regatta
Best Wishes
Race Committee.