The International Inter Service Sailing Regatta, being hosted by the Royal Cork Yacht Club and supported by the Irish Defence Forces, will be held in the waters of, and surrounding, Cork Harbour, Ireland as part of Volvo Cork Week 2022 from July 11th to 15th 2022. A specially commissioned Perpetual Trophy in honour of Sir Francis Beaufort, creator of the Beaufort Scale, will be presented to the Overall Winner.

The Beaufort Cup is open to national and international teams from the RNLI, Navy, Coast Guard, Army, Airforce, Police and other Emergency Rescue Services.

At the announcement of the Beaufort Cup were Vice Admiral RCYC, Annemarie Fegan with members from the Defence Forces, Fire Service, (RCYC’s Admiral Kieran O’Connell on left) Coast Guard and Crosshaven RNLI Helm, James Fegan. Credit Bob Bateman

Racing will be held on different style courses every day, including a race around the famous Fastnet Rock and a harbour race around the spectacular Cork Harbour. Winners will receive the prestigious Beaufort Cup along with €7,000 to be presented to a charity of the winners choice and €3,000 to the charity of choice of the runners up.

Cmdt. Barry Byrne receiving The Beaufort Cup at Volvo Cork Week 2016 from Vice Admiral of the Naval Services, Mark Mellett

Youen Jacob’s Baltimore RNLI lifeboat team on True Penance passing the Fastnet Rock. The Fastnet Race will again form a key part of the Beaufort Cup in 2022.
Photograph: David Branigan/Oceansport courtesy of Baltimore RNLI


The Notice of Race for the 2022 Beaufort Cup is now live.