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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Volvo Cork Week 2020 Attracting Entries From Around The World

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The Royal Cork Yacht Club, the oldest yacht club in the world, has launched its prestigious Volvo Cork Week 2020 regatta, which will see hundreds of boats and thousands of yachtsmen and women from around the globe compete on the waters around Cork Harbour from July 13th – 17th.

This year’s Volvo Cork Week has extra special significance as it forms a key part of the Royal Cork Yacht Club’s historic ‘Cork300’ celebrations, marking what is the oldest yacht club in the world’s tricentenary.

The world-renowned biennial regatta is already attracting a bumper fleet of entries from all over the world including Monaco, Australia, Hong Kong and San Francisco.  Famous boats already registered include the elegant 60ft gaff cutter ‘Thalia’*, …

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Boat Shipping for Volvo Cork Week 2020

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Making your visit to Volvo Cork Week 2020 easier.

We in the Royal Cork Yacht Club have teamed up with Sevenstar Yacht Transport to help with the logistics of transporting yachts and/or equipment to Volvo Cork Week 2020.

Sevenstar is the world leader in the transport of yachts and equipment all around the world, and has recently added the Racing Yacht Logistics division to specifically cater for the yacht racing community.

Sevenstar Racing Yacht Logistics will offer competitors a team of experts to advise on race yacht transport. They will also ship other essential racing equipment, including spares, masts and RIBs, making sure that teams are fully race-ready by the time the start gun goes off in Cork!

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Entries open for IRC European Championship as part of Cork300

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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.
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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 open for entries

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The Royal Cork Yacht Club, the oldest yacht club in the world, today launched its 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 the globe compete on the waters around Cork Harbour from July 13th – 17th.

The world-renowned biennial regatta, first held in 1978, is expected to attract a bumper fleet of entries and will this year incorporate The Irish Cruiser Racing Association National Championships, 1720 European Championships, the Beaufort Cup, a Classic Yacht regatta and the southern championships for the International Dragon Class.

All qualifying boats entered in Volvo Cork Week 2020 will automatically be entered into the ICRA National Championships, …

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