Record Entries

Having secured a major title sponsor for the event, organisers of Europe’s Premiere Regatta, ACCBank Cork Week are buoyed up by the fact that entry levels for the 2008 event, which takes place from July 12th to 18th in Crosshaven, Co Cork, Ireland, are significantly up on 2006.

Dave Meagher, Chairman of the Cork Week Race Committee, is excited by the sheer range and mix of boats entering, “We already have six confirmed TP 52s entered who will compete for the Carroll Challenge Cup and the SB3s will have more than 60 boats racing on the One-Design Course.”

ACC Bank Cork Week’s unique attraction is that it offers the amateur sailor the opportunity to compete against the best in the …

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100th Entry

Congratulations to Emma McDonald of Howth Yacht Club who is the 100th Entry and as such receives her entry for free.  Emma will be sailing her SB3 Trouble! at this year event, which promises a high turn out of numbers in the new & exciting SB3 class.  Emma is no stranger to ACCBank Cork Week having competed many times before and we look forward to seeing her in July.…

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Corporate Class

The Corporate Class which was introduced for the 2006 event allows one Group 3 sailor per boat.  The Group 3 restriction that we have had left a gaping hole where you had charter boats and people who chartered boats for a week, or you had boats which had people from the sailing industry on them.  This class will serve the Sunsail Charterers and industry Group 3 sailors totally opening up the regatta to those who had previously being excluded and who did not fit into Class Zero or Super Zero.…

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Slam signs as Official Clothing Partner

The Italian based brand, who is also Official Clothing supplier to the ISA and sponsor of the Olympic Squad for Beijng, will be the Official Clothing Sponsor for the 2008 edition of ACCBank Cork Week.Established in 1979 in Genoa, Italy,  SLAM has now a worldwide presence (24 countries, over 1,400 dealers).

Paolo Bafico , Sales Manager of SLAM for Ireland and UK : We are delighted to be involved as Clothing sponsor; this is another milestone of our presence here and reiterates the commitment of the brand to the Irish sailing sector.

We look forward to some months of hard work and preparation for the event with all the other partners, to ensure ACCBank Cork Week 2008 is a total …

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ACCBank to sponsor Cork Week

New Sponsorship Deal for Ireland’s largest International Sailing Regatta

London, Tuesday 15 January 2008: ACCBank today announced its sponsorship of Cork Week, Ireland’s largest International Sailing Regatta, hosted by the Royal Cork Yacht Club. The event is run every two years and the 2008 ACCBank Cork Week will take place from 12-18 July.

The new agreement was announced earlier today, Tuesday 15 January, at the London Boat Show. Well known faces from the sailing community in Cork were present at the announcement, including Hugh Mockler, Admiral of the Royal Cork Yacht Club and Mike McCarthy, Vice Admiral.

BBC2 TV presenter, Adventurer and Sailor, Ben Fogle, who has visited Cork Week in the past, was also present at the sponsorship announcement.…

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