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 world and the 2008 event has attracted, amongst others, Dan Myers’ new Judel Vrolijk 66, ‘Numbers’ and ‘Rambler’ which smashed the Middle Sea and Transatlantic Records in 2006.

The Gentlemen’s Class looks like being the biggest IRC Class with fifty to sixty boats competing and a large fleet of Farr 45s are expected.