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RACE REPORT DAY FOUR Proper Weather

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The penultimate day of Cork Week will be remembered for some seriously weather, torrential rain overnight continued through the morning and a thick sea fog and a building sea state produced what the Crosshaven locals call ‘proper weather’. With 20 knots of breeze and Atlantic swell, Cork Week’s Race Committee had the option of racing inside Cork Harbour and took it.

All classes bar IRC Zero and One were set a windward leeward course inside the safe confines of Cork Harbour but the visibility around the Moonduster mark ensured a tight course. Outside the harbour the big boat fleet managed to get one race in before the front drove through to leave a sloppy sea state and no wind, scuppering …

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RACE REPORT DAY THREE Champagne Wednesday

Cork Week 2012  Day 3 Tonnerre de Breskens (Tim Wright/photoaction.com)

It may be a ‘boutique’ edition of Cork Week but there is a fantastic buzz at the Royal Cork Yacht Club and with the sun bursting through the clouds and a moderate to fresh breeze of 15 – 20 knots, the racing area south of Roches Point was a truly spectacular location for Ireland’s longest running and most prestigious sailing regatta.

On today’s Slalom Course, Piet Vroon’s electric blue rocket ship, Tonnerre de Breskens revelled in the conditions, fully pulling the trigger, hitting 18 knots of boat speed. Tonnerre de Breskens romped home in both races by over two minutes. Mike Bartholomew’s Mills 40, Tokoloshe and Jamie McWilliam’s Ker 40, Peninsula Signal 8 took a second place each today cementing …

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Crosshaven Sparkles for Cork Week

With only a couple of days to go to Cork Week, which is held on a biennial basis in the Royal Cork Yacht Club in Crosshaven, Co. Cork: a Grand Prix sailing event which is renowned, world wide, for exciting and challenging racing.

Cork Week, takes place from July 7th to 13th, and it primarily attracts sailors for the quality of its sailing. Boats from all over the world have already started to arrive in Crosshaven, and this year, entries have been received from as far away as South Africa and Hong Kong.

All Aboard@Cork Week is a new addition this year and it is an interactive weekend of free entertainment for all the family from 11pm to 5pm on …

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RNLI all set for Cork Week with two exciting fundraising events

RNLI are all set for Cork Week

A black tie dinner featuring a conversation between Marine Correspondent Tom MacSweeney and Baltimore lifeboat Coxswain Keiran Cotter followed by a Mad Hatter Tea Party for the fashion conscious are two exciting RNLI fundraising events to be held during Cork week.

The charity will be hosting the two fundraising events at the Royal Cork Yacht Club duringCorkweek to raise funds to save lives at sea. 

A Black Tie Dinner will be held at the Royal Cork Yacht Club on Saturday 7 July.  Guests will be treated to a four course meal and drinks reception and the highlight of the evening will be a conversation between well known Baltimore RNLI Coxswain Kieran Cotter and marine correspondent Tom MacSweeney.  Keiran will talk …

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One Design at Cork Week

This July, there will be eight different classes racing at Cork Week. The vast majority of the yachts will be racing under IRC and ECHO handicap systems but Cork Week also boasts two one design classes, which will be bristling with talent. These are not closed events, far from it. Sailors from overseas are always given a very warm welcome to Cork Week and the one design J/109 and 1720 classes are sure to provide exhilarating racing.

The J/109 Irish National Championships will be part of Cork Week and it is an open event. This month, Royal Cork Yacht Club’s Ian Nagle’s racing J/109 Jelly Baby scored a fine win in the Irish IRC National Championship hosted by ICRA at …

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