“Competing at Cork Week is always a pleasure, because of the beautiful location, great sailing waters, varied racing, excellent race management and great competition. Winning in 2006 was especially satisfying as it was our first major victory in Magic Glove after many months of development, building and tuning. I’m already looking forward to 2008.”
Colm Barrington – Magic Glove

“The week was fantastic, probably the best organized so far.”
Barry Cunningham – Flying Machine

“The mix of courses worked well for the week and the standard of race management was top class. Overall a very enjoyable and well run regatta.”
Brian Goggin – Respect

“Cork Week is a fantastic event- it combines great racing and great fun as no other event does. We were very happy to win the class after the weeks competitive racing and we’ll definitely be back.”
Conor Phelan – Jump Juice

“Werewolf were very pleased to have won the IRM class at Cork in 2006, the combination of weather, tides and courses together with the amount of boats in class made for a very testing weeks sailing. Off the water the hospitality and warmth shown to all competitors by the local people was fantastic, this together with the quality event management has put Cork as the event not to miss, and we will be back in 2008.”
Jerry Otter – Werewolf

“This event is unrivalled, great socially, brilliantly organised sailing, and water particularly suited to 707s. We had the time of our lives, aided by the fantastic sunshine. Let’s get more 707s there for 2008. We have let the fleet know what they missed.”
Richard Barnes – Cacciatore

“Cork weeks means a lot for us : every second year we go for what we call our “Irish campaign”… since 1994. You may have noticed that our boat is named Inis Mor, which is not common for a french yacht but this it is not by chance… To us, as racing in France and UK, there is no equivalent to Cork Week for the combination of sailing and action on shore. This is why our guys book their diaries from one year to the other. Last year was special: Round Ireland and Cork Week were THE goals of our racing season. The boat was prepared like never before and the crew was really eager to do a good result (after finishing 3rd in 2004). Being 65, Bernard (our skipper-owner) says each times that it may be his last campaign…and he has been dreaming to win at least one Cork Week in his (sailing) life. We knew that we were more than competitive in windy conditions but had a big gap in medium-light air. This is why finishing first was quite unexpected given the rather medium wind overall last year. We were very happy and you can imagine that we did celebrate it. 2006 was so good that there is no way to miss 2008 and we’ll come back even more motivated, as we say in French “l’appetit vient en mangeant” (sorry for the translation), with the same crew but a new boat (racing in class 0).”
Laurent Gouy – Inis Mor

“Winning our class in Cork Week was an enormous experience for us. To put it in context, we lost our mast in Galway Bay in 2005 and that season was a wipeout. Coming from that low to the high of winning in Cork was like coming from the bottom of the sea to the top of Everest. We were the first boat from our Club ever to win in Cork and the success was acknowledged far and wide. In Irish cruiser racing, although described as a “fun” regatta, Cork Week is seen as the Everest, and the summit of achievement is to win your class in Cork. The X-332 class was really hotly contested and the result in doubt up to the last race. One design racing is the best; and winning a one design class in Cork is something very special indeed. Thank you for a great regatta. I don’t know how you fixed the weather, but well done. It was champagne sailing at it’s best.”
John Gordon – X-Rated