The Royal Cork Yacht Club, sounded the starting gun for its Volvo Cork Week 2024 regatta today. Its online entry was also opened today.

As previously announced, the next edition of the regatta will take place from Monday July 15th to Friday July 19th 2024 and entries can now be submitted here.

Since its inaugural event in 1978, Cork Week has earned a reputation for offering competitive racing to all classes on a variety of racecourses, with a warm welcome and excellent post-racing entertainment provided by the Royal Cork Yacht Club for all sailors to enjoy.

Volvo Cork Week 2022
Game Changer
Photo Rick Tomlinson

Volvo Cork Week Chairman, Ross Deasy, commented, “We are delighted to formally launch Volvo Cork Week 2024. After a very successful event in 2022, we have carefully considered the feedback received from all competitors and stakeholders in our planning for this event and are confident of hosting another exceptional regatta in 2024.

Volvo Cork Week 2024 will include a mix of courses, classes, and championships within its unique format. I am sure that all our competitors, whether this is their first Cork Week or their tenth, will find something new and exciting to enjoy in Crosshaven next July.

I am proud that we are again able to present Volvo Cork Week in partnership with Volvo Cars Ireland. Volvo have been steadfast in their support of flagship sailing events in Ireland for many years, including their valued sponsorship of previous Volvo Cork Weeks.

As ever, Volvo Cork Week is an event run “By sailors, for sailors” we look forward to delivering another exceptional sailing regatta next July.”

Volvo Cork Week 2022
Tuesday 12 July
Saxon Senator Damacle
Photo Rick Tomlinson

Volvo Cork Week always packs a number of high-profile events into its five days of sailing, and 2024 will be no different.

The fourth edition of the Beaufort Cup, the prestigious inter-services sailing regatta, will be hosted by the Royal Cork Yacht Club during Volvo Cork Week 2024, with the support of the Irish Defence Forces. The Beaufort cup includes a mix of challenging offshore racing and tactical inshore competition, including an overnight race from the site of the Royal Cork’s original clubhouse in the inner harbour to the iconic Fastnet Rock and back to Cork. Teams from the uniformed services and first-responders are invited to enter this prestigious competition, with the proviso that 50% of each boats crew must be active in the service they represent.

Volvo Cork Week 2022
Tuesday 12 July
Darkwood
Photo Rick Tomlinson

Excitement is building as various championships to be held as part of Volvo Cork Week, are expected to be confirmed and announced in the coming weeks. Bluewater sailors should also expect news of offshore races, to be run in conjunction with Irish & UK yacht clubs, that will bring boats to Cork in early July.

Volvo Cork Week 2024 Notice of Regatta available here and to submit an online entry click here. The website also provides additional information on the Royal Cork Yacht Club and the event, local accommodation and available amenities, and details of transport options to help plan your visit.

Representatives of any class associations interested in holding a championship event as part of Cork Week 2024 are invited to contact the organisers at racing@corkweek.ie.