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Cork Week. Sailing News from Royal Cork Yacht Club's International Regatta
Miss Whiplash competing at Cork Week
#ICRA - All three boats on the podium at Cork Week last month demonstrate the benefits of not only rig tuning but also focused coaching, according to Mark Mansfield. The UK Sailmakers racing consultant and four-time Olympian, who shared a…
Commandant Barry Byrne of the Defence Forces
July 2018 will go down in Irish sailing history as one of the busiest months ever experienced, including as it did the Volvo Round Ireland Race and Volvo Cork Week. In this exceptionally busy period, Commandant Barry Byrne of the…
A combined start for the whole Cork Week fleet on a 1km start line was some sight during the traditional harbour race
I write this after weeks of a summer heat wave giving sunny if at times difficult wind conditions for Race Organisers and sailors alike. As we now head into August, the remainder of the season awaits. Early June saw the…
Cork Week's Class Winner Eleuthera. The Grand Soleil 44 also made a clean sweep of the Dublin Regattas this season
Early 2018 season success in ISORA racing revealed the potency of the new Greystones Harbour Cruiser, Eleuthera. In its former life, this Grand Soleil 44 had a strong pedigree and skipper Frank Whelan and his young 11–man crew set about…
From left are Helm Brian Goggin with Daniel and Sean Murphy.
Kinsale Yacht Club victorious Dragon crew stopped off at the Bulman Buoy this evening on the way home from Cork Week. The purpose of the impromptu break in the voyage was to photograph RCYC's famous 'Thomas Lipton Trophy' – won earlier…
Jonny Swan's Half Tonner Harmony from Howth YC was the overall winner of Cork Week's in-harbour race using North Sails
North Sails Ireland was to the fore at Volvo Cork Week with NS Ireland–powered boats claiming victories and podium positions across most of the IRC and one-design classes. Nigel Young, Maurice "Prof" O'Connell and Shane Hughes from the North Sails Ireland…
Fireworks over Royal Cork Yacht Club celebrate the conclusion of Cork Week 2018
With the best score of any of the 120 boats over the past week, Rory Fekkes’ Fn’Gr8 (Carrickfergus Sailing Club) has been confirmed as the overall winner of Volvo Cork Week following an intense three-race final day. The Antrim boat…
2020 is the Royal Cork YC Tricentenary and1720 was when it first happened. The 1720 Sportsboats racing in towards Cork Harbour with the growing sea breeze are a timely reminder of this globally significant date in just two years’ time
If you set out to explain to a stranger to sailing everything that has been going on afloat and ashore at Volvo Cork Week 2018 (and we refer only to the official events), then you’d find yourself warbling away until…
Dragons are racing at Cork Week for the first time
The full fleet of 120 yachts was out for the fourth day of Volvo Cork Week. After a delayed start, a warm sea breeze blew to give over a thousand sailors champagne conditions in outside Cork Harbour. Leaders in all…
Commodore of the Naval Service Michael Malone, Minister of State Paul Kehoe TD, Royal Cork Yacht Club Admiral Pat Farnan, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney TD, Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr. Mick Finn Lord Mayor of Cork, Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces Mark Mellett and Vice Admiral of Royal Cork Colin Morehead
Royal Cork Yacht Club's 300th anniversary flag bearing the inscription 'where it all began' was hoisted for the first time in Cork Harbour last night during the celebratory black-tie gala dinner for the Beaufort Cup Services competition, underway this week…
The huge starting-line of a kilometre in length was needed to accommodate the 85 boats
Still with two days of racing to go, Volvo Cork Week staged a spectacular gathering of all the racing yachts today for the iconic Harbour Race that included a massed start and sail past the historic town of Cobh. Photographer…
Tight racing for the in–harbour race at Cork Week. Scroll down for photo gallery
Overall leaders have emerged in all classes at Volvo Cork Week today after 85 yachts formed an impressive single starting line for the regatta's signature race in the beautiful surroundings of Cork Harbour for day three of the week long…
Elegance personified – the 1949-vintage Northele steps out in style at the Crosshaven Traditional Festival in June
If you were putting together a pub quiz about classic yachts, “Who was Sandy Balfour?” would be a very handy question to get the elementary section going writes W M Nixon. Dyed-in-the-wool classics aficionados would roll their eyes in amusement…
The W1da off Roches Point during this week's Cork Week
My main interest at Cork Week was the red yacht moored at the marina, making its first appearance in Ireland and described as ‘a sailor’s yacht.’ Several years ago I met the man who is proud of that description, though…
The wind gods smiled on the second day of Volvo Cork Week with a 15 knot southwesterly. Scroll down for day two photo gallery below
100 teams were competing inshore for the second day of Volvo Cork Week today. A long coastal race, in good breeze along the south coast, produced fantastic racing for classes IRC one, two and three.  Scroll down for Tim Wright photo…
Mary and George Coombes aboard their new Lagoon 450S Realta Bheag
When does life really start? asks W M Nixon. Maybe it’s when the kids have grown up and left home, and you’ve the resources to buy the dream second home for the perfect holidays of your retirement. Of course, 95%…

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