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Cork Week dates have moved to 16th-21st July 2018 to avoid clashing with the Round Ireland and the UK's Round the Island Race
Cork Week
Only a week after the launch of a revamped Volvo Cork Week, Royal Cork Yacht Club has been forced to change the date of next year's regatta by a week to July 16th – 21st. 'We have encountered a problem…
Volvo Cork Week 2018 will offer sailors racing options in a brand new format as revealed in today's Notice of Race published by RCYC. Download the full NOR below
Cork Week
Royal Cork Yacht Club has shaken up the format of its 2018 Volvo Cork Week Regatta following an exit survey of competitors at the 2016 event. A brand-new format for the regatta that runs from 9th – 14th July 2018…
Winning J109 skipper John Maybury (left) and Commandant Barry Byrne of the Irish Defence Forces who skippered Joker II to win the Beaufort Cup in Cork last July
ICRA
After a successful 2016 season and another in prospect later this month, the John Maybury's J109 crew from Joker II gathered at their home club in Dun Laoghaire to celebrate victory in the ICRA Nationals, the ICRA Boat of the…
Cruiser Racer action on Dublin Bay in the J109 class. This year there are five major events running between June 9 and July 9
Water Rat
The Irish Cruiser Racer Association must be applauded for providing a platform under the theme: 'we need to talk about cruiser racing' at tomorrow's conference in Limerick. Like an elephant in–the–room, the overcrowded Summer fixtures needs to be urgently addressed…
Pictured (L-R) last night at the Volvo Sailing Awards at the RDS, Dublin were Youth Sailor of the Year Nominee Aoife Hopkins, Winner Ewan MacMahon, Sailor of the Year Annalise Murphy,  Youth Sailor of the Year Nominee Sophie Crosbie and Youth Sailor of the Year Nominee Nicole Hemeryck. Scroll down for photo gallery
W M Nixon
Although it was no surprise when Annalise Murphy was enthusiastically acclaimed as the Volvo Sailor of the Year 2016 last night in Dublin, the ceremonies around her “coronation” were a reminder that our boat sports and amateur sailors are great…
The moment when a nation held its breath. Annalise Murphy in her Laser Radial approaches the finish line to clinch the Silver Medal in the Olympic Games at Rio, Tuesday August 16th 2016
W M Nixon
It’s indicative of the pace of Irish sailing in 2016 that for anyone taking an overview, it takes a bit of an effort to remember what the weather was like for much of our spring, summer and autumn. Admittedly, here…
The complete package. DBSC Commodore Chris Moore racing his J/109 Powder Monkey in Calves Week at Schull. Despite her undistorted hull shape and comfortable accommodation, the J/109 frequently beats all comers in open IRC racing, while also now offering the possibility of viable One Design racing in Dublin Bay
W M Nixon
The J/109 has proven herself to be well suited for sailing in Irish waters for several years, achieving major successes in the main offshore races and championships allied to starring roles in top regattas. Yet it is only now that…
The late Alan McEneff of Foynes YC
Shannon Estuary
Foynes Yacht Club lost a stalwart this season with the untimely passing of Alan McEneff in early May. Alan, who was actively involved in promoting sailing to newcomers in the Club, will be greatly missed by all in the Shannon…
Royal Cork Bids For 2020 IRC Europeans
RORC
#RORC - Royal Cork Yacht Club is bidding to host the IRC European Championship once again in 2020 after a successful inaugural event during Volvo Cork Week this July. Royal Ocean Racing Club Commodore Michael Boyd made the announcement at…
Joker 2 – a winning crew was assembled in a matter of months for the inaugural international inter-service sailing contest at Cork Week 2016
Cork Week
Commandant Barry Byrne tells his story of how the Irish military assembled a winning crew in a matter of months for the inaugural international inter-service sailing contest On 15 January I was called to a special meeting in the Carrigaline…
Paul Gibbons of Anchor Challenge receiving the IRC European Championship Trophy from RORC Commodore Michael Boyd
Cork Week
#CorkWeek - For the inaugural IRC European Championship at this year's Volvo Cork Week, the top three boats all came from different IRC classes and the result was incredibly close. And after the final day's results, it turns out the…
Prime Suspect makes a break for clear air and the shore at the start of the Harbour race. One hundreds yachts, of all shapes and sizes, graced Cork Harbour on the fourth day of Cork Week. See more pics and video below.
Cork Week
After today's Volvo Cork Week Harbour Race, the 100–boat fleet is poised to crown its Cork Week and IRC European champions tomorrow. One hundreds yachts, of all shapes and sizes, graced Cork Harbour on the fourth day of Cork Week.…
Cork Week 2016 Harbour Race – Photo Gallery
Cork Week
Volvo Cork Week's Harbour Race highlight for the combined 100–boat fleet took place today. Bob Bateman captured the action for Afloat.ie in the gallery below: There were separate IRC and ECHO handicap divisions [data-ps-embed-type=slideshow] > iframe {position: absolute;top: 0;left: 0;}…
Leaders are emerging after seven races sailed at the IRC European Championship at Cork Week. Scroll down to the bottom of the report for photo gallery
Cork Week
Royal Cork Yacht Club entries lead class zero and four after seven races sailed at Cork Week 2016 but other IRC fleets are being led by yachts from other sailing centres drawn from across the Irish Sea at Dun Laoghaire,…
Action from today's IRC coastal race at Cork Week
Cork Week
A mix of English, Welsh, Dun Laoghaire, Howth and Cork yachts lead IRC divisions one to four after today's coastal fixture on the second day of racing at Cork Week. Although leaders have established a points cushion in IRC divisons…
The Irish Defence Forces Team, racing the Irish national champion J19 yacht Joker 2 have won the Beaufort Cup Fastnet race
Cork Week
The Irish Defence Forces Team, racing the Irish national champion J19 yacht Joker 2, and skippered by Cmdt Barry Byrne, has won the inaugural Beaufort Cup Fastnet Race held as part of Volvo Cork Week. The 140–mile overnight race was…

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