Every two years, the Royal Cork Yacht Club in Crosshaven hosts Cork Week, which first took place in the magnificent waters of Cork Harbour over thirty years ago.
Quickly establishing itself as a 'must do' regatta, the event attracts sailors from all over the world, and 2010 is no exception, with entries confirmed from the United States, Belgium, France, Holland the United Kingdom and from all over Ireland, north and south.
Worth more than €6 million to the local economy, many of the competitors return time after time. Richard Matthews of Oyster Marine has been competing in Cork Week since the mid 1990s and will be back in July to defend his Class Zero Title. Also from the UK, Lloyds Yacht Club will be competing in the elegant Swan 53, Lutine. Vice Commodore of Lloyds YC, Liz Lotz says "we like to enter events that are well run and above all a lot of fun and Cork Week has that in spades."
Annamarie Fegan of Cork Week Caterers, an Excellent Choice, says that most people have no idea how much planning goes into a week such as Cork Week and this is a sign of a very well run event. Preparation has been going on for months, the ordering of marquees, furniture, flowers, food and drink. The catering operation starts weeks beforehand, often with the actual building of the venue and kitchen – she promises that Cork Week 2010 will be the Best Party in Europe
Cork Week 2010 would like to acknowledge the support of Heineken Ireland, Failte Ireland, Cork County Council, Port of Cork, the members of the Royal Cork Yacht Club and, of course, the people of Crosshaven. www.corkweek.ie