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Volvo Cork Week – Royal Cork Yacht Club Land New Title Sponsor for 2014 Regatta

28th February 2014
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The fleet's in – The scene at Crosshaven with the flotilla of moored Cork Week competitor boats at the Royal Cork Yacht Club. Photo: Bob Bateman
Volvo Cork Week – Royal Cork Yacht Club Land New Title Sponsor for 2014 Regatta

#corkweek – July's Royal Cork Yacht Club's Cork Week regatta will share the same title sponsor as Dun Laoghaire regatta according to this morning's Irish Times Sailing Column. It's a move that gives the Swedish car marque the headline name to both of Ireland's big sailing events.  As previously reported by Afloat.ie, the Crosshaven event has had a number of key changes to its format for 2014 aimed at reducing costs for both competitors and organisers alike. 

The new sponsorship deal will be a shot in the arm for the biennial event that is Ireland's longest running international regatta, a sporting event that became a global name in the nineties when competitor boat numbers reached 700 in 1998 to rival the UK's Cowes week regatta.

Royal Cork's John Roche is to chair the new week with top Cork helmsman Anthony O'Leary in charge of the famous Cork Week courses.

The J109 fleet will race for national honours as part of the week and a new trophy for short handed competition is also to be introduced. Royal Cork's own 1720 sportboat fleet will also be racing.

The Irish Times has more on the story here.

Published in Cork Week
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