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New Dates for Cork Week 2018 To Avoid Round Ireland Race Clash

19th September 2017
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 dates have moved to 16th-21st July 2018 to avoid clashing with the Round Ireland and the UK's Round the Island Race Photo: Bob Bateman

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 and have decided to change the date of VCW18', Cork Week Chairman Kieran O'Connell admitted. 

The Round Ireland Race (June 30th) and the Round The Island Race (July 7th) are already important fixtures in 2018 sailing calendars and as a result, we've taken the decision to move the dates to July 16th – 21st', O'Connell told Afloat.ie

Just a week ago, as Afloat.ie reported here, RCYC issued details of a brand–new format for the regatta offering cruiser–racers the option to choose from the multi–series format of the new event.

The new event will feature 12 competitive classes in IRC and ECHO handicaps. There is racing for the Volvo Cork Week Cup, Club Regatta Day, Inshore Races, the Beaufort Cup, plus a new 'Offshore and Wrecks' series. 

'We've been caught 'OCS' and are taking on board the feedback', O'Connell said. 

A full Notice of Race will be issued in the coming weeks, according to O'Connell.

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