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110 Boats Sign Up for Cork Week at Royal Cork Yacht Club, Online Entry is Still Open

25th June 2018
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Royal Cork's Simon Coveney will skipper Dublin J109 JEDI at Volvo Cork Week in July Royal Cork's Simon Coveney will skipper Dublin J109 JEDI at Volvo Cork Week in July Photo: Afloat.ie

With 110 boats already entered, Volvo Cork Week is preparing to welcome crews and boats from all over Ireland, the UK and from as far away as Dubai, Australia and Hong Kong. With a new flexible format of racing available to participants, competitors can choose to race for the full five days, three days or contestants can hold their own class championships, finishing on the Saturday. It’s an exciting amendment that has attracted a diverse demographic from many sectors of the sailing world. It also allows competitors to enjoy the outstanding entertainment once ashore.

At The Royal Cork Yacht Club, there are fun packed family events such as treasure hunts, face painting and kids games on Sunday,15th and Saturday, 21st July, kicking off at 11am.

At the Opening Ceremony on 15th July, there is live music from easy listening crooner, The Loungeman, who returns for the Ladies Fashion Show and Lunch on Wednesday 18th July. Every night of the week there is world class music and entertainment following the races and Gala Dinners, including The Roaring Forties, Midnight Sons and Amazing Apples as well as late night DJs throughout the weekend.

Online entry is still open and the closing date is 30th June.

Event and Entertainment Timetable Volvo Cork Week Race Week Timetable

Sunday 15th July
12.00pm: Family Fun Day with Volvo Promotions
15.00pm: Live Music with The Loungeman
17.00pm: Opening Ceremony
20.00pm: Admirals Dinner

Sunday 15th July
11.00am: Morning Practice Racing
14.30pm: Afternoon Practice Racing

Monday 16th July
13.00pm: Afternoon Tea with BUMBLEance and special guest Anna Geary
16.30pm: Live Music with RECKLESS
19.00pm Live Music at The Royal Cork Yacht Club

Monday 16th July
11.00am: Fastnet Race/ Wreck Series - Race 1

Tuesday 17th July
13.00pm: Public Open Day with 96fm Giveaway
16.30pm: Live Music with Gerald Ahern
19.00pm Live Music at The Royal Cork Yacht Club

Tuesday 17th July
11.00am: Fastnet Race/ Wreck Series - Race 2

Wednesday 18th July
12.30pm: Ladies Fashion Show & Lunch with special guests Francis Brennan and harpist Carys Ann Evans
16.30pm: Live Music with The Loungeman
19.00pm Live Music at The Royal Cork Yacht Club
20.00pm: Beaufort Cup Gala Dinner at Naval base
21.00pm: Live Music with Amazing Apples - followed by late night DJ

Wednesday 18th July
11.00am: Harbour Race - Race 3

Thursday 19th July
16.30pm: Live Music with Holy Moly
19.00pm: Corporate Evening, BBQ and Live Music
21.00pm: UV5 followed by late night DJ

Thursday 19th July
10.00am: In Shore Series - Race 4
12.30pm: In Shore Series - Race 5
14.30pm: In Shore Series - Race 6

Friday 20th July
16.30pm: Live Music with Savage Cabbage
20.00pm: Volvo Cork Week Closing Dinner with Spectacular Fireworks Display
21.00pm: Live Music with Midnight Sons - followed by late night DJ

Friday 20th July
10.00am: In Shore Series - Race 7
12.30pm: In Shore Series - Race 8
14.30pm: In Shore Series - Race 9

Saturday 21st July
11.00am: Family Fun Day with Volvo Promotions
16.00pm: Live Music
19.00pm: Quartet For Drinks Reception
20.00pm: Black Tie Gala Dinner
21.00pm: The Roaring Forties

Saturday 21st July
12.30pm: Club Regatta Race 1 & 2

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