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Cork Week Regatta 2024 Entry Opens at Royal Cork Yacht Club

3rd October 2023
Organisers say Volvo Cork Week 2024 will include a mix of courses, classes, and championships within its unique format
Organisers say Volvo Cork Week 2024 will include a mix of courses, classes, and championships within its unique format Credit: Bob Bateman

The Royal Cork Yacht Club has opened entries for its biennial Volvo Cork Week Regatta in Cork Harbour.

"It's the starting gun for the 2024 regatta," according to Cork Week Chairman Ross Deasy. "It will take place from Monday, July 15 to Friday July 19, and entries can now be submitted online.

Since the inaugural event in 1978, Cork Week has earned a reputation for offering competitive racing to all classes on a variety of race courses, with post-racing entertainment provided."

"After a very successful event in 2022, we have carefully considered the feedback received from all competitors and stakeholders in our planning for this event and are confident of hosting another exceptional regatta in 2024.

"Volvo Cork Week 2024 will include a mix of courses, classes, and championships within its unique format. I am sure that all our competitors, whether this is their first Cork Week or their tenth, will find something new and exciting to enjoy in Crosshaven next July," said Deasy.

"As ever, Volvo Cork Week is an event run “By sailors for sailors”, we look forward to delivering another exceptional sailing regatta next July.”

Beaufort Cup 2024

The fourth edition of the Beaufort Cup, the prestigious inter-services sailing regatta, will be hosted by the Royal Cork Yacht Club during Volvo Cork Week 2024, with the support of the Irish Defence Forces.

The Beaufort Cup includes a mix of challenging offshore racing and tactical inshore competition, including an overnight race from the site of the Royal Cork’s original clubhouse in the inner harbour to the iconic Fastnet Rock and back to Cork.

The 2022 Beaufort Cup in Cork Harbour Photo: Rick TomlinsonThe 2022 Beaufort Cup in Cork Harbour Photo: Rick Tomlinson

Teams from the uniformed services and first-responders are invited to enter this prestigious competition, with the proviso that 50% of the crew of each boat must be active in the service they represent.

Various championships to be held as part of Volvo Cork Week, are expected to be confirmed and announced in the coming weeks.

Bluewater sailors should also expect news of offshore races, to be run in conjunction with Irish & UK yacht clubs, that will bring boats to Cork in early July.

Volvo Cork Week 2024 Notice of Regatta is available online, and entry forms are available via the RCYC website.

Class Associations Invited To Consider Cork Week

The club says that "representatives of any class associations interested in holding a championship event as part of Cork Week 2024 are invited to contact the organisers at [email protected].

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