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Cork Week. Sailing News from Royal Cork Yacht Club's International Regatta
Commandant Barry Byrne, skipper of the Irish Defence Forces team on the J109, Joker II
'Incredible'. That was the one-word reaction from Commandant Barry Byrne when he crossed the finish line off Roches Point in Cork Harbour this lunchtime, snatching line honours victory in the first race of the Beaufort Cup, the Cork Week series for Services…
The Defence Forces crew skippered by Commandant Barry Byrne cross the line to win the first race of the Beaufort Cup
Barry Byrne's J109 Joker II defended its Beaufort Cup title in style this morning with an on–the–water win of the first 150-mile coastal race of the Cup series. Byrne's team came from behind to win the double points scoring Fastnet Race…
George Sisk's Farr 42 Wow passes Roches Point at the entrance to Cork Harbour on the first day of Volvo Cork Week Regatta yesterday. Scroll down for a photo gallery
Photographer Tim Wright captured the action on the water for the first day of Volvo Cork Week regatta yesterday. As Afloat.ie reported here, racing kicked off with an early start for the 17 teams racing in 'The Beaufort Cup', which…
After a fly-by from the Irish Air Force, the Baltimore RNLI team, skippered by Andrew Algeo, and the Irish Defence Force team, led by Barry Byrne, got away to a great start with the duo leading the fleet past the iconic town of Cobh
Local sailing knowledge was a distinct advantage on the opening day of Volvo Cork Week where a fleet of 120 boats is in action until next weekend. Juggling local tides and the light breeze on home waters, Tánaiste and Minister…
Cork Week race organisers are collaborating with MaREI Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy and An Taisce’s Clean Coasts Programme
Volvo Cork Week, taking place in Crosshaven, County Cork, July 16th – 21st, has announced its collaboration with An Tasice's Clean Coasts programme and the MaREI Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy at University College Cork as they join the…
Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney TD and Irish Sailing President Jack Roy congratulate the SB20 Sin Bin Crew at yesterday's Cork Week official opening ceremony
Michael O'Connor's Sin Bin crew were winners of the SB20 Southern Championships that kicked off Cork Week in Crosshaven yesterday and dominated by Dun Laoghaire entries. After six races sailed in a seven-boat fleet, the Royal St. George YC entry was…
Top Brass at Crosshaven – at today's Volvo Cork Week launch were (from left) Royal Cork CEO Gavin Deane, Commandant Barry Byrne, the defending champion of the Beaufort Cup for Defence Services personnel that runs as part of Cork Week with Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney TD and Irish Naval Service Vice Admiral and the current Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces Mark Mellett
Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney – who will also skipper a yacht in this week's regatta – has officially launched Volvo Cork Week 2018 at the Royal Cork Yacht Club in Crosshaven this afternoon. The biennial…
Greystones Sailing Club's Paddy Barnwell trimming on board Eleuthera, a class zero entry for Cork Week Regatta
Royal Cork Yacht Club's ability to attract a sizeable 'big boat' following for Volvo Cork Week is highlighted in today's Irish Times Sailing Column.  David O'Brien writes that the ten boat turnout assembled in Crosshaven for next week's regatta is…
Volvo Cork Week runs, this year, from Sunday 15th to Saturday 21st July
Over the 40 years of its history, Volvo Cork Week has cemented its reputation as a world-class sailing experience, flavoured with the key ingredients of friendly competition, varied sailing and excellent entertainment. Cork County Council Chief Executive, Mr Tim Lucey…
Commandant Barry Byrne helms the J/109 Joker II around a sunlit Fastnet Rock on Sunday July 1st during the recent Volvo Round Ireland Race, with the sky beyond giving hints of the strong headwinds to be met off Ireland’s west coast. He will be racing round the Fastnet again next week in the same boat, defending the Beaufort Cup in Volvo Cork Week
Time was when “A Soldier’s Wind” was a slightly patronising term used to describe exceptionally favourable conditions for smooth voyaging in the great days of sail, with a beam reach in a good Force 4 being held up as the…
Royal Cork's Under 25 Keelboat Academy, members of which will race two boats in Cork Week regatta
I remember being part of a fleet of some 700 yachts, the sight of which, winding its way in a long parade out of Crosshaven every morning to the racing grounds, drew crowds to watch Cork Week. Those days have…
The winning Services entry in this week's Round Ireland Race, Joker II, will also contest Cork Week's Beaufort Cup
Joker II, Commandant Barry Byrne's winning J109 entry from this Round Ireland Race will meet teams from the National Services and a US Marines team at the Beaufort Cup at Cork Week starting on July 15th.   The second ever Beaufort Cup, a race…
Royal Cork's Simon Coveney will skipper Dublin J109 JEDI at Volvo Cork Week in July
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…
Andrew Alego's J109 'Juggerknot' from the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire will race as RNLI Baltimore with Olympian Peter O'Leary on board for the 2018 Beaufort Cup
After the success of the inaugural Beaufort Cup for Military and Emergency teams in 2016, this year's entries are approaching 20 boats already, including no less than eight J109's for the Cork Week event. There's an excellent line up of…
Cork Week UK launch L-R Gavin Deane General Manager of the Royal Cork Yacht Club. Volvo Cork Week Event Chairman Kieran O'Connell, Director of Racing, Rosscoe Deasy
The UK Launch of Volvo Cork Week 2018 was held at the Royal Southern Yacht Club in Hamble, with an after party at the King & Queen Pub. Representing Volvo Cork Week was Director of Racing Rosscoe Deasy, Event Chairman…
Director of Racing Rosscoe Deasy will be part of the Royal Cork organisers launching Volvo Cork Week on the Hamble on St. Patrick's Day
For 40 years Volvo Cork Week has welcomed teams from overseas to the biennial regatta hosted by the Royal Cork Yacht Club in Crosshaven, and what better time than Patrick's Day for the UK Launch of Volvo Cork Week 2018.…

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