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Cork Week. Sailing News from Royal Cork Yacht Club's International Regatta
The complete package. DBSC Commodore Chris Moore racing his J/109 Powder Monkey in Calves Week at Schull. Despite her undistorted hull shape and comfortable accommodation, the J/109 frequently beats all comers in open IRC racing, while also now offering the possibility of viable One Design racing in Dublin Bay
The J/109 has proven herself to be well suited for sailing in Irish waters for several years, achieving major successes in the main offshore races and championships allied to starring roles in top regattas. Yet it is only now that…
The late Alan McEneff of Foynes YC
Foynes Yacht Club lost a stalwart this season with the untimely passing of Alan McEneff in early May. Alan, who was actively involved in promoting sailing to newcomers in the Club, will be greatly missed by all in the Shannon…
Royal Cork Bids For 2020 IRC Europeans
#RORC - Royal Cork Yacht Club is bidding to host the IRC European Championship once again in 2020 after a successful inaugural event during Volvo Cork Week this July. Royal Ocean Racing Club Commodore Michael Boyd made the announcement at…
Joker 2 – a winning crew was assembled in a matter of months for the inaugural international inter-service sailing contest at Cork Week 2016
Commandant Barry Byrne tells his story of how the Irish military assembled a winning crew in a matter of months for the inaugural international inter-service sailing contest On 15 January I was called to a special meeting in the Carrigaline…
Paul Gibbons of Anchor Challenge receiving the IRC European Championship Trophy from RORC Commodore Michael Boyd
#CorkWeek - For the inaugural IRC European Championship at this year's Volvo Cork Week, the top three boats all came from different IRC classes and the result was incredibly close. And after the final day's results, it turns out the…
Prime Suspect makes a break for clear air and the shore at the start of the Harbour race. One hundreds yachts, of all shapes and sizes, graced Cork Harbour on the fourth day of Cork Week. See more pics and video below.
After today's Volvo Cork Week Harbour Race, the 100–boat fleet is poised to crown its Cork Week and IRC European champions tomorrow. One hundreds yachts, of all shapes and sizes, graced Cork Harbour on the fourth day of Cork Week.…
Cork Week 2016 Harbour Race – Photo Gallery
Volvo Cork Week's Harbour Race highlight for the combined 100–boat fleet took place today. Bob Bateman captured the action for Afloat.ie in the gallery below: There were separate IRC and ECHO handicap divisions [data-ps-embed-type=slideshow] > iframe {position: absolute;top: 0;left: 0;}…
Leaders are emerging after seven races sailed at the IRC European Championship at Cork Week. Scroll down to the bottom of the report for photo gallery
Royal Cork Yacht Club entries lead class zero and four after seven races sailed at Cork Week 2016 but other IRC fleets are being led by yachts from other sailing centres drawn from across the Irish Sea at Dun Laoghaire,…
Action from today's IRC coastal race at Cork Week
A mix of English, Welsh, Dun Laoghaire, Howth and Cork yachts lead IRC divisions one to four after today's coastal fixture on the second day of racing at Cork Week. Although leaders have established a points cushion in IRC divisons…
The Irish Defence Forces Team, racing the Irish national champion J19 yacht Joker 2 have won the Beaufort Cup Fastnet race
The Irish Defence Forces Team, racing the Irish national champion J19 yacht Joker 2, and skippered by Cmdt Barry Byrne, has won the inaugural Beaufort Cup Fastnet Race held as part of Volvo Cork Week. The 140–mile overnight race was…
The RNLI Baltimore team sailing the yacht True Penance rounds the Fastnet Rock last night in the first race of Cork Week's Beaufort Cup
The first Beaufort Cup race around the Fastnet rock for 13–competing boats has until 3pm this afternoon to complete the handicap course.  The yachts departed at 10am from Cork Harbour Naval Base yesterday and last night at around 9pm yachts…
French yacht Teasing Machine competing intoday's opening races of Volvo Cork Week regatta. Scroll down for video.
Volvo Cork Week at Royal Cork Yacht Club has Irish boats in the frame of three of its most competitive classes after racing opened for all classes today. In 12–boat IRC class two Dubliner Paul O'Higgin's in his new this season…
The spirit of Volvo Cork Week as expressed in 2014. Francois Giroud’s Open 750 Bois Dresses II from France revelling in great sailing off Cork Harbour
Awareness of Cork Harbour’s long and colourful history of sailing has become so widespread and generally acknowledged that there’s a risk that the Irish and global sailing community will take it all for granted. Equally, the wonderful natural harbour of…
Beaufort Cup contender – Current Irish Class one national champion yacht Joker 2, a Dun Laoghaire J109, is sailing with a 100% military crew
The inaugural International Inter Services Sailing Competition ‘The Beaufort Cup’, hosted by the Royal Cork Yacht Club and supported by the Irish Defence Forces starts on Monday, 11th of July, off Haulbowline Island, the home of the Irish Naval Service.…
The famous Harbour Race at Volvo Cork Week
Next week Royal Cork Yacht Club will fling open its doors to over a thousand visitors, for a tremendous warm welcome, to the oldest yacht club in the world at Volvo Cork Week writes Louay Habib. Competitors from The Netherlands,…
Crosshaven RNLI's James Fegan will race at Cork Week next week
RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew are used to working together in challenging conditions out on the water but a major event during Volvo Cork week will see them pitted against each other and their colleagues in the emergency services to take…

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