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Cork Week. Sailing News from Royal Cork Yacht Club's International Regatta
L-R Colonel Ray O’Lehan, Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces, Vice Admiral Mark Mellett, Baltimore RNLI Fundraising Chairperson Declan Tiernan, RNLI Media Relations Manager Niamh Stephenson, Commandant Barry Byrne and Captain Deirdre Fahy receive a donation of €5,000 from the Defence Forces for winning the Beaufort Cup during Cork Week
The RNLI has received a €5,000 donation from the Irish Defence Forces team that won the Beaufort Cup during Cork Week Regatta. The competition invites sailing teams from the military and emergency services to take part in a series of…
Smoothly away. The Defence Forces’ crew in the J/109 Joker II going well at the start of the Volvo Round Ireland Race 2018 at Wicklow. But in order to be there, they’d to use military principles to fit their preparations into a very tight time-frame. Photo: Afloat.ie/David O’Brien
It was while crossing the Atlantic on the Sail Training Brigantine Asgard II during a celestial navigation module of his Naval Service education in 1999 that Barry Byrne had something of an epiphany writes W M Nixon. He’d been introduced…
Racing at Cork Week 2018
“No water, no life. No blue, no green.” – Sylvia Earle, Oceanographer, Mission Blue Foundation Volvo Cork Week 2018 has been awarded Gold Certification by the International ‘Sailors for the Sea’ Clean Regatta programme with the event sustainability partners MaREI Centre…
Cork Week Wins Gold Clean Regatta Award
Cork Week 2018 has been awarded Gold Certification by the International ‘Sailors for the Sea’ Clean Regatta programme with the event sustainability partners MaREI Centre for Marine & Renewable Energy and An Taisce’s Clean Coasts programme. The Clean Regattas programme…
Miss Whiplash competing at Cork Week
#ICRA - All three boats on the podium at Cork Week last month demonstrate the benefits of not only rig tuning but also focused coaching, according to Mark Mansfield. The UK Sailmakers racing consultant and four-time Olympian, who shared a…
Cork Week's Class Winner Eleuthera. The Grand Soleil 44 also made a clean sweep of the Dublin Regattas this season
Early 2018 season success in ISORA racing revealed the potency of the new Greystones Harbour Cruiser, Eleuthera. In its former life, this Grand Soleil 44 had a strong pedigree and skipper Frank Whelan and his young 11–man crew set about…
Fireworks over Royal Cork Yacht Club celebrate the conclusion of Cork Week 2018
With the best score of any of the 120 boats over the past week, Rory Fekkes’ Fn’Gr8 (Carrickfergus Sailing Club) has been confirmed as the overall winner of Volvo Cork Week following an intense three-race final day. The Antrim boat…
Dragons are racing at Cork Week for the first time
The full fleet of 120 yachts was out for the fourth day of Volvo Cork Week. After a delayed start, a warm sea breeze blew to give over a thousand sailors champagne conditions in outside Cork Harbour. Leaders in all…
The huge starting-line of a kilometre in length was needed to accommodate the 85 boats
Still with two days of racing to go, Volvo Cork Week staged a spectacular gathering of all the racing yachts today for the iconic Harbour Race that included a massed start and sail past the historic town of Cobh. Photographer…
Tight racing for the in–harbour race at Cork Week. Scroll down for photo gallery
Overall leaders have emerged in all classes at Volvo Cork Week today after 85 yachts formed an impressive single starting line for the regatta's signature race in the beautiful surroundings of Cork Harbour for day three of the week long…
The wind gods smiled on the second day of Volvo Cork Week with a 15 knot southwesterly. Scroll down for day two photo gallery below
100 teams were competing inshore for the second day of Volvo Cork Week today. A long coastal race, in good breeze along the south coast, produced fantastic racing for classes IRC one, two and three.  Scroll down for Tim Wright photo…
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…

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