8 December 2017
By Bryan Smyth
“It is with great excitement that the Royal Cork Yacht Club announces publication of the 2018 Notice of Race for Volvo Cork Week, which will take place at the Royal Cork Yacht Club from the 16th to the 21st of July, 2018.”
2016 saw a revived interest in the Club’s biennial regatta, which has been going strong since 1978. For our 40 year anniversary in 2018, we are launching an all new format where competitors can pick a choose which element of the week that they wish to attend, giving the options for one, two, or three days racing, or go all in for the full Volvo Cup.
“We are also holding a number of One Design Class Championships during the week with racing for these classes on Thursday 19th, Friday 20th and Saturday 21st. If your class would like to be part of this, and benefit from the great entertainment that will be laid on for the week, please get in touch with the regatta office (www.corkweek.ie)”
The Beaufort Cup returns in 2018 and with entry level already surpassing 2016 it is gearing up to be a great success. Three English teams have already committed to take on the challenge and there’s also interest from Wales, America, France and Northern Ireland.
The new Offshore Series on Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th will attract boats from all over to compete in the challenging over night Fastnet race and in the shorter day race Wreck series for the smaller boats.
The online entry system is also now live and we will be running a Super Early Bird entry until December 30th where a lucky 10% of entries received before the deadline will get a full refund on their entry fee. Go to www.corkweek.ie for more info.
“We are all very excited here at the Volvo Cork Week Regatta office about the new format and are looking forward to hosting a world class regatta for all competitors and guests joining us in July 2018 at the Royal Cork Yacht Club in Crosshaven.”