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Volvo Cork Week Update: UK Launch held and Beaufort Cup

by Louay Habib 26 Mar 2018 09:25 BST 16-21 July 2018
(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 © Chris Gillingham / RSrnYC

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 Kieran O'Connell, and Gavin Deane General Manager of the Royal Cork Yacht Club.

This July, Volvo Cork Week welcomes a wide variety of international sailors to experience well-managed racing on a range of courses, both inside and outside of Cork Harbour. Classes will include IRC rated boats, non-spinnaker, 1720, Dragons and Sportsboats. 1st of May is the early bird deadline.

"Entries for Volvo Cork Week are coming in well above last year's quota from Irish competitors, and the UK launch was all about informing and encouraging British teams to come and compete." commented Kieran O'Connell. "We are delighted to hear that the Royal Southern YC will be forming a youth team for Volvo Cork Week, and we are delighted to welcome more teams from overseas to enjoy the hospitality of the Royal Cork YC this July. The new format allows a huge variety of sailors and boats to attend, with events ranging from a full week of racing to just a single day, there is a style of racing to suit just about everyone."

The second edition of the Beaufort Cup will take place during Volvo Cork Week 2018. International teams from their associated national services will take part, 50% of each team must be active in the service they represent. Racing is scheduled over five days with a mix of challenging offshore, and tactical inshore racing, including a Fastnet Rock Race. Teams will be able to join in the shoreside fun at Volvo Cork Week and their own Gala Dinner. The winning team will have €10,000 donated to their nominated charity.

"We have already got a lot of entries from the UK and one from France including the Welsh Police Force, Royal Air Force, Royal Engineers, and Royal Navy. Three teams will compete from the Irish Defence Forces and we have interest from two RNLI stations, Crosshaven and Baltimore. We would welcome entries from other services, and right now we have owners who have made boats and crew available for the Beaufort Cup and we would be delighted to put them both together. We hope to get in excess of 20 entries." commented Chair of the Beaufort Cup, James Fegan.

For all local house rentals and B&B accommodation inquiries, contact Audrey at . For those on a budget Volvo Cork Week's Motor-Home Village offers great value with secure 6-berth onsite Motor Home Units from €35 per person, per night (Based on 6 people).

For online entry and more details, including the Notice of Race visit www.corkweek.ie

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