Regatta & Event Information –
Please click on this article for some information you may find helpful during your stay in Crosshaven and while competing in our Volvo Cork Week 2024 event.
Additional house accommodation has been arranged by the organisers.
Competitors who wish to bring campervans will be accommodated at the Crosshaven Rugby Club and we have a regular bus service to/from Carrigaline and Cork City, with bus stops located beside the Club.
Skipper & Crew Information
We will have local cranage for trailered boats, with safe storage for trailers nearby.
Our Early Entry discount will be ending on Thursday 1st February so do get your entries in and and make a saving.
Notice of Regatta here
Regatta Entry Form here
Take a minute to browse through the photo galleries from previous editions of the event here
Check out the video below with footage from the previous editions of Volvo Cork Week.
Friday 12th July
Kingstown to Queenstown
Many of the larger keelboats from the east coast of Ireland are expected to arrive in good time for the start of the event and upon their completion of the “Kingstown to Queenstown” (Dun-Laoghaire to Cork Harbour) race. This is an ISORA race, and starts on 12th July.
Falmouth to Cork Harbour
Several of the keelboats from UK are expected to arrive around the same time as those racing in the Kingstown to Queenstown race. Many of them will participate in the race from Falmouth to Cork Harbour, which will also start on 12th July. The race winner will be awarded the Prince of Wales 300th anniversary perpetual trophy, which was specially commissioned and donated to the Royal Cork Yacht Club by His Royal Highness King Charles, to mark the club’s tricentenary in the year 2020.
A discounted trip is available for anybody travelling from UK for the event, with Irish Ferries – see the “event” section of the corkweek.ie website for details.
Sunday 14th July
The festivities will begin with a family fun day and coastal market on the Sunday 14th July prior to the start of the event – Games, face painting, the childrens playground along with locally produced food and crafts.
Monday 15th – Friday 19th July
Racing begins on Monday 15th July and will continue daily until Friday 19th July.
The ‘Best Overall Performing Boat’ in the Regatta, will be awarded the renowned Royal Cork Cup (aka the “Kinsale Kettle” Challenge Cup) at the end of 5 days of great sailing.
As always, the increasingly popular non-spinnaker/white sail classes (WS1 & WS2) are sure to provide some very interesting results.
As in 2022, the tides will work in our favour and will be in around Cork Harbour throughout racing, so we can be assured that the races aren’t won until every boat crosses the finish line – results are up for grabs!
Additional Classes Competing in the Event
RS21s will be available for charter locally, which is sure to be attractive for any crews that don’t have the time to deliver and return their own boats – check the “racing” section of the corkweek.ie website for more details.
Several groups, from Ireland and abroad are currently assembling teams for the Beaufort Cup, which will see service teams pitch their sailing (and socializing !!) abilities against each other during Cork Week. The Beaufort Cup is hosted by the Irish Defence Forces, in conjunction with the Royal Cork Yacht Club. A specially commissioned Perpetual Trophy in honour of Sir Francis Beaufort will be presented to the overall winner.
The Notice of Race for this is currently being finalised and will be issued soon.
The Cork 1720 class will hold their European Championships as part of Volvo Cork Week and so, a large fleet of Cork 1720s is expected to provide great racing on the water and great craic off the water. Indeed, it was a Cork 1720 that won the prestigious overall winner award in Volvo Cork Week 2022.
Social Activities & Entertainment
We are currently finalising our post racing entertainment plans, where we will have live music each day with our famous house band led by Phil Holbird, along with cocktails and promotions – which are sure to be an event in themselves!
Ladies Day, which is in aid of the RNLI is planned for Wednesday 17th July. We’re sure this will be very well supported as it has in previous years. More information on this event will follow shortly