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Volvo Cork Week 2022
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Volvo Cork Week 2024 – a hectic list of activities awaits

 

 

Volvo Cork Week 2024 gets underway on Sunday 14th July, with racing beginning on Monday 15th July. Event entry numbers have been steadily climbing, with entries received from far and wide.

The dedicated event team at the RCYC continue to focus on preparations for another epic regatta.

Accommodation

There is plenty of high-quality housing available to rent at reasonable rates in the Crosshaven area, many of the houses are within strolling distance of the RCYC. Check out the ‘Accommodation’ section of the event website and contact the club’s accommodation liaison directly for more information.

Note that a regular bus service to/from Carrigaline and Cork city provides access to additional accommodation options in these locations. The bus stop is located directly outside the gates of the RCYC.

Fun for all at Volvo Cork Week 2024

New additions and initiatives for this year’s event include the Family Play Zone on Sunday 14th July, the Complimentary Crew Pulled Pork Baps & Rustic new potatoes & Drinks and the Crew BBQ details below.

Family Play Zone

Sunday 14th July

This area will be located on the eastern side of the RCYC site (adjacent to the existing club playground) and will provide children’s games and space to play, alongside picnic facilities with coffee, ice cream, sweets also available. A space apart, but close to all the action.

Complimentary Pulled Pork Baps & Rustic Irish potatoes & drinks for all crew

Tuesday 16th July, from 1730hrs

All Volvo Cork Week 2024 competitors can enjoy a pulled pork bap with rustic Irish potatoes and a Mount Gay & Coke, totally free of charge at the Royal Cork Yacht Club.

Crew BBQ night

Thursday 18th July, from 1900hrs

Fill up with a full BBQ and pint of Murphy’s (or Buskers & Ginger) for just €15 at the Royal Cork Yacht Club.

Then enjoy a night’s entertainment with our resident event musician, Phil Holbird, before dancing till late.

 

A comprehensive list of the shore based activities is below:

Sunday 14th July, starting from 1200hrs

  • Coastal Market opens on site
  • Family Play Zone opens with Twister, Hula hoops, Tug-o-war, Swing ball, kids Volvo cars, face painting and many more activities.
  • Talk for the kids with a Marine Biologist.
  • Cork radio station RED FM broadcast live from site.
  • Face painting & balloon modelling.
  • Navy Band performance.
  • RNLI water safety with Stormy Sam and games for all.

Monday 15th July, starting from 1600hrs

  • Après Sail
  • Volvo Cork Week welcome party with live music
  • Cocktails & Happy Hour sponsored by Heineken and resident event musician, Phil Holbird.

Tuesday 16th July, starting from 1600hrs

  • “Fastnet Tuesday”
  • Après Sail with live music
  • Cocktails & Happy Hour with Mount Gay & Coke promotion and resident event musician, Phil Holbird.
  • Complimentary Pulled Pork Baps & Rustic Irish potatoes & drinks for all competitors at Volvo Cork Week 2024.

Wednesday 17th July, starting from 1200hrs

  • All fleets will be racing in the harbour, so pick your favourite vantage points and enjoy the spectacle. Camden, Cobh or Haulbowline Amenity Park provide great views.
  • Volvo Cork Week 2024 Ladies Lunch in aid of the RNLI.
  • Après Sail with live Music
  • Cocktails & Happy Hour with Disaronno & Coke and Orchard T
  • Mid-Week Party with resident event musician, Phil Holbird in the marquee.

Thursday 18th July, starting from 1600hrs

  • Après Sail with live music
  • Cocktails & Happy Hour
  • Traditional Volvo Cork Week BBQ Bash
  • Crew BBQ and pint of Murphy’s (or Buskers & Ginger) for €15.
  • Followed by resident event musician, Phil Holbird, and battle of the DJs till late

Friday 19th July, starting from 1600hrs

  • Après Sail with live music
  • Cocktails & Happy Hour
  • Event prizegiving, followed by monster closing Party.

 

Links

The Notice of Race is available to view here.

The entry form can be found here.

Accommodation can be found here.

Check out this video, with footage from the previous editions of Volvo Cork Week here.

Take a minute to browse through the photo galleries from previous editions of the event here.

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