Entries are steadily flowing in for the next edition of Volvo Cork Week.
The dates for Volvo Cork Week 2024 are Monday 15th July to Friday 19th July. This facilitates plenty of time for boat deliveries before and after the event.
The Notice of Race is available to view here.
The early entry discount is currently available here.
Many of the larger keelboats from the east coast of Ireland are expected to arrive in good time for the start of the event, upon their completion of the “Kingstown to Queenstown” (Dun-Laoghaire to Cork Harbour) race. The race was first held in the year 1860 and ISORA recently announced that the 2024 edition of the race will start on 12th July.
Several of the keelboats from England are expected to arrive around the same time. 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.
Several groups, from Ireland and abroad are currently assembling teams for the increasingly popular 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, creator of the Beaufort Scale, will be presented to the overall winner.
The Cork 1720 class has recently confirmed that the 2024 edition of Volvo Cork Week will host their European Championships. Expect to see lots of high octane racing by this fleet. Indeed, it was a Cork 1720 that won the prestigious overall winner award in Volvo Cork Week 2022.
A list of accommodation options along with contact details is available here.
Take a minute to browse through the photo galleries from previous editions of the event here.