Volvo Cork Week 2024 is a 5-day series, racing begins on Monday 15th July and will continue daily until Friday 19th July. Please note that the early entry discount is currently available but will end on 31st January.
Event entry numbers have been steadily climbing in recent weeks, with entries received from all over the country as well as overseas. There’s been particular interest from the Welsh fleet, some of whom will also compete in the Kingstown to Queenstown race as part of the ISORA series (more below).
The level of interest in Non-Spinnaker/White Sail classes has also been high, with many skippers keen to experiencing racing at Volvo Cork Week for the first time.
The championship fleets are always a big feature of Volvo Cork Week 2024, with some notable entries already received for the 1720 Europeans.
Similarly, the RS21 will be keen to make a mark as this is the first time the class will be part of the event. A unique element of this fleet is the availability of charter boats in ready to race condition for the week. These boats will be supplied by the class and managed at the event by Kenny Rumball of INSS, making this a very attractive package for those that can’t bring their own boats to Cork.
The Beaufort Cup is a unique inter-services regatta, hosted by the Irish Defence Forces in conjunction with the Royal Cork Yacht Club, and the Notice of Race will be available soon.
Most recently, a number of veteran teams from the USA have expressed interest in joining the competition, along with uniformed service teams from across Ireland and the UK.
Additional local accommodation has been secured and more details are available on the website (see links below).
Competitors bringing campervans will be accommodated at the Crosshaven Rugby Club, which is provides appropriate facilities and is located c.1km from the Royal Cork Yacht Club.
See www.crosshavenrugbyfc.com for contact details.
Note that there is a regular bus service to/from accommodation options in Carrigaline and Cork City, with a bus stop directly located outside the gates of the Royal Cork Yacht Club.
Daily entertainment will be provided at the Royal Cork Yacht Club for all competitors after racing, along with various promotional events and sponsor activities.
The ladies gala lunch, which will be hosted in aid of the RNLI, is planned for Wednesday 17th July.
The Notice of Regatta is available to view here.
The Entry Form can be found here.
Accommodation Listing 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