Volvo Cork Week Sunday July 15th to Saturday July 21st

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Shaping up to be the biggest and best yet, with an incredible 110 boats already entered, Volvo Cork Week is a week long regatta in Crosshaven with a reputation as a world class sailing event. Fused with excellent entertainment and renowned southern hospitality, that reputation has been cemented over it’s 40 years of history. The biennial event is flavoured with key ingredients; friendly competition, varied sailing and a diverse programme of races.

In partnership with Johnson & Perrott, Volvo Cork Week welcomes crews and boats from all over Ireland, the UK and from as far away as Dubai, Australia and Hong Kong. With a new flexible format of racing available to participants, competitors can choose to race for the full five days, three days or contestants can hold their own class championships, finishing on the Saturday. It’s an exciting amendment that has attracted a diverse demographic from many sectors of the sailing world. It also allows competitors to enjoy the outstanding entertainment once ashore.

At The Royal Cork Yacht Club, there are fun packed family events such as treasure hunts, face painting and kids games on Sunday,15th and Saturday, 21st July, kicking off at 11am. At the Opening Ceremony on 15th July, there is live music from easy listening crooner, The Loungeman, who returns for the Ladies Fashion Show and Lunch on Wednesday 18th July. Every night of the week there is world class music and entertainment following the races and Gala Dinners, including The Roaring Forties, Midnight Sons and Amazing Apples as well as late night DJs throughout the weekend.

Online entry is still open and the closing date is 30th June. More information is provided at corkweek.ie