Volvo Cork Week – An Economic and Tourism highlight in Cork

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Volvo Cork Week runs, this year, from Sunday 15th to Saturday 21st July. Over the 40 years of its history, Volvo Cork Week has cemented its reputation as a world class sailing experience, flavoured with the key ingredients of friendly competition, varied sailing and excellent entertainment.

Cork County Council Chief Executive, Mr Tim Lucey said “Cork County Council through our Economic Development Fund is delighted to be a Platinum Sponsor of Volvo Cork Week 2018. I wish to congratulate The Royal Cork Yacht Club on organising this biennial sailing regatta based around Crosshaven and Cork harbour. The strength and appeal of the Cork tourism offering is significant and this event provides an excellent opportunity to highlight what Cork has to offer.

Cork County Council’s sponsorship will provide a platform to provide a direct Economic Impact to the Cork Region. Cork is the best place in Ireland to explore both of the best experiences in Ireland – Ireland’s Ancient East and the Wild Atlantic Way. Cork is truly a remarkable place with so much to do, see and experience. Go take a trip on the Dursey Island Cable Car, visit Mizen Head, Michael Collins House, Clonakilty, Spike Island, Cobh, Youghal Clock Gate Tower, Bridgetown Priory, Castletownroche, there is so much to do in our beautiful county.”

Mayor of the County of Cork Cllr. Patrick Gerard Murphy said “ I wish The Royal Cork Yacht Club every success for Volvo Cork Week 2018 and I look forward to attending events during the week. Volvo Cork Week has cemented its reputation as a world class sailing experience and this can be seen in the number of entries to this year’s event. I would like to welcome all the visiting participants, families, and supporters to our great county and commend you all for the hard work, passion and dedication that has brought them here. While this is a competition, I wish to remind all participants, families and supporters to take some time to enjoy all that is “Pure Cork”.

“Cork is Ireland’s Maritime Haven with a significant maritime history spanning over a thousand years, set in a beautiful soft coastal environment where the land, the people, and their culture will allow you to discover a quirky way to stimulate all of your senses, have a look at Purecork.ie to make your own individual itinerary.”

Volvo continue their strong partnership with the sailing regatta in Crosshaven again this year. “Volvo Car Ireland are proud to continue their association with Volvo Cork Week 2018 for a third time. Together with Johnson & Perrott, we work to support what we see as important events in the communities where our customers live, work, and engage in sporting activities as a central part of their lives. At Volvo Cars, everything we do begins with people, from our commitment to safety, to our innovative style.”

“The Volvo brand is evolving in Ireland and globally. Volvo have a strong heritage in designing stylish and dynamic SUVs offering the latest in technology and safety. The new XC40 is no exception. It’s the perfect car for an active lifestyle and our new range of cars will be on display at the regatta. May wind and sunshine continue, to delivery the racing conditions that this wonderful event deserves. Volvo wishes all competitors good luck for an enjoyable event on land and at sea in Crosshaven at Volvo Cork Week.” – David Thomas, Managing Director, Volvo Car Ireland.