Racing at Volvo Cork Week 2024 begins on Monday 15th July and will continue daily until Friday 19th July.

Event entry numbers have been steadily climbing, with entries and expressions of interest received from far and wide, including Scotland, Turkey, Hong Kong and the USA.

The latest entry list is now published at and showcases the impressive quality and variety of boats already entered in the Volvo Cork Week fleet.

The Principal Race Officer for Volvo Cork Week 2024 will be the vastly experienced Dave Lovegrove, ably supported by local expert Ciaran McSweeney as Assistant PRO, and working closely with his team of Race Officers presiding over the various courses during the week.

The RO team will meet each morning to review weather conditions and plan the best racing possible for all fleets – perhaps taking advantage of a reliable afternoon sea-breeze on calmer days or utilising the deep sheltered waters of the harbour to continue racing in more inclement weather. This flexibility has been enshrined in the Cork Week sailing instructions throughout the event’s long history, meaning that Cork Week has never failed to provide racing.

The event boasts a large entry of J-boats of all sizes, many of which are sure to be in the mix for prizes. Also of note are some big X-boats which will face off for the first time. The high-performance Cape31 class already have a number of entries, with more anticipated in the coming weeks. Entries in the championship events that are held as part of Volvo Cork Week, such as the 1720 Europeans and the RS21s UK&I Cup, continue to grow. The increasingly popular non-spinnaker classes are also filling up with entries from a wide variety of clubs across the UK and Ireland.


Something for everyone

Volvo Cork Week 2024 will embrace its traditional format, with each Cork Week fleet rotating through a variety of racecourses over the 5 days of racing. The 1720 European Championships and the RS21 UK&I Cup event will run on their own dedicated course, while the Cork Week Coastal fleet will have one longer race each day, along the beautiful southern coastline. To assist with planning, the organisers will shortly be reaching out those already entered to confirm which class they intend to participate in.

The RS21s class are providing charter boats for the event, which will be available in ready to race condition at the RCYC, making this a very attractive package for those wouldn’t otherwise have the time or crew available to compete in Cork Week in their own boat. Check out the recent article for more information about the opportunity to compete in the RS21 championship event at

The Beaufort Cup, a friendly competition between international uniformed services, has already attracted teams from Ireland, the UK, and the US. In some cases, these teams are taking part in Cork Week as part of a program of 2024 events including the classic Round Ireland race.

Social diary

Entertainment will be provided each day after sailing, in a large marquee at the heart of the event site at the Royal Cork Yacht Club, kicking off with live music by Phil Holbird every day.

  • Free crew grub and drinks (A pulled pork bap with rustic potatoes, Mount Gay & Coke) will be provided for all competitors of Volvo Cork Week 2024 on Tuesday 16th
  • The traditional Ladies Gala Lunch, in aid of the RNLI, will be held on Wednesday 17th
  • Battle of the DJs is planned for Thursday 18th
  • The week will be interspersed with several promotional events and a number of sponsor activities.

Multiple casual dining options will be available on-site, alongside retail outlets, chandlery and spares, sail-repair, and other event facilities.



  • The latest Entry List can be viewed here
  • The Entry Form can be found here
  • The Notice of Race is available to view here.

The contact details for accommodation are available here.

Why not take a minute to browse through the photo galleries from previous Cork Weeks here.

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

We really hope to see you in Cork in July.

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