A cracking Volvo Cork Week
192 boats and 1800 people took part in the biggest Volvo Cork Week for many years, which incorporated the ICRA National Championships. Teams from Ireland, France, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, and the United States enjoyed a full five-day programme of racing both inside and outside of Cork Harbour, many of which are continuing with more leisure time in the region. The event attracts 10,000 visitors to Cork and is worth €6.5 million to the local economy.
Racing at Volvo Cork Week was held on five different courses for 14 different classes. The 2022 edition of Volvo Cork Week lived up to its billing as a huge celebration of Royal Cork Yacht Club’s signature regatta to celebrate their tricentenary. Established in 1720, the Royal Cork Yacht Club has an enthralling history as the oldest yacht club in the world.
The Volvo Cork Week Prize Giving was opened by Royal Cork Admiral Kieran O’Connell who commented to huge applause: “On behalf of the Royal Cork Yacht Club and our sponsors and partners, I would like to extend the biggest thanks to every single competitor from near and far that gave their time money and effort to attend one of the most iconic sailing events of 2022. As a competitor, I would offer thanks to all of the seasoned race officers and their teams on all five race courses, which in difficult conditions pulled off an outstanding display of race management”.
For more see volvocorkweek.ie and full results are on sailwave.com/results/VolvoCorkWeek2022
193 Teams Entered Volvo Cork Week
Royal Cork Yacht Club has been absolutely buzzing all week, with great sailing and plenty of banter with old friends meeting up for the first time in years, and many newcomers to the sport making new friends.
In total 193 teams (1800 people) are competing at the event, which is organised by the Royal Cork Yacht Club, and the weather truly delivered a magical start with fantastic sunny, warm air conditions with a southerly breeze of about 8 knots on day one. For the eight classes competing, four courses were used in Cork Harbour and the Atlantic Approaches.
A sea breeze kicked in on Day Four to spice up the action on the penultimate day of Volvo Cork Week, incorporating the ICRA National Championships. The 1720 Class competing for the European Championship had a real blast today as did the Cape 31 Class competing for the Irish Nationals. After three days of light and complex racing, leaders of all the classes racing at Volvo Cork Week started emerging.
You can read all the event blogs and results HERE.
Did you know that Volvo Cork Week attracts 10,000 visitors to Cork and is worth €6.5 million to the local economy.
Royal Cork Yacht Club have made exceptional efforts to keep the impact on the environment to a minimum, through a zero plastic policy, habitat awareness and emergency action plan and much more. READ MORE HERE.
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A small gallery of the great photographs by RICK TOMLINSON below ... ENJOY.