Cork Week – Irelands Biggest Yachting Event Near Fota Island

This past week the waters around Cork harbour close to us here at Fota Island Resort, have been awash with colour and activity as the worlds top sailors take part in Irelands largest sailing regatta, Cork Week in and around the seas of Cork Harbour and nearby Crosshaven. Cork Week which is held every two years and hosted by the worlds oldest yacht club in Crosshaven, combines an exciting week of top class sailing with days and nights of all round entertainment for everyone. As well as being a key event in the international sailing event calendar Cork Week is also a hugely popular social event as Crosshaven and surrounding areas come alive with festivities and celebration.

For the entire week a special on-shore tented village catering to the needs of competing crewmen and visitors alike appears in the sailing town of Crosshaven. Throughout the week this specially made tented village is a hub for everyone having fun, eating, drinking and dancing till the wee hours. So while the days are filled with tiptop sailing action in the seas around Cork harbour and county, in the evenings Crosshavens tented village plays host to Bodega by the Sea a special live entertainment event running in line with the sailing. Run over 5 days from 9th-13th July and featuring some of the countries best live bands and DJ’s, Bodega by the Sea provides the perfect way to celebrate the special events of the days racing.

A thoroughly entertaining and momentous week CorkWeek provides a good reason to visit Cork harbour and take in the region of East Cork many whose attractions, coastline and traditions continues to bring out the best in international sailing.

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