Entries are pouring in to the race office at Royal Cork Yacht Club in preparation for next year's Cork Week

Cork Week 2004, which is taking place from 10-16 July, promises to be bigger and better than ever before. Even at this early stage entries are pouring in to the race office at Royal Cork Yacht Club, Crosshaven which means the chances of exceeding last year’s bumper entry is looking more and more likely.

Early entries include a selection of MaxZ86 designs (using this regatta as one of the events in their first championship series) including Roy Disney’s new 86ft Reichel Pugh-designed ‘Pyewacket’, and Morning Glory owned by Hasso Plantner.

Other entries already signed up include Chippewa, the Swan 68 from USA, who will already have completed four regattas prior to Cork Week including Key West, St Maarten Heineken regatta and Antigua Race Week. From Cork Week she’ll head to the Isle of Wight for Cowes Week, Sardinia for the world championship and finally Les Voile de St Tropez. The Sigma 33 class has confirmed that its European championship will take place during Cork Week and the 1720 class is expected to produce one of the largest fleet entries.

For more details and an entry form, log on to fordcorkweek.com.