The deadline has passed, but organisers can still accept a limited number of late entries 8/6/08

The deadline has passed for entry to ACCBank Cork Week 2008, and organisers are delighted that entries are up and exceed those at the same time two years ago.

Tony Donworth, Chairman of ACCBank Cork Week said: “We are very pleased that entry levels for the 2008 event match those for the last event and we still expect a number of late entries from boats who may still not have decided on which regattas they will target this summer. We can accept a limited number of late entries for the event but I would suggest that to avoid disappointment, one should enter now.

‘We already have a huge range and mix of boats entering, we’ll have six TP 52s racing for the Carroll Challenge Cup, which is going to be an amazing spectacle – these are the Grand Prix Racers of the sailing world and will be very exciting to watch. We will also have more than 50 SB3s racing on the One-Design Course.”

The Gentlemen’s Class looks like being the biggest IRC Class with fifty to sixty boats competing and a large fleet of Farr 45s are also expected.

Tony Donworth added, “Of course, what happens on the water is only the half of it. We have even more on shore entertainment this year. We have concerts each night featuring high profile acts like Paddy Casey, Aslan and The Walls. The extensive tented village is going to be used for a whole host of charity functions during the week. I think it is going to be the best Cork Week yet!”

ACCBank Cork Week takes place at the Royal Cork Yacht Club, Crosshaven, Co. Cork from 12 to 18 July. For full information visit please visit