Welcome to the first of our news updates. We aim to keep you posted on the build up to Ford Cork Week 2000 on a regular basis.
Welcome to the first of our news updates. We aim to keep you posted on the build up to Ford Cork Week 2000 on a regular basis. Watch out also for breaking news on our website www.fordcorkweek.com
Entries are flooding in faster than ever before, with a record 361 entries in by the end of February compared to 181 at the same time in 1998 Already this world leading regatta is shaping up to be the best ever. Ford Cork Week is one of the few regattas in the world that that offers a welcome to Multihulls. The Regatta gives them a great opportunity to show how fast they can sail and how different they are to the regular monohull that most of us are used to. This year the Event will be the European Championship for the Multihull Offshore Cruising and Racing Association (MOCRA) with a final entry expected to be in the region of 25 to 30 incorporating 10 to 12 different types of boats . Many of these boats will sail to Crosshaven and quite a few, having enjoyed the festivities, hope to cruise on our beautiful South West Coast prior to returning home. Class 1, which in the past has offered superb sailing, is looking particularly good .With close to 10 of the new Beneteau Farr 40.7’s already committed, the competition will be augmented by several Prima 38s and some well know Corby designs.
Roy Dixon’s Cracklin’ Rosie’, the winner of Class 0 in ’98 when helmed by Harold Cudmore- will be back but this year. Because of alterations in Class bands for Ford Cork Week 2000 she will race in Class 1 rather than Class 0. Skippered by her owner this time around she will undoubtedly be one of the favourites for Class honours. In addition, Colm Barrington’s new Corby 38, ‘Gloves Off’ , with an expected IRC of 1.135, is predicted to be a serious contender for what will, without doubt, be a very competitive class.
Ford Cork Week 2000 The Sailing Event of the Year Run by Sailors for Sailors