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Up to 20 French Classic Yachts Expected for Cork Week 2022

13th March 2022
Terry Birles' 'Erin' was one of the first entries in for the Classics Class of Cork Week 2022
Terry Birles' 'Erin' was one of the first entries in for the Classics Class of Cork Week in July

Royal Cork's Paris Boat Show announcement last December that there is to be a dedicated Classics Class at Volvo Cork Week has been receiving a steady uptake of entries.

As Afloat reported earlier, a former famous Morning Cloud yacht from the UK will compete in Cork Harbour and more recently, the club has announced it is expecting up to 20 yachts from France. 

Last December, Pascal Stefani, President of the Atlantic Yacht Club, with the support of the Yacht Club de France, announced that they were arranging "Goto Cork 2022", a movement which will entail up to 20 yachts heading to Cork via the Scillies to participate.

A delegation from AYC has since been to Cork to prepare for their visit in July.

Local classics are also entered, including Terry Birles' 'Erin' who was one of the first entries for the new Classic division.

As regular Afloat readers will know, Birles and Erin took fifth in their class in the St. Tropez classic regatta last September. 

The RCYC has also revealed the series will be conducted using the Jauge Classique Handicap (JCH) system to allow classic boats with very different characteristics to race together and other handicapping systems as appropriate.

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Following the cancellation of the 2020 event, the dates for the 2022 edition of Cork Week in Cork Harbour is: 11 –15 July 2022

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