Cork Nostalgia – Regatta Time
The people of Crosshaven are poised to welcome a massive influx of visitors for the sailing regatta that has become known all over the world as simply, Cork Week.
And, as our pictures today show, Cork has had a long love affair with boating and sailing. In the past, the locals in the city and county celebrated their luck at living near a river or coastline with an annual regatta.
But it is Cork Week that has endured. Hosted by the Royal Cork Yacht Club, it is held every two years and continues to be Ireland’s largest and most prestigious sailing regatta.
The first Cork Week took place in 1978 and just over 50 boats took part. Approximately 130 yachts will be racing as part of this year’s event.