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Cork Harbour Crews Celebrate Ocean to City Results

5th June 2016
Cork Harbour Crews Celebrate Ocean to City Results Photo: Ocean to City

With recording breaking numbers and record breaking sunshine, this year’s Ocean to City race opened Cork Harbour Festival 2016 in spectacular style!

Over 600 participants and 200 teams took part in the 28km race from Crosshaven to Cork City, in over 30 different types of craft. Thousands of spectators turned out to bask in the summer sunshine and celebrate the 12th edition of what has grown to become Ireland’s premier rowing race. Cork County Cllr. Marcia Dalton presented winning crews with prizes across a range of classes at a post-race ceremony yesterday evening in the Clarion Hotel. Classes ranged from youth crews from across Cork City to veteran rowers, paddlers and kayakers from all over Ireland, England, Wales, The Netherlands, Portugal and the US.

Naomhóga Corcaí, Cork’s currach rowing club and race hosts, did superbly to keep eight titles Leeside across the currach-racing classes. Club Captain, Rose Magner said, ‘we feel so proud as a club to showcase what we do and invite people in, particularly international crews. We had a record 18 crews this year, including two guest crews from the U.S and Wales. It’s great to be able to welcome them to Cork and show them our river, which we love.”

International crews fared well, with First International Crew award going to The Port of London Men’s Crew, and Portuguese crew Ginasio Clube Figueirense, Ginasio 1, taking 1st Monkstown Crew.

Cork Harbour Festival – Ocean to City Festival Director, Donagh MacArtain, said this year was one of the most competitive races on the water. ‘We had a great day’s racing with very close competition, particularly in the kayak and currach-racing classes. Teams throughout the country competed strongly, with victories for Clare, Dublin, Kerry and Galway. The atmosphere and buzz throughout the harbour was superb, right through to the finish line.”

Cork Harbour Festival continues until Sunday 12th June with a wide range of events in Cork City and Harbour.

Monkstown-Kayak Race

2nd Women’s Kayak #394 Helen Holland

1st Women’s Kayak #395 Catherine Molloy
2nd Veteran Kayak #379 Robert Wilkes
1st Veteran Kayak #354 Nigel Ducker
1st Double Kayak #517 Tommy Walsh / Mark Twomey
2nd Single Sit-on-top Kayak #353 Barry Marron
1st Single Sit-on-top Kayak #348 Chris Coady
2nd Single Touring Kayak #379 Robert Wilkes
1st Single Touring Kayak #354 Nigel Ducker

Monkstown SUP Race
3rd SUP #365 Paul Byrne
2nd SUP #369 Jason Coniry
1st SUP #360 Keith McGuirk
1st Veteran SUP #369 Jason Coniry
1st Women’s SUP # Jenni O’Connor

Monkstown Course
1st 2-hand Currach #94 Beardy Flies, Naomhóga Chorcaí
2nd Monkstown Creq #95 Ta Se Ag Teacht, Kildysart Curraghs
1st Monkstown Crew #97 Ginasio Clube Figueirense, Ginasio 1 (Portugal)

Dragon Boat Race
1st Dragon Boat - City Course #72 Croí Cróga
1st Dragon Boat - Rocky Island Course #58 Cork Dragons

City-Kayak Race
3rd Veteran Kayak #345 Lawrence Buckley
2nd Veteran Kayak #324 Ciaran Cooke
1st Veteran Kayak #344 Jim Morrisey, Kayakmor-Galway Sea Kayak Tours
1st Woman Kayak #329 Heather Clarke
1st Double Kayak #516 Stephan Cleary & Mark Kirk, Kerry Canoe Club
3rd Touring Kayak #323 Tomas Walsh
2nd Touring Kayak #325 Tom Healy
1st Touring Kayak #324 Ciaran Cooke
2nd Racing Kayak #344 Jim Morrisey, Kayakmor-Galway Sea Kayak Tours
1st Racing Kayak #342 Sean McCarthy, Salmon Leap
1st Single Kayak #342 Sean McCarthy, Salmon Leap

City Course
1st Currach #5 Blunnie, West Clare Currach Club
2nd City Crew #21 Anthony & John Keating, RCYC
1st City Crew #5 Blunnie, West Clare Currach Club

Ocean-Relay Race
2nd Relay Crew #45 Victorie, H28 (Netherlands)
1st Relay Crew #4 Cool Rowings, Cill Brian

Ocean Course
1st Mixed Crew #15 The Cu Crew, Naomhóga Chorcaí
1st Women’s Crew #28 Fergus, Fergus Currach Club
1st Single Sliding Seat Boat #62 Barry Hooper, Galleyflash Rowing Club
2nd Sliding Seat Coastal Quad #81 Exmouth Rowing Club, Crew A (England)
1st Sliding Seat Coastal Quad #79 Castletownbere Rowing Club
1st Thames Waterman Cutter #68 Port of London Men (England)
1st Wooden Boat #32 Mighty Movers, St Kearns Rowing Club
1st Veteran Celtic Longboat #44 Madog Mixed Vets, Madóg Yacht Club (Wales)
2nd Celtic Longboat #40 Vartry Rowing Club A
1st Celtic Longboat #39 Vartry Rowing Club B
2nd ICRF #50 Da Men, Templenoe Rowing Club
1st ICRF #53 Padraig's Prodigies, Kilmacsimon Rowing Club
1st Veteran ICRF #53 Padraig's Prodigies, Kilmacsimon Rowing Club
1st GRP Crew #39 Vartry Rowing Club B
2nd 3-Hand Racing Currach #28 Fergus, Fergus Currach Club
1st 3-Hand Racing Currach #26 Níl Aon Tón Tinn, Naomhóga Chorcaí
1st Mixed 3-Hand Racing Currach #26 Níl Aon Tón Tinn, Naomhóga Chorcaí
1st Racing Currach #36 Da Bouyos, Naomhóga Chorcaí
1st Working Currach #1 Fantastic Fergus, Fergus Branch - West Clare Currach Club
2nd 4-Hand Working Naomhóg #10 Los intocables, Naomhóga Chorcaí
1st 4-Hand Working Naomhóg #15 The Cu Crew, Naomhóga Chorcaí
1st Currach #1 Fantastic Fergus, Fergus Branch - West Clare Currach Club
1st Ocean Crew #1 Fantastic Fergus, Fergus Branch - West Clare Currach Club

Special Awards
Boat of the Day, Charlie Hennessy Cup #69 Trinity Tide, Corporation of Trinity House (England)
Boat Builder of the Day #34 Martin O’Toole who built An Gabhar from Skerries Rowing Club
Community Boat Build Prize #16 RARI Rowing Club, Gerard Crowley & Naill Crowley, with NAMA
Self-built Boat Prize #21 Jean built by Anthony & John Keating, RCYC
First International Crew #60 Port of London – Men’s Crew (England)
Second International Crew #33 Dutch Rowers, Roeivereniging Woelwater (Netherlands)
Cian Ó Sé Commemorative Trophy #9 Laochra na Laoí, Naomhóga Chorcaí

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Cork Harbour Information

It’s one of the largest natural harbours in the world – and those living near Cork Harbour insist that it’s also one of the most interesting.

This was the last port of call for the most famous liner in history, the Titanic, but it has been transformed into a centre for the chemical and pharmaceutical industry.

The harbour has been a working port and a strategic defensive hub for centuries, and it has been one of Ireland's major employment hubs since the early 1900s. Traditional heavy industries have waned since the late 20th century, with the likes of the closure of Irish Steel in Haulbowline and shipbuilding at Verolme. It still has major and strategic significance in energy generation, shipping and refining.

Giraffe wander along its shores, from which tens of thousands of men and women left Ireland, most of them never to return. The harbour is home to the oldest yacht club in the world, and to the Irish Navy. 

This deep waterway has also become a vital cog in the Irish economy.

‘Afloat.ie's Cork Harbour page’ is not a history page, nor is it a news focus. It’s simply an exploration of this famous waterway, its colour and its characters.

Cork Harbour Festival

Ocean to City – An Rás Mór and Cork Harbour Open Day formerly existed as two popular one-day events located at different points on Cork’s annual maritime calendar. Both event committees recognised the synergy between the two events and began to work together and share resources. In 2015, Cork Harbour Festival was launched. The festival was shaped on the open day principle, with Ocean to City – An Ras Mór as the flagship event.

Now in its sixth year, the festival has grown from strength to strength. Although the physical 2020 festival was cancelled due to Covid-19, the event normally features nine festival days starting on the first week of June. It is packed full of events; all made possible through collaboration with over 50 different event partners in Cork City, as well as 15 towns and villages along Cork Harbour. The programme grows year by year and highlights Ireland’s rich maritime heritage and culture as well as water and shore-based activities, with Ocean to City – An Rás Mór at the heart of the festival.

Taking place at the centre of Ireland’s maritime paradise, and at the gateway to Ireland’s Ancient East and the Wild Atlantic Way, Cork is perfectly positioned to deliver the largest and most engaging harbour festival in Ireland.

The Cork Harbour Festival Committee includes representatives from Cork City Council, Cork County Council, Port of Cork, UCC MaREI, RCYC, Cobh & Harbour Chamber and Meitheal Mara.

Marinas in Cork Harbour

There are six marinas in Cork Harbour. Three in Crosshaven, one in East Ferry, one in Monkstown Bay and a new facility is opening in 2020 at Cobh. Details below

Port of Cork City Marina

Location – Cork City
Contact – Harbour Masters Dept., Port of Cork Tel: +353 (0)21 4273125 or +353 (0)21 4530466 (out of office hours)

Royal Cork Yacht Club Marina

Location: Crosshaven, Co. Cork
Contact: +353 (0) 21 4831023

Crosshaven Boatyard Marina

Location: Crosshaven, Co. Cork
Contact: +353 (0)21 4831161

Salve Marina Ltd

Location: Crosshaven, Co. Cork
Contact: +353 (0) 21 4831145

Cork Harbour Marina

Location: Monkstown, Co. Cork
Contact: +353 (0)87 3669009

East Ferry Marina

Location: East Ferry, Co. Cork
Contact: +353 (0)21 4813390

New Cove Sailing Club Marina

(to be opened in 2020)

Location: Cobh, Co. Cork
Contact: 087 1178363

Cork Harbour pontoons, slipways and ramps

Cork City Boardwalk Existing pontoon

Port of Cork 100m. pontoon

Cork city – End of Cornmarket St. steps and slip;

Cork city - Proby’s Qy. Existing limited access slip

Quays Bar & Restaurant, Private pontoon and ramp for patrons, suitable for yachts, small craft town and amenities

Cobh harbour [camber] Slip and steps inside quay wall pontoon

Fota (zoo, house, gardens) Derelict pontoon and steps

Haulbowline naval basin; restricted space Naval base; restricted access;

Spike Island pier, steps; slip, pontoon and ramp

Monkstown wooden pier and steps;

Crosshaven town pier, with pontoon & steps

East Ferry Marlogue marina, Slip (Great Island side) visitors’ berths

East Ferry Existing pier and slip; restricted space East Ferry Inn (pub)
(Mainland side)

Blackrock pier and slips

Ballinacurra Quay walls (private)

Aghada pier and slip, pontoon & steps public transport links

Whitegate Slip

Passage West Pontoon

Glenbrook Cross-river ferry

Ringaskiddy Parking with slip and pontoon Ferry terminal; village 1km.

Carrigaloe pier and slip; restricted space; Cross-river ferry;

Fountainstown Slip

White’s Bay beach

Ringabella beach

Glanmire Bridge and tide restrictions

Old Glanmire - Quay

Cork Harbour Festival & Ocean to City Race

Following the cancellation of the 2020 event, Cork Harbour Festival will now take place 5 – 13 June 2021, with the Flagship Ocean to City An Rás Mór on 5 June.

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