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Cork Harbour Ocean to City 2018 Race Results

6th June 2018
Member of Frankfurt Canoe Club FKV in a Dragon Boat  the Ocean to City Race, An Rás Mór as part of Cork Harbour festival at the finish line  Cork City Centre Member of Frankfurt Canoe Club FKV in a Dragon Boat the Ocean to City Race, An Rás Mór as part of Cork Harbour festival at the finish line Cork City Centre Photo: Clare Keogh

With record-breaking sunshine and perfect conditions for the 28km row of Cork Harbour, this year’s Ocean to City race opened Cork Harbour Festival 2018 in spectacular style!

Cork Harbour and City were filled with colour, drama and great excitement with over 30 different types of boats all competing in Ocean to City – An Rás Mór on Saturday 2 June.

Click to see's photo gallery of the 2018 Ocean to City Race by photographer Bob Bateman.

Michelle Whooley, Festival Manager said, “Ocean to City is a very special event and really shows off what an amenity we have here in Cork, in our beautiful harbour and river. This year we had crews from the U.S., Germany, Spain, The Netherlands, United Kingdom and of course from Ireland who all left with great memories and want to come back again next year”.

Ocean to City 2018 results

Ocean Course – 28km 

1st 4-Hand working Naomhóg – Ocean 12 Naomhóga Chorcaí - Martin Schwedes
2nd 4-Hand Working Naomhóg – Ocean 13 Naomhóga Chorcaí - The Lotarians
1st Veteran Crew Ocean 28 Salcombe Estuary Rowing Club
2nd Veteran Crew Ocean 22 Dundrum Coastal Rowing
3rd Veteran Crew Ocean 30 London Cornish Pilot Gig Club, Hurricane
1st Cornish Pilot Gig 31 Zennar Gig Club Pensance – Melusine
1st Currach Ocean 43 West Clare Currach Club, Doonbeg
1st Racing Currach Ocean 43 West Clare Currach Club, Doonbeg
1st Celtic Longboat 52 Vartry RC, Challengers – Vartry Champion
2nd Celtic Longboat 56 Bois y Parrog – Angarahad
1st GRP (Miscellaneous) 39 Corporation of Trinity House – Trinity Tide
1st ICRF Ocean 63 Passage West - Barr an Che
2nd ICRF Ocean 59 Vartry RC Contenders – Vartry Contenders
1st St Ayles Skiff 22 Dundrum coastal rowing – Danny Boy
2nd St Ayles Skiff 16 Strangford Coastal RC, Northern Lights –
Sea Swallow
1st International Crew 31 Zennar Gig Club Penzance – Melusine
1st Women's Crew – Ocean 23 EACRC
1st Mixed Crew – Ocean 16 Strangford Coastal RC, Northern Lights
1st Crew Ocean 14 St Michaels Rowing Club,
Crockford - Dun Laoghaire Nua
1st GRP Ocean 63 Passage West Rowing Club
2nd GRP Ocean 45 Mount Charles Rowing Club
2nd International Crew 28 Salcombe Estuary Rowing Club
1st Mixed Currach 26 Naomhóga Chorcaí, NC 3
2nd Mixed Crew - Ocean 24 St Ayles Coastal Rowing Club
1st Veteran Currach Ocean 42 Naomhóga Chorcaí, x-man
1st Veteran GRP/plastic Ocean 40 London Port Health Authority
1st Veteran Mixed Crew - Ocean 61 Edermine Ferry Rowing Club, Boro
2nd Veteran Mixed Crew - Ocean 19 Dundrum Coastal Rowing, Mystic Wave
1st Wooden Boat - Ocean 14 St Michaels Rowing Club,
Crockford - Dun Laoghaire Nua
1st Working Currach Ocean 12 Naomhóga Chorcaí - Martin Schwedes
1st Sliding Seat Coastal Quad - Ocean 89 Courtmacsherry Rowing Club - Euro Diffusion
1st Single Sliding Seat - Ocean 75 Bantry, Andrew Hurley - Euro Diffusion

City Course – 22km

1st Currach - City 36 Naomhóga Chorcaí, Domestic Blisters - Caitlin
1st other boat type City 81 Whitegate Rowing Club 1
1st City 36 Naomhóga Chorcaí, Domestic Blisters - Caitlin
1st Mixed - City 81 Whitegate Rowing Club 1

City – Kayak Race – 22km

1st Veteran Kayak 246 Salmon Leap Canoe Club - Malcolm Banks
2nd Veteran Kayak 253 Cellbridge Paddlers Canoe Club
1st Expedition Kayak single 232 Tomas Walsh
2nd Expedition Kayak single 240 Lawrence Buckley
1st Kayak (CITY COURSE - OVERALL) 244 Tadhg de Barra
2nd Kayak (CITY COURSE - OVERALL) 246 Salmon Leap Canoe Club - Malcolm Banks
1st Unlimited Kayak 244 Tadhg de Barra
1st Women's Kayak 242 Heather Clarke
2nd Women’s Kayak 203 Sandra Bickerdyke

Monkstown – Kayak – 12km

1st Kayak Monkstown 362 Jamie Walsh
2nd Kayak Monkstown 360 Nigel Ducker
1st Veteran Kayak 360 Nigel Ducker
1st Single Sit on top Kayak 334 Chris Coady
2nd Single Sit on top Kayak 336 Fabian Murphy
1st Women's Sit on Top Kayak 342 Passage West R, Jill Treacy

Monkstown - SUP – 12km

1st SUP Jason Coniry Award 320 Paddy McCormick

Dragon Boat Race – 20km

1st Dragon Boat 93 Frankfurter Kanu-Verein 1913 E.V. (Fkv)

Blackrock Youth Race – 4km

Fiachra Ó Callanáin Memorial Trophy 110 Ballincollig, Luke and Jack
First Lassies 112 BBBS, Becky and Brenda
First Junior Crew 114 BBBS, Lee and John
Special Endeavour Award 119 Life Centre, William
First Veteran Crew 120 Life Centre, Cormac and Alan
First Adult Youth Crew 122 Life Centre, Adam and Zach
First Mixed Crew 124 Mayfield, Michael and Sarah
First Youth Crew 125 Glnthn/Bshpst, Linda and Tami
First Currach - Special Class 128 Naomhóga Chorcaí, Ciara and Eoghan

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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. 


‘'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 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 on 5 June

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