Monkstown Bay Sailing Club in Cork Harbour finally got their sixth annual Raft Race underway this morning, it having been cancelled due to weather on 26th December writes Bob Bateman
Fundraising for Pieta House, the charity that offers free support for those in suicidal distress or engaging in self-harm, competitors took to the water with all the fun and excitement that goes with raft racing.
(Front Row) Alex Barry, Ken Murphy, Brian Dinneen. (Back Row) Aine Bogue, Conor O’Keeffe, (aiming to raise €100,00 for Pieta House by running 32 Marathons in 32 days) Nin O’Leary, Jenny Meade, Shane Kennedy
This was the sixth running of the event and this year funds raised were added to the pot for Conor O’Keeffe’s attempt at raising €100,000 for Pieta House by running 32 Marathons in as many days.
Photo gallery By Bob Bateman
The starting crews at MBSC
A Le Mans-style start
There were some late starters...
The Winning Team in the annual Monkstown Bay Sailing Club Raft Race. The team consisted of Alex Barry, John Downey, Steve Higgins, Sandy Rimmington and Aine Bogue
Competitors gave it their all
Sandy Rimmington and Alex Barry ensured that Nin O'Leary did not finish without a ducking in chilly Cork Harbour
Dave Kenefick on rescue boat duty keeps a watchful eye on this capsized craft
Raft Racecraft were all shapes and sizes