#CORKWEEK – It's all hands on deck for the crew of [email protected] Week, as they get ready to bring visitors to Cork Week for a weekend of free family fun at the Royal Cork Yacht Club (RCYC) in Crosshaven on July 7th and 8th.
All Aboard is a new, interactive, weekend for Cork Week 2012, featuring water-based attractions and shoreside entertainment, all designed to bring out the child in everyone.
Royal Cork Yacht Club Admiral Peter Deasy says: "Cork Week and the Royal Cork Yacht Club have never seen anything like it. We have exhibits travelling from near and far - life sized whales, dolphins and turtles are traveling over from the UK for the weekend, Oceanworld Aquarium are sending their touch pool creatures from Dingle, the Star Dome is coming to bring the wonders of the solar system to life, and that's before we even mention high speed rib-trips and Dragon Boat racing. A lot of hard work has gone into creating a unique event. We really are delivering something for everyone, and we're looking forward to an exciting weekend."
Visitors hitting the shoreline in Crosshaven for All Aboard can float away in the Under the Sea Marquee with life-sized replicas of dolphins, whales and turtles. Meet real, live tiny sea creatures in touchpools.
There will be Dragon Boat Races, run by the maritime cultural organisation Meitheal Mara, which will give visitors the chance to race these spectacular boats to the beat of the Dragon Boat drum. Grab a paddle, or shout from the shoreline to be part of this unique event. You can Follow the stars in night sky in the Star Dome in the Sun Sea & Stars Marquee, or walk the plank with Captain Jack.
High-speed rib rides, (extra charge) will give visitors the chance to experience the exhilaration of bouncing off the crest of a wave at full throttle, with a chance to see a dolphin or even a basking shark, but one thing's for certain – everyone will have a blast!
Try spinnaker packing races, bubble workshops and many more hands-on activities, enjoy the wandering musicians, magical entertainers and face-painting, or just unwind, enjoy Coffee and Cake in the Clubhouse, casual lunch in the Food Court or a little retail therapy in the extensive selection of shops in the Cork Week Village.
For family fun for all get to All Aboard @ Cork Week on July 7th and 8th, from 11-5 daily. Admission is FREE & with hundreds of FREE Parking Spaces