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Cork Harbour Festival grows each year, and its flagship event Ocean to City - An Rás Mor, now in its 14th year, has received a record-breaking entry! Over 200 boats and 600 participants from Ireland, U.S, Holland, Germany, Spain and…
Queen of the Fleet – the East Wall racing skiff An Tulcha
Cormac Lowth of Dublin is a one-man Maritime Institute writes W M Nixon. He has an incredible memory, encyclopaedic knowledge, and an exceptional collection of nautical memorabilia. There’s always something of special interest when one of his missives pings into…
Pictured at the Official Launch of the 2018 Irish Coastal Rowing Championships at the National Rowing Centre, Farran, Cork were from left to right: Orla Creedon Championships Committee Secretary, David Hussey Rowing Ireland Coastal Division Committee, Ted McSweeney Chairperson Rushbrooke Rowing Club (Host Club), Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Mr. Michael Creed T.D , Eddie Farr Chairperson of the Coastal Championships Committee, Kieran Kerr, Chairperson of Rowing Ireland Coastal Division and Shane Russell Regatta Director for the 2018 Championships
The National Rowing Centre, Farran Woods, Cork provided the  backdrop for the launch of the 2018 Irish Coastal Rowing Championships which will be hosted at the Centre by Rushbrooke Rowing Club on the weekend of the 18th / 19th August…
A joy to sail. Bantry Boats revelling in open sea conditions off the Morbihan in France during 2014’s Atlantic Challenge
Most sailing folk in Ireland will have some level of awareness of the Bantry Boat. Even those who live most determinedly in the present, and look unswervingly to the future, will be vaguely aware that thanks to some fortuitous turns…
Fingal Rowing Club Hosts Lambay Challenge This April
#Rowing - Fingal Rowing Club will host the Inaugural Lambay Rowing Challenge on Sunday 15 April. The 19km fundraising race from Rush Sailing Club to Lambay Island and back is open to all open water rowing vessels including but not…
2018 East Coast Rowing Fixtures Published
Following yesterday’s AGM of the East Coast Rowing Council, the fixture list for their 2018 regatta season has been released. (Downloadable below). Crews of men, women, and children from Skerries in the north to Arklow in the south will compete…
New Coastal Rowing Championships to be Hosted by Rushbrooke
#Rowing: Rushbrooke Rowing Club from Cobh will host the Irish Coastal Rowing Championships next August. It is the first such coastal event to be held under the auspices of Rowing Ireland.  The decision to choose Rushbrooke was made at the…
Killorglin's Monika Dukarska in an Offshore boat.
#Rowing: There is to be a new Coastal Division of Rowing Ireland. At a meeting of the RI board on Saturday, October 21st, the board unanimously acceded to a request from 20 of its affiliated clubs that it form a…
The rowers are junior doctors Seán Underwood and Patrick O’Connor, Cork-based podiatrist Eoin O’Farrell and young Dublin entrepreneur Thomas Browne
Cork University Hospital (CUH) is to receive vital funds as four Irish men compete in a 5,500km (3,000 nautical miles) rowing challenge across the Atlantic on December 12th to raise over €20,000 for the hospital’s Children’s Unit. The team, dubbed…
Cllr Emmett O'Brien after rowing from Ringmoylan to Labasheeda
Leisure rowers and adventure tourists could be enjoying the delights and challenges of the Shannon Estuary if a new wave of eco-adventure tourism is realised, writes Andrew Carey in Limerick. That is according to Emmett O'Brien, the Pallaskenry native and…
Galley Flash Win All Ireland Coastal Title
#CoastalRowing: Galley Flash won the senior men’s title at the All Ireland Coastal Rowing Championships in Ballyshannon, Donegal. The West Cork crew led for virtually all the race from local rivals Kilmacsimon, with Courtmacsherry always in third.  Vartry won the…
A variety of handcrafted currachs will be used, including fifteen Dunfanaghy currachs in the Meitheal Mara youth race
Organised by Meitheal Mara, this Thursday 13th of July will see dozens of young people from the Bádoireacht programme take part in a heated Youth Race between Blackrock and Cork City in Cork Harbour. Starting at 18:30 from the newly…
Kingstown 200 Bicentenary Rowing Race Prizegiving (l to r) Cathy McAleavy (Classic Race Coordinator) Chris Doorly (St Michaels Rowing Club) Paula Keating, Leona Franey, Marc Nichols, Michael Sillery, Michael Dunne of the Wicklow Rowing Club and Tim Goodbody (Volvo Race Director)
With a record entry of 123 crews, yesterday's St. Michael's Rowing Club regatta added a real splash of colour to the back of the West Pier in Dun Laoghaire. This year's annual event for the local club was scheduled to…
Laura Try and her custom ocean rowing boat docked in Dun Laoghaire
#Rowing - Endurance athlete Laura Try has reached Dublin as part of her ‘Great British Row’ challenge to circumnavigate mainland Britain this summer. Laura set out from Burnham-on-Crouch in Essex on 3 June to row clockwise some 1,800 miles around…
First Prize Boat of the Day went to Flesk-Valley Rowing-Club. Scroll down for more photos from the Ocean to City Ras mor event on the Lee
The River Lee was filled with colour, excitement and drama with over 30 different types of boats all competing in Ocean to City – An Rás Mór on Saturday 10 June. Ireland’s premier coastal rowing race had to make a…
For the first time in Ocean to City’s history, there has been a significant change of race route, due to the high winds forecast for Cork Harbour
The 200-boat Cork Harbour Festival’s Ocean to City coastal rowing race that has been shortened to begin at Blackrock to avoid the weekend's high winds. Cork Harbour Festival grows each year, and its flagship event Ocean to City - An…

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