Thursday, 18 March 2010

OCEAN TO CITY - AN RAS MOR



The Ocean to City is a 15 nautical miles rowing race. It begins in Crosshaven, then out to the mouth of Cork Harbour, Roches Point, (boats that are suited to Ocean rowing will be going to Roches Point this year if weather conditions are favourable) back into the Harbour and down the long straight to Cobh, passing in front of the quays.
It continues on past Monkstown and on to Passage West before entering Lough Mahon (where the wheat is separated from the chaff). This wide expanse of water is the toughest stage, as there is nearly always a strong cross wind.
Once completed the sheltered home stretch down the "Marina" beckons. This is the most exciting part as the real race for positioning occurs here as the crews spurred on by the crowds and the approaching finishing line battle it out.
This year we are going to finish the race at Lapps Quay in Cork City Centre providing more of a spectacle and festival atmosphere for participants and the public alike.
Date: June 10th (SAT), start 12 noon (provisional)
021 4847673 www.oceantocity.com


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