Festival & Event Manager: Joya Kuin

Administrative Event Coordinator: Deirdre McCaffrey


+353 (0) 21 484 7673

Ocean to City
c/o Meitheal Mara
Crosses Green House
Crosses Green
Cork City | T12 HF38


Our next event takes place on Saturday 6 June 2020. Due to the tides this is the Saturday after the June Bank Holiday Weekend.

Registration is now open! 

Important before registering:

  • Make sure you have the dates of birth (DOBs) of all your crew members.
  • Every boat has to be entered by a member of its own crew. The registration system does not allow people to register another crew’s boat.
  • Take your time to read the Regulations and the information on Prizes & Awards, in particular about boat and crew elegibility.
  • SUP participation is restricted to experienced stand-up paddle boarders and by invitation only. Please contact the office in advance of registering.
  • Relay Teams: Please note that relay teams are eligible for a discount whereby any additional participants pay just 50% of the entry fee. e.g. a 5-person boat at early bird rate: 5 * €30= €150 plus 4 extra relay participants at 50% of the price (4 * €15) €60 = €210 in total. Please contact the office for a special promo code in advance of registering.
  • Due to the large number of participants involved, late entries will not be facilitated.

Entry fees & deadline dates 2020:

Rowers' deadlines:

Early Bird Fee

1 February - 29 February 2020

Regular Fee

1 March - 8 May 2020

Final Fee

9 May - 22 May 2020

Kayak and SUP deadlines:

Early Bird Fee

1 February - 29 February 2020

Regular Fee

1 March - 15 May 2020

Final Fee

16 May - 29 May 2020

* Please note that a 7% Administration Fee is applied by the Active registration system. 


  • Insurance: If you do not hold valid insurance for the Ocean to City you can buy a one-day insurance pass at €10 per person. Update 2019: Please note that we have been in contact with Canoeing Ireland and that we were informed that CI insurance will continue to cover its members for participation in the Ocean to City race. Paddlers with CI insurance are required to email a copy/photo of their CI membership card as proof of valid membership.
  • Early Bird offer: A limited number of Early Bird registration deals are for sale during the first month. These are given on a first come-first serve basis.
  • Charity: All Ocean to City entry fees go towards the annual organisation and safety of the event; an event which is run on a break-even basis as part of our charity Meitheal Mara. Meitheal Mara is a community boatyard and training centre in Cork City which works with youths and adults from a wide variety of backgrounds.
  • Registration Deadlines: Due to handicapping there will be separate closing dates for rowing boats and kayaks as specified above.