Staff:

Festival & Event Manager: Joya Kuin

Administrative Event Coordinator: Deirdre McCaffrey

Contact:

admin@oceantocity.com

+353 (0) 21 484 7673

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

Virtual Challenge 2020

Ocean to City Virtual Challenge 2020

Saturday 6 June 2020, 11:00

We are delighted to bring you “The Ocean to City Virtual Challenge” a fun, energetic and creative way to celebrate the rowing and paddling community we have built up over the past 16 years. With safety foremost we invite you to pick a challenge that matches your ability.

The event has two categories to choose from:

Rowing Machine Challenge and Fun Time Challenge

Rowing Machine Challenge – In it to win it!

  1. Pick your time limit and then record the distance that you have rowed within that time.
  2. You can do this as a crew challenge or as an individual.
  3. (a) If competing as a crew, please record the average distance achieved if you are all using individual machines.
    (b) If you have one machine between the team divide the challenge time equally.

NB. Please note that only crews of 4 people allowed and social distancing must be adhered. Please ensure all equipment is appropriately cleaned after each use.

Start time: 11:00 Saturday 6 June 2020

Time Limits:

  1. Ocean Course time limit: 02:23:39 (the fastest Celtic Longboat in 2019)
  2. Monkstown Course time limit: 01:07:12 (the fastest Kayak in 2019)

Registration:

  1. The event is free to enter but if you’d like to make a donation to our community boatyard & registered charity Meitheal Mara we would be happy to accept it. You’ll find a donate button on Facebook.
  2. Register your participation by Thursday 4 June into our google form below. You will receive a confirmation email the following day and your race number on the 5 June.
  3. Submit a photo of your rowing machine display by 14:30 on Saturday 6 June to info@oceantocity.com to prove participation and distance rowed.
  4. We would love a 30 sec video max of your effort to put on social media. Email to info@oceantocity.com
  5. You can also submit a live Facebook video with the @corkharbourfestival handle while racing.
  6. Submit your race number and distance completed into your google form below by 14:30 latest on Saturday 6 June.

 Award Ceremony

A special Award Ceremony will take place on Saturday 6 June at 17:00 live on our Facebook page and on Zoom. We will email you the relevant link.

Distance Awards:

Bragging rights will be granted for all racing categories with three or more entries

Racing classes are as follows:

  • Longest distance rowed – Crews 1st and 2nd
    • Sub classes: Male, Female, Mixed and Veteran (where there are three or more entries)
  • Longest distance rowed – Individual 1st and 2nd
    • Sub classes: Male, Female and Veteran (where there are three or more entries)
  • Longest distance rowed Relay –  Crews 1st and 2nd
      • Sub classes: Male, Female, Mixed and Veteran (where there are three or more entries)

 Special Bragging Awards:

  • Best Video / Photo / TikTok
  • Best Costume Design
  • Best Grunt / Cheer

Fun-Time Challenge: Here for the fun!

  • Fun-Time Challenge is for those without a rowing machine and the time will be set to 15 mins of your most creative rowing/paddling training on land.

Bragging rights in this category will be for creative training:

  1. Most inventive way of training
  2. Most innovative craft replication
  3. Best rowing / paddling substitution technique
  4. Best submitted video / photo
  5. Who made us laugh loudest?

Start time: 11:00 Saturday 6 June 2020

Registration:

  1. Register your participation in the Fun-Time Challenge by Thursday 4 June into our google form below.
  2. Once completed, submit max. 30 second video and/ or photos by 12:00 on Saturday 6 June to info@oceantocity.com.
  3. You can also submit a live Facebook video with the @corkharbourfestival handle while racing.

Judging:

All submitted videos will be uploaded by 14:00 onto the Ocean to City website and open for public voting until 16:00.

Award Ceremony:

Bragging rights will be awarded at our 17:00 live on our Facebook page and Zoom.