Maritime Event Manager:
Geri Murphy

Festival & Marketing Officer:
Casey Walsh

Event Office Assistant:
Gloria lp



+353 21 4847673

Office Hours: Mon, Tues, Wed, Thur 9:00-17:00 (closed Fri)

Or main Meitheal Mara Reception: +353 21 4316813

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


Registration for this year’s Ocean to City is now open.

We look forward to seeing you all on Saturday 8th of June 2024! 

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 eligibility.
  • 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 * €35 = €175 plus 4 extra relay participants at 50% of the price (4 * €17.50) €70 = €245 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.
  • Accommodation: There is always big demand on accommodation in Cork City in June so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Entry fees & provisional deadline dates 2024:

Rowers deadlines:

Early Bird Fee

14 Feb - 13 Mar 2024

Regular Fee

14 Mar - 17 May 2024

Final Fee

18 - 24 May 2024

Kayak and SUP deadlines:

Early Bird Fee

14 Feb - 13 Mar 2024

Regular Fee

14 Mar - 24 May 2024

Final Fee

25 - 31 May 2024

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


  • Insurance: Please note that everyone needs to hold their own third party liability marine insurance to participate in Ocean to City. This is commonly organised through club insurance, private marine insurance or affiliation with a national association. Due to changes in the underwriting market, we regret that we are only able to offer insurance day passes to kayakers, canoes and SUPs. Everyone else needs to arrange their own insurance independently and submit a copy to the events office. Please note that paddlers who hold a current Canoeing Ireland membership, will be insured to participate in Ocean to City. CI will be validating your membership ID.
  • Cost of Entry: There is a 15% increase in the cost of the 2024 entry, this equates to €5 per participant. This price increase will also apply for Ocean to City 2025. Since 2012, our prices have not changed, however due to increased event costs, insurance costs and overhead expenses, this small increase allows us to continue providing you with a top quality event.
  • 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.