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Maritime Event Manager:
Geri Murphy

Festival & Marketing Officer:
Casey Walsh

Event Office Assistant:
Gloria lp

 

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Results

Ocean to City 2023 – Final Results

Ocean to City – An Rás Mór 2023 – Final Results

A huge thanks again for taking part in Ocean To City – An Rás Mór.

RESULTS: We’re pleased to say that our Final Results and Final Prize Winners lists have now been published. Thanks to everyone for your patience in the meantime and a big round of applause to all participants who took part on the day and conquered the Rás Mór.

TSHIRTS: A selection of 2023 Seal t-shirts are now available on our web shop alongside some vintage Ocean to City tees priced at a reduced rate, shop here: meithealmara.ie

Huge thanks again for your participation and we look forward to seeing you next year.

2022 Results

Ocean To City

Ocean to City – An Rás Mór 2022 

A huge thanks again for taking part in Ocean To City – An Rás Mór.

Thanks to everyone for your patience in the meantime and a big round of applause to all participants who took part on the day and conquered the Rás Mór.

TSHIRTS: A selection of 2022 Octopus t-shirts are available on our web shop alongside some vintage Ocean to City tees priced at a reduced rate, shop here: meithealmara.ie

Huge thanks again for your participation.

5 Miles From Home Series

Congratulations to everyone involved!

To see the photos and comments from everyone who took part please go to: https://www.facebook.com/5milesfromhomechallenge

 

2021 Results

5 Miles From Home Series

Overall Times – Five Miles From Home Series 2021

The Overall Times are based on your best two results from the Series. This means that those who needed to change their entry during a lockdown, will still be included in the Overall Times.

It is our pleasure to acknowledge the achievement of certain crews and participants in particular and we invite you to watch our Special Awards 2021 video below. Those mentioned in the video will receive a Special Awards Certificate recognising their accomplishment.

Congratulations to everyone involved!

Welsh Sea Rowing – Five Miles From Home, 9-11 July 2021

As you know, the premier award for each leg in the Five Miles From Home Series is the MEDIAN TROPHY. Having combined all times across the four categories, we are delighted to announce that the perpetual Median Trophy is awarded to ‘Broughty Youth’’ from the Broughty Ferry Boating RTYC club in Broughty Ferry near Dundee, Scotland.

Full results message from Welsh Sea Rowing: https://www.searowing.wales/2021/07/11/fivemilesfromhome-wsr-leg-the-results/

2021 Results

Ocean to City – Five Miles From Home Results, 4-6 June 2021 

On behalf of the Ocean to City team and Board of Meitheal Mara – a huge thank you and congratulations to all of this year’s Ocean to City #5milesfromhome participants! It’s been an absolute pleasure to see all your photos and stories come in from across four continents this weekend. Thank you for embracing the #5milesfromhome challenge and for coming together as one big community that simply loves to be on the water.

The provisional timed results can be found below. A big round of applause to everyone!

As you know, the premier award for each leg in the Five Miles From Home Series is the MEDIAN TROPHY. Having combined all times across the four categories, we are delighted to announce that the perpetual Median Trophy is awarded to ‘’5 Mile Crew’’ from the Living Boat Trust in Southern Tasmania, Australia.
This crew finished with their St Ayles Skiff ‘Imagine’ right in the middle of the Ocean to City fleet, and may accept this trophy as representatives of the whole fleet ❤  Lorrie Harrison, Natalie Williams, Mandy Whyatt, Cheryl Gallienne, Bearta Parry are a group of friends that formed a crew to row for the last Castle to Crane, and enjoyed it so much that they kept rowing together. What a wonderful story!

There were so many special entries this year that the Ocean to City team will reconvene Monday 7 June to discuss special titles and designations for the 2nd leg. We will announce these on #WorldOceansDay – Tuesday 8th June. If you’d like to have a look at how your fellow participants got on – head on over to our Facebook page where we’ve tried to post up as many entries as we could.

Also, the unique Ocean to City – Five Miles From Home t-shirts are still available for purchase until mid next week. The €20 price includes national/international postage. Order yours here.

Finally, go raibh maith agat to the Castle to Crane team for inviting us on board this lovely series, and to Welsh Sea Rowing for joining in and organising the 3rd leg in July. We can’t wait!
And if you haven’t signed up yet, you can do so here.

Warm regards

Joya & all at Ocean to City.

Special Awards 2021

We’ve been absolutely blown away by all the brilliant stories from this year’s Ocean to City #5milesfromhome participants.
From tough kids, new grand dads, gps flowers and crazy courses to heart-warming stories of boats without boundaries, community and perseverance… this year’s Ocean to City fleet had it all.
A huge round of applause to all our Special Award winners – bragging rights and a dedicated certificate will be yours!

Castle to Crane – Five Miles From Home, 7-9 May 2021

2020 Results

Virtual Challenge Results

2020 VIRTUAL CHALLENGE RESULTS

 

A huge thanks to everyone who took part in our Virtual Challenge! We loved marking Ocean to City day with you and look forward to having you with us (in Cork!) next year.

 

2019 RESULTS

All 2019 Results

Main Race | Ocean Course

Main Race | City Course

Main Race | Monkstown Course

Main Race | Blackrock Course | Youth Race

Sub Race | Relay

Sub Race | Sliding-seat Boats

Sub Race | Kayaks | City Course

Sub Race | Kayaks | Monkstown Course

Sub Race | SUPs

2019 Prize Winners

Special Awards 2019

Boat of the Day: #24 with ‘Bibio’

Bibio comes to the Ocean to City Row from Lake Windermere.  She is a beautiful little old lady and we wonder which is the older Peter Corless the cox  or Bibio.  We only know that each are between 80 and a hundred years old and that each  are immune to he ravages of age.  Maybe this is because of a healthy indifference to anything not fishing nor craic.

Boat Builder of the Day: #41 by ‘Kromhout’

Two Kromhout whalers came from the Netherlands – beautiful proportions and built strong but light – with crew to match!

Community Boat Build: #31 with ‘Fiach Dubh’

It is not on record how many measurements Frank O’Neill took and  how many pots of tea the men’s Shed in Cross’s Green put into the construction of Fiach Dubh.  She  is a fine two hand currach and this is the first of many O2C outings for her we hope.

Self Build Boat Award:  #91, with ‘Spoiradna Saoirse’

With determination and scorn for the pressures of single parenthood Elaine Moynihan built a genuine Dunfanaghy  currach with help from her sisters, and rowed it with three up on the Monkstown Course. Spoiradna Saoirse – Spirit of freedom is giving the finger to adversity!

2018 RESULTS

All 2018 Results

2018 Timings |Ocean to City – An Rás Mór
13/08/2018

Boat Times -Rowing and Dragon Boats

2018 Timings |Ocean to City – An Rás Mór
13/08/2018

Kayak Times

2018 Timings |Ocean to City – An Rás Mór
13/08/2018

SUP Times 

2018 Timings |Ocean to City – An Rás Mór
13/08/2018

Youth Race Times – Blackrock

Prize Results 2018

Special Awards 2018

2017 RESULTS

All 2017 Results

2017 Boat Results |Ocean to City – An Rás Mór | Sheltered River Course

With the change of course we were not be able to start the race on the usual handicap basis. We therefore present prizes as follows: (a) within Boat Type Classes (b) within Age & Gender classes within the same Boat Types (c) Special Awards (d) Fun Awards.

2017 Kayak & SUP Results |Ocean to City – An Rás Mór | Sheltered River Course

Special Awards 2017

  • Meitheal Mara Challenge: #97 Life Centre, Doras Dearg
  • Boat of the Day – Charlie Hennessy Cup: #92 Lily, Flesk Valley RC
  • Boat Builder of the Day: #46 Martin Murphy
  • Cian Ó Sé Memorial Trophy: #17 NC Workshop Crew, An Báid Nua
  • Community Boat Build Prize: #28 St Michael’s RC Men’s Crew
  • Special Endeavour Award: # 108 Blackrock RC Junior Crew
  • Never Again Prize: #16 Rose Magner
  • Best Humour Prize: #382 James ”The Clown” Twomey
  • Most Unconventional Route Prize: #68 Mad Dogs on Tour

2016 RESULTS

All 2016 Results

2016 Ocean to City - An Rás Mór Prizewinners

Monkstown-Kayak Race
2nd Women’s Kayak#394Helen Holland
1st Women’s Kayak#395Catherine Molloy
2nd Veteran Kayak#378Robert Wilkes
1st Veteran Kayak#354Nigel Ducker
1st Double Kayak#517Tommy Walsh / Mark Twomey
2nd Single Sit-on-top Kayak#353Barry Marron
1st Single Sit-on-top Kayak#348Chris Coady
2nd Single Touring Kayak#378Robert Wilkes
1st Single Touring Kayak#354Nigel Ducker
Monkstown SUP Race
3rd SUP#365Paul Byrne
2nd SUP#369Jason Coniry
1st SUP#360Keith McGuirk
1st Veteran SUP#369Jason Coniry
1st Women’s SUP#Jenni O’Connor
Monkstown Course
1st 2-hand Currach#94Beardy Flies, Naomhóga Chorcaí
2nd Monkstown Creq#95Ta Se Ag Teacht, Kildysart Curraghs
1st Monkstown Crew#97Ginasio Clube Figueirense, Ginasio 1 (Portugal)
Dragon Boat Race
1st Dragon Boat – City Course#72Croí Cróga
1st Dragon Boat – Rocky Island Course#58Cork Dragons
City-Kayak Race
3rd Veteran Kayak#345Lawrence Buckley
2nd Veteran Kayak#324Ciaran Cooke
1st Veteran Kayak#344Jim Morrisey, Kayakmor-Galway Sea Kayak Tours
1st Woman Kayak#329Heather Clarke
1st Double Kayak#516Stephan Cleary & Mark Kirk, Kerry Canoe Club
3rd Touring Kayak#323Tomas Walsh
2nd Touring Kayak#325Tom Healy
1st Touring Kayak#324Ciaran Cooke
2nd Racing Kayak#344Jim Morrisey, Kayakmor-Galway Sea Kayak Tours
1st Racing Kayak#342Sean McCarthy, Salmon Leap
1st Single Kayak#342Sean McCarthy, Salmon Leap
City Course
1st Currach#5Blunnie, West Clare Currach Club
2nd City Crew#21Anthony & John Keating, RCYC
1st City Crew#5Blunnie, West Clare Currach Club
Ocean-Relay Race
2nd Relay Crew#45Victorie, H28 (Netherlands)
1st Relay Crew#4Cool Rowings, Cill Brian
Ocean Course
1st Mixed Crew#15The Cu Crew, Naomhóga Chorcaí
1st Women’s Crew#28Fergus, Fergus Currach Club
1st Single Sliding Seat Boat#62Barry Hooper, Galleyflash Rowing Club
2nd Sliding Seat Coastal Quad#81Exmouth Rowing Club, Crew A (England)
1st Sliding Seat Coastal Quad#79Castletownbere Rowing Club
1st Thames Waterman Cutter#68Port of London Men (England)
1st Wooden Boat#32Mighty Movers, St Kearns Rowing Club
1st Veteran Celtic Longboat#73Bois y Parrog, Newport Boat Club (Wales)
2nd Celtic Longboat#40Vartry Rowing Club A
1st Celtic Longboat#39Vartry Rowing Club B
2nd ICRF#50Da Men, Templenoe Rowing Club
1st ICRF#53Padraig’s Prodigies, Kilmacsimon Rowing Club
1st Veteran ICRF#53Padraig’s Prodigies, Kilmacsimon Rowing Club
1st GRP Crew#39Vartry Rowing Club B
2nd 3-Hand Racing Currach#28Fergus, Fergus Currach Club
1st 3-Hand Racing Currach#26Níl Aon Tón Tinn, Naomhóga Chorcaí
1st Mixed 3-Hand Racing Currach#26Níl Aon Tón Tinn, Naomhóga Chorcaí
1st Racing Currach#36Da Bouyos, Naomhóga Chorcaí
1st Working Currach#1Fantastic Fergus, Fergus Branch – West Clare Currach Club
2nd 4-Hand Working Naomhóg#10Los intocables, Naomhóga Chorcaí
1st 4-Hand Working Naomhóg#15The Cu Crew, Naomhóga Chorcaí
1st Currach#1Fantastic Fergus, Fergus Branch – West Clare Currach Club
1st Ocean Crew#1Fantastic Fergus, Fergus Branch – West Clare Currach Club
Special Awards
Boat of the Day, Charlie Hennessy Cup#69Trinity Tide, Corporation of Trinity House (England)
Boat Builder of the Day#34Martin O’Toole who built An Gabhar from Skerries Rowing Club
Community Boat Build Prize#16RARI Rowing Club, Gerard Crowley & Naill Crowley, withNAMA
Self-built Boat Prize#21Jean built by Anthony & John Keating, RCYC
Innovative Design Prize#93Scúta, from Hal Sisk and built by Peter Ingram-Jones of Canoes and Lampshades
First International Crew#68Port of London – Men’s Crew (England)
Second International Crew#33Dutch Rowers, Roeivereniging Woelwater (Netherlands)
Cian Ó Sé Commemorative Trophy#9Laochra na Laoí, Naomhóga Chorcaí

Race Times 2016

Comments from the Special Awards Commitee

BOAT OF THE DAY TRINITY TIDE, a Thames Waterman Cutter, twice winner of the Great River Race, captained by Joe Lane of Trinity House, originally from Cork. Trinity Tide and her skipper have taken part in all 12 Ocean to City races since the first race in 2005. BOAT-BUILDER OF THE DAY The builder of the East Coast Skiff AN GABHAR, with an all-female crew from Skerries, is Martin O’Toole. The standard of build of these beautiful clinker boats, with straight stem and stern, has been consistently high during the history of the Ocean to City Race. INNOVATIVE DESIGN PRIZE Aerolite Whitehall Type rowing boat, Hal Sisk. An innovative design and build commissioned by serial boat restorer and rescuer, Hal Sisk. Taken from the lines of his father’s punt built by Pierce Power in Passage West in the 1940s it has a see-through fabric skin and an exquisite wooden minimalist structure. It also rows quite well. The builder is from Tasmania. COMMUNITY-BUILD PRIZE NAMA, rowed by Ger and Niall Crowley from RARI Rowing Club, Bray, is one of 5 similar boats (2 at Ocean to City) built with two local youth clubs. Ger and crew members rowed this tiny boat all the way round Ireland in 2015 and raised €150,000 plus for Cystic Fibrosis charities. SELF-BUILT BOAT PRIZE JEAN, a new take on the skin-boat (painted polyester fabric on cedar frame) was built over the Winter by Anthony Keating from Crosshaven and rowed by him and his son John in the Ocean to City Race. The boat is designed by Dave Gentry, USA,and has siding seats for rowing.

2015 RESULTS

All 2015 Results

2015 Ocean to City - An Rás Mór Prizewinners

Blackrock Youth Course 
1st Lassies CrewTara & Pamela, The Pink Pirates, YAP Ireland
1st Lads CrewAdam & Jake, Mooju, TACT Project, Togher
1st Youth CrewWilliam & Charlie, The Red Oars,  Life Centre
1st Junior KayakDaniel Redmond, Phoenix Kayak Club
1st Cooperation Ireland CrewDavid & Jack, Belfast/Lisburn
Ogra Cup WinnerMickey & Niall, The Daisy, Foroige Greenmount/Ballyphehane
Most Fiercesome Youth CrewJack, Ciaran & Cliona, Belfast/ Lisburn Cooperation Ireland
Monkstown-Kayak Course
1st Woman Kayak#770Catherine Molloy
3rd Veteran Kayak#753Barry Marron, Inniscara Sailing & Kayaking Club
2nd Veteran Kayak#766Sean Casey
1st Veteran Kayak#773Patrick Sparrow
2nd Single Sit-on-top Kayak#753Barry Marron, Inniscara Sailing & Kayaking Club
1st Single Sit-on-top Kayak#669Chris Coady
3rd Single Touring Kayak#770Catherine Molloy
2nd Single Touring Kayak#766Sean Casey
1st Single Touring Kayak#773Patrick Sparrow
Monkstown Course 
1st 2-hand Currach#105Churchfield Community Trust, An Dobharchú
Rocky Island Course 
2nd Dragon Boat#83Dublin Vikings
1st Dragon Boat#84Croí Cróga
City-Kayak Course 
3rd Veteran Kayak#654Chris McDaid, North Mayo Sea Kayakers
2nd Veteran Kayak#679Lawrence Buckley, Blackrock Surfski Club
1st Veteran Kayak#675Tim Healy
1st Veteran Woman Kayak#648Jan Albin, Snowdonia Canoe Club (Wales)
2nd Woman Kayak#648Jan Albin, Snowdonia Canoe Club (Wales)
1st Woman Kayak#606Ruth  McAuliffe, Phoenix Kayak Club
1st Double Kayak#509Patrick Pierce & Ruth Phelan
3rd Touring Kayak#670Michael P O’Farrell
2nd Touring Kayak#654Chris McDaid, North Mayo Sea Kayakers
1st Touring Kayak#675Tim Healy
2nd Racing Kayak#679Lawrence Buckley, Blackrock Surfski Club
1st Racing Kayak#682Malcolm Banks, Salmon Leap
1st Single Kayak#682Malcolm Banks, Salmon Leap
City Course 
1st Veteran Crew#17North Berwick Rowing Club, Speedwell (Scotland)
1st City Crew#17North Berwick Rowing Club, Speedwell (Scotland)
Ocean-Relay Course 
1st Traditional-style Relay Crew#2Kilbrin Rowing Club, Cul Rowings
1st Relay Crew#59Galley Flash Rowing Club
1st ICRF Relay#59Galley Flash Rowing Club
Ocean Course 
2nd Mixed Crew#39North Berwick Rowing Club, Bass Rockets (Scotland)
1st Mixed Crew#62Edermine Ferry, Still Mad For It
1st Veteran Crew#7Naomhóga Chorcaí, Croi Na Nog
3rd Women’s Crew#51MYC Rowing Porthmadog, Porthmadog Ladies (Wales)
2nd Women’s Crew#20St.Kearns Rowing Club, Flaming Rowing Tigers
1st Women’s Crew#8Naomhóga Chorcaí, Neart na mBan
1st Single Sliding Seat Boat#13Mersea Island Rowing Club, Reuben (England)
1st 2x Sliding-seat Ocean#24Mersea Island Rowing Club, Mersea Boys (England)
2nd St Ayles Skiff#39North Berwick Rowing Club, Bass Rockets (Scotland)
1st St Ayles Skiff#38Coigach Rowing, Coigach (Wales)
1st 4-oared Wooden Boat#20St.Kearns Rowing Club, Flaming Rowing Tigers
1st 6-oared Wooden Boat#72Falmouth Gig Club, Kernow Bys Vyken (England)
1st Wooden Boat#38Coigach Rowing, Coigach (Wales)
1st Mixed Crew Celtic Longboat#54Aberystwyth RC, Aberystwyth Mixed (Wales)
2nd Celtic Longboat#52Aberystwyth RC, Aberystwyth Men (Wales)
1st Celtic Longboat#53Aberystwyth RC, Aberystwyth Vets (Wales)
2nd ICRF#68Templenoe Rowing Club
1st ICRF#63Arklow Rowing Club, Honey Badgers
1st GRP Crew#63Arklow Rowing Club, Honey Badgers
2nd Racing Currach#29An Spideil
1st Racing Currach#30Doonbeg Currach Club
1st Working Noamhóg#7Naomhóga Chorcaí, Croi Na Nog
1st Currach#3Naomhóga Chorcaí, Fiolair na Mara
1st Ocean Crew#3Naomhóga Chorcaí, Fiolair na Mara
Special Awards 
Meitheal Mara Challenge#105Churchfield Community Trust, An Dobharchú
Boat of the Day, Charlie Hennessy Cup#4Avonmore II, Paul Tingle
Boat Builder of the Day#33Jeremy Duffin, Strangfj?rðr, Strangford Costal Rowing Club
Community Boat Build Prize#1&2Kilbrin Rowing Club
First International Crew#53Aberystwyth RC, Aberystwyth Vets (Wales)
Special Endeavour Award#754Jason Coniry for the ‘’First ever SUP entry’’
Cian Ó Sé Commemorative Trophy#11Naomhóga Chorcaí, Cumhacht Ceithre Capall

2015 Race Times