Early bird registration is now open for Ocean to City, which takes place on 10 June 2017. There are a variety of course lengths, but it is anticipated that St Ayles skiffs will head out into open waters, before racing right up into cork city centre, on the 28km Ocean course. There is a specific trophy for fastest St Ayles skiff, won by Coigach in 2015 when the 8 St Ayles skiffs present also took home trophies for second mixed crew overall, Boatbuilder of the Day, and fastest wooden boat. North Berwick also won the City Course race in a coxed double scull. All those who took part found it to be a very welcoming challenge, and well worth some considerable journeys.
This year the organisers are using a new online system by ”Active” which will make registering as quick and easy as possible – hooray! Ocean to City has been going from strength to strength with the 2016 race breaking all the records. Make sure you are part of it in 2017!