Antoinette O'Brian, who raced a family crew in a three hand racer this with husband Bob and Daughter Amy.
First Time captain, husband on stroke, first time O2C daughter in middle first time O2C. Starting off so many things in my head. remember the gates, take it easy at the start, don't get tangled at the start etc. etc. Not a great start, we got in a tangle, half back from Roches point realised why the rowing was just so hard, my oars were upside down and I was the captain. Could not see the gate at cobh, nearly killed a kyaker, twice. Amy wanted to give up at cobh but she dug deep and she found it from somewhere and she went on to row like hell, she never let up. Bob I don't know how he managed it but he kept it on a line. What an achievement I am so trilled and so proud of Amy and Bob. And to our Support team Michael for bringing us to the race, Kate for dropping collecting and bringing us home late and Naomhoga Chorcai who gave us the opportunity to 'live a dream' Thank you
Tuesday 7th June - Visiting Group from Dresden:
Stefan would appreciate if anyone was available to bring a group from Dresden, Germany out on the water tomorrow evening. Meet at Shandon at 6pm - a 'gentle row' promised! Please indicate below if you are available.
Saturday 11th June - The Inter-Firm Dragon Boat Challenge:
The Inter-Firm Dragon Boat Challenge will take place this Saturday 2pm - 7pm. The success of the Dragon Boat Challenge depends on support from Naomhóga Chorcaí. It is a crucial fundraiser for the organisers, Meitheal Mara, as well as a fantastic opportunity to get hundreds of people on the water in the city centre in Cork. More than anything it is a great days entertainment for participants and volunteers alike. All volunteers welcome.
Please contact Joya - email@example.com - to indicate your availability.
Thanks in advance to you all for your support. It is, as always, much appreciated.
We survived the 15+ miles of the 2016 Ocean to City, An Ras Mor, 2:57.14, 3 hand racing currach, respectable for first effort. Scratch one bucket list item.Martine Giselle , Alexander Simmons, the Iovely Mrs. Conners and Mike Conners on the Cork dock after the race. Great job Martine and Alex. Thanks to the the wonderful folks at Naomhagi Chorcei, Cork Currach Club for loan of a currach especially Rose Magner for arranging it all. Dia dhuit Rose.
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