Fastest RIB in Ireland in Cork for Cork Harbour Open Day

Fastest RIB in Ireland in Cork for Cork Harbour Open Day

Wednesday 01 September 2010

‘Dreamer’ the fastest rigid inflatable boat (RIB) in Ireland will be on show on Saturday 4th September 2010 as part of Cork Harbour Open Day. The RIB which was built locally by Gale Force Ventures in Carrigaline is owned by Phillip Fitzgibbon from Co. Kerry. Phillip currently holds the round Ireland record for the fastest time around Ireland in a RIB, a record he aims to break in the new RIB ‘Dreamer’. The 10 metre RIB which can reach a speed of 65 knots will be at the Port of Cork City Marina from approximately 2pm onwards for people to see.

Crab Fishing Cork Harbour Open DayFurther free family events are planned to take place around the harbour as part of Cork Harbour Open Day, such as the World Rescue Challenge on North Custom House Quay, the Irish Navy’s LE Aoife will be open to the public for tours of the ship on Horgan’s Quay, Cobh Tourism have organised a crab fishing event along the promenade in Cobh, while ten free tickets for a tour on Spike Island are being given away by tour guide Michael Martin, see www.corkharbour.ie for more details.

In Crosshaven there will be farmers markets, coastal rowing championships, Camden Fort will be open to the public and an art exhibition by John Adams in mad Fish Restaurant, Cronin’s pub. Crosshaven RNLI Station will be open to the public and the RNLI will also be carrying out free Sea Safety checks on lifejackets throughout the day at the Port of Cork City Marina. While in Cobh the annual Cobh to Blackrock sailing race will start at 12 noon from Cobh.

Blackrock Castle Observatory will be open to the public for free tours of the tower, where people will get a bird’s eye view of the boats as they pass Blackrock. Spectators are encouraged to come out and watch the boats as they race up to Blackrock and continue on to the Port of Cork City Marina. Atlantic Sea Kayaking are also offering a 2 for 1 deal for kayaking on the river Lee during the day.

Details of all events can be found at www.corkharbour.ie

Aimed at embracing what Cork Harbour has to offer, the Cork Harbour Open Day aims to raise awareness of the different activities available for people in the harbour both on and off the water.

The idea for a Harbour Open Day emerged from discussions between various stakeholders involved in the development and implementation of the Integrated Strategy for the Harbour. A group comprising representatives from UCC, City and County Councils and the Port of Cork set about working together to engage users of the Harbour and to organise the Open Day.

To get involved in Cork Harbour Open Day or to organise an event on the day, please visit www.corkharbour.ie or contact Sara Dymond at harbourevents@corkharbour.ie or 021-4625375.


What: Cork Harbour Open Day
When: Saturday 4th September 2009
Where: Various locations around Cork Harbour
Info: www.corkharbour.ie
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Issued by Sara Dymond Port of Cork, on behalf of the Cork Harbour Management Focus Group
For more information on Cork Harbour Open Day and a list of events, please contact
Sara Dymond Email: harbourevents@corkharbour.ie or sdymond@portofcork.ie Tel: 021 4625375/086 1044011
Or visit www.corkharbour.ie


Sara Dymond
Commercial Marketing Executive
Port of Cork Company
Custom House Street
Cork
Ireland
Tel: +353 (0) 21 4625 375
Fax: +353 (0) 21 4276 484
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