Great Island is the largest island in Cork Harbour, an extensive natural harbour on the south coast of the Republic of Ireland. The harbour provides shelter from the worst ravages of the Atlantic Ocean but a lap of the island still requires good planning as the narrow channels to the north dry.
While the natural harbour still has reminders of the heavy industries of the past - notably shipbuilding and steel production, it also is littered with impressive scenery and relaxing paddling spots. At 25 km around it's also just right for a longer TT!
Michael O'Farrell points out that paddlers have to negotiate a car ferry on the West side of the island that moves surprisingly fast.
Note: This page launched 23 May 22. Simon Champ and Michael O'Farrell added their laps from prior this date that were paddled as part of the 1000 Islands Challenge rather than for a best-time lap.
|1||K1M||Simon Champ||02:53:45||15-May-22||Perception Essence||CW||Yes|
|2||K1M||Simon Champ||03:13:34||09-Apr-22||Perception Essence||CW||Yes|
|3||K1M||Simon Champ||03:34:06||08-May-22||Perception Essence||CCW||Yes|
|4||K1M||Eddie Murray||03:39:37||30-May-22||Point 65N Whisky 18||CW||Yes|
|5||K1M||Michael O'Farrell||03:42:00||11-Jun-21||Rockpool Taran||CCW||Yes|
|6||K1M||Ciarán Usher||03:42:51||29-May-22||Perception Essence 15||CW||Yes|
|7||K1M||Michael O'Farrell||05:03:29||10-May-22||Rockpool Taran||CW||Yes|