Get ready for the powerboats, Venture Cup comes to Ireland

Get ready – The Venture Cup – the world’s longest, toughest and most prestigious powerboat race is coming to Ireland next month. This spectacular sporting event will see 25 international teams take to the rough and unpredictable ocean conditions of over 1,000 miles of Ireland’s beautiful coastline. This will be one hell of a wild ride!


The week-long race will start in Cork on June 11th and teams will travel up the Wild Atlantic Way, across the Causeway Coastline and back to the capital to finish on the 19th. Crowd are expected to flock to the docks to cheer them on.

Teams will test their mettle and battle to lay claim to two prestigious prizes. The winning team will claim the Venture Cup which has a long history dating back to 1908. The winning nation will be presented with British International Harmsworth Trophy, the world’s first power boating trophy.

The teams will include a colourful bunch of crazy and brave adrenaline junkies along with a few celebrity faces including survival expert Bear Grylls. Irishman Adam Brennan, the son of the Kerry hotelier John Brennan, is one of the youngest competitors in the race.

The race will be a great boost for Irish Tourism. The beauty of our spectacular coastline will be broadcast globally on over 70 channels worldwide. It will also be great opportunity to promote Ireland’s blue economy. Organisers will be linking with marine research partners including Ireland’s marine innovation hub IMERC.

This is set to be an unforgettable event and they crowds will be out in Cork, Dingle, Galway, Killybegs, Belfast and Dublin. Make sure you check it out if you’re in the area.

For more info: Venture Cup

Race Schedule


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Daniel Farrell
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