About the Fishguard Bay Ocean Race
Racing for the FBOR Line Honours and Class Trophies
The Fishguard Bay Ocean race is a major downwind Ocean Ski and SUP race along Pembrokeshire’s wild, award winning north coast – starting at Goodwick beach and finishing 17km of big Atlantic rollers later on the wide sandy beach at Newport. This rocky coastline hosts the spectacular Pembrokeshire Coastal Footpath that readers of National Geographic voted as the second more awesome in the world! In this race, elite paddlers from the UK and around the world will be vying to show their extreme fitness, boat-handling and seamanship skills, and win this “black-belt,” no-holds-barred ocean race.
The Fishguard Bay Ocean Race is a co-conspiracy between Benjamin Edom, one-time C1 1000m national champion, 10 years ski paddling in Australia, salt water adventurer, photographer, web designer and project manager, Jeff Rogers with a lifetime experience of open water swimming and Surf Lifesaving including years of teaching, and Martin Barlow , SUP competitor and instructor.
We want wind and we want waves, so the event is planned to ride the equinoctial winds that sweep along the N Pembs coast – hence May – we also needs the tide in the right direction, particularly around Dinas Head – hence the date.
See you there!
Classes – all with trophies!
Single Ski: Open, Masters (40 – 55), Veterans (over 55) and Ladies
Double Ski, and OC1 & 2 (Hawaiian outriggers)
Open SUP (Stand Up Paddleboards) and Ladies SUP
The Fishguard Bay Ocean Race Trophy is the Line Honours prize for the first craft OF ANY CLASS to cross the line.
BELOW: 2018 Winners, Willem Prinsloo and Richard England (Double Ski) holding the FBOR Trophy