WAS 8-9th July 2023
NATIONAL OCEAN SKI CHAMPIONSHIPS
Supported by STELLAR Surfskis
FBOR'24 Entries will OPEN IN JANUARY!
What was Fishguard Bay Ocean Race 2023
Racing for the Welsh Ocean Ski National Championship, FBOR Line Honours and Class Trophies
Fishguard Bay Ocean Race 2023 (FBOR’23) was a major downwind race for Ocean Racing Skis, along Pembrokeshire’s wild, award winning north coast – starting at Goodwick beach and crossing 17km of open sea to finish on the wide sandy beach at Newport.
You paddle deep clear water, past towering cliffs, a couple of fun tide-races, a skid turn around a wave-tossed rock and a final sprint up the beach at Newport Surf Lifesaving Club.
The Fishguard Bay Ocean Race 2023 will be the 8th year of this annual tussle and was awarded Welsh Ocean Ski National Championship status in ’21 by Canoe Wales. In ’23 we had NEW events: Mixed Double Skis (Sunday) and OC6, OC2 and OC1 over the weekend.
Paddlers from all over the UK and beyond compete to show their extreme fitness, navigation, boat-handling and seamanship skills, to win this “black-belt,” no-holds-barred ocean race.
Perennial FBOR Trophy, FIRST ACROSS THE LINE – Chris Carson
FIRST LADY – Jane Swarbrek.
Dragon-Wave Trophy for FIRST WELSH PADDLER – Drew Howells
Dragon-Girl Trophy for FIRST WELSH Lady – Olivia Geddes.
FIRST OC6 – Tom Thompson’s Crew
Sunday Open Race
FIRST ACROSS THE LINE – Irvine/Baker/Lavarak (SS3)
1st MIXED DOUBLE – Jane Swarbreck/Andrew Birkett
1st OC1 – Oliver Thompson
1st OC2 – James Robertson/Anthony Whitmore.
Open SUP – Joe Jones
FBOR'24 Date TBA
ENTRIES OPEN IN JANUARY 2024