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 crossing 17km of open sea to finish on the wide sandy beach at Newport. This rocky coastline hosts the spectacular Pembrokeshire Coastal Footpath that readers of National Geographic have voted as the second most awesome in the world!
In this race, elite paddlers from the UK and beyond will be vying to show their extreme fitness, boat-handling and seamanship skills, to win this “black-belt,” no-holds-barred ocean race.
The Fishguard Bay Ocean Race is a co-conspiracy between Benjamin Edom (one-time UK C1 national champion, 10 years paddling surfski 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 (to 39), Masters (40 – 55), Veterans (over 55) and Ladies
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