Saturday 2nd May 2020

Fishguard Bay Ocean Race

The race is on – a 17km whoosh along the stunning North Pembrokeshire coastline for Single Skis and SUPs, past towering cliffs, a couple of fun tideraces,  skid turn around a wave tossed rock and sprint up the beach at Newport Surf Lifesaving Club. AND, this year we’re keeping fingers crossed for epic downwind conditions!

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FBOR'20 Entries Open Soon

A 13-17 km (depending on weather) test of seamanship, endurance and boat-handling skills, including 10 km downwind leg, for Single Skis and SUPs

Enter the Race

Ski Coaching Courses

Foundation – Improver – Intermediate.  In depth one and two day courses for all levels with  FBOR’19 Vets winner Ben Edom, widely experienced in Australia and GB.

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Contact the FBOR Race team to ask any questions that our webpages, Facebook and Eventbrite info don’t cover – for Paddlers, Organisers, Supporters and Watchers!

 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, SUP and OC 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 is the coastline home of spectacular, rocky Pembrokeshire Coastal Footpath that readers of National Geographic voted 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 2020 is the 5th year of this annual tussle. Previous years’ winners have all double Double Skis. By popular request, for FBOR’20 we’re limiting the Ski entries to SINGLES ONLY. 
We want wind and we want waves, so we’ll ride the equinoctial winds that sweep along the N Pembs coast – and we can’t argue with the strong tides, particularly around Dinas Head – hence the date. So SEE YOU ON MAY 2nd!
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

FBOR'19 Race Results

All the results – overall and by class.