8-9th July 2023



Supported by STELLAR Surfskis

FBOR'23 Entries are NOW OPEN!

FBOR'23 Elite Senior


CLICK HERE TO ENTER the ELITE Saturday Welsh National Ocean Ski Championships (Singles only) incorporating GB Team Selections and, new for 2023, OC6 racing.

Enter FBOR'23 Open


CLICK HERE TO ENTER the OPEN Sunday racing. Open to capable intermediate and advanced paddlers on singles skis, SUPs and Prones PLUS, new for 2023, Mixed Double Ski and OC6 racing.

FBOR'22 Open Results

2022 Results - ELITE Race

Open Race, for fit and capable Intermediate and Advanced Skis, SUPs and OC1. A hot and challenging 13km race – brimming with medals and Trophies, including new male and female  First Finishers!

FBOR'22 Open

2022 Results - OPEN Race

Racing for GB Team selection for the World Ocean Racing Championships in Portugal. Incorporating the WELSH OCEAN SKI NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – with new Dragon-Girl,  Dragon-Wave and First Lady Trophies!

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What to expect on the  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) is 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 have NEW events: Mixed Double Skis (Sunday) and OC6 – both days.
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.

FBOR’22 Winners

Perennial FBOR Trophy, FIRST ACROSS THE LINE – Chris Carson

FIRST LADY – Jane Swarbrek. 

Dragon-Wave Trophy for FIRST WELSH PADDLER – Matt Rowlands.

Dragon-Girl Trophy for FIRST WELSH Lady – Olivia Geddes.

Sunday Open Race: FIRST ACROSS THE LINE – Drew Howells (U18)

Sunday Open Race: FIRST LADY PADDLER – Sam Barlow

Open SUP – Dave Ewer


Chris Carson FBOR'22

FBOR'23 entries