Saturday 2nd May 2020
Fishguard Bay Ocean Race 2020
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!
About the Fishguard Bay Ocean Race 2020
Racing for the FBOR Line Honours and Class Trophies
Fishguard Bay Ocean Race 2020 (FBOR’20) is a major downwind Ocean and ILS 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.
You’ll 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. And this year we’re keeping fingers crossed for epic downwind conditions!
The Fishguard Bay Ocean Race 2020 is the 5th year of this annual tussle in which paddlers from all over 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 blue riband prize is the perennial FBOR Trophy, awarded to the line-honours winner – the first craft of any class to cross the finish line.
Previous winners have all been doubles but in 2020 it’s SINGLE SKIS and SUPs ONLY.
Classes – all with trophies!
SINGLE SKI: Open (to 39), Masters (40 – 55), Veterans (over 55) and Ladies. PLUS NEW for FBOR’20 – ILS Ski Open Class
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.