8-9th July 2023



Supported by STELLAR Surfskis

2022 Fishguard Bay Ocean Race

 Was Two Days of FUN!

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FBOR'21 Pen Anglas

FBOR'23 Entries open in January

CLICK HERE Early information for entering either the Saturday ELITE Single SKI race, or the Sunday OPEN races. We aiming at several more classes, including Mixed Doubles, and even more fun.

FBOR Surfski Coaching

2022 Ski Coaching Courses

Want to paddle faster, further and with less effort? In depth, one and two day courses for all levels with FBOR’22 Organiser and qualified Racing Coach, Ben Edom, widely experienced in Australia and GB.

FBOR'22 Open Results

2022 Results - Open 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 - Elite 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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Contact Us

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

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.
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