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.
Open Race, for fit and capable Intermediate and Advanced Skis, SUPs and Prones. A challenging and technical 13km crosswind race – brimming with medals and Trophies, including a new one for First Across the Line!
Specifically for GB Team selection for the European Ocean Racing Championships in France. Incorporating the first WELSH OCEAN SKI NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS – with specially commissioned Dragon-Wave Trophy!
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.
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
Both days – all classes.