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Regatta/Water Event, Sat 11 May 2019

Fishguard Bay Ocean Race

Fishguard Bay Ocean Race


Fishguard Bay Ocean Race (FBOR’19) is a demanding, open sea offshore race for Surfskis and SUPs across 17km of deep water at the meeting of the Atlantic and the Irish Sea. When the wind is optimal for racing the conditions can be both mentally and physically challenging for all but well prepared, fit and experienced paddlers.

Starting on Goodwick Beach, 4km to Pen Anglas, an entirely exposed 10km open-sea section that, at halfway, skims close by the cliffs, reefs and tidal overfalls of Dinas Head, finally rounding rugged Cerrig Edrywy and sprinting the final 1.5 km to finish between the flags on Newport Sands Beach (below the Surf Lifesaving Club).

The race is intended to be a continuous and intense test of fitness, endurance, boat handling skills, seamanship and common sense for up to 1.5 hours. There are a few safe havens and pull-outs but, for much of the race, you will be up to 2.5km offshore. Confident self-rescue is essential.

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Sat 11 May 2019 11:30

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Map reference: SM 946381  Lat: 52.00330 Long: -4.99243

From Fishguard take the A487 St David’s road out of the town.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Fishguard & Goodwick station