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Fishguard Bay Ocean Race 2020

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Ocean Lab Cafe

The Parrog

Goodwick

SA64 0DE

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The race is on – an open sea 17km downwind whoosh along the stunning North Pembrokeshire coastline from Goodwick to Newport Sands Beach.

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Fishguard Bay Ocean Race 2020 (FBOR’20) is a major downwind race for Ocean Ski, ILS Ski, and SUP along Pembrokeshire’s wild and wonderful 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!

This is not a race for the faint hearted or unprepared paddlers. You will be up to 2.5km offshore and wave heights can be up to 6ft in places. We will ensure that there are at least one fully crewed and experienced support craft for every 10 entrants - but, in the safety interest of all competitors, you must be 100% competent to self rescue and each craft must carry VHF (or mobil in waterproof pouch) and Orange Smoke Flare. You will need to have safely completed a similar race within the last 12 months.

Every competitor will be required to sign a Paddler Indemnity Waiver:

"I have read the above description of the Fishguard Bay Ocean Race (The Race) and confirm that I have solid and provable experience in the expected conditions (up to Beaufort force 6) and duration (16km and 1.5 hours) of The Race. I take full responsibility for the accuracy of my declared experience and competence as provided to the race officer and declare that I am fit and capable of successfully and safely finishing The Race without assistance.

“I confirm that my equipment includes each of the items listed below:

Bouyancy Aid / PFD

Calf Leash

Whistle

VHF or Mobile Phone (in waterproof pouch with lanyard to PFD)

Orange Smoke Flare"

PLEASE SEE WEBSITE FOR COMPLETE ENRTY CRITERIA - https://fishguardoceanrace.uk/

The Fishguard Bay Ocean Race 2020 is the 5th year of this annual tussle in which paddlers from 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.

There are Trophies and other prizes for every class, but the blue-riband prize is the perennial FBOR Trophy, won by the line-honours winner - the first craft of any class to cross the finish line. Previous winners have all been doubles but for 2020 it's SINGLE SKIS ONLY!

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