Eventbrite - Fort 2 Battery Race & Party 2015

Race Jerseys:

This year Kiters must provide your own jersey.

Mostly solid color, single digit contrasting number, visible over your harness.

Below is a list of numbers already in use.

2015 Awards to top finishers in these categories:

Line Honors- 1st Overall

Lanterne Rouge- Last to COMPLETE the race

Foiling boat

Floating boat

Kite (foil / race)

Kite (Twin tip / Surf)


Board/ Windsurf

Over 50 y/o

Youngest Racer

Under 18

Middleman - Middle finisher

Most Stylish finish (costume, wipeout, air etc.)

Best Rescue (as nominated by rescuee)

Best video edit - 1 week after event

In Your Race Pack

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Thanks to our great sponsors you'll be getting some great stuff when you register!

- GILL UV TEC Fort 2 Battery event shirt


- EelSnot board therapy from Latis International

- HAMMER energy gel c/o Go Race Productions

- Green Hat Bucks c/o Greenhatkiteboarding.com

- WINNER gets this brand new beach cruiser from AFFORDABIKE on King Street!

Got questions?

See the Fort to Battery FAQ below

Live streaming for 2015!

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Sailing Anarchy's own "Mr. Clean" will be live streaming the 2015 Fort 2 Battery thanks to Sailing Anarchy and Sperry!  Expect a morning pre-show to preview the race and live coverage from wire-to-wire of the race

"I love events like this that are a bit different from our regular racing and have an element of chance and huge amount of fun to them."

- 2009 Rolex Yachtsman of the year, Winner of the inaugural F2B, "His Highness", "King"- Bora Gulari

Course Map

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Weekend of April 11-12, 2015

Open sailing racing from the mouth of Charleston Harbor to the Battery

Kites, Boards, Cats, Moths, Skiffs, BRING IT!

From our friends at Sailing Anarchy

2014 Top Results:

Line Honors- Bora Gulari - Bayview, MI - Moth - 8 min. 56 sec.

First Kiteboard- Mitch Hall - St. Petersburg, FL - Course Board/ BEST Kahoona

First Sailboard- Dave Stanger - John's Island, SC

First Boat- Greg, Ellinor, Liz, Neil Walters - Charleston, SC - Hobie 20

Youngest Racer- Neil Walters - 12 y/o

The day before Charleston Race Week!

Tommy Braswell Post & Courier Article


If you might be out with a motorboat and can help us shuttle kiters & gear to a beach near Ft. Sumter for them to launch, please click here- Signing up doesn't commit you to be there but gets you "in the loop" so that if timing works out, you'll know what's going on. Thanks for your help.

The Course

Charleston Harbor from near Ft. Sumter to the Battery

2015 additions:

- Motor boat at both starting line ends

- 5 minute flag start sequence like in sailing

- Motor boat shuttle to start line launch area

- Helicopter photography from Holy City Helicopters

- Party at Palmetto Brewery


The tide will be Ebbing on race day.

For 2015 we are working to provide motorboat transport for kite boards to launch from beaches near the starting area. Kiters can catch a ride with their gear from James Island YC dock to launch beaches near Ft. Sumter

Finish video from the first F2B!

Race Jerseys

Be sure to check the "Race Roster 2015" list so you don't choose a jersey number that someone else has already registered. it's over here ----->

You can get iron on 8" numbers cheap here-

Sports jerseys also work great. Just be sure it's over your harness and single digit & mostly one color.

What else you should know

Who should race? Due to the conditions and distance of this race, ADVANCED sailing/ riding skills are required, and number of entries is limited

Safety: Several chase boats will be on hand to aid with breakdowns. The starting line will be clear of the ship channel. The Coast Guard plans to clear the way of recreational boat traffic at race time and will be on hand. Participating is your own risk and short of wind dying or gear failure you should be comfortable being independent

Spectating: If not racing, come out and watch the fastest sail-craft in Charleston blast through the Harbor. It will be exciting!

From a Boat or from the Battery will be best. Just try not to be between the racers and the finish line!

Bring your camera!


Got an idea?

Want to help?




or just find me..

- Tim

Please reach out also if you or a friend have a boat that can serve to rescue any breakdowns or help transport Kiters to rig & launch near the start

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