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2015 Line Honors Winner- Zack Marks - St. Petersburg, FL. New course record- 6:10

"Welcome to Paradise" - article by Sailing Anarchy

"Marks Sets Record" - article by Tommy Braswell Charleston Post & Courier

"A life well lived" - Destroyed Catamaran article from Sailing Anarchy's "Mr. Clean"

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Live Sailing Anarchy Race Day Coverage

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In Your 2015 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

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

Got questions?

See the Fort to Battery FAQ below

Sailing Anarchy Event Preview

Live with Sailing Anarchy from James Island Yacht Club before 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 9-10, 2016

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- Zack Marks - St. Petersburg, FL - Foilboard - 6 min. 10 sec.
First TT/Surf Kiteboard- Tucker Mason - Charleston, SC - 7 min 19 sec.
First Sailboard- Jeff Olson - Cornelius
First Multihull- Greg & John Walters - Charleston, SC - Hobie 20

First Moth- Jonny Goldsberry - San Francisco, CA

Top Youth - Neil Walters, Charleston, SC - TT Kiteboard
Youngest Racer- Ronan Lurkin - 12 y/o

Best Rescue - Bill Goldsberry - Recovering destroyed Nacra 6.0

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!

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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