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"Get Some!" - article by Sailing Anarchy

"Fast is the Future" - article by Ellinor Walters

"The Sweet Run" - article by Sailing Anarchy

"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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Race results 2017

Race results 2016

Saturday April 21, 2018 2pm (target)- Fort 2 Battery V

Sun April 22 - Foil Mania II Regatta hosted by JIYC

Where to watch:

Boats, Battery, Sunrise Park.

If by boat- please no wake during the race. VHF Ch. 69

F2B 2016 Edit - Penalty Box Productions

2016 race edit teaser from Petey Crawford's Penalty Box Productions

Live Sailing Anarchy Race Day Coverage 2015

GILL F2B Race Shirts


The GILL UV TEC Fort 2 Battery event shirt

is back for 2016! Many have commented on how great the shirts are and there's only one like this!

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

2015 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

2017 additions:

- Motor boat at both starting line ends

- Red/Yellow/Green flag start sequence

- Helicopter photography from Holy City Helicopters

- Party at The Alley Charleston


The tide will be Ebbing on race day.

If run from Fort Sumter to The Battery, Fort Sumter peninsula and Morris Island are good places to set up and stage for the start.

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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A BIG FUN production