Martin Marine Round Bowen Race

The Round Bowen Race is our most popular event. There are normally 100+ plus boats registered, and with only 1 start, makes it one of the largest single starts on the west coast. The race involves the circumnavigation of Bowen island and takes place on the 2nd Saturday in June. The race begins at 10:00am PDT, and the latest finishing time is 17:30 PDT same day.

Did you know that 100% of the proceeds from the Round Bowen Race go to supporting BIYC’s Learn2Sail Program which has been bringing new sailors into the community for over 30 years? If teaching young sailors the sport is something you’re passionate about, please consider donating to the Learn2Sail program by clicking here, every little bit counts!

Register for the Round Bowen Here!

Schedule of Events

Friday, June 7, 2024
  • 1700 – 2100 hours Late registration, race package pick up and host bar Sponsored by Hester Creek and Copper Spirit Distillery at Race Headquarters.
Saturday, June 8, 2024
  • 0730 hours Pancake breakfast – By donation, proceeds supporting The Bowen Island Football Club
  • 0830 hours Skippers meeting
  • 0950 hours Start Sequence
  • 1730 hours No finish will be recorded after this time.
  • 1800 – 2000 hours Barbecue and prizes.
  • 1800 – 2200 hours live music by Black Molly


  • Div 1 PHRF < 60
  • Div 2 PHRF 60 – 99
  • Div 3 PHRF 100 – 174
  • Div 7 PHRF 175 – 275
  • Sportboat (See NOR)
  • Martin 242
  • Multihull
  • Cruising

RBR Notice of Race – Amended June 3, 2024
RBR Sailing Instructions
RBR Registration
RBR Boats
Crew Bank
Round Bowen Poster
Official Notice Board
Scoring Inquiries
Notice to Competitors
Request a Hearing
Overall Results
ORC Results
Past Results