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Photos: 2022 Round Bowen Race

Photo gallery from Bowen's mass start race and after party

The 2022 Martin Marine Round Bowen Race set sail at exactly 10 am Saturday, June 11, as more than 100 boats took off from the Cove heading counter-clockwise around the island in one of the west coast’s largest mass start lines.

The wind was blowing hard throughout the morning and into the afternoon, leading to a unique phenomenon: a spinnaker start and spinnaker finish. Many long-time observers and participants of the race said it was a sight they’d seen very rarely, if ever.

The boat with the top adjusted time was the Lark, sailed by skipper Paul Arcoite from Fernie, with a scored finish of 4 hours, 1 minute, 43 seconds.

Bowen skippers who took part in the race include Allard Ockeloen aboard Seamist (4:22:33), Nigel Tunnacliffe aboard Voila (4:13:43), Bill Kitchen aboard Terna III (4:25:43), John Turner aboard Five Feathers (5:23:35), and Brad Hawthorn aboard Brigadier (6:07:11).

Full results by category are available on the Bowen Island Yacht Club website

The race was followed by an after party on the USSC Marina lawn, with barbecue dinner and a live music performance by the band Black Molly.

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