Round Bowen Challenge – paddle race | Bowen Island

Round Bowen Challenge – paddle race

When:
June 8, 2019 @ 10:00 am
2019-06-08T10:00:00-07:00
2019-06-08T10:15:00-07:00
Where:
Bowen Island Sea Kayaking
Bowen Island Marina Pier
V0N 1G0
Cost:
$60 – $80
Contact:
Bowen Island Sea Kayaking
604-947-9266

19TH annual Round Bowen Challenge
KAYAKS, SURF SKIS, PADDLE BOARDS, OUTRIGGERS

Join more than 100 paddler in a race to circumnavigate Bowen Island’s picturesque coastline.

The ‘Round Bowen Challenge is open to paddlers of high performance kayaks, sea kayaks, OC 1’s and 2’s, and stand-up paddle boards. The race ends with a dock party, awards ceremony, and the now famous, post-race salmon BBQ in the Bowen Island Marina.

Island Challenge (33km)
Paddlers start and finish in Snug Cove. SUP and standard kayaks start at 9:30am, the HPKs and OC 1’s and 2’s depart at 10:30.

Half Island Challenge (13-19km)
The half-island race starts at 11:30 in Tunstall Bay on Bowen’s west side and ends in Snug Cove. Shuttles available. Race direction depends on sea conditions. Clockwise the distance is 19km and counter-clockwise the distance is 13km.

Located just west of Vancouver in Howe Sound, Bowen Island is a 20-minute ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay. Bowen Island Sea Kayaking hosts the annual race with support from a variety of sponsors, including Seaward Kayaks, Ruddy Potato grocery, Deep Cove Canoe & Kayak, Bowen Island Pub, THINK Kayak and Starboard paddle boards.

“Register Now” to sign up for this year’s race.