Northern Century is held each year at the end of August and is fast becoming one of the most popular distance races in the Pacific Northwest. 2012 will be the fifth running of this great event and as before we are planning three separate races:
1. Double-handed mono-hull
2. Fully-crewed mono-hull
3. Double-handed multi-hull
The race is approximately 100nm in length and starts on Friday, August 24, 2012 in Fidalgo Bay, heads north to Point Roberts, down Boundary Passage, then south through Haro Strait to Hein Bank and returns to Anacortes with a finish at the west entrance of Guemes Channel. Double-handed entries start at 1930 on Friday, August 24 followed by fully crewed entries at 1940. It will likely take most competitors until Saturday night to finish and perhaps later.
One interesting twist to this event is that many father-son teams enter the double-handed races -- this year we are planning some special recognition (prizes) for these teams. Also, here is a list of the various courses taken by the fleet in 2011 --
Registration opens June 1, 2012 -- don't be late!