Anacortes Yacht Club invites all PNW sailboat racers to come out for the Northern Century Race, August 13th – 15th.

Billed as “the hardest race you’ll ever love”, the 100 mile event features sailing under the August stars through the San Juan Islands up to Pt. Roberts to the north and down to Hein Bank to the south. Skipper’s choice how you navigate through the islands.

For those who favor a shorter race, try the famous “Fifty Cent” — half the century, but all the fun — a 50 mile race to Alden Bank and back.

AYC will have doublehanded and fully crewed divisions for each event. Registration is open now, sign-up early to get your 2021 Northern Century T-shirts and swag. Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions are posted at

Or, contact Karen Rose AYC event coordinator,