Wednesday, August 29, 2012

2012 N100 - It's a Wrap...

The 2012 running of the Northern Century turned out to be a marathon event with approximately 40 boats starting and a 14 finishing.  Congratulations to the following winners:

Double Handed - Division 1
1 - Vampire - Don Millie - J30
2 - Celebration - Jim Bottles - J30
3 - Chaos - John Peterson - C&C 110

Double Handed - Division 2
1 - BINGO - Walter Northfield - Perry 24
2 - Magic Juan - Sannon Buys - San Juan 24
3 - Kymodoce - Kyle Saum - Ericson 29

Fully Crewed - Division 1
1 - Madronna - Carl Buchan - Custom
2 - String Theory - Robert King - Olson 40
3 - Bergen Viking - Svein Ellingsen - J35

Fully Crewed - Division 2
1 - Mayhem! - Jaxon Joiner - San Juan 24
2 - Hoerndag - Brian Lawrence - San Juan 28

Here is a graphical summary of the race tracks taken by the competitors -- as you can see from the image various routes were taken and there were many places where people were drifting around...

Monday, August 20, 2012

2012 Northern Century Sailing Instructions...

The 2012 Northern Century Sailing Instructions have been posted -- you can get your copy HERE.  At present we have 34 boats registered, with a number on the fence.  We should get close or even set the record for the number of boats registered for this event.

If you have are on the fence there is still time -- registration remains open until the very last minute!  If you haven't done this event before, it is one of the very best in the Pacific Northwest!

The Northern Century - don't miss it!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Top Ten reasons to do Northern Century

#10 Only 1 multihull is signed up; if you were at Cowichan Bay Regatta you know what I mean...
#9 It starts @ 7pm even bankers and financial advisers are awake by then
#8 It's actually only 94 knautical miles
# 7 You don't have to pay 3 days for a condo you're only going to be in for 1 night in Roche Harbor
#6 No schooners are entered.... yet
#5 While you are in A town you can visit the Rockfish/Anacortes Brewery
#4 80% off on moorage, the town crier, and real live Fidalgo Artillery for start
#3 You haven't signed up yet?
#2 Sun, wind, moonlight, starlight, and favorable current
#1 Legendary AYC hospitality, come play with your friends!!! Time spent on the water does not count against the time you're allotted!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Vendee Shaw

The AYC burgee was flying high this past Saturday. Every AYC boat that left on Friday to compete in the annual 'Round Shaw Island Race returned with a new pickledish to add to their trophy case. The Son of Raven with skipper Chris doing a workmanlike job at the helm finished in the shortest time and was third on the handicap system.The Bottles family was nosed out of first and returned with the silver medal. In a battle of the behemouth lead bellied money guzzlers the Roethle clan held off the late charging Kymodoce to post 2nd and third respectively. The Wild Rumpus was nothing if not consistent finishing second for the second year in a row. Now in the damn that's kinda interesting file... The first and second place boat overall went opposite ways around the island  and were not separated by much so, why worry mon? Just do it! High level talks were conducted with SJIYC for hosting AYC at the popular Foulweather Race in February. With the Canadians now joining us each year we have pretty much outgrown the Downrigger and are looking for a new host in Friday Harbor. If you have any connections to SJIYC or know someone who does or if you have an alternative plan please contact Chris Roethle, the chair of this event.

Friday, August 10, 2012

NOWZA time 4 Northern Century!

If you haven't already please sign up for the N-100! This helps us plan meals, T-shirts and the spot tracker contract. The SC-27's are planning a showdown in the DH class with Thunder Muscle, Giant Slayer, Blade Runner, Wild Rumpus, LBDB, SFF, The Kraken and others showing interest. Son of Raven is due back to regain her title. The 2011 awards and the annual picture will be at good 'ol AYC Friday evening before the start. The club will open Friday @ 1200hrs and also be open after the event Sunday for war stories!

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

17 And Counting...

In case you have forgotten, the 2012 running of the Northern Century will be held August 24-26 (a little less than two weeks away).  At present we have seventeen (17) boats registered with many more expected.  If you haven't done this race before this is your chance to 1) participate in one of the best distance races in the northwest; and 2) support your club.

During the race there will be race tracking which you can access from the club web site (or  The basic schedule of events for the weekend is as follows:

Friday - August 24, 2012 
1300 - Registration & merchandise sales at AYC clubhouse
1700 - Skippers Meeting, Weather Briefing, Dinner & Awards from 2011
1830 - Boat Parade - between A & B Docks in Cap Sante
1930 - Double-handed Division Starts - Fidalgo Bay
1940 - Fully-crewed Division Starts - Fidalgo Bay 
Sunday - August 26, 2012
1830 - Refreshments & awards at AYC clubhouse