Due to the rising sandbar and shallower waters, this race has been retired.
From the North: Drive I-5 south and take exit 198 onto SR 529. After crossing the bridges take a right onto East Marine View Drive. This quickly becomes West Marine View Drive. Follow this road around the coast and take a right into the 10th Street Boat Launch.
From the South: Drive I-5 north and take exit 193, turning left onto Pacific Avenue. Follow this road into Everett. Take a right onto Broadway, and a left onto Hewitt Avenue. After driving through town take a right onto West Marine View Drive. Then take a left into the 10th Street Boat Launch.
See directions from Google Maps.
The course is around the south end of the island, up the west side then out to sea and back. The exact course may change depending on the weather conditions.
Jetty Island is a nature preserve and has an abundant population of sealife. Of special interest are the sea lions – which can be quite inquisitive of small boats, the exposed coast to the west of the island, and the competition between current and tide in the channel.
Note: original course (2009-2016) was clockwise around Jetty Island.
Course Records (in time order)
New course this year, your chance to go down in the history books!
Course records on original course
M OW double: Josh Proctor & Joe Tynan 36.33 (2012)
M OW single: Even Jacobs 36.57 (2014)
M HPK-2: Ludo Tatos & Egor Clevac 37.29 (2012)
MX OW double: Jeff & Theresa Knakal 37.56 (2012)
M HPK: Eric Moll 38.57 (2012)
W OW double: KC Dietz & Susan Kinne 40.05 (2012)
W OW single: Elyse Rowe 40.57 (2015)
W HPK: Tracy Landboe 41:43 (2014)
MX OC-6: Vance Hashimoto & crew 44.53 (2011)
M Pedal: Michael Lampi 45.42 (2012)
M OC-1: Vance Hashimoto 46.07 (2012)
MX OC-2: Johnson & George 46.08 (2014)
M FSK: Douglas Peele 46.41 (2012)
W OC-1: Michele Anderson 53.07 (2013)
M Prone Paddleboard Darrel Bednark 57.47 (2014)
M paddleboard: Beau Whitehead 57.52 (2009))
W paddleboard: Lina Augaitis 63.14 (2011)
Note: flatwater boats not included in records above