Three major courses: Swiftsure Bank, Flattery, and Juan de Fuca
The "Juan de Fuca" course is just to Clallam bay and back and is the one that most boats 30 and under take on. You'd do fine on that one. I do believe there are now a couple of shorter still inshore races, on Saturday and Sunday but I thought they were more of less for 'old shoes' to be able to take part and enjoy the ambience of the Swiftsure weekend.
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)