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29er Fleet

Eastwood & Merson win 29er Skiffs

David Eastwood and Samuel Merson of Santa Barbara won an epic 15 race battle against Neil Marcellini and Jack Joslin of Richmond YC in the twelve boat 29er fleet. Marley Mais and Wells Drayton came in third.

Conditions were excellent with high winds on Day 1, moderate westerlies on Saturday, and an expectedly fresh easterly wind on Sunday. Skiff planing conditions for all the races. Jay Renehan and his team from CGRA ran plentiful races and assisted in many capsizes on Friday during some epic 20+ westerly winds.

In the seven boat International-14 fleet, Evan Sjostedt and Mikey Radziejowski beat out Leith Shenstone and Jamie Henseler in ten races.

Aussie 18 footer

Aussie 18 Footer visits the Gorge

CGRA welcomed an Aussie 18 Footer from San Francisco during the Gorge Skiff Regatta.

The fleet sent up one of the ten boats that regularly races on the SF City Front. Nearly every evening during the CGRA skiff regatta a variety of sailors went out ripped across the Columbia River on this triple trapezing monster raising eyebrows.

Sail the Gorge Cover

Sail the Gorge: 2018

Our new Sail the Gorge magazine is out! Learn all about CGRA, our 2018 events and all the the things you can do in the Gorge this summer. Cascade Locks is packed with activities and events besides sailing. Find out how you can hike, bike, zipline, windsurf, SUP, drink a craft beer all within a few miles of Cascade Locks.

Sail the Gorge is now distributed through out Portland and the Columbia River Gorge. You can pick up a copy at Portland International Airport at the Travel Oregon informational kiosks by baggage claim number 5.

Check out the digital copy here!

ISA: Brett Beyer to offer world-class Laser coaching in the Gorge!laser clinic

Attention Laser sailors! The International Sailing Academy (ISA) will be back in the Gorge this summer offering world-class training opportunities to North American sailors in the planet's premiere heavy air venue. ISA training camps are renowned for producing game-changing performance gains for club racers as well as Olympic medalists. As a special bonus, leading the ISA coaching team this year is 13-time Laser Masters World Champion and Olympic sailing coach Brett Beyer from Sydney, Australia. In addition to offering three training camps (one youth and two all-ages), ISA coaches will be available for regatta coaching at the Wind Youth Regatta, July 21-22, and the Laser Pacific Coast Championships, August 3-5.

If you've ever asked the question "How can I make this boat go faster?" YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY! Attendance is limited, so sign up today to reserve your space.

Support world-class sailing in the Gorge

Learning to sail at CGRAIt takes a lot of work and a lot of money to continue to bring world-class sailing opportunities to the Gorge. Without the membership base of a traditional yacht club, we're dependent on the support of our friends to help cover the costs of boats, shore facilities, site improvements, coaching, instruction, and race management. Donations and sponsorships account for nearly a third of our budget; without them, we could not exist.

If you're passionate about sailing and like what we're doing, please consider including CGRA in your charitable contributions this year. CGRA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and all contributions are fully tax deductible. To make a contribution or learn more, click here. Thanks for supporting CGRA!

Sailing the Gorge: Too much fun?

Jay Renehan interview“The best place in the world to sail!” That’s what multi-class dinghy champ Jay Renehan had to say about Cascade Locks, Oregon, home of the Columbia Gorge Racing Association after the final race of the 2013 Tasar World Championships. “I could sail like that all day, every day. It was too much fun!”

What’s So Great About Sailing the Gorge?

"It is really one of the legendary venues of the world."  Jonathan McGee explains what he means in this interview.

What do you think?

We’re reaching out to sailors around the world to help support our efforts to bring world-class sailing events to the Gorge. But first we want to hear from you. How was your experience sailing in the Gorge? What can we do to make future visits more enjoyable for you and your family? What CGRA programs and/or events are most important to you?


Take the CGRA Sailor Satisfaction Survey (or check out survey results)

Our goal is to make CGRA “the best place in the world to sail.” Help us do it by taking five minutes to complete our Sailor Satisfaction Survey (click here to take the survey). There’s no obligation and all responses are anonymous unless you wish to volunteer your contact information. If you’re curious, you’ll have an option to view the results after you complete the survey.

Thank you for supporting sailing in the Gorge. We hope to see you back on the river in 2018 to help us make more world-class sailing memories!