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CGRA celebrates 21 years!Sail the Gorge

Can you believe it . . . we're 21! CGRA has been hosting world-class regattas, clinics, and community sailing in the scenic Columbia River Gorge since 1996. Our new Sail the Gorge magazine tells all about it, as well as all the mind-blowing activities you can experience on your next trip to The Gorge. Check it out here!

CGRA wants you!

The CGRA team is looking for a few good men and women to help us run world-class sailing events in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. Volunteers needed on race committee, chase boats, and shore support. Experience desirable but not required. Come spend a summer weekend on the river with fun people, free lunch, and a front row seat for some of the most spectacular sailboat racing on the planet! You can sign up online here.

2017 CGRA calendars available now2017 CGRA Calendar

Keep track of upcoming events with a beautiful 2017 CGRA Sailing Calendar, available at Lulu.com. Only $19.99 for 12 awesome photos of Gorge sailing action. Of course, for just a little more, you can step up to an intermediate CGRA membership and get the calendar for free! Either way, your purchase will help support CGRA's efforts to bring world-class sailing opportunities to the Gorge.

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 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 2017 to help us make more world-class sailing memories!