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Update - 27 June 2020

Hood River County, in which Cascade Locks is located, has recently entered Phase 2 re-opening. This means that outside events of <100 people can now be held which enables CGRA to host the remaining events on our 2020 schedule. Those events will be changed to conform to the State of Oregon Phase 2 re-opening guidelines which means that attendance will be limited and several new safety measures will be implemented for the benefit of participants, staff and volunteers. The details of these changes are included in the Notice of Race, related amendments and notices on the event notice board. Please review them in their entirety if you are considering event participation this summer. CGRA is committed to providing a fun and safe experience for everyone, both on and off the water, but recognizes that our procedures must change to reflect the seriousness of the ongoing pandemic.

Support world-class sailing in the Gorge

Learning to sail at CGRA It 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 McKee 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 2020 to help us make more world-class sailing memories!