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2015 29er North Americans

29er NAsThe 2015 29er North American Championship, held July 17-19 in the Gorge, is a wrap. Congrats to new champs Christopher Williford and Wade Waddell of Lauderdale YC who came out on top after a weekend of tight racing in a mix of conditions. See the full results here, and don't miss Jan Anderson's cool pics of the action.

Here come the Melgi!

melges 24CGRA is pleased to announce that we've been selected to host the 2015 CSR Marine Melges 24 US National Championship. Forty plus Melges 24 teams from as far away as Hamburg, Germany will take to the waters off Cascade Locks this coming August 6-9. Check out the schedule to the left to see more exciting events coming to CGRA this summer, and mark your new CGRA calendar (below) now for a memorable sailing experience in the most insanely great sailing venue in the world!

Put a 2015 CGRA calendar on your wall!2015 CGRA calendar

Keep track of upcoming events with a beautiful 2015 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...

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 kicking off CGRA’s fall membership drive, 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 this summer? 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.

I want to personally thank you for joining us in the Gorge this summer and helping to make the 2014 season one of our most memorable to date. We hope to see you back on the river in 2015 to help us make some more world-class sailing memories!

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!

CGRA Changes Address (again!)

If you need to contact CGRA via snail mail or want to come by for a visit, please note our new address as of April 1, 2015:

  • 709 N. Columbia Blvd., Portland, OR 97217