Gorge Laser Performance Clinic
with Steve Bourdow
July 25-27, 2011
The Columbia Gorge Racing Association is proud to present the
fourth annual Gorge Laser Performance Clinic with veteran US Laser sailor and
coach Steve Bourdow. This is
a terrific opportunity for experienced Laser sailors to take your game to the
next level. The clinic is open to sailors over 18*who have good boat handling
skills and are comfortable in winds up to 25 knots. Enrollment is limited to 25
to ensure personal attention to every participant. Full rigs and Radials are
Head Coach: Steve Bourdow
Steve Bourdow has been a world-class competitor and coach for more than 30
years. Steve is a two-time World Champion and 1992 Olympic Silver Medalist in
the Flying Dutchman class. He is a veteran of eight Laser World Championships,
placing second to Glenn Bourke in 1990. He is much sought after as a personal
and clinic coach, working with Olympic-level sailors in the Laser, Laser Radial,
Finn, 505, 29er, and a variety of other one-design classes since 1985. During
his eight-year tenure as Head Coach at Stanford University, Steve led the
Cardinal sailing team to three national titles. Steve lives and sails in Santa Cruz, California.
The goal of the Gorge Laser
Performance Clinic is to provide each participant with a clear action plan for
improved performance in his or her Laser racing. Special emphasis will be placed
on downwind technique in big wind and waves, a condition for which the Gorge is
particularly suited! The program will combine onshore chalk talks and video
analysis with on-the-water drills and short races.
Bonus Opportunities! stick
around and put your new downwind skills to the test Thursday, July 28, in CGRA's
famous Laser Gorge Blowout,
a scenic and spectacular 18-mile run from Cascade Locks to Hood River. The
following weekend, July 30-31, CGRA will host the
Laser District 22
Championships, making it a full week of top-level training and competition for
Laser sailors (separate registration and fees).
Registration & Fees:
Clinic fee: $350 includes
coaching, lunch each day, after-sailing snacks & beverages, and Tuesday
night dinner and presentation.
Early Registration Discount: Registrations received by July
will receive a $25 discount.
To register online:
Click Here. Enrollment is limited to 25
sailors, so sign up now!
Charter boats for all Laser events are
West Coast Sailing.
Cascade Locks is located in the
heart of the beautiful Columbia River Gorge, 40 minutes east of Portland
International Airport on Interstate 84. Cascade Locks and surrounding
communities have a wide range of accommodations from camping to four-star resort
hotels (see Visitor Information).
For more information:
Contact Bill Symes at
* Juniors under 18 are invited
to participate in the WIND Clinic which takes place July 12-14 at Cascade Locks.
Stay tuned for more information.