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2011 Gorge Laser Performance Clinic

2015 Gorge Laser Performance Clinic

with Brett Davis
June 23-26, 2015

The Columbia Gorge Racing Association is pleased to welcome Brett Davis back to the Gorge to lead the 8th annual Gorge Laser Performance Clinic June 23-26. This is a terrific opportunity for experienced Laser sailors to take your game to the next level under the guidance of one of America's most experienced and successful sailing coaches. 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 both welcome.

Head Coach: Brett DavisBrett Davis
Brett Davis brings more than two decades experience as both a sailor and a coach at the very top level of international Laser sailing to the 2015 Gorge Laser Performance Clinic. A former US Youth Champion, collegiate All-American at Harvard, Olympic campaigner, and five-year member of the US Sailing Team, Brett has since 2005 turned his focus to coaching elite level sailors and training clinics.
He was the Laser Full Rig Coach at the CISA Advanced Racing Clinic in California from 2005-2012, US Sailing Development Team Clinic Coach from 2009-2011, and was named 2008 Developmental Coach of the Year by the US Olympic Committee in 2008. He is currently working with several Olympic hopefuls in both full rigs (men) and radials (women).

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 Opportunity! stick around and put your new skills to the test the following weekend, June 27-28, at the2015 Laser Masters Pacific Coast Championship, making it a full week of top-level training and competition for masters Laser sailors (separate registration and fees).

Registration & Fees:

Clinic Fee: $475 for registrations completed with payment on or before June 1, 2015. Registration includes coaching, lunch each day, after-sailing snacks & beverages, and group dinner Tuesday evening.
Late Registration:
$525 for registrations completed or paid after June 1.
To Register Online:
  Click Here. Enrollment is limited to 25 sailors, so sign up now!


Charter boats for all Laser events are available at West Coast Sailing.

Visitor Information:

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 bill@cgra.org

* Juniors under 18 are invited to participate in the WIND Youth Clinic which takes place July 6-9 at Cascade Locks. Stay tuned for more information.