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2011 Ripple Opti Performance Clinic

August 9-11, 2011

This three-day training clinic in beautiful Cascade Locks, Oregon, is designed to challenge Opti sailors of all levels with wind, waves, and a world-class coaching staff. The emphasis is on boat speed, boat handling, tactics and strategy in a heavy air environment. Scheduled the week before the 2011 Opti Gorge Regatta, also hosted by CGRA, the Ripple Clinic presents an excellent opportunity for Opti sailors to acclimate to the venue and tune up for the big regatta. Sign up now for a fun and exciting "Opti Week" in the Gorge!


The 2011 Ripple Clinic is three days of intense on- and off-the-water training with an expert coaching staff of international professionals. Sailors will be grouped according to skill level and experience into a Championship Fleet (intermediate/advanced) and a Green Fleet (novice). Coaching and drills will be tailored to sailors' needs, with a goal to provide a safe, fun learning experience for all participants. This year, Ripple is pleased to have Head Coach Nico Winograd leading the Championship Fleet and Tom "Opti Guy" Coleman in charge of the Green Fleet.

Registration & Fees:

Clinic fee: Championship Fleet: $325, Green Fleet: $295 for paid registrations received by August 1. Includes three days of coaching, lunch each day, after-sailing snacks, and Tuesday night barbeque. Enrollment is limited to 25 sailors in the Championship Fleet and 10 sailors in the Green Fleet.

Clinic & Regatta: Sign up for both Ripple Clinic and Opti Gorge Regatta for discounted fee of $375 for Championship Fleet and $345 for Green Fleet.

Late Fee: Add $25 for paid registrations received after August 1.

To register online:  To register for clinic only, click here. To register for clinic and regatta, click here.

Visitor Information

Cascade Locks is located in the heart of the beautiful Columbia River Gorge, 45 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: Laurian Toland at laurian@att.net or Dave Cannard at davec@cgra.org