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2020 Event Schedule*
*tentative, subject to change
Announcement - 23 March 2020
In response to the global coronavirus outbreak, CGRA is carefully evaluating the plans for the summer sailing season. At this point, since the start of our schedule is 100+ days in the future, we are taking a “wait and see” position before determining if events will be deferred or canceled. This affects all clinics, regattas and community sailing sessions.
We recognize the severity of the current crisis and are most concerned with the sailors who planned to attend the RS Aero Worlds in August. After a review with the RS Aero Class Association and RS Sailing, we have decided to postpone the go/no go decision until the end of April. At that time, if the decision is made to cancel the event, CGRA will fully refund all entry fees to those who have registered. For those considering attending but have not yet registered, please defer that decision until you see positive confirmation that the event will proceed. Early registration fees will be extended, with an update to the NoR confirming the details.
This is a very difficult time and the priority right now is to do what is necessary to ensure the health and safety of our families and friends. CGRA appreciates everyone’s patience and continued support. We will post more information in late April.
Keep track of upcoming events with a beautiful 2020 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.
The RS Aeros are coming!
CGRA is hosting the 2020 RS Aero World Championship in the gorge. Sailors from around the globe will be arriving to experience the beauty and awsome sailing the gorge has to offer. Early arrivals will be tuning-up by participating in clinics and the annual Columbia Gorge One Design (CGOD) regatta.
ISA to offer world-class Laser coaching in the Gorge!
Attention Laser sailors! The International Sailing Academy (ISA) will be back in the Gorge this summer offering world-class training opportunities to North American sailors in the planet's premiere heavy air venue. ISA training camps are renowned for producing game-changing performance gains for club racers as well as Olympic medalists.
Support world-class sailing in the Gorge
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.
Sailing the Gorge: Too much fun?
“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
Columbia Gorge Racing Association
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