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Update - 2 May 2020

On April 9th 2020 the Port of Cascade Locks closed its recreational areas, that includes the Marine Park used by sailors. The City of Cascade Locks being a rural area is in the process of a slow opening, but as of the current time the Marine Park remains closed.

Update - 24 April 2020

CGRA is continuing our "wait and see" position for all  summer 2020 scheduled events.  We continue to plan for events, but are holding off opening event sign-ups until there is high probability an event can be run.

The RS Aero Worlds organizing team has made a decision to cancel the event. Penciled in its place July 31-Aug 2 is a tentative RS Aero North American Championship.

We do hope that all our sailors and volunteers are staying safe and healthy so that we can get back to doing what we love best, sailing in the gorge!


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.

2020 CGRA calendars available now

2020 CGRA Calendar 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.

ISA to offer world-class Laser coaching in the Gorge!laser clinic

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

Learning to sail at CGRA 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.

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!

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’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 survey.

Thank you for supporting sailing in the Gorge. We hope to see you back on the river in 2020 to help us make more world-class sailing memories!