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 Bring it on!

The sun is out and the breeze is on. Come to the Gorge this summer for some legendary sailing.

CGRA is expanding it's calendar of events. Last year we hosted just two events and participants were enthusiastically thankful. This year we have eight events on the schedule.

As of May 21, 2021 Hood River County Covid risk moves to the "Lower" category. We're not out of the woods totally, but things are improving. Expect to see covid protocols at events such as on-line check-ins and social distancing on the beach and parking areas.

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 2021 to help us make more world-class sailing memories!