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Learn to Sail & Community Sailing

learn to sail in Cascade LocksAn important part of CGRA’s mission is to provide the Gorge community with public access to sailing opportunities. Through our community sailing program in Cascade Locks, CGRA offers learn-to-sail programs for children ages 8-17 and recreational sailing opportunities for all. Beginners learn the fundamentals from US SAILING certified instructors in our own fleet of O’pen Bic dinghies. Advancing sailors can practice their skills in one of our RS Feva or Laser planing dinghies, then move on to racing when they're ready. Our dream is that, by learning the skills, self-confidence, sportsmanship, and sheer joy of sailing, these students will grow up to share our lifelong passion for this great sport.

CGRA also hosts weekly "Open Sail Evenings" during the summer at Cascade Locks Marine Park. It's a great opportunity for parents and kids to come down to the water and get out in the boats outside of class. 

community sailingThe CGRA Community Sailing program continues to grow thanks to our partnerships with the City and Port of Cascade Locks, and to the valuable  contributions of all the folks who generously donate their time, talent and financial support. Thanks to you, more than 200 kids have been introduced to sailing through our Learn-to-Sail program!