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2011 Gorge Laser Performance Clinic

2013 Gorge Laser Performance Clinic

with Javier "Rulo" Borojovich
July 7-10, 2013

The Columbia Gorge Racing Association is proud to present the 6th annual Gorge Laser Performance Clinic with Olympic Laser coach Javier "Rulo" Borojovich. This is a terrific opportunity for experienced Laser sailors to take your game to the next level. The clinic is open to sailors over 18*who have good boat handling skills and are comfortable in winds up to 25 knots. Enrollment is limited to 25 to ensure personal attention to every participant. Full rigs and Radials are both welcome.

Head Coach: Javier "Rulo" BorojovichRulo
Javier "Rulo" Borojovich is one of the world’s most sought after coaches in the Laser and Optimist classes. He is the co-founder of the Laser Training Center in Cabarete, Dominican Republic, where he has been Head Coach since 2003. While in Cabarete, Rulo has coached a number of Olympic competitors, including US gold medalist Anna Tunnicliffe, Andrew Campbell (USA), Lisa Ross (CAN), Bernard Luttmer (CAN), Tania Calles (MEX), and Diego Romero (ITA).

Previously, Rulo was sailing coach for national teams and yacht clubs in Argentina, Peru, Italy, Spain, Dominican Republic, Canada, USA, Thailand, and Malaysia for the Optimist, Laser and 470 classes. In his sailing career, he was a member of the Argentinean national team from 1990-2000 in the Optimist, Europe and 470 classes. He was South American Optimist Team Racing Champion in 1991, South American Europe class youth champion in 1995, and South American Youth 470 champion in 1998.

Rulo is the author and producer of several popular videos, including Advanced Laser Boat Handling and The New Racing Rules. In addition to being a world champion sailor and coach, Rulo is a physician specializing in internal medicine and sport medicine.

The goal of the Gorge Laser Performance Clinic is to provide each participant with a clear action plan for improved performance in his or her Laser racing. Special emphasis will be placed on downwind technique in big wind and waves, a condition for which the Gorge is particularly suited! The program will combine onshore chalk talks and video analysis with on-the-water drills and short races.

Bonus Opportunities! stick around and put your new downwind skills to the test Thursday, July 11, in CGRA's famous Laser Gorge Blowout, a scenic and spectacular 18-mile run from Cascade Locks to Hood River. The following weekend, July 12-14, CGRA will host the 2013 Laser Pacific Coast Championship, making it a full week of top-level training and competition for Laser sailors (separate registration and fees).

Registration & Fees:

Clinic Fee: $450 for registrations completed with payment on or before June 15, 2013. Registration includes coaching, lunch each day, after-sailing snacks & beverages, and Sunday night dinner and presentation.
Late Registration:
$495 for registrations completed or paid after June 15.
To Register Online:
  Click Here. Enrollment is limited to 25 sailors, so sign up now!


Charter boats for all Laser events are available at West Coast Sailing.

Visitor Information:

Cascade Locks is located in the heart of the beautiful Columbia River Gorge, 40 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 Bill Symes at bill@cgra.org

* Juniors under 18 are invited to participate in the WIND Youth Clinic which takes place July 15-18 at Cascade Locks. Stay tuned for more information.