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2014 WIND Youth Clinic

"Creating Future Generations of Champions"
July 1-4, 2014

WIND Youth Clinic is a comprehensive training clinic for young sailors ages 13-18 interested in developing the skills to compete at a high level. Participation is open to Laser, Laser Radial, and Laser 4.7 sailors. Coached by an accomplished staff of champion sailors, this immersion program will focus on performance sail trim, tactics and boat-handling in classroom and on-the-water sessions. Coaches will also familiarize sailors with the ins and outs of pursuing a National or Olympic campaign, including time and money management, travel and personal commitment.

WIND Clinic participants are invited to stick around and sail the following weekend in the annual WIND Regatta and Area L US Sailing Jr. Singlehanded Championship Semi-Finals (Smythe Trophy), also hosted by CGRA (separate registration).

Please note: All youth sailors must be accompanied by a parent or chaperone.


The clinic is held in the Marine Park at Cascade Locks, Oregon, in the heart of the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. Cascade Locks is a spectacular sailing venue with steady winds, warm conditions, and plenty to do on and off the water. Families can enjoy hiking, biking, windsurfing, and golf, or tour the towns in the area. Accommodations of all sorts are available, including camping within walking distance, or plenty of comfortable hotels. The Gorge is truly a great adventure for all.

Registration & Fees:

Clinic Fee: $395 for registrations completed with payment on or before June 15, 2014. Registration fee includes coaching, lunch each day, after-sailing snacks, and Tuesday night barbeque dinner.
Late Registration: $425 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 WIND Youth Clinic and Regatta are available at West Coast Sailing.

Visitor Information:

Cascade Locks is located in the heart of the beautiful Columbia River Gorge, 45 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).