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Support CGRA

As a non-profit, all volunteer organization, CGRA relies on the support of individual and corporate donors to sustain our operations. Your donation will help CGRA continue to develop the resources needed to offer world-class sailing opportunities in the Gorge, including

  • first-class race management, judging and hospitality at CGRA events
  • top level coaching and instruction for CGRA training programs
  • scholarships to enable local youngsters to get started in sailing
  • acquisition and maintenance of boats, equipment and facilities
  • marketing and media support to grow public awareness of this incredible sailing venue

If you share CGRA’s vision for quality sailing programs in the Gorge, we welcome your assistance and offer several ways to participate. You can donate online through PayPal or you can mail your tax-deductible contribution to

Columbia Gorge Racing Association
709 N. Columbia Blvd., Portland, OR 97217

Become a member

Support a great cause and enjoy the benefits of being a CGRA member. Memberships are available in several categories to fit any budget:
  • Student: $35
  • Basic: $50
  • Intermediate: $100
  • Pro: $150
  • Benefactor: $500
All CGRA members receive recognition in the CGRA annual report and a subscription to CGRA's quarterly electronic newsletter. Intermediate and Pro members receive discounts on entry fees. To initiate or renew your CGRA membership, click here.

Become a sponsor

Put your company’s name in front of hundreds of sailors who come from around the world every summer to compete in CGRA events. Several sponsorship opportunities are available, from single events to the entire season. To learn more about becoming a CGRA sponsor, contact Dave Jursik.

Donate a scholarship

Help a needy youngster get started in sailing. A $30 donation buys a day’s lesson, or you can sponsor a week for $150. To learn more about donating a sailing scholarship, contact Dierk Polzin.

Volunteer your time

Get involved with the CGRA team of fun, friendly folks to help out with events, promotion, fundraising, and more. No experience necessary! To learn more about becoming a CGRA volunteer, contact Susan Winner.

Help build a World-Class Sailing Center

Join our campaign to build a world-class sailing center in the Columbia River Gorge. Our goal is to raise $1 million in contributions from public, private, and corporate donors so that we can create a facility capable of hosting first-rate international regattas and accommodating the growth of sailing activities in the Gorge. To learn more about CGRA's capital campaign, contact Bill Symes.

Thanks for your support!