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WIND Youth Clinic & Regatta

"Creating Future Generations of Champions"
July 6-10, 2009
WIND is a comprehensive training clinic for young sailors ages 13-18. 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. In addition our coaches will familiarize sailors with the ins and out of pursuing a National or Olympic campaign including guidance on time, money, travel and personal commitment.

Participants will sail in Lasers, Radials, and 4.7s, and may bring interchangeable rigs for different wind conditions. Charters are available. Participants must also be members of either US Sailing or the Canadian Yachting Association, and must submit a sailing resume before the event. The coaches carefully review each resume, and tailor the event to the ability of the participants. Meals and refreshments are provided for participants and a parent or chaperone must accompany sailors.

The clinic is held in the Marine Park at Cascade Locks, Oregon, in the heart of the famous Columbia River Gorge. Cascade Locks presents a spectacular venue with steady winds, warm conditions, and plenty to do on and off the water. Families can enjoy hiking, biking, windsurfing, golf, or they can 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.

How to Register:

Please fill out the WIND Clinic application per the instructions (Click here).

For your application to be considered, all sailors (skipper and crew) must complete and submit the following items:
1. Liability Release
2. Medical Release
3. Resume
4. Entry Fee - check (payable to Columbia Gorge Racing Association)
                      $350 for Laser and Radial sailors,
                      $700 for Club 420’s, Vanguard 25’s and 29er teams.

Please mail application to be received by June 26, 2009


Charter boats are available through West Coast Sailing. New charter boats (inc. spars and blades) are available for $150 per day or $550 for a 4-day package (come early, stay late for an extra day of fantastic Gorge sailing!). Some used charter boats may be available (inquire with George at West Coast Sailing if interested).

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).