Gorge Laser Performance Clinic
with Brendan Casey
July 13-15, 2009
The Gorge Laser Performance Clinic with Australian Laser ace Brendan Casey 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
Head Coach: Brendan Casey
is a two-time Laser Radial World Champion and has been a top international
competitor and coach in the Laser class for more than a decade. He lives in
Brisbane, Australia, where he is founder and CEO of Sail Equipment Australia, a
leading manufacturer of high performance clothing for dinghy sailors.
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
presentations with on-the-water drills and short races, culminating with a
scenic and spectacular 18-mile run from Cascade Locks to Hood River.
Clinic fee is $350, which includes
coaching, lunch each day, after-sailing snacks & beverages, and a take-home
video DVD. Early Registration Discount: Registrations received by June
will receive a $25 discount.
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).
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).
Click Here to register online. Enrollment is limited to 25 sailors, so sign
For more information:
Contact Bill Symes at
* Juniors under 18 are invited
to participate in the WIND Clinic which takes place July 8-10 at Cascade Locks. For more information,