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Western Gorge Resident Lessons

Thanks to the generous donations by local Cascade Locks Residents and Businesses we are able to host open free Cascade Locks Resident Lessons on Sunday Evenings from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Valid piece of mail or ID is required to participate.

Residents of nearby communities (North Bonneville, Stevenson, within 15 miles) may participate if space allows.

Please Register at Thursday Community Sailing for these Sunday lessons or email Dierk Polzin at dierkp@cgra.org to hold a slot.

School Lunch Eligible Lessons

Any Child who is eligible for Federally Subsidized School Lunch program are also eligible for reduced or free lessons.

There is no geographic limitation on this program.

Please Register for these lessons by emailing us at lessons@cgra.org to reserver a slot and bring validation of the school lunch eligiblity to the first lesson.

Join us Thursday's for Community Sailing

CGRA provides open sailing for all local residents and participants in our programs. We also give short 10-15 minute introduction to sailing rides to anyone. Parent or Guardian must be present and a liability waiver must be signed. This is the perfect opportunity to try sailing and learn about our program. We start rigging at 5:00 and the sailing/rides start at 6:00 PM and run until 8:00. After all the equipment is put away we have a Potluck BBQ with burgers supplied by CGRA.

For more information on Community Sailing click here.

Liability Waiver

We require all participants to be at least 8 years of age and able to swim 50 yards. All minors must have a signed liability waiver signed on file before the start of the lesson/community sailing.

Donate a scholarship

Help a 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. or drop a check in the mail at:
Columbia Gorge Racing Association
709 N. Columbia Blvd., Portland, OR 97217

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