Sail The Gorge 2016 : Page 3

Welcome to The Gorge! Wow, can it really be 20 years? Hard to believe it was 1996 when the Tasar World Championships first came to the Columbia River Gorge and the Columbia Gorge Racing Association made its first splash on the one design sailboat racing scene. We’ve come a long way since then, but our hearts are still rooted in those early “bush regatta” days. Our home is one of the most spectacular sailing venues on the planet, a place where sailors come from all over the world to experience the famous Gorge winds, and we’re delighted to have you join in the fun. We are the Columbia Gorge Racing Association, a non-profit volunteer organization committed to providing world-class sailing competition and training opportunities for all ages. While short on fancy yacht club amenities, we can offer terrific sailing conditions, small town hospitality and a relaxed everyone-is-welcome attitude. CGRA continues to thrive thanks to the generous support of our donors and dedicated volunteers who have stepped up year after year to contribute their time, talent and financial resources to support sailing in The Gorge. It really does take a village, and every contribution, no matter how small, is greatly appreciated. Highlights for CGRA’s 20-year anniversary include the 2016 Laser North American Championships, Fireball Western Regional Championship, US National Championship events for the Flying Dutchman, Moore 24 and Tasar fleets, and five full days of fun and competition for the exciting new RS Aero class, including a clinic, long distance race, speed challenge and the 2016 RS Aero US National Championships to cap it off. To our old friends, welcome back. To our new guests, the sailors, families and friends who’ve traveled from near and far to sail The Gorge with us, we look forward to meeting you and to making some great memories together on the river this summer! photo © Chris Sayer-Smith SAIL the GORGE! 2016 3

Welcome to the Gorge

Columbia Gorge Racing Association

Wow, can it really be 20 years? Hard to believe it was 1996 when the Tasar World Championships first came to the Columbia River Gorge and the Columbia Gorge Racing Association made its first splash on the one design sailboat racing scene. We’ve come a long way since then, but our hearts are still rooted in those early “bush regatta” days. Our home is one of the most spectacular sailing venues on the planet, a place where sailors come from all over the world to experience the famous Gorge winds, and we’re delighted to have you join in the fun.
We are the Columbia Gorge Racing Association, a non-profit volunteer organization committed to providing world-class sailing competition and training opportunities for all ages. While short on fancy yacht club amenities, we can offer terrific sailing conditions, small town hospitality and a relaxed everyone-is-welcome attitude.
CGRA continues to thrive thanks to the generous support of our donors and dedicated volunteers who have stepped up year after year to contribute their time, talent and financial resources to support sailing in The Gorge. It really does take a village, and every contribution, no matter how small, is greatly appreciated.
Highlights for CGRA’s 20-year anniversary include the 2016 Laser North American Championships, Fireball Western Regional Championship, US National Championship events for the Flying Dutchman, Moore 24 and Tasar fleets, and five full days of fun and competition for the exciting new RS Aero class, including a clinic, long distance race, speed challenge and the 2016 RS Aero US National Championships to cap it off.
To our old friends, welcome back. To our new guests, the sailors, families and friends who’ve traveled from near and far to sail The Gorge with us, we look forward to meeting you and to making some great memories together on the river this summer!

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