4th RS AERO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP - Cascade Locks, Oregon, USA
4th RS Aero World Championship 2020
Columbia Gorge Racing Association (CGRA)
The Gorge, Cascade Locks, Oregon, USA
August 1-7th, 2020
A popular favourite with the North American RS Aero Class, the RS Aeros return to the world famous Columbia River Gorge for our 4th World Championship in 2020.
Take in the scenery to make the most of the fantastic wind and waves at the Gorge! After incredible downwind rides the upwind current then provides a conveyor belt back to the windward mark - ready to enjoy the long downwinds again!
Online Entry is expected to go live on December 1st 2019
Proposed Schedule - August 2020
Saturday 1st - Registration & Measurement
Sunday 2nd - Registration, Measurement, Practice Race & Grand Opening Ceremony
Monday 3rd to Friday 7th - Five Championship Race Days
Friday 7th - Awards Ceremony
Pre-Event Coaching Clinic to be arranged
Charter RS Aeros
A large fleet of charter RS Aeros will be available courtesy of RS Sailing and West Coast Sailing.
One of America's most inspiring Championship venues with the afternoon thermal breeze piping up against the Columbia River's current to provide some fantastic long downwind rides through breathtaking mountain scenery!
The Gorge is a unique sailing venue creating a wind-tunnel between the beautiful mountains that rise from the waters edge to nearly one mile vertically high in places. In summer westerlies are the prevailing wind direction, dying down in the evening. This is due to the hot air rising in the desert out east sucking relatively cool marine air in through the gorge. The wind will blow the hardest from about 10:00hrs. until 19:00hrs.
The current at Cascade Locks generally runs at 1 to 2 knots. The deepest channel on the river is where the most extreme conditions can occur. For a relatively easier going sailors can move to the edge of the channel/river. Depths can vary from 20 feet to more than 170 feet in places.
Having hosted World Championships for the International Moth and Tasar classes in recent years The Gorge and its challenges are recognised worldwide as a World Class sailboat racing venue.
Jonathan McKee, interviewed by Bill Symes
Columbia Gorge RA, Oregon, USA
Marine Park, Cascade Locks, OR 97014, United States
Email: [email protected]
Info & Accommodation: http://www.cgra.org/visitorinfo.htm