RS Aero World Championship - Columbia Gorge RA, Cascade Locks, Oregon, USA
RS Aero World Championship 2022
Columbia Gorge Racing Association (CGRA)
The Gorge, Cascade Locks, Oregon, USA
June 24th - July 1
The Gorge is a popular favourite with the North American RS Aero Class returning annually to the World Class venue. For 2022 we are excited to return for their hosting of our World Championship after it was not possible in 2020.
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.
The afternoon thermal breeze pipes up against the Columbia River's current to provide some fantastic long downwind rides through awesome scenery. The upwind current then provides a conveyor belt back to the windward mark - ready to enjoy the long downwinds again!
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.
Check out the new dedicated website to discover the many reasons that you should join this event!
Friday 24th & Saturday 25th - Onsite Registration Check In & Measurement
Saturday 25th - Practice Race
Sunday 26th - Friday 1st - Championship Race Days
Wednesday 29th - Proposed lay-day
Friday 1st - Awards Ceremony
The Social Programme of a Welcome Reception, Regatta Dinner and Awards Buffet is lined up at their exquisite shore front setting and is included for all competitors. Extra guests may buy tickets via the Online Storefront (link TBC) for the events individually or as a package.
Charter RS Aeros
A large fleet of charter RS Aeros will be available courtesy of RS Sailing and West Coast Sailing. Charter RS Aeros make for a simple easy 'fly in' solution for a fun week at the Gorge! These are available for everyone to book - 'first come first served' and it is vital to reserve your boat early to save a lot of money with the tiered early bird discount pricing.
Charter RS Aeros will be are available for booking HERE.
Pre-Worlds Practice Event - June 18/19 register at CGRA website, details to follow
Coaching Clinic - June 20-22 with Mike O'Brien & Rhett Gowans, details to follow
Jonathan McKee, interviewed by Bill Symes
Columbia Gorge RA, Oregon, USA
Marine Park, Cascade Locks, OR 97014, United States
Website: http://www.cgra.orgThe Venue
One of America's most inspiring Championship venues with the afternoon thermal breeze piping up against the Columbia River's current. The Gorge creates 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 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 with depths varying from 20 feet to more than 170 feet in places.