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Pick one of the best places on the planet to host a world championship, feature one of the world’s best-performing single-handers, and you’ve got the 2020 RS Aero Worlds.
Sailing at the spectacular Gorge at Cascade Locks, Oregon, July 31 through August 7, the event is hosted by one of the biggest and strongest RS Aero fleets in the world, one that includes Olympic medalists as well as former World and North American Champions. Add in all of the top sailors from around the globe who will be joining them, and the fleet will clearly be among the most competitive in the class’s five-year history.
And the venue? The Gorge creates a wind tunnel between stunning mountains that rise from the water’s edge to nearly one mile high in places. Afternoon thermals pipe up against the Columbia River's current to provide some fantastic, long, downwind rides. The upwind current then provides a conveyor belt back to the windward mark—where you can enjoy yet another long, downwind run!
Local sailor and two-time Olympic Medalist Charlie McKee describes the town of Cascade Locks as having “a home-grown feel to it, sort of a low-key aspect which is different from sailing in San Francisco or someplace like that.” And, importantly, he adds, “It’s all about having a good time and enjoying the beautiful place that it is.”
The RS Aero class is making it as easy as possible to attend, providing a large fleet of charter boats that includes an “early-bird” incentive discount for bookings prior to the end of January as well as discounted housing. Visiting sailors can get a feel for sailing the Gorge and a chance to hone their skills through two events hosted by the Columbia Gorge Racing Association—a Pre-Worlds event July 24-26 and a coaching clinic July 27-29. Charter boats are available for those events as well.
Quick facts: In its five-year existence, the number of RS Aeros has skyrocketed, with over 2,200 worldwide and close to 400 in North America alone. The RS Aero Class was the highest-scoring boat in the World Sailing-organised Olympic single-hander trials, held in March 2019. RS Aero World Championships have been held in France, the UK and Australia, with the UK Champs going off the charts with a record 205 competitors.
For more Information, Charter Bookings and Entry to the 2020 RS Aero Worlds at the Gorge go to:
Who else is up for sampling some of this mouth watering racing at the RS Aero Class' 4th World Championship at The Gorge this August? We already have 25 entries signed up after just a month with 3 good fleets emerging - and there are still 6 months to go!
Be sure to book your Charter RS Aeros to catch the large early bird discount before the end of January!
Charter RS Aeros are at a discount rate only until 31st January and the
Entry Fee is at a discount rate until 31st March
The Social Programme of a Dinner, Banquet & BBQ is lined up at their exquisite shore front setting and is included for all competitors. Extra guests may buy tickets via the Online Storefront for the events individually or as a package
Charter RS Aeros will be available courtesy of RS Sailing and West Coast Sailing. These are available for everyone to book - 'first come first served'. Enjoy a simple 'fly in' solution
RS Aero Pre-Worlds - Come for the warm up event! Join the Columbia Gorge One-Design Regatta on 24-26th July
4th RS Aero World Championship Columbia Gorge Racing Association (CGRA) Cascade Locks, Oregon, USA
31st July - 7th August, 2020
CHARTER RS AEROS A large fleet of charter RS Aeros will be available courtesy of RS Sailing and West Coast Sailing for the 4th Worlds at the Columbia Gorge, USA. These are available for everyone to book - 'first come first served'.
Charter RS Aeros will make for a simple easy FLY IN solution for a fun week at the Gorge!
40 are initially provisioned and this could be extended to 60 if booked in good time. It is vital to reserve your boat early and you can save a lot of money with the tiered early bird discount pricing before January 31st.
Early Bird discount price - $850 (£630) from 1st Dec to 31st Jan Standard price - $1,050 from 1st Feb to 30th April Late Booking surcharge - add $300 from 1st May onwards
STAND BY! ***Online Entry*** will go live in December 2019! ***Charter Bookings*** available at an early bird rate, from December 2019
***Notice of Race*** coming soon
***Accommodation Deal*** at the Best Western Hotel, Cascade Locks
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!