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Home >> Events >> 4th RS Aero World Championship 2022 - Columbia Gorge RA, Cascade Locks, OR, USA, June 24th - July 1st, USA

RS Aero World Championship - Columbia Gorge RA, Cascade Locks, Oregon, USA, June 26th - July 1st

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The 4th RS Aero RS Aero World Championship is to be hosted by the Columbia Gorge Racing Association at ‘The Gorge’, Cascade Locks, Oregon, USA.

The Gorge is a popular favourite with the North American RS Aero Class returning annually to enjoy its challenges, recognised worldwide as a World Class sailboat racing and wind sports venue.

The Gorge creates a unique sailing venue with 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 down-winds again!

So far in training the Gorge has ‘done its thing’ with strong westerlies pumping up the river gorge against the current from dawn to dusk. Sailors have remarked on the very strong early season’s river current with the late spring snow melt from the surrounding great mountain peaks of the Oregon and Washington states. This has been kicking up severe chop against the pulsating breeze

Five days racing is split by a lay day for sailors to experience the delights of the area. Racing kicks off on Sunday following Saturday’s practice race. The spectacular setting provided inspiration for a long distance race mid series to fully appreciate the unique venue. The forecast for the weekend predicts strong easterlies (“it’s not normally like this here!”) which will provide an interesting variation to the challenges of the Gorge!

Sixty RS Aero sailors from eight nations are entered over three RS Aero fleets. The large RS Aero fleet just up the Pacific coast at Seattle bolsters the strong host USA fleet. International visitors include teams from Great Britain, Australia and Ireland with Switzerland, China, Uruguay and Canada also represented.

Regatta Chair, John Renehan, enthuses; ‘Seattle sailors love going down to the Gorge in the summer for the most fun and gentle big-breeze-sailing around and the relaxed fun times on the beach. It's a special occasion when we get to welcome sailors from around the world to this stretch of river as well as share some of our favourite shore side diversions. Thanks to CGRA, RS Sailing and the Seattle Yacht Club Foundation for their huge contributions to making the event possible, as well as our other sponsors including Prism Kites, West Coast Sailing, Rooster and Kingfisher Ropes ‘

Keep up to date with results as they happen here; 
https://www.regattanetwork.com/event/23410#_newsroom



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24/06/2022 18:11:00
Peter Barton
Posts: 3839
Sail Flags, Letters & Numbers
With our main Championships of the RS Aero Worlds, Youth Worlds and Eurpeans fast approaching it is time to make sure our sails are all correctly dressed in accordance to Class Rules C.10.4 and Annex 2.

National Sail Flags
These will be provided by the Class Association at each events' Registration with plenty available for each of the countries entered. 
1 flag is required on the port side for these events, at least 60mm under letters and from leach. A second one is optional on starboard, positioned back-to-back with the port one.
1 flag will be supplied free to each Youth Worlds competitor. Flags for the Worlds and European Championships entries can be bought at the event Registration for $5 and £5 respectively.
They look great and add a nice splash of colour to the otherwise white RS Aero!

Numbers
Numbers need to match the four digit sail number aplied to the the hull.
They need to be black, 
RS Aero 5 & 6 needs 230mm tall with min of 45mm spacings
and 
RS Aero 7 & 9 needs 300mm tall with min of 60mm spacings
Spacings are minimums, so go for a good safety margin! Remember the spacings also apply to opposite sides and the distance from the leach too.

Country Letters 
Three digit country letters are required at international events, which includies these three main chamionships. 
Letters can be either digital or rounded. Digital is preferable to match the appearance of the numbers. 
Again they need to be black with same size and spacing as the numbers. 
Digital letters can be formed from buying digital 8's. See page 39 here; https://www.rsaerosailing.org/docs/RSAeroRiggingManualOverdeckV10.pdf


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22/06/2022 00:02:00
Peter Barton
Posts: 3839
Thanks to Kingfisher Yacht Ropes for their support of the 4th RS Aero World Championships!
with Nigel Saddington visiting in person for advice and top tips

'Kingfisher Yacht Ropes are looking forward to the RS Aero Worlds at the Columbia River Gorge, Oregon USA, from 24th June – 1st July.

On the Saturday 25th June Nigel Saddington will be in attendance offering advice and support to our friends at West Coast Sailing who will have a mobile shop on site with many essential items including, a fantastic selection of Kingfisher Yacht Ropes, and the latest RS Aero pre-spliced main halyard upgrade. If you are sailing at the event and need any adivce on lines on your RS Aero or any splcing hints and tips then please try and find Nigel or the West Coast Sailing team, who will be happy to help.

Kingfisher Yacht Ropes will also be offering some Voucher prizes during the event to be spent on our lines through West Coast Sailing!'


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14/06/2022 21:29:00
Peter Barton
Posts: 3839
RS Aero World Championship - Columbia Gorge, OR, USA
Just two months to go! There are a few charters left for a late decision now....

Charters RS Aeros 
There are a few charter RS Aeros left but be sure to book them before the end of April (this Saturday!) after which the late price kicks in.


Entry & Info
 links


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28/04/2022 23:01:00
Peter Barton
Posts: 3839
RS Aero World Championship - Columbia Gorge, OR, USA
Entries up to 50 with 3 months to go - keep them coming!

Book your RS AERO WORLDS  Charters RS Aeros before the end of April.


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09/04/2022 23:58:00
Peter Barton
Posts: 3839
4th RS Aero World Championship 2022
Columbia Gorge RA, Cascade Locks, Oregon, USA, June 24th - July 1st

Early Entry Rate
ends on 1st April, so pop your entries in and pay now for a nice saving on the later rate!
If you have already entered and need to pay check back to your confirmation email for details or go to the entry site and go to Edit a Registration

EVENT WEBSITE - For Online Entry and Info 

CHARTER RS AEROS - They need building and transporting - Get your bookings in!

The Columbia Gorge forms 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!

This is a popular favourite with the North American RS Aero Class who return annually to the World Class venue and for 2022 we are excited to return for their hosting of our 4th World Championship, after it was not possible in 2020.

Pre-Worlds Event and Coaching
 - 
During the week before


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29/03/2022 22:51:00
Peter Barton
Posts: 3839
4th RS Aero World Championship 2022
CGRA, Cascade Locks, Oregon, USA
June 24th - July 1st

CHARTER RS AEROS - Last call at the early bird rate available until the end of January. Book your charter RS Aero for the World Championship today to secure the lower price! 

EVENT WEBSITE - Online entry is open and the NoR posted! 


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31/01/2022 16:37:00
Peter Barton
Posts: 3839
4th RS Aero World Championship 2022
CGRA, Cascade Locks, Oregon, USA
June 24th - July 1st

EVENT WEBSITE - Online entry is open and the NoR posted! 

CHARTER RS AERO BOOKING - 'Early Bird' discount price of $850 ends on 31st Jan - Get your bookings in!

The Columbia Gorge forms 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!

This is a popular favourite with the North American RS Aero Class who return annually to the World Class venue and for 2022 we are excited to return for their hosting of our 4th World Championship, after it was not possible in 2020.

Pre-Worlds Event and Coaching
 - 
During the week before


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17/01/2022 23:16:00
Peter Barton
Posts: 3839
4th RS Aero World Championship 2022
CGRA, Cascade Locks, Oregon, USA
June 24th - July 1st

EVENT WEBSITE Online entry is now open and the NoR posted! 

The Columbia Gorge forms 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 down-forms winds again!

This is a popular favourite with the North American RS Aero Class who return annually to the World Class venue and for 2022 we are excited to return for their hosting of our 4th World Championship, after it was not possible in 2020.

Charter RS Aeros - Booking is open
Pre-Worlds event and CoachingDuring the week before


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02/12/2021 16:58:00
Peter Barton
Posts: 3839


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