A passion for sailing. . . and a perfect place to sail! That’s what you’ll find here in the Columbia River Gorge, a National Scenic Area blessed with breathtaking vistas, fresh water, friendly people, and – most importantly – plenty of breeze!
You’ll also find us, the Columbia Gorge Racing Association, a volunteer group of local sailors who are passionate about our sport and eager to introduce the one-design sailing world to this extraordinary venue.
Based in Cascade Locks, Oregon, CGRA has been promoting small boat sailing events in the Gorge since 1996. Today, CGRA enjoys a reputation for excellence in regatta management and continues to host a growing number of premiere one-design regattas, national, North American, and world championships. Over the last 15 years, we have hosted more than 50 major competitions.
The mission of the Columbia Gorge Racing Association is to foster the sport of sailing in the Columbia River Gorge by providing professionally managed regattas for regional, national, and international competitors and high quality recreational and educational opportunities for the local community.
The Columbia Gorge Racing Association is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.