By the RS Aero Class Association
4th RS Aero World Championship 2020
Columbia Gorge Racing Association
The Gorge, Cascade Locks, Oregon, USA
July 31 – Aug 7, 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!
Proposed Schedule – July 31 – Aug 7, 2020
- Friday 31st & Saturday 1st – Registration & Measurement
- Sunday 2nd to Friday 7th – Championship Race Days, lay-day Wednesday
- 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. These are available for everyone to book – ‘first come first served’.
Charter RS Aeros make for a simple easy ‘fly in’ solution for a fun week at the Gorge!
40 are 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.
- Early Bird discount price – $850 from Dec 1st to Jan 31st
- Standard price – $1,050 from Feb 1st to April 30th
- Late Booking surcharge – add $300 from May 1st onwards
- Charter RS Aeros will initially be available for booking
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.
***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
Find out more here.