This four day training clinic is the most highly attended youth focused clinic in North America. Sailors aged 9-18 will develop skills to help them reach the highest levels of sailing competition. ISA provides attendees with next level coaching alongside the epic conditions delivered by the Columbia River Gorge.
Detailed technical and practical briefings start the day. Then develop your skills and confidence in the building breeze and waves of America’s windiest river. Finally we’ll recap the day with video review of the days experiences. We focus on heavy air speed and boat handling techniques, upwind/downwind strategy & tactics, fitness, rigging, capsize recovery and more!
Participation is open to Laser Standard, Radial and 4.7 sailors with sufficient skills and experience to sail comfortably in high wind conditions. Limited to 40 sailors.
We will sail out of Cascade Locks, Oregon. We launch off the eastern beach of the Columbia River Gorge Racing Association (CGRA). See map below or more info at: http://cgra.org/visitorinfo.htm).
See guidelines on map above.
We’ll start with a technical briefing at 10:00am each morning. Usually briefings are about an hour and then we’ll hit the water for about 2.5 -3 hours depending on the timing of the breeze filling in and the daily objectives.The wind is oftentimes windy in excess of 20 knots but generally will have a gradual build throughout the session. We’ll complete on water drills to achieve the daily goals and may run some practice races as well. Afterwards we’ll come in and begin the debrief right away which will include answers to any questions about the days theme and may also include video analysis. We recommend packing lunch or snack to eat during the debrief. We will end each day between approximately 4:30 and 5:00 depending on wind conditions.
The Resort at Skamania Coves
Six comfortable one and two-bedroom homes with fireplace, full kitchen, satellite TV, most with WiFi, 2 with hot tubs and spectacular river and mountain views. Also 16 RV hook-up sites. Nightly and weekly rental. 10 minutes from Cascade Locks.
Skamania Cove Drive & Highway 14 | Stevenson, WA 98648
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300 Forest Lane | Cascade Locks, OR97014