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2024 Gorge Downwind Champs



1) Sign up on wait list ASAP

2) Internationals and Sponsor athletes also Contact us


  • July 8th to 13th

  • Stevenson Fair Grounds - The Gorge

  • Race Course - TBD.

  • Sell out 850 participants

  • Adults $230

  • 17 and Under $99

  • Entry insurance required for refund

    • See below for details

  • Tickets are non transferable

Full 6 day Downwind Festival.

Note: Each person in a double must register and pay the entry fee.

Included with Entry

  • Mon - Downwind Shuttles

  • Tue - Downwind Shuttles

  • Wed - Downwind Shuttles - Demo Day

  • Thu - Downwind Shuttles (potential race day)

  • Fri - Downwind Shuttles (potential race day )

  • Sat - Downwind Shuttles (potential race day)

  • Note: minimum 2024 cash payouts on home page

  • Note: Race Course TBD

  • We know some of you would like to go back to Hood River. So would we. Sadly, the City and Port of Hood River are not issuing week long permits for an event of this size. 

  • Note: You must register by June 1st 2024 to receive a correctly sized current year race jersey. All registrations after June 1st will receive a previous year jersey. Sizes and color will be limited.

  • Registration cannot be transferred or deferred

Camping onsite – Skamania County Fairgrounds, 6 nights (7/8 - 7/14) 

  1. No assigned spots (First come first serve)

  2. Some spots have electrical

  3. 350 spots total at the fairgrounds

  4. Check in after 6am on Monday 7/8 – Check out Sunday 7/14th 11am

  5. NOTE: While you can choose to stay only a few of the days, there is no single day option. 

No questions asked entry insurance ($35) is offered directly thru Vortex Events.

Cannot be used after 07/07/2024

Entry insurance Non Fine Print - Please Read :)

  1. This is the only way to get an entry refund, even if the event is forced to canceled. It is easy and hassle free. There are no deferrals or transfer of registration

  2. Policy is not valid after 7/07/2024 for any reason

  3. Race entry is non refundable without the entry insurance.

  4. Choose entry insurance as an add on item during registration.

    1. NOTE: It is only available during initial registration and cannot be added afterwards.

  5. To utilize - Before Saturday 7/07/2024 11:59pm – send an email to stating you cannot make it.  We will issue a refund no questions asked within 1 month. 

  6. If the entire event is canceled for any reason before 7/07/2024 11:59pm, you will automatically get refunded by Sept 1st.

  7. Refunds cannot be issued for any reason after 07/07/2024, even if the event is forced to be canceled. Any Request for refund after 07/07/2024 will receive an auto generated response with this Non Fine Print.

The Gorge Downwind Champs is a private event and has the right to refuse anybody service as well as refund and remove any participant from the event for disorderly, unsafe or un-sportspersons like conduct at the event. Grievances can be filed against a participant to determine if the behavior was disorderly, unsafe or un-sportspersons like with the race director and will be decided by a ruling committee. Anybody removed from the event will at minimum be banned from the next year and potentially banned for life from entering the Gorge Downwind Champs or any race organized by the Gorge Downwind Champs team. 

The Gorge Downwind Champs is a NFP fund raiser and ran mostly by volunteers. Any issues with volunteers needs to be brought up with the race director and not directly with the volunteers.  Remember they are not getting paid and giving up their time to make your enjoyment possible. Any attempt to settle disputes or arguments directly with volunteers will likely result in removal from the event as well as future bans.  This includes engaging directly with our ruling committee regarding complaints or appeals, rude or disrespectful behavior towards volunteers  and not following volunteer instructions as related to the event.

Contact us via the Contact page to file complaints or appeals. Once contacted thru the website, we will send you out the necessary paperwork to proceed.

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