2020 - July 13th to 18th


Columbia Gorge Wind and water member can register thru Feb 1st

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Full 6 day Downwind Festival.

Refund Policy 2020

  • Good news!! The registration company is offering registration insurance for a small fee. This is the only way to receive a refund. Please make sure you read thru and understand Enmotives terms of their policy.  All refunds processed thru Enmotive. Click here to file a claim.

  • Any request for refunds, deferred entry or transfers outside of the above will not receive a response.

Note: Each person in a double must enter.


$200 entry + CC processing fees (5 days downwind Shuttles)

  • Boat Storage now included for all << You must bring your own pads and straps >>

  • Race Day Shuttle to Start Purchased separately. 84 spots available ($15)

    • Note: Non race day shuttles are included with entry.

    • Note: There is only enough time before the race for each bus to make 1 trip, hence the limit. While this is an easy option, we have yet to hear of anybody not able to make the race start. Lots of people going. Make friends during the week.

Included with Entry

  • Boat storage (500+ spots. first come first serve)

  • Mon - Downwind Shuttles

  • Tue - Downwind Shuttles

  • Wed - Downwind Shuttles - Hero's dinner - Demo Day - LIVE MUSIC

  • Thu - Downwind Shuttles (potential race day - Awards banquet Meal)  - LIVE MUSIC

  • Fri - Downwind Shuttles (potential race day - Awards banquet Meal) - LIVE MUSIC

  • Sat - Downwind Shuttles (potential race day - Awards banquet Meal)

Please take the following 2 polls. Click below to weigh in


New for 2020

  • Carpet at Takeout :) 

  • Dedicate Beach and Beer Garden PA in addition to Stage PA system

  • More Live Music

  • Nightly sponsor talks

New Standing Trophies / Recognition for 2020 on display all week. Massive sculptures.

  • 5 Year Participant Standing Trophy on display (Surprise personal items as well)

  • Champs Winner Standing Trophy. You want to get on this!!

  • Water Women Standing Trophy



 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.

The Full Sail beer garden will be set up daily at race HQ


  • 10 for $20

  • 3 for $10 

  • 1 for $5

All extra meal tickets must be purchased with registration. Includes 2 meals.


  • Wednesday night Hero's Dinner 

  • Awards Banquet Dinner (Thursday, Friday or Saturday)