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2023 Gorge Downwind Champs

Note: All entries in the first 24 hours will get in even if over cap. No stress :)

  • July 10th to 15th

  • Stevenson Fair Grounds - The Gorge

  • Race Course - TBD.

  • Sell out 750 participants

  • Registration Live Jan 8th, 5pm PST

Full 6 day Downwind Festival.

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

$215 entry + Registration Company processing fees

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 2023 cash payouts on home page

  • Note: Race Course TBD - we are in negations with the City and Port of Hood River. It is looking good, but slight chance it may be something new in 2023

  • 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 2023 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.

Deferrals Unused 2020 Deferrals are Still good for full entry.


  1. Use the coupon code you received last year during registration. All unused codes will still be active.

  2. You can sell this coupon or give it to a friend if you like. We encourage this.

  3. Once the coupon is used by whomever your name is off the books.


Remember: You CANNOT use your deferral coupon code after June 1st. Your code will still roll over to 2024 but you will need to pay in full and sign up if there are spots left for 2023. Why? There is no way to scale up infrastructure, staff, safety, permits, busses in time as would be required to host a safe world class event if we get hundreds of additional people showing up day of or registering a week before with the coupon code.

Camping onsite ($60) – Skamania County Fairgrounds, 6 nights (7/10 - 7/16) 

  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 7/10 – Check out Sunday 7/16th 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 07/08/2023

Entry insurance Non Fine Print - Please Read :)

  1. Policy is not valid after 7/08/2023 for any reason

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

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

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

  4. To utilize - Before Saturday 7/08/2023 11:59pm – send an email to stating you cannot make it.  We will issue a refund no questions asked within 1 month. 

  5. If the entire event is canceled for any reason before 7/08/2023 11:59pm, you will automatically get refunded by Sept 1st.

  6. Refunds cannot be issued for any reason after 07/08/2023, even if the event is forced to be canceled. Any Request for refund after 07/08/2023 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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