25 new spots open

Full 6 day Downwind Festival.

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

$200 entry + Registration Company processing fees

Included with Entry

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

  • 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: Due to the unknown with Covid restrictions, we will have no planned meals in 2022. We do plan to have food trucks at both the beer garden as well as the race finish.

  • Note: 2022 cash payouts TBD - Stay tuned

  • Note: Race HQ will be at the Skamania Fairgrounds. Race Course targeting Home Valley to Hood River (Same as 2021) pending Permits.

  • Note: You must register by June 1st 2022 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 – You will receive an email to the address used with your 2020 registration with your deferral coupon code. You should receive this no later than Sunday 1/23/2022. Reach out to us if you did not receive it. Your coupon is good for $200 during registration. They will be honored thru June 1st. Deferral codes that are unused after June 1st will roll over to 2023.  


  1. Use this coupon code during registration.

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

  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 2023 but you will need to pay in full and sign up if there are spots left for 2022. 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 ($50) – Skamania County Fairgrounds, 6 nights (7/11 - 7/17) - $50

  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 7/11 – Check out Sunday 7/17th

  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. Policy is not valid after 7/10/2022 for any reason

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

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

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

  3. Before 7/11/2022 – send an email to stating you cannot make it.  While we care about you, we don’t care what your reason is. We will issue a refund within 1 month. 

  4. If the entire event is canceled for any reason before 7/11/2022, you will automatically get refunded by Sept 1st.

  5. Refunds cannot be issued for any reason after registration has started on 7/11/2022, even if the event is forced to be canceled.

 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.