Gorge Downwind Champs 2017 July 17 - 22. Registration live on 10/1/2016
Registration opens October 1st at 7:00pm PST - Early entry discount will sell out at 50 per division (SUP, Surfski, Outrigger) http://www.gorgedownwindchamps.com/registration
Standard entry will continue till event sells out at 450 participants. (Note: 200 is the max that can enter any division)
Included with entry
5 days of shuttles - Monday thru Saturday (except race day)
Race Jersey and schwag
All Gorge Downwind Champs races
Memories that will last a lifetime
Big news for 2017
The Gorge Downwind Champs has been named one of 5 global Surfski Title Races. This is a big deal and mandates we escalate the event to an entirely new level of professionalism. The Gorge v2.0 has arrived.
But what if I paddle SUP or Outrigger? - Get ready to reap the benefits. All the Title Race mandates will also be extended to the SUP and Outriggers divisions (such as live coverage, Media boats to follow the race, deeper payouts and much more)
Other Changes for 2017
There will still be a 3 day race window of Thursday, Friday and Saturday. There however will be no target date. A local wind expert will be picking the date for us. Race Date will be called by 10am the day before. (IE: If the race is to be Saturday, it will be announced by 10am Friday)
The Full Sail Beer garden will be upgraded to the Downwind Village.
All events (registrations, awards, dinners, shuttles......) will take place at the downwind village
Food trucks all days
More Buses - 5 on reserve with anticipation of sellout at 450 entrants.
Awards will be an hour after the race finishes regardless of what day it is held. You must attend the ceremony to receive cash or product awards.
Potential new location at Water Front Park in Hood River.
Junior World Downwind Champs - (separate race held during the week. Details coming soon