|Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge
|Date:||Saturday, August 18|
|Location:||Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge|
hood river, OR -
|Notice of Change of Race Schedule
The latest forecasts for this weekend’s Gorge Paddle Challenge are setting up to mimic last year, with perfect conditions on Saturday for the Course Race and west winds returning on Sunday for the Downwind Race. So, we are changing the schedule of events accordingly.
THE COURSE RACE WILL BE ON SATURDAY AND THE DOWNWIND RACE WILL BE ON SUNDAY.
The revised Schedule of Events for the weekend is as follows:
Saturday, August 18th
9:00AM Paddle for the Park
10:00AM Course Race Skippers Meeting (Athletes must attend)
10:30AM Open Course Race Start
1:00PM Elite Course Race Start
3:00PM Team Relay
Sunday, August 19th
10:00AM Downwind Race Skipper’s Meeting at the Waterfront
Park (Athletes must attend)
12:00 noon Elite Downwind Race Start at Viento State Park
12:05 Open Downwind Race Start at Viento State Park
Hood River Waterfront Park
Hood River, OR
What they said about the 2011 Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge:
Conner Baxter: “Absolutely awesome race – I know where I’ll be next August!”
Thank you all for a great 2011 event! We had a great weekend and look forward to the 2012 event!Results are now posted hereVideosPictures
The Naish Columbia Gorge Paddle Challenge (CGPC) is a Festival celebrating the sport of Stand Up Paddling in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. The Paddle Challenge will feature a Distance Downwind Race, a Course Race, a Team Relay Race and a recreational, non-competitive Paddle for the Park, a fundraiser for the new Hood River Waterfront Park. In addition, there will be SUP exhibits from many companies, free SUP lessons and demos, live music and more!
LOCATION: The venue for the Naish CGPC is Hood River’s Waterfront Park. The park features a crescent-shaped beach for the starting and staging areas, great stadium style viewing area for spectators, large grass area for the vendor tents, onsite restrooms, and plenty of parking. It is also a great place for children, with a play site, marimba, and climbing wall, all within walking distance to downtown Hood River.
PARTNERS & BENEFICIARIES The Naish CGPC hopes to increase overall environmental awareness of the Columbia River and its relationship with our communities and oceans. Columbia Riverkeeper and the Waterfront Community Park Association have been selected as financial beneficiaries of the event.
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