Mt. Hood and Columbia River Gorge Blog - Sailing

STAND UP PADDLING
08/12/2016 | Hood River, Rafting, Recreation, Sailing, Waterplay, Windsurfing
Stand Up Paddling is gaining popularity especially here in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge. Now, these kinds of sports do have a bit of a steep learning curve so it's advised to plan on a few lessons so you can see far more progress. Having said that, Stand Up Paddling can be a great and fun family or group activity! Big Winds in Hood River offers a variety of lessons for Stand Up Paddling. ZERO TO HERO LESSON1 hour lesson, 30 minutes of practice, $49Learn the basics and be up and paddling in no time. Suitable for the whole family.Prerequisites: swimming ability; minimum age: 12 years.Instruction Includes:Site and weather orientationIntroduction to equipmentSafetyProper paddle usageGetting started: launchingKnee paddlingStand up paddlingBoard maneuversDeep...  Read More
SAILING CHAMPIONSHIP
06/29/2016 | Hood River, Recreation, Sailing, Windsurfing
This summer the RS Aero Class is returning to the Columbia River Gorge for the 2016 Aero US National Championship. Whether you sail yourself and want to join or just want to watch, come on down on August 10th-14th and check out 30 or more boats racing on the Columbia River. The Gorge is North America's answer to Europe's Lake Garda, with the thermal breeze accelerating as it compresses through the mountainous Gorge. However, the river current provides a conveyor belt ride back upwind and creates interesting swells to catch downwind adding a whole new dimension to the enjoyment, excitement and race strategies! August 13th-14th sees the main event, the RS Aero National Championships. Organizers...  Read More
WEST COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE
WATERFALLS
One of the most iconic places in the Pacific North West, the Columbia River Gorge offers unparalleled waterfall scenery and canyon views. Visit the West Columbia Gorge area to stand at the base of waterfalls, boat on the mighty Columbia River, or to stand atop vistas and take in the view. READ MORE
THE DALLES
SUNSHINE
Boasting 300 days of sunshine a year, The Dalles is a place full of recreation, culture, and history. A historic Native American trading area, this city has been a center of commerce for over 10,000 years. A paradise for history buffs, cyclists, and wine aficionados, The Dalles is for all to enjoy. READ MORE
MT. HOOD TERRITORY
EXPLORATION
The only mountain offering summer skiing in North America, Mt. Hood and the surrounding territory never gets old. If you’re not a skier, put on your hiking boots, grab a fishing pole, or load up your kayak to explore the trails, lakes, and rivers, found throughout the area. READ MORE
HOOD RIVER
WATERSPORTS
Offering world-class kiteboarding and windsurfing, Hood River is where outdoor enthusiasts and adventure-seekers are drawn to. Close to the mountain, along the river, and nestled against superb farmland, visit this town for amazing restaurants, fresh produce, and an unrivaled watersport scene. READ MORE
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