Big Money downwind race coming July 2015

After several years of talk, the Gorge Downwind Paddling festival is finally going to happen! Timed to happen the week after the Gorge Outrigger races in the same area, one can conceivably do 4 races in 8 days.

The race is being put on mainly by surfski paddlers, with many of the world's best expected to show up. They'd like to also get the best OC paddlers and make this a truly world class event. Large cash prizes are being offered.

There is a 3 day window for the main downwind race, which will almost guarantee good downwind conditions.


Submitted by Alipp on Sat, 12/20/2014 - 4:31am

downwinderering for days...

#1 Sat, 12/20/2014 - 4:18pm

One month to go. This is an average day in July at the Gorge. OK, maybe it's a little bigger than average.

#2 Thu, 06/25/2015 - 2:49pm

I'm going for sure and I believe Kai Bartlett as well. Who else??? Looking to be really fun. Can't wait.

#3 Fri, 06/26/2015 - 7:40am

I'm in good beer up there too!

#4 Sat, 06/27/2015 - 7:50pm

jc9_0 will be there too. Rumor has it he's been training hard for the daily beer garden.

#5 Sun, 06/28/2015 - 10:07am

a little perspective, Alipp, I've been training hard for a 40 year old recovering from brain surgery. relative to the average human my training may be somewhat less extreme. i will be there though. regardless of how weak my beer garden abilities are.

#6 Sun, 06/28/2015 - 10:46am

whinds filling in today, reports showing gusts in the mid 30mph range.

not looking good for this weekend dag gummit.

but all next week looking good!

#7 Thu, 07/16/2015 - 10:03am

1st place Jimmy Austin: $2,600
2nd Kai Bartlett: $1,500
3rd Brent Campbell: $ 500

Pretty good payout, and the guys were all smiles when they found out how much money they won!

#8 Sat, 07/25/2015 - 10:09am

awesome race and Wow big prize money. Thank you so much for a great week. See you Next year

#9 Sun, 07/26/2015 - 4:11pm

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