Joining Hood River Yacht Club is easy. Prospective members need to meet three requirements:
First, a member must have a strong interest in boating. You do not have to own a boat, and you do not have to live in the Gorge.
Second, a new member must be sponsored by an existing HRYC member in good standing with the club. If you do not know any HRYC club members yet, don''t worrywe''ll be glad to help get you acquainted with some of our friendly members. Use the "Contact Us" page to e-mail our Membership Director, and we''ll get in touch with you!
Third, members must pay modest yearly dues. Currently, full members pay $50 per year, associate members (no voting rights) pay $25 per year. Dues are collected on a calendar year basis (i.e. dues are collected when the member joins the club, and then are due on January 1 of each following year).
The Hood River Yacht Club sponsors a full racing calendar from April through October.
If you haven''t sailed the Gorge in the summertime, you don''t know what you are missing. Come prepared for a combination of gear breaking gusts and drifter lulls, sometimes in the same race! Regardless of the wind, there''s no better way to spend a summer evening in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge.
The Club''s most popular event is the weekly Wednesday night race in Hood River. Join us every Wednesday from April until October!
The club also sponsors a number of point to point and buoy races, including the famous "Red D" race from Hood River to Cascade Locks (and back).
HRYC is also building its calendar of one-design events to attract boats from up and down the West Coast, including the Moore 24 National Championships.
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