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May 20 - 21 2023


3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

EPIC Vortex Gorge Race 1

The Gorge paddling community has come together to bring you the Vortex Gorge Series, a three race paddling series in the Heart of the Gorge. Gorge Canoe Club, Nelo USA / Nordic Kayaks USA and Puakea Designs are excited to host these races with the help of the community. The dates have been set for May 21, June 4 and June 25, 2023.
EPIC Gorge Race #1 is put on by Gorge Canoe Club and sponsored by Epic Kayaks. Race will run on Sunday, May 21, 2023 – with potential downwind run /group paddle on Saturday afternoon May 20th and Mixer at GCC new clubhouse.
(camping available in the Port- message us for details )
Saturday May 20
Possible Downwinder / group paddle TBD – Afternoon
6pm Welcome mixer and Talk story at GCC club house (515 SW Portage Rd, Cascade Locks, OR 97014)
*Registration/Check-in available from 6-
7pm at GCC club house
Sunday May 21
Marine Park Beach in
Cascade Locks OR (just past the Gorge Sternwheeler dock)
8am set up and breakfast
9am check in – registration Canoe Blessing ceremony
10am short course meeting –
10:15 short course start
11am pre race Downwind/long course meeting
11:30am race start
1:30pm Awards / Raffle

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