From our friends with the Columbia Gorge Racing Association. SA has kicked down $500. See what you can do.
In case you haven’t heard already, CGRA’s beloved “race hut” out at the Cascade Locks Marine Park is now history. Strong winds hit the area early Sunday morning and the hut apparently experienced a Wizard of Oz moment, rising up off its floor and landing in a heap 30 ft away in the parking lot. The structure is a total loss, but we were lucky enough to save most of the contents thanks to the quick action of Scott Sullenger and other Cascade Locks locals who rushed to the rescue and retrieved most of our stuff before it blew down the river (Thanks Scott!). We also suffered some damage to the boatyard fence due to a flying I-14. You can see the photos and read all about it on the CGRA website.
Needless to say, this increases our sense of urgency for getting a new clubhouse on the site. CGRA’s executive board will meet this week to discuss options and, hopefully, come up with a plan for replacing the clubhouse in time for our 2010 season opener in April. Stay tuned. Meanwhile, we’ve set up a PayPal account with link on the CGRA website so people who want to help out can contribute something to the new clubhouse construction fund. Please spread the word; we need all the help we can get! Jump in the discussion thread.