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the bridge of the ganja

Screen Shot 2015-03-23 at 11.47.51 PMAs if racing at America’s most exciting freshwater venue wasn’t enough, the shiny, happy people of North Bonneville, Washington have just turned up the fun dial to 11 for every non-junior sailing event at the Columbia Gorge Racing Association in Cascade Locks, Oregon.  That’s because N. Bonneville – just 11 minutes by car from the Locks and over the stupefying Bridge of the Gods – now has the world’s only city-owned marijuana shop, with the serious dank, vape, and edibles to make you even the worst regatta results seem just hilarious.  We’re not joking at all – the chronic is now legal for anyone over 21 on both sides of the Columbia, and if organizers can’t come up with some cannachocolate bars or oatmeal-haze cookies in your regatta bag, they’re not trying hard enough!

Just in time, too – the Melges 24 Class is showing a serious resurgence, with 33 teams already registered for a summertime Gorge Nationals, as teams begin to build towards the recently-announced and already highly anticipated 2016 Miami Worlds.  Get to the Gorge; we’ll have more on their upcoming events for you soon.

Offshore racers, we haven’t forgotten your substance abuse needs either – just check out the just-approved powdered alcohol that’s coming to a ditch bag near you as soon as this summer!  Save weight in your gear bag and still give yourself something to warm up those cold, late watches.  No word yet on how it is to snort…