PWA freestyle windsurfer Philip Soltysiak is in town and is going to do a FREE clinic for the CGWA Groms Program and participants of King of the Hook. Come on down to the Hook on Saturday at 3:00PM to perfect, learn, and practice any moves to bust out at King of the Hook, which starts at 5:00PM on Sat.
Space is limited so please e-mail Greg at firstname.lastname@example.org if you will be attending.
Open to kids and adults. Must be a member of the Gorge Groms program to use CGWA gear, OR you can bring your own.
Eddie Yueh, age 53 and long time Gorge sailer, passed away on July 6th, 2010 after a year-long struggle with cancer. Living in Tucson, AZ, he traveled to the Gorge each July, camping in Memaloose State Park and sailing with his many friends there or wherever the wind took them. His favorite sites were “The Hatch” and, most of all “The Wall” where he sailed at every opportunity.
Also known as “Mr. Beer” (after his home brew business), one of his great passions was being in the Gorge, shredding big swells and socializing with members of “Team Curmudgeon” at Memaloose. His Gorge friends miss him greatly, but they will always feel his presence on the adjacent wave as he hoots and hollers all the way to the turn. Memorial gatherings which included his wife, Maureen, and his two sons, Chris and Alex, were held at Memaloose on July 19th and shortly thereafter, at The Wall.
Eddy’s family and friends contributed to a a donation fund to CGWA’s Gorge Groms kids program in Eddy’s memory.