If you're thinking of coming to the gorge this weekend, you might want to participate in the 17 mile downwinder (assuming there's wind). Kitesites
will be there with cameras rolling as dozens of kiters ride from Stevenson to Hood River.
If you decide to participate, be at the event sight in Stevenson WA by noon on Sunday. This race is not for beginners but there will probably be some boat support. Awards will be presented to the winning teams. I believe the entry fee is $5.