Tuesday nights in the summer, Astoria residents and visitors can see the Astoria Yacht Club sailboat races happening in the river, starting at about 6 pm a little downriver from the Megler Bridge. It’s a neat opportunity to watch sailors negotiate the tricky waters, currents and winds of the lower Columbia.

Photo credit: Joanne Rideout, photo of Rattler, a contender in the Tuesday Night Astoria Yacht Club Races.