Last Updated April 10, 2018
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Upcoming Landsailing Events




Misfit Flat 2018
Stagecoach, NV
Ongoing events: schedule
(still going on...)

America's Landsailing Cup
March 24-31, 2018. (racing 25th to 30th)
Ivanpah Dry Lake, CA
, Race Notice 2018, Schedule 2018, Entry Form 2018 (PDF) (DOCX) (Pay with PayPal)(results)


America's premier landsailing event. Several days of exciting racing and a great time to meet landsailors and see landsailers (aka "dirtboats") from all over the US and often other countries as well. Ivanpah Wind forcast.
ContactNALSA President

"Charter boat program" Pilots from other countries that are planning on attending AC can arrange to charter a boat for the event. Please contact Lester Robertson at as soon as possible.
LENDERS NEEDED. If you have a Manta Twin/ Single or a Fed 5 and are willing to let your boat be chartered please contact Lester Robertson at
International Radio Controlled Surface Sailing Association (see: announces it's regattas of model land yachts at the same week as the Pacrim races. Interested parties please contact our President Bob Costa at:

Details on Ivanpah Dry Lake (and good advice for most dry lakes)
Where to Stay:  Primm Valley Resort has three Casinos. Whiskey Pete's is usally the least expensive although they all are very reasonable.  The Primm Valley Casino reservation number is 888-774-6668 . Motor homes and camping trailers generally can get onto the lake with only moderate difficulty.  Camping on the lake in a tent is do-able but dusty (and some years, really cold).

Getting to the site: Get off I-15 at Primm (about 40 miles southwest of Las Vegas, NV).  Go NE toward the Primmadona, Turn right at the first light and drive along the edge of the resort (SW) past to the Lotto Store where the road turns SE. About 100 yards past the Lotto Store the road bends around to the left  and there is a dirt road going through the fence on the right.  Follow that dirt road 3+ miles along the east edge of the lake to camp (Camp is usually very close to N35 deg 33’, W115 deg, 23’ although it moves from time to time depending on conditions and the preferences of event organizers). 

Notes:  Do not take the dirt road that runs SE along the fence.  There is often a wash just past the fence that may be difficult for some vehicles.   A little shovel work goes a long way. 

U.S. Mini Yacht Association Field Trip
April 20-22, 2018 Delamar Dry Lake, Nevada
Playa access marked with pink ribbons at Alamo Canyon Rd., 2.3 miles south of Alamo Nevada on Highway #93. Travel on Alamo Canyon Rd. for approximately 14 miles to the playa. Stay on the main road. No entry fees, open to all small yacht classes and accommodations available in Alamo Nevada. Event info: (702) 492-0137 or


U.S. Mini Yacht Assoc. presents the " Claim Jumper " Field Trip
May 26-28 2018 ( Memorial Day ) at Alkali Hard Pan .
Come enjoy a great playa with it's own hot tubs and donkey family that hangs there . Travel north 4 miles from Goldfield Nv. turn left on Nevada Highway # 265 ( Silver Peak/Alkali Rd. ) travel west to the Alkali substation building and look for floro pink ribbon and arrows . Turn right onto a very good dirt road that goes 2.7 miles to the playa . No fees , custom participation plagues.Welcome all yachts , accommodations available in Tonapah Nevada . Info : (702) 492-0137


U.S. Mini Yacht Association Field Trip

September 28-30 2018 Wha Wha Hard Pan, Utah
From Milford Utah take Utah Highway #21 Northwest approx. 19 miles to playa turnoff marked with pink fluro ribbon and arrows. From Nevada take Nevada Highway #487 Southeast to Garrison Utah, from there travel 50 miles on Utah Highway #21 to playa turnoff marked with pink fluro ribbon and arrows. From the Utah Highway #21 turnoff travel North 15.7 miles, on a very good dirt road to the playa access road marked with pink fluro ribbon and arrows. The playa access road is a descent dirt road that runs .6 miles out onto the playa. Note that after turning off of Utah Highway #21, you will travel thru a small farming community. The road will be marked with pink fluro and arrows thru this area. This road is a country road, not a private road. Wha Wha is a large lake 7 miles long and over a mile wide with a great surface No fees and all yachts are welcome to enjoy this great playa . Event Information: (702) 492-0137 or


U.S. Mini Yacht Association Field Trip

October 26-28 2018 Bonnie Claire Hard Pan Nevada
Turn off of Nevada Highway # 95 north of Beatty onto Highway # 267 ( Scottys Castle Junction ) travel 10.6 miles to playa turn off which is on the north side of the highway. Note : At Scottys Junction, a road sign will indicate a road closure on Highway # 267, 21 miles up the road . The playa is 10.6 miles up the road, No problem. No fees and all yachts are welcome to enjoy this great playa . Accommodations available in Beatty . Event Information: (702) 492-0137 or


Holy Gale
June 20-23, 2018 at Blackrock Desert, Nevada
In Search of the Holy Gale 2018 racing June 20-22 (possible enduro June 23)
Results 2017.​​
Contact Mike

Cow to Cow


November Cup™ Nov, 2018
Thanksgiving Weekend Racing Thurs-Saturday El Mirage, CA
Casual Racing and informal sailing. Good food (pot luck), friendly folks...
Contact Dennis Results 2017
at Smith Creek,NV
May, 2018

The Cow to Cow this Memorial Day weekend.
Directions to Smith Creek, NV

BBC The BBC - Big Boat Coalition

Sept 30-Oct 6 2018. —Alvord Desert, Oregon

This week-long informal gathering at the Alvord Desert in Oregon.  It's a great time to bring your yacht out and tune it up against some of the best.  Since there is no official racing (or any other program for that matter) feel free to come and go as best fits your schedule.  Just show up! Great, big, interesting playa and some of the best sunsets anywhere. People often show up a few days early and may stay late.
Contact: Phil Rothrock


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