Last Updated November 5, 2015
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Upcoming Landsailing Events

November Cup Nov, 2015
Thanksgiving week, El Mirage (it's official, weather permitting) practice and informal racing (racing Thrus - Sat).

Contact Dennis El Mirage map, weather, Wind Wizards

Misfit Flat 2015
Stagecoach, NV
Ongoing events: schedule


U.S. Mini Yacht Association Winter Thing:

Jan. 16-18 2016 Bonnie Claire hard pan #2

(site) just off of Nv. Hwy #267. Turn off of Nv. Hwy. #95 at Scottys Junction , drive west on Nv. Hwy. #267 approx, 10 miles. lake located on the north side of hwy.Look for pink ribbon to mark entrance to the lake. Yacht classes: Inter. 5.6 / U.S. 6.7. Blowkarts are scored separately from Inter. 5.6 class. Other yacht classes welcome ( two make up class). No entree fees , custom awards, Nearest gas / rooms Beatty Nv. contact info; (702) 492- 0137 email:    


Cow to Cow at Smith Creek,
May, 2016

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


America's Landsailing Cup
Late March 2016.
, Race Notice 2015, Schedule 2015, Entry Form 2015 (PDF) (DOCX)

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.
New start line and mark rounding systems this year.

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
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 800-386-7867. . 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 Spring Thing:
May 28-30, 2016 Rachel Hard Pan near Rachel, Nevada

Playa access marked with pink ribbon just west on Nv. Hwy. #375 (Extraterrestrial Hwy.) from Rachel Nv. Yacht classes: Inter. 5.6 / U.S. 6.7. Blowkarts are scored separately from Inter. 5.6 class. Other yacht classes welcome ( two make up class).No entree fees, custom awards and free dinner at Little A'le Inn Saturday night sponsored by Sin City Dirt Boats. Room available in Rachel Nv. contact info; (702) 492-0137 email;


Holy Gale
Late june, 2016 Smith Creek (possibly Blackrock), Nevada
A great snow-free event at a great location. Surface is back to its legendary smoothness. People often show up a few days before the event and some stay after. If you show up early, please do not camp on the "island." Remote landsailing at its best. Site of the 2014 World Champoinships. Location is Smith Creek Dry Lake about 28 miles southwest of Austin, Nevada on Nevada State Highway 772 (sometimes shown on maps as Highway 2). May have to be renamed the Holy Hurricane after the 2015 event
Contact Warren or Mike

BBC The BBC - Big Boat Coalition

late September - early October 2016. —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.
Contact: Phil Rothrock


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