Last Updated May 12, 2016
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Upcoming Landsailing Events

Misfit Flat 2016
Stagecoach, NV
Ongoing events: schedule

Cow to Cow at Smith Creek,
May, 2016

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

Nord Nationals at El Mirage,
May 28-30, 2016

The 40th Annual Nationals are just around the corner and it would be great to have you there. This year Carl Eberly and Ken Smith have volunteered to run the races and my sister Wendy and Stan Mailhiot will be my assistant for prep prior to the event. Don’t forget your Crazy Hat! It is going to be a lot of fun. It is a big help for planning if you can send in your entry and release form in by Monday May 23rd, 2016 I look forward to having fun with you at the Nationals
entry form, waiver form


U.S. Mini Yacht Association Spring Thing:
Second of three events in the 2016 US Mini 6.7 Points Championship
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
June 23-25, 2016 at Smith Creek Dry Lake, Nevada
We found the Holy Gale in 2015, but the search continues. ​ A great snow-free event at a great location​ with racing Thursday through Saturday. Surface is back to its legendary smoothness. People often show up a few days before the event and some stay after. Remote landsailing at its best. Site of the 2014 World Championships. 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). ​Please do not camp on the "island."​​
Contact Warren or Mike
Warren Sampson +1 (831) 750-5034

BBC The BBC - Big Boat Coalition

October 1-8 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. People often show up a few days early and may stay late.
Contact: Phil Rothrock

U.S. Mini Yacht Association Fall Circuit
October 8-10, 2016 Delamar Dry Lake, Nevada

Playa access marked with pink ribbons at Alamo Canyon Rd.,  2.3 miles south of
Alamo Nevada on Highway 93.
Third and final event in the 2016 U.S. Mini 6.7 Points Championship.
Yacht classes:  International 5.6, U.S. Mini 6.7, and all other interested classes are welcome.  (Two make up a class)
No entry fee, awards, and overnight accommodations available in Alamo Nevada.

Contact Information:  (702)  492-0137,


November Cup Nov, 2016
Thanksgiving week, El Mirage practice and informal racing (racing Thrus - Sat).

Contact Dennis El Mirage map, weather, Wind Wizards

America's Landsailing Cup
March 2017.
, Race Notice 2016, Schedule 2016, Entry Form 2016 (PDF) (DOCX) (Pay with PayPal)

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 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. 


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