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For years, decades actually, until interrupted by the pandemic, NALSA had published information about official NALSA events, International events and casual get-togethers. We are about to resume that practice.

We will make it clear which events are official NALSA sanctioned events, usually formal racing events, and provide entry forms, schedules, release forms and contact information for those events. If we post international events, they will be sanctioned by FISLY or some national Association or Club which is responsible for making sure that information is accurate and events are safe and well managed.

Although we don’t want anyone to miss out on a fun landsailing gathering, we are a relatively small, volunteer, organization; we can’t possibly check the accuracy, safety or legitimacy of happenings that we list. We will require a contact person be listed and recommend you contact that person to confirm details.

Additionally, as a heads-up to event organizers, be aware that our website, Facebook page and the Landsailing Facebook page are monitored by the BLM (Bureau of Land Management) and others to regulate unsanctioned events. If you bill your activity as a casual gathering, but charge entry fees, have scheduled races and publish results, expect to have a conflict with the managers of the dry lake or beach where you are gathering. Similarly, if you describe your activity as a formal racing event, but don’t notify the proper authorities for permits etc. you are likely to have problems.

NALSA is not in any way responsible for any casual events listed here or on the Facebook sites, regardless of who the organizers are. We reserve the right to not re publish events that cause problems with officials, site owners or within our community.

FISLY International Events Calendar

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World championships 2024

Gold Beach France

June 29 to July 5 2024

View brochure (PDF)
Loner boats and accommodations may be provided for Standart, Class5 and Promo classes and possibly others.
See the Promotional brocure for More information.

USA Events (NALSA Sponsored)

In Search of the UnHOLY GALE/BBC

Cancelled, Smith Creek, NV

(8/28, 2023) It appears that the kayak racing and skimboarding season is back at Smith Creek half to 2/3 of the lake is underwater and still being fed by a constant flow of water from the creeks that flow into the NW side of the usually dry playa. It seems unlikely that it will dry anytime this year. Additionally, the unusual conditions have left the "dry" part of the lake very rough even for driving a car... so, we regretfully have cancelled the event. We are looking into more dependable locations for our permitted, official racing events, but since the permitting process takes time we can't just move an official event to a different location.

Hopefully folks will be able to get together with their sailing friends on lakes that are dry for casual gatherings. Please be aware that those gatherings can't include organized racing, entry fees, trophy's...unless you have permission from whoever manages the playa or beach where you are sailing. Several agencies monitor our websites and social media to make sure we are playing by their rules.

At Smith Creek Playa, there are still many wet areas. If you are out exploring, please don't drive or sail on wet areas (even slightly wet areas). It is astoundingly easy to get totally stuck in what seems like only 1/2 an inch of water and damage to the surface lasts for years.

Contact: Renée

America's Landsailing Cup, NALSA

March, 2024  Ivanpah Dry Lake , CA

America's Landsailing Cup (ALC) Typically occurs the last full week in March.

North America's premier landsailing event and, for 2024, officially an international event. The ALC includes several days of exciting racing preceded by two days of training /practice. It is also a great time to meet landsailors and see landsailers (aka "dirtboats") from all over the US and often from other countries as well.

2024 forms: (too early yet)

Results (2023)
Results (2022)

Contact:NALSA President 

Information on Sailing and Camping at Ivanpah: Info and Directions

Landsailing Activities

Blue Wing Dry Lake Gathering

September 23 thru 27, 2023

I just visited Blue Wing Playa; the surface is dry and very smooth. This is a special place to land sail.


Turn off Interstate 80 at Toulon Exit #93, west of Lovelock and drive on Ragged Top Road, which is on the north side of the freeway, for approximately 18 miles. Look for bright colored arrows and fluro pink ribbon to designate a right hand turn onto a road that runs along the Westside of the large Adobe Playa. Travel on the road approximately 20 miles. The road forks along the way stay on the left road. Continue traveling on the road until you come up on another set of arrows and ribbon at an intersection. Turn right and drive approximately 3 miles to the playa entrance road which is marked with arrows and pink fluro ribbon. The camp area is to the left along the shoreline.     


(702) 492-0137 or
(858) 272-5656

November Cup Gathering

Nov.2023 Ivanpah or El Mirage Dry Lake CA.

Please send info on upcoming events to