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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)

USA Events (NALSA Sponsored)

In Search of the HOLY COW GALE (cancelled/rescheduled)

June 3-10, 2023, Smith Creek, NV

    June 3-4 Pleasure / Recreational Sailing / Tuning

    June 5-9 NALSA /SASSASS Land Sailing Racing

(5/24, 2023) Unfortunately, weather is not cooperating for drying Smith Creek Playa. It is currently raining with more rain predicted along with snow runoff which continues to replace the water on the lake bed as fast or faster than it  can evaporate. We are negotiating with the BLM to see if the event can be rescheduled for the fall. Moving an official event to a different location is not possible.
If you go to Smith Creek on your own, be aware that there is only a very narrow dry area along one shore. 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.

Why the combined events: Because you love Smith Creek Dry Lake, Good Beer, Good Food, Great Friends, and Fast Sailing.  We are trying to get in a couple of regattas on one of the best Land Sailing Surfaces on the planet before it is in full lithium mining production.
Contact: Renée
Entry form packet PDF, fill out and mail or email

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

Jungo Dry Lake Gathering

May 14 thru May 17, 2023 (weather-related change)

Come one, come all, to sail on Jungo Dry Lake, near Winnemucca Nevada.  Recent field reports indicate a dry, smooth surface, is awaiting your arrival.

Directions: When you reach Winnemucca, traveling on Hyw 95 under I-80 and over the Humboldt River.  After crossing over the Humboldt River, make an immediate left on to Jungo Rd.  Travel 35 miles West on Jungo Rd, where you will drive over a Rail Road overpass.  After passing over the tracks, continue South on Jungo Rd, looking for pink ribbon’s on the left side, marking the entrance to the dry lake.

Accommodations and services available in Winnemucca, NV.

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

Posted for information purposes, to inform the casual sailor, of this gathering

Tule Valley Playa Gathering

October 13-15, 2023

All are invited, bring what you got, big or small, and have fun sailing.
Drive South on NV Hwy 50 from Ely NV.  Stay on Hwy 50 and cross over into Utah.  Travel East approximately 40 miles on Hwy 50, watch for a bunch of Fluro Pink ribbons and Arrows on the right side of highway.  Turn right off Hwy 50, travel South on ‘Good Dirt’ road for approximately 4 miles to the playa.  Playa’s entrance will be marked with Fluro Pink ribbons and Arrows.

 Accommodations available at the Border Inn (775 234-7300).  Services available at the Inn include:  Food, Gas, Bar & Casino.  More accommodations are available in Delta Utah. Playa camping recommended.

 Event Information:  (702) 492-0137  or
(858) 272-5656  or

November Cup Gathering

Nov.2023 Ivanpah or El Mirage Dry Lake CA.

Please send info on upcoming events to