NORTH AMERICAN BLOKART SAILING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2014
IVANPAH DRY LAKE 2014 MARCH 28 -- APRIL 3
NOW IS THE TIME TO START MAKING PLANS TO ATTEND
The 2014 event is planned to be 7 days of sailing a mix of 4 days of casual sailing that anyone sail the entire Ivanpah Dry Lake or sail the practice course that will be set up for those that have the need to pass other blokart sailors. The North American Blokart Sailing Championships will also be held during 3 days of racing using IBRA rules. All participants will be expected to volunteer and help with scoring marshaling and other duties needed to run the racing. The fleet will be divided into 2 groups racing at separate times. Those you are not racing will have the rest of the dry lake to sail on. Rumor is that we will have some International attendees this year, they can't stay away from possibly one of the best land sailing sites in the world.
The location is 40 miles from Las Vegas off of Interstate 15 at the CA/NV border. A group rate for lodging will be arranged at the Primm Valley Casino which borders Ivanpah Dry Lake. The rate should be around $33.00 a week night and $65.00 Fri and Sat night.
South West Airlines allows 2 free bags, start looking for good fares now.
More information will be posted later. See nabsa.org
October 17-20. Super Wind All 4 Days
WILDWOOD BLOKART BEACH SAIL
The wind gods prevailed on this event all 4 days. The NABSA sponsored event with 30 blokart sailors attending the event had every one of them was wearing that ‘blokart grin” every day! Blokart sailors came from as far as NH, VA , MD,, DE, PA, NJ and Canada to sail the 7 mile long Wildwood, NJ beach. Almost everyone set a new personal best for max speed or distance sailed during the event. This is a repeat of the popular October –April events held for the last few years in Wildwood. This is the event that occurs with the best day light weekend low tides of April and October. This was the best conditions we have ever had for four consecutive days. What was most interesting was that the winds changed from off shore to on shore from day to day. And with these changes the wind was always good .
The days stretched into the evening with people getting together to socialize for wine, cheese and food and storytelling. Even on Sunday many sailors stayed till late afternoon despite their long drive home! The sailing was that good.
Many thanks to all who came. Always fun to sail with others and even pass them more than once!
Over 20 people came down to the beach for a demo ride. The blokarts have always attracted attention of those on the boardwalk.
This event happens each April and October and is also planned for 2014. Date to be selected dependent on future tide tables and hotel opening dates for Spring season. For information check nabsa.org