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North American Blokart Sailing Association

WILDWOOD FALL , OCT 9-12

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NORTH AMERICAN BLOKART SAILING ASSOCIATION
WILDWOOD  BEACH BLOKART SAIL OCTOBER 9-12,2014

This Fall we will be having our semi- annual blokart event. The group’s new set up location was excellent at Cressi Ave on the beach, which is the end of the Wildwood Boardwalk. A lot more people came down to observe the blokarts and ask questions at this location. As usual most of the sailors who had extra equipment brought it to share so that most people were who came for a demo ride were able to sail and other blokart owners who needed a bigger or smaller sail were able to borrow one. This is a North American Blokart Sailing Association (NABSA) official event with NABSA securing the permits and providing the liability insurance certificates to the city of Wildwood and Wildwood Crest. NABSA  All participants will be required to sign a waiver. Any questions contact "Fran PresidentNABSA" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >     609-314-3429.




LODGING INFORMATION; Last spring most of the blokart group stayed at the Adventure Oceanfront Inn and we were very satisfied with the location and accommodations. It is located at Cressi Ave. on the beach right at the start of Wildwood Crest where we set up to go blokart sailing. The rooms are much larger and we just rolled our blokarts into their garage for overnight storage.  Most of us when down to the Shalimar Sat. night to join the kite buggiers for the cookout. 
Adventurer Oceanfront Inn.
OCTOBER 9(THUR.)- 12(Sun.)      http://www.adventurerinn.com/
Here are the room descriptions and brochure rates  for the 2 room suites. We offer a package rate of $224.00 for 2 nights and a 3 night package for $299.00for 2 people. Package includes breakfast each day . Extra persons charge is $15.00 per night .  A deposit of $75.00 is required when booking. 
Rates do not include State or Local taxes. All Reservation Policies apply.
Please feel free to call us with any questions or to make reservations
at (609) 522-0029(609)729-1200 or 1-800-232-7873.
Office hours Mon-Fri 8:30am-7pm Sat-Sun 10am-4pm
***ALL PACKAGE BALANCES ARE DUE IN CASH UPON ARRIVAL***
WE DO OFFER 3 AND 4 ROOM SUITES ALSO! PLEASE VIEW OUR ROOMS AND RATES ON THE WEB AT www.adventurerinn.comalt

 

Bader Field sailing shot. From a Drone

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Dave Town shot some outstanding video footage from his drone of NABSA first club day of sailing there. As you can see it is a excellent site for Blokart sailing. Location Atlantic City, NJ, USA 


 

BADER FIELD ATLANTIC CITY, NJ NEW SAILING SITE

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BADER FIELD ATLANTIC CITY, NJ


Subject: BLOKART SAILING BADER FIELD WEDNESDAY JULY,9

 

NABSA BLOKART SAILING BADER FIELD JULY 9

Wednesday July 9 will be the first official day for Blokart sailing on Bader Field, Atlantic City, NJ, 10 AM to sunset. As you can see in the pictures the runways are situated  so that we can sail with the wind from any direction. Some of us were able to test the runways a few months ago and they are fast and in great condition.

The North American Blokart Sailing Association (NABSA) nabsa.org has made the arrangement and provided the insurance to use the venue. There is a $300.00 fee to use the site each time we use it, East Coast Landsailing LLC  has paid the the fee to use of the site the first few times NABSA members use it. if you are not a member you are welcome to sail with us the first time before joining. Helmets are required. I and some members will have some extra blokarts with them if you are interested in trying blokart sailing for the first time.
As of today the weather forecast for July 9 looks good.I will send out a email on Mon.or Tues updating weather conditions.

I will send out a update on Monday to let you know that the sailing date is a go. After the first sailing date we can look at future dates.

 

DIRECTIONS;  Exit 2 Atlantic City Expressway to 322. Turn left at the red light just past the Mc Donald's. drive on to the airport area. I will have a shade shelter, bring water and food.

TIME: 11:00 AM to sunset wind permitting.




Fran Gramkowski
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Last Updated on Sunday, 06 July 2014 21:03
 

Bader Field

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Last Updated on Friday, 13 June 2014 20:49
 

SMITH CREEK 2014

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SMITH CREEK NEVADA JUNE 18-22, 2014


“Gorgeous sunsets, desert night walks, campfires, good wind and good friends are just a few of the reasons we love Smith Creek,” (Jen Bohlman, Wind Seeker member).  The Nevada “Wind Seekers”  Blokart Team will be hosting the annual Smith Creek “Round-Up”  at Smith Creek Dry Lake Bed, located in Nevada’s “cowboy country”.   Located about 15 miles southwest of Austin, Nevada, Smith Creek is on State Route 722, just off of Highway 50, the “loneliest road in America”.  For you History buffs, Highway 50 parallels the famous Pony Express Route.

Since this annual event (normally held on Memorial Day weekend) has been “snowed out” for the last couple of years, in an attempt to regain those warm, windy conditions, the annual Smith Creek rendezvous will be held on the weekend of June 18 to 22 this year.  The playa surface is usually as smooth as glass and provides an ideal setting for fast racing and foolish frolicking around the fire (the newly introduced marshmallow shooters will surely be on the agenda this year).  Along with delicious supper potlucks, nightly bonfires are among the many traditions that always make this an unforgettable event.  There are also some hot springs nearby for your soaking pleasure.

If you are flying in, Smith Creek is about a three-hour drive from Reno, Nevada.  Alternatively, instead of driving yourself, catch a ride with one of the Wind Seekers folks.  Hotel accommodations can be found in the nearby town of Austin, or you can camp under the stars on the playa, where it can be so quiet, “it will hurt your ears”.  Hope to see y’all there!  

Contacts:  Bob Casey [ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ] 775-848-5226775-848-5226, Wendy Kirkland [ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ], Charlotte Bohlman [ This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ].  E-mail any of us for more specific directions and/or to make arrangements for transportation.

Directions:  There are basically two ways to get to Smith Creek from Highway 50. One is turning off on Hwy 722, 3 miles past Middlegate (Gabbs Hwy intersects with Hwy 50), go over the steep but scenic Carroll Summit and about 6 miles past the edge of Smith Creek valley, turn off (left) on the Brown's Well Rd at 39.29031N, 117.45544W, Elev 6135. Proceed to your left, towards the lake bed end until you see the Wind Seekers caravan.  A second route is staying on Hwy 50 and turning right onto Hwy 722 to the west over Railroad Pass, then at 39.32148N, 117.43348W, elev. 6105 turning right on the short dusty dirt road to the playa.  Proceed as previously to the far end of the lake bed.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 April 2014 16:47
 
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The North American Blokart Association is set to host the 2012 Blokart Worlds at the World Famous Ivanpah Dry Lake in California.