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North American Blokart Sailing Association

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
 

Ivanpah 2014 Video

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One of many videos from Scott Young. Scott uses a GoPro Hero HD Black Edition
The panning device was designed and made by Dean Kitchen and uses a foot switch to control the camera direction.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 April 2014 18:22
 

Blokarts on Fire 2, Red Lake AZ

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A Video from Scott Young at Red Lake Arizona.


Make sure you sign up for Ivanpah 2014 below!!

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 April 2014 18:26
 

SMITH CREEK JUNE 7-10

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SMITH CREEK JUNE 7-10   NEVADA


“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 rondevu will be held on the weekend of June 7 to 10 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 ] 775-848-5226, 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, 08 May 2013 15:47
 

WILDWOOD BEACH BLOKART SAIL APRIL 25-28

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Come join NABSA in Wildwood,NJ for some great Beach Sailing.
Wildwood Crest may also be open for our use during the event, I just received word that the beach reshaping project may be finished in time for our event.The North American Blokart Sailing Association has also applied to Wildwood Crest for a permit to "officially use their beach along with Wildwoods. We are still booking into the Adventurer Oceanfront Inn and setting up at that location at Cresse on the beach. See attached PDF

As some of you know  the event has to move its set up location this year. With that move the Wildwood Buggy Blast has separated into 2 separate events and they are becoming official Events on the City of Wildwood's calendar. I always had in the back of my mind previously we could have showed up and been asked to leave the beach because of not having a formal permit. Now that we are required to have a Certificate Of Insurance for the event that protect the city from lawsuits. The North American Blokart Sailing Association has such a master policy that will cover its members with the Insurance the City requires.If you are a Blokart owner I ask you to become a member of NABSA NABSA    and participate in this event.
If you bring a guest to try your blokart they will be covered by signing up as a temporary member for the event.
 Some of us are also changing our lodging location to the Adventure Beach Inn that is located right on the beach were we will be setting up. The new set up location between Cresse and Convention Hall is about 14 blocks north of the Shailmar.  See att Pdf for more information.

Please fill out a event registration form/release before the event and bring it with you.

Please pass this email along to any other interested blokart owners to keep them up to date.

If you have any questions please email me or give me a call.

Thanks,
Fran Gramkowski
609-314-3429
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Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 April 2013 13:56
 


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