Ivanpah 2013 March 30 through April 4, 2013
This is a non-event event
that is being put together to provide NABSA members a low-key opportunity to
sail Ivanpah, practice and hone your skills. Not to mention socialize and
possibly participate in some awesome potlucks and campfires. NABSA has obtained
the group use permit so individuals will not need to get individual use
permits. There will be a group camping on the lakebed at the usual spot. All of
the standard dry lakebed rules will apply with regard to being safe and taking
care of the lakebed. Specific guidelines will follow. There will be a group
rate setup for one of the local hotels.
This a great opportunity to
have some casual landsailing fun at the fantastic location of the 2012 World
Blokart Championship site. For those who were put off by the stresses and
pressure of formal racing last year, this is a chance to improve skills (including
dialup starts and course racing) and have fun in a much more casual way. Now
there is a world class site available for anyone to sail. If you have friends
who are just getting started or just want to try Blokarting, this gathering
would be an excellent way to get them involved and introduce them to the sport. As we have in the past, we’ll plan to have presentations
on sailing technique and strategy by our more experienced sailors that will be
especially helpful to the newbies. Be sure to pass this announcement along to
anyone who might be interested, but not on the mailing list. There will be no
trophies but there will be recognition of achievement in other areas that will
reward and entertain the assembled competitors. Take a look at this video by Dean and Scott of Ivanpah sailing Ivanpah 2011 YTube.
If you are planning to attend,
please send an email by March 15th to Pat
so that we
can get an early estimate for attendance. Also, please let us know if you will
be staying at the hotels or camping on the lakebed. There will not be a
formal registration and there will be no fees. We will pass a hat asking
for donations to cover the costs of Porta-pottys and the permitting.
The BLM permit dates will
be from March 28 - April 5, so that if you want to start sailing early, you
can. A group rate for lodging has been set up with the hotel for the
permit dates. If you plan to stay at the Primm Valley Hotel, see the
accompanying document for the discount code, rates and other info.
The North American Blokart
Sailing Association (NABSA) has made arrangements with Primm Valley Resorts for
a group rate to stay at PRIMM VALLEY
HOTEL. This hotel casino complex property abuts the entrance to Ivanpah Dry
group room dates are March 28 – April 8, 2013. Lodging days have been added
before and after the event to enable you flexibility with your travel
arrangements. The rates for a room is
Sunday to Thursday night $35.00 and Friday and Saturday night $78.00.
for making reservations is March 7, 2013. GROUP CODE SSN0328 has been assigned to NABSA, and this code must
be mentioned when making reservations.
To book a room under our group code, call 1-888-386-7867 or book on line at www.primmvalleyresorts.com. At
that time, individuals will be required to guarantee their rooms by way of
credit card, or advanced deposit. Please call
before March 7, 2013 to make room reservations. Event attendees must call the above number and
mention or enter the GROUP CODE SSN0328
to receive these rates
The cut-off date for
reservations will be March 7, 2013 at
12:01am Pacific Standard Time.
INCIDENTAL CHARGES: Individuals must provide a major credit card
or cash deposit upon check-in to guarantee incidental charges.
CHECK IN: 3:00 pm
Monday through Friday
Saturday and Sunday
CHECK OUT: 12:00
pm (Noon) 7 days a week