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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 Morrisey at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 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 Lake.   

The 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. 

Deadline 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 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

                                                        4:00 pm Saturday and Sunday

CHECK OUT:                                     12:00 pm (Noon) 7 days a week

Last Updated on Sunday, 27 January 2013 15:38  

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