You will find information here on
the North American Land Sailing Association (NALSA), upcoming sanctioned
events, US club information and landsailing in general.
2014 FISLY—NALSA World Championships Information
has expanded its web presence to include a more interactive
site. John Elsenlohr has set up a Yahoo Groups-based site. You have
to join up to participate, but you can view the postings without being
President's State of
Dirtboating Address 2010 (2009) (2008)
aka, "A Letter
From the President."
See the Upcoming Events page for
information on future events.
America's Landsailing Cup
2013 Results Web, PDF
2010 Photos, 2010 Results, Event Review
2012 Holy Gale Results
2011 Holy Gale Results
2010 Holy Gale Video
from speed trials)
2009 America's Landsailing Cup results Photos
Photos from World Championships
for other U.S. happenings not covered on this site as well as excellent coverage of what
is going on in the rest of the world (from a Kiwi and British perspective).
They are at it again! A new record has been set, this time sailing dead upwind...that's right, directly into the wind (not tacking). The NALSA Board of Directors has ratified the following two records achieved by Rick Cavallaro on New Jerusalem Airport near Tracy California on June 16, 2012, with the wind turbine driven sailing craft, Blackbird. Mr. Cavallaro achieved a maximum boat speed to wind speed ratio of 2.1:1 while sailing directly into the wind and a maximum speed in a wind turbine driven sailing craft of 22.9 mph on a different run.
On July 2, 2010 on El Mirage Dry Lake, Blackbird sailed directly down wind at a speed of 27.7 mph in a 10 mph wind to set a first record for the ratio of Boat Speed to true wind speed of 2.8. BlackBird was designed and built by the Thin Air Designs team (Rick Cavallaro and John Borton) and sailed by Rick.More information.
Greenbird set a new landsailing speed record. On March 26, 2009 as 40mph
+ winds canceled NALSA racing and sometimes totally obscured Ivanpah
Dry Lake with blowing dust. Richard Jenkins piloted Ecotricity's Greenbird
to a new land speed record of 126.2 mph (203.09
kph). Detailed Data
The same day, a new Blokart record was also set at Red Lake, AZ (62
mph, 100kph!) Pod and 2 meter sail.
of past events
2008 Americas' Landsailing Cup results (.xls
2007 Americas' Landsailing Cup results
2009 Gale Results
2007 Gale results
from World Championships 2006
Worlds Championship results
Get the results from the
2006 Holy Gale here.
trial results are now available.
28th annual Americas Land Sailing
. Dennis Bassano
has written an excellent review
of the event.
. Read a racers
or look at some photos.
Pacrim 2000 Final scores
News from the Nov 2000 speed
Archive of past newsletters
1999 27th Annual Regatta results are still available.
(latest is Spring
Speed and Distance Records, Attempts and
Landyacht world speed record set. 126.2mph
Read the details here. Data
If you'd like to challenge the record holders read the NALSA Speed Record rules.
You can check the weather
near your favorite dry lake or beach on the weather page.
Be sure to read Nord Embroden's Landsailing in America article.
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June 6, 2013