Coming Soon to a Dry Lake Near You
(or maybe not so near...)

Proposed events:
1. Memorial Day, May, Nord Nationals at Delamar
2. Holy Gale BlackRock
3 . Labor Day, SeptemberPony Express at Smith Creek
4. Alvord, October, Big Boat Coalition
5. Thanksgiving Cup, November, Ivanpah
6. Presidents’ Day, February, Nord, FISLY at El Mirage
7. America’s Cup, March, NALSA

Last Updated April 21, 2017
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Upcoming Landsailing Events





Misfit Flat 2017
Stagecoach, NV
Ongoing events: schedule
(still going on...)


U.S. Mini Yacht Association

May 27-29, 2017 (Memorial Day)
Delamar Hard Pan - Playa access marked with pink ribbon at Alamo Canyon Rd. 2.3 miles south of Alamo Nevada on Nevada Highway #93. Travel on Alamo Canyon Rd. for approximately 14 miles to the Playa. Stay on the main road. No entree fee, custom participation plaques, open to all small yachts classes, accommodations available in Alamo Nevada

Info: (702) 492-0137



Nord Nationals at Delamar Dry Lake
May 27-29 2017 First in the NALSA Cup Series

The 41th Annual Nationals are just around the corner and it would be great to have you there. This year Carl Eberly and Ken Smith have volunteered to run the races and my sister Wendy and Stan Mailhiot will be my assistant for prep prior to the event. Don’t forget your Crazy Hat! It is going to be a lot of fun. It is a big help for planning if you can send in your entry and release form in by Monday May 23rd, 2017 I look forward to having fun with you at the Nationals
entry form, waiver form

Holy Gale
June 14-17, 2017 at Black Rock Dry Lake, Nevada
In Search of the Holy Gale 2017
After many years in the wilderness, the Holy Gale returns to its home port of Black Rock! June 14-17. Three days of racing and an enduro (wind permitting). Raffle, taco stand, SASSinator, Mayor’s Mixer and all the usual nonsense… Google Earth map (approximately): Holy Gale 2017 Update on access roads in late May.​​
Contact Warren or Mike
Warren Sampson +1 (831) 750-5034

U.S. Mini Yacht Association

September 2-4, 2017 (Labor Day) Tule Valley, UT(Death Hard Pan)
Drive South on NV Hwy 50 from Ely NV. Stay on Hwy 50 and cross over into Utah. Travel East approximately 40 miles on Hwy 50, watch for a bunch of Fluro Pink ribbons and Arrows on the right side of highway. Turn right off Hwy 50, travel South on ‘Good Dirt’ road for approximately 4 miles to the playa. Playa’s entrance will be marked with Fluro Pink ribbons and Arrows. No entry fee, custom participation plaques, open to all small yacht classes. Accommodations available at the Border Inn (775 234-7300). Services available at the Inn include: Food, Gas, Bar & Casino. Playa camping recommended. Event Information: (702) 492-0137 or

European Sandyacht Championships
Ireland September 9-15


U.S. Mini Yacht Association

October 7-9, 2017 (Columbus Day) Bonnie Claire Hard Pan, NV
Turn off of Nevada Highway #95, north of Beatty, onto Nevada Highway #267 and travel west, drive around road closure signage, playa is on the north side of the highway. No entree fee, custom participation plaques open to all small yacht classes, accommodations available in Beatty Nevada.
Info: (702) 492-0137

BBC The BBC - Big Boat Coalition

October1-7 2017. —Alvord Desert, Oregon

This week-long informal gathering at the Alvord Desert in Oregon.  It's a great time to bring your yacht out and tune it up against some of the best.  Since there is no official racing (or any other program for that matter) feel free to come and go as best fits your schedule.  Just show up! Great, big, interesting playa and some of the best sunsets anywhere. People often show up a few days early and may stay late.
Contact: Phil Rothrock

November Cup Nov, 2017
Thanksgiving week, Ivanpah, CA practice and informal racing (racing Thrus - Sat).


America's Landsailing Cup
March 24-31, 2018. (racing 25th to 30th)
Ivanpah Dry Lake, CA
, Race Notice 2017, Schedule 2017, Entry Form 2018 (PDF) (DOCX) (Pay with PayPal)


Dinner Sunday, free for pilots guests $20

America's premier landsailing event. Several days of exciting racing and a great time to meet landsailors and see landsailers (aka "dirtboats") from all over the US and often other countries as well. Ivanpah Wind forcast.
ContactNALSA President

"Charter boat program" Pilots from other countries that are planning on attending AC can arrange to charter a boat for the event. Please contact Lester Robertson at as soon as possible.
LENDERS NEEDED. If you have a Manta Twin/ Single or a Fed 5 and are willing to let your boat be chartered please contact Lester Robertson at
International Radio Controlled Surface Sailing Association (see: announces it's regattas of model land yachts at the same week as the Pacrim races. Interested parties please contact our President Bob Costa at:

Details on Ivanpah Dry Lake (and good advice for most dry lakes)
Where to Stay:  Primm Valley Resort has three Casinos. Whiskey Pete's is usally the least expensive although they all are very reasonable.  The Primm Valley Casino reservation number is 888-774-6668 . Motor homes and camping trailers generally can get onto the lake with only moderate difficulty.  Camping on the lake in a tent is do-able but dusty (and some years, really cold).

Getting to the site: Get off I-15 at Primm (about 40 miles southwest of Las Vegas, NV).  Go NE toward the Primmadona, Turn right at the first light and drive along the edge of the resort (SW) past to the Lotto Store where the road turns SE. About 100 yards past the Lotto Store the road bends around to the left  and there is a dirt road going through the fence on the right.  Follow that dirt road 3+ miles along the east edge of the lake to camp (Camp is usually very close to N35 deg 33’, W115 deg, 23’ although it moves from time to time depending on conditions and the preferences of event organizers). 

Notes:  Do not take the dirt road that runs SE along the fence.  There is often a wash just past the fence that may be difficult for some vehicles.   A little shovel work goes a long way. 


Contact Dennis El Mirage map, weather, Wind Wizards

Cow to Cow at Smith Creek,NV (canceled)
May, 2017

The Cow to Cow this Memorial Day weekend.
Directions to Smith Creek, NV


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