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SMITH CREEK JUNE 20-26, 2016

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SMITH CREEK NEVADA JUNE 20-26, 2016

“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 20to 26 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 Sunday, 24 April 2016 19:27
 

2016 Blokart World Championships at Ivanpah Dry Lake, April 4-14

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27 NABSA members have taken advantage of the early registration deadline along with 50 other Blokart sailors from around the world . Regular registration closes February 28 and late registration closes March 20. The worlds Committie expect over 120 entrants to enter the competition.

All event info NOR, IRBA rules, lodging and other Blokart information is availed on the events web site

2016 Worlds Website

IBRA has approved and posted the new 5th Edition International Blokart Rules. Click the menu link "IBRA Rules" above to open the page in a new window.

Also listed are guidelines and procedures for disabled pilots to get approval for modifications that help the pilot sail but do not enhance the actual Blokart.


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Last Updated on Sunday, 27 December 2015 18:54
 

BADER FIELD OCT. 9,10&11 UPDATE

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altBader Field Oct 9,10 & 11 Plan are coming together, it looks like we are going to have over 30 blokart sailors in attendance.  
Plans Include.   Event Shirt ---- 2 Cookout, one with Seafood and Clams  --- Training Workshops, Equipment and Sailing Skills --- Training Dial Up Starts/ Races----- Fun and Games. ---If you just want to sail the entire event you can do that.
I have not set a registration fee. Cost will be divided up at the event and a Event Fee will be asked for then.  Please fill out the Bader Field. Liability Release Form and email it to me or bring it with you. Sailing Monday Oct. 12; Low tide is around 1:30 PM, if conditions are good we will sail at Brigantine on the beach. it is only 3miles from Bader Field.




Please take the time to review the information below if you are planning on attending the 2016 blokart Worlds. If you are a casual sailor type there will still be plenty of room for you to enjoy your cruising and you can still join in all the campsite fun.
WORLDS DATES; April 4- April 14. NABSA will be on site from April 1- April 15, if you want to arrive before that or stay later no BLM permit is required.
Sign up for the mailing if you are not on the Worlds list.Blokart World Championships » IBRA NABSA

NABSA EAST COAST FALL BLOKART SAIL

Bader Field, Atlantic City, N J, October 9, 10 &11

The Fall Wildwood blokart Sailing event is moving to Bader Field. After taking a poll of the Wildwood attendees who sail both sites it was unanimous that we have more sail time at Bader. No low tide time to work around and at Bader you can sail any wind direction with less wind. You can stay dry and no more sand to clean off your equipment. If someone still wants to sail the beach, low tide on Monday 10/13 is 1:30 PM, Brigantine is only 3 miles from Bader.

Bader has plenty of room for racing and practice dial up starts as well as plenty of room for individual sailing at the same time. There will be workshops on sailing  technique  and equipment.The runways and  tie down area are in excellent condition. The only  problem you might have is wearing out tires if the wind is stong and you are pushing it.


I do pay a daily fee of $300.00 to rent the airport; attendees will be expected to chip in to cover the cost.

South West flies into Philadelphia (PHL), 64 miles from Bader Field. Atlantic City (ACY) airport is 10 miles away and has limited service.

Lodging:   There is a Knights Inn directly across from Bader Field. (It is within walking distance across the street) that is offering lodging for $59.00 a night + tax.

Knights Inn, 500 N. Albany Ave, (Black Horse Pike, Rt. 322) Atlantic City NJ 08401, call direct 609-348-1100. Mention North American Blokart Sailing.

A FEW MILES OUTSIDE Atlantic City on the same road with more amenities is the Comfort Inn, 7079 Black Horse Pike, West Atlantic City, NJ 08232-- 609-484-1900www.comfortinnsuitesac.com $68.00 to $85.00 per night.


Please let me know if you plan to attend by October 5. Registration form and Liability sign off will be available on site.  The Jersey Boys are planning a few cookouts.  Sailors from NV, WI, CA and Canada are already planning.  . . Any question email or call me.


Fran Gramkowski

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 September 2015 20:51
 

SAIL BADER FIELD OCT. 9/10&11

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NABSA EAST COAST FALL BLOKART SAIL

Bader Field, Atlantic City, N J, October 9, 10 &11

The Fall Wildwood blokart Sailing event is moving to Bader Field. After taking a poll of the Wildwood attendees who sail both sites it was unanimous that we have more sail time at Bader. No low tide time to work around and at Bader you can sail any wind direction with less wind. You can stay dry and no more sand to clean off your equipment. If someone still wants to sail the beach, low tide on Monday 10/13 is 1:30 PM, Brigantine is only 3 miles from Bader.

Bader has plenty of room for racing and practice dial up starts as well as plenty of room for individual sailing at the same time. There will be workshops on sailing  technique  and equipment.The runways and  tie down area are in excellent conditon. The only  problem you might have is wearing out tires if the wind is stong and you are pushing it.

 

I do pay a daily fee of $300.00 to rent the airport; attendees will be expected to chip in to cover the cost.

South West flies into Philadelphia (PHL), 64 miles from Bader Field. Atlantic City (ACY) airport is 10 miles away and has limited service.

Lodging:   There is a Knights Inn directly across from Bader Field. (It is within walking distance across the street) that is offering lodging for $59.00 a night + tax.

Knights Inn, 500 N. Albany Ave, (Black Horse Pike, Rt. 322) Atlantic City NJ 08401, call direct 609-348-1100. Mention North American Blokart Sailing.

A FEW MILES OUTSIDE Atlantic City on the same road with more amenities is the Comfort Inn, 7079 Black Horse Pike, West Atlantic City, NJ 08232-- 609-484-1900www.comfortinnsuitesac.com $68.00 to $85.00 per night.

 

Please let me know if you plan to attend by October 5. Registration form and Liability sign off will be available on site.  The Jersey Boys are planning a few cookouts.  Sailors from NV, WI, CA and Canada are already planning to attend. Any question email. 


Fran Gramkowski

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Last Updated on Thursday, 03 September 2015 13:51
 

2016 Blokart Worlds at Ivanpah. April 4-14.

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27 NABSA members have taken advantage of the early registration deadline along with 50 other Blokart sailors from around the world . Regular registration closes February 28 and late registration closes March 20. The worlds Committie expect over 120 entrants to enter the competition.  

All event info NOR, IRBA rules, lodging and other Blokart information is availed on the events web site 

2015 Worlds Website

IBRA has approved and posted the new 5th Edition International Blokart Rules. Click the menu link "IBRA Rules" above to open the page in a new window.

Also listed are guidelines and procedures for disabled pilots to get approval for modifications that help the pilot sail but do not enhance the actual Blokart.


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Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 December 2015 15:02
 
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