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North American Blokart Sailing Association

Bader Field sailing shot. From a Drone

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Dave Town shot some outstanding video footage from his drone of NABSA first club day of sailing there. As you can see it is a excellent site for Blokart sailing. Location Atlantic City, NJ, USA 


 

BADER FIELD ATLANTIC CITY, NJ NEW SAILING SITE

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BADER FIELD ATLANTIC CITY, NJ


Subject: BLOKART SAILING BADER FIELD WEDNESDAY JULY,9

 

NABSA BLOKART SAILING BADER FIELD JULY 9

Wednesday July 9 will be the first official day for Blokart sailing on Bader Field, Atlantic City, NJ, 10 AM to sunset. As you can see in the pictures the runways are situated  so that we can sail with the wind from any direction. Some of us were able to test the runways a few months ago and they are fast and in great condition.

The North American Blokart Sailing Association (NABSA) nabsa.org has made the arrangement and provided the insurance to use the venue. There is a $300.00 fee to use the site each time we use it, East Coast Landsailing LLC  has paid the the fee to use of the site the first few times NABSA members use it. if you are not a member you are welcome to sail with us the first time before joining. Helmets are required. I and some members will have some extra blokarts with them if you are interested in trying blokart sailing for the first time.
As of today the weather forecast for July 9 looks good.I will send out a email on Mon.or Tues updating weather conditions.

I will send out a update on Monday to let you know that the sailing date is a go. After the first sailing date we can look at future dates.

 

DIRECTIONS;  Exit 2 Atlantic City Expressway to 322. Turn left at the red light just past the Mc Donald's. drive on to the airport area. I will have a shade shelter, bring water and food.

TIME: 11:00 AM to sunset wind permitting.




Fran Gramkowski
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Last Updated on Sunday, 06 July 2014 21:03
 

Bader Field

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Last Updated on Friday, 13 June 2014 20:49
 

SMITH CREEK 2014

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SMITH CREEK NEVADA JUNE 18-22, 2014


“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 18 to 22 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 Wednesday, 30 April 2014 16:47
 

Ivanpah 2014 Video

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One of many videos from Scott Young. Scott uses a GoPro Hero HD Black Edition
The panning device was designed and made by Dean Kitchen and uses a foot switch to control the camera direction.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 April 2014 18:22
 
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Newsflash

The North American Blokart Association is set to host the 2012 Blokart Worlds at the World Famous Ivanpah Dry Lake in California.