New York Rally
Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn NY Date TBD. We should be reinstating
this event for October of 2011.
Map of [1-101] Floyd Bennett Fld Brooklyn, NY 11234, US
This will be our third trip to NY. City and one of the best land sailing
venues on the east coast. If you are into airplanes, you should definitely
make this trip! They have hangers full of historic aircraft you can view
and a few you can even go into. This is a pavement venue and we seem to
get wind every afternoon as the sea breeze kicks in. We will split our
time between informal racing and just tearing around.
Are best done through either Priceline.com or Travelocity. The venue is
pretty close to Newark and the hotels are definitely cheaper across the bridge
in NJ although I have pulled off some deals at pricline.
We will sail both days from late morning until the weather or light give out.
For more information contact the factory:
8th Annual Spring Rally West
Ivnapah Dry Lake, Primm NV. March 26-28, 2011
Take I15 either south from Vegas (or North from CA) to exit 1 on the Nevada
side of the state line. All the hotels are at this exit, right next to the
highway. Exit and go to the west side. (Whiskey Pete's) Follow the signs
back to the parking garage and continue past it to the back of the parking lot
where the semis are parked. You will see a dirt road running off along the north
side of the lake. Head out and follow the second left split to the edge of
the playa. Generally we should be visible from the time you get to the
back of the parking lot.
UPDATE- The west side now has a fence between the hotel parking lot and
the road going to the lake. The gate is supposed to be un-locked. I
will have a "universal key" with me if needed. Open the gate and follow
the road out. take the left fork. There is a parking area marked
with 4 white posts on the edge of the Playa. Park in the area they define,
not on the gravel like we used to.
Primm, NV - There are 3 hotels at state line. All 3 are run by the same group
and can be reached at 800 - FUN - STOP. All will average between $30 and $40
bucks a night for the duration of the event. All 3 are basically right next to
the sailing area. We have found good rates by booking through travelocity.com Book on line if you can. It
is always cheaper.
UPDATE- The hotels at Primm are now owned by the bank. This has lead to
very erratic pricing. Prices have been dropping about 2 weeks prior to our
rallies by about 50%. The advice of the hotel people is to wait until
about 2 weeks from the rally to book!
If you need to ship a boat, contact the factory. They have special
shipping rates through FedEx. If you are staying in one of the hotels,
boats can be shipped directly to Primm.
Permits are free and available through the Needles office of the BLM.
We will be drawing up a letter of agreement, but if you are bringing your own
boat to sail, we encourage you to get the permit.
We plan on starting late morning on the 12th. We typically sail until shortly
before sunset. I will actually be arriving Thursday.
Many evenings we will hit one of the buffets for dinner as a group.
We will be doing some informal racing, slaloms and just general sailing. If the
conditions are good we may try some measured speed runs.
The weather conditions at this time of year have varied greatly from cool, requiring
long sleeve T shirts at least to HOT short type weather. In the evening the high desert will be cold.
Bring layers. I highly recommend bringing bottled water and granola bars out
with you. In the past we have tended to eat heavy meals at the buffets in the
morning and evening and just snack in between. Make sure you have sun screen and chapstick or similar.
For more information contact: Daniel @ 847-327-9128 or Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you all there!