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  • 2012 Blokart Worlds awarded to USA, Ivanpah NV

    The ultimate land sailing regatta, ever, is comimg to the USA in 18 months!!! Stay tuned for more info!

  • #2
    Get yer Dirt Boat Humming!

    MARCH 25 - MARCH 30, 2011


    Ivanpah Dry Lake (Site of BLOKART WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2012) is located in Primm Valley, Nevada, 40 miles south of Las Vegas on the Nevada/California border. Entertainment, casinos, restaurants, shopping, and the famous Las Vegas Strip are nearby. The racing surface is at the edge of the Mojave Desert and is basically a large triangle about 7 miles long and 2.5 miles wide. Prepare to set your blokart on cruise control/overdrive and RIDE, RIDE, RIDE!

    Judging from early requests for information, because of this being the site for the Blokart Worlds 2012 this is shaping up to be a truly international event. We have heard from Spain, Belgium, Great Britain, Holland, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. All are bringing various groups of blokarters. This will be an excellent chance to meet and talk with blokart sailors and their families from a variety of cultures.

    Racing will be organized using the International Blokart Racing Association handbook rules.
    A electronic timing system will be used for all racing.
    Friday March 25 ---- Warm Up --- Welcome Party, Registration (evening in hospitality suite TBA)
    Saturday March 26 ---- Registration ---Warm Up --- Practice Race
    Sunday March 27 ---- Registration ---Racing
    Monday March 28 ---- Racing
    Tuesday March 29 ---- Racing
    Wednesday March 30 ---- Cool Down Day --- Racing if schedule was not competed

    There are two registration levels to select.
    1. Racing Competitor $ 90.00, includes rental of timing chip & long sleeve tee shirt.
    2. Non-Racing attendee $ 60.00, permitted to sail on Ivanpah & long sleeve tee shirt.
    Non Members of NABSA, (International who are members of your Continent’s IBRA Affiliate are exempt from this fee) Must pay an additional $ 40.00 in addition to their registration.
    Registration Dates, Registration is now open, anyone who registers after Feb. 27, 2011 must pay a $20.00
    Late Fee. Registration is open till March 27,2011


    Ivanpah Dry Lake is under the jurisdiction of the United States Bureau of Land Management (BLM) who requires everyone entering Ivanpah to be registered.

    Camping is permitted on the lake bed. Please check off camping on Registration Form so that we can give you the required paper work upon arrival at Ivanpah.
    Ivanpah Dry Lake is situated next to Primm Valley Resort at the Nevada – California state line. A block of rooms has been reserved for our group by Terrible’s Primm Valley Resorts at Buffalo Bills.


    Room Rates
    Single Rate
    Double Rate

    Buffalo Bills 2 Queen 03/24/11

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    Buffalo Bills 2 Queen 03/26/11

    Buffalo Bills 2 Queen 03/27/11

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    Buffalo Bills 2 Queen 03/29/11

    Buffalo Bills 2 Queen 03/30/11

    Buffalo Bills 2 Queen 03/31/11

    Buffalo Bills 2 Queen 04/01/11

    Buffalo Bills 2 Queens 04/02/11

    Room rates are per standard room, single or double occupancy, plus Clark County room tax on the dates of your stay (currently at 12% tax are subject to change). Please be advised that pre and postdates will be at the prevailing rack rates.

    It is understood that individuals will call 1(888) FUN-STOP, (702)-386-7867 and book rooms individually through our room reservations department. At the time of calling, individuals will be required to guarantee their rooms by way of credit card, or advanced deposits. Guest should refer to the group code SCN0324 no later than Thursday, March 18, 2011, to make room reservations. We stay at Buffalo Bill’s.

    3:00 P.M. Monday - Friday
    4:00 P.M. Saturday & Sunday

    12:00 P.M. (Noon)

    International attendees if you require help with your hotel reservation please contact, Fran Gramkowski.

    Within a 3 hour drive of Ivanpah are some of the most beautiful National Parks.

    see the tourist information section of this website

    Ivanpah is about an hour’s drive from major food shopping. Some super market links are; Albertsons, Smiths, Trader Joes, and Vons.
    You may want to plan to stop for supplies and a cooler, food, water and other beverages for the playa on your trip from the airport. There is also Mini Mart on the edge of the dry lake that has a limited selection including ice, bottled water and snacks\ items. There are plenty of restaurants at Primm Valley for meals off of the playa.,NV/38077.html

    We will be sharing the playa (dry lake bed) with about 150 participants from the North American Buggy Expo. We will have our own racing/rally area as there is plenty of room for all. The buggy group has welcomed blokart sailors in years past and we expect to return their hospitality in kind for this event. Please be mindful of where the kite buggys are setting up and not to run over the lines of a grounded kite. ~It's not the size of the website, it's how you use it! ~


    • #3
      The North American Blokart Sailing Association (NABSA) has been selected as host for the 2012 Blokart World Championships. The event will be sailed at a venue often called the Mecca of land yachting, Ivanpah dry lake bed situated near the Californian / Nevada boarder town of Primm.

      2012 Blokart Worlds - 2012 Blokart World Championships - Fran Gramkowski
      Ivanpah Lake is a dry lake bed in the Mojave Desert of San Bernardino County, California on the border of California and Nevada. Nestled in the Ivanpah Valley near Primm on Interstate 15, the 35-square-mile (34 km2) lake is almost entirely within California.

      On March 26, 2009, the world land speed record for a wind-powered vehicle was set at Ivanpah by the Greenbird, clocked at 126.1 mph (202.9 km/h).

      Ivanpah was chosen by the NABSA as the location for its bid to host the 2012 Blokart World Championships as it meets the 4 main criteria that the organisers set in finding a venue, those being, easy access, great weather, a massive racing area with the ability to hold two separate courses, and as it is very well known as the Mecca of Blokart sailing.

      With a unanimous 'YES' from the International Blokart Racing Association, NABSA has swung in to action to make the event successful. With around 200+ entries expected from 10 to 15 countries, the wide open venue is sure to produce some excellent racing. Early indications are that most, if not all current world champions will be making the trip to defend their titles.

      The racing schedule allows for a number of warm up days prior to the North American Blokart Sailing Championships (NABSC) starting April 5th, 2012. This event will be used by many as a lead in event to the world championships and in itself will be a tightly contested regatta. The world championships follow hot on their heels starting April 8th, 2012 and run through until April 13th.

      2012 too far away? Not to worry Ivanpah is set to come alive this season also with the 2011 NABSC being held March 25th to 30th as a preview regatta to next years main event. Blokart Sailors from Spain, the UK, New Zealand and Australia have already signalled their intentions to make the journey for what will prove to be an invaluable experience in the lead up to 2012.

      2011 NABSC information and entries, along with 2012 venue, accommodation, schedule, rules and tourist information are now available on the 2012 event website ~It's not the size of the website, it's how you use it! ~


      • #4
        Sail-World article announcing 2012 Blokart World Championship in Ivanpah, NV,-USA/77852
        Attached Files


        • #5
          Wasn't Buffalo Bill the character in Silence of the Lambs?


          • #6
            Good catch! I think he has rehabilitated himself. No need to fret.


            • #7
              Peter " Limp along" Lyons made the trek out to Ivanpah a couple seasons back and captured the essence.
              " I can still taste the sand" he says!

              Blokart Worlds are coming up quick, and if these images don't inspire you to go desert tripping, nothing will!

     ~It's not the size of the website, it's how you use it! ~