Dirt Boating, Ice Boating - Sailing
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March 14, 2016 by John A
It's often been said that cruising is camping without the dirt. Then there's 'dirt-boating' which is sailing without the water. And we've watched ice-boating, which is sailing without the dirt or the water. Either way it's all sailing and all the kind of thing we celebrate annually for Summer Sailstice. There's not much iceboating anywhere in June but we're sure the unfrozen lakes are hosting other sailing activities while the hard core ice-boaters are praying for winter.
Scuttlebutt posted a story on the upcoming 'Sail-A-Dirt-Boat Day this weekend - March 19th. It could be part of your migration from ice, to dirt to water. Or just another way to never miss a chance to sail.
Since the invention of bicycles, kids have raised their jackets above their heads as a sail and dreamed of wind powered wheeled racers. Progress has now refined landsailing to harness the wind and skim along at 30+ knots without hiking hard, getting wet, or having to jump on a centerboard in an attempt to right a capsize.
To experience sailing on the hard, there is organized Sail a Dirtboat Day on Saturday, March 19, from 1200 to 1700, at Ivanpah Dry Lake, 40 minutes south of Las Vegas, off I-15 at Primm, Nevada.