A great article by Nord Embroden in 1998 shows some great photos of early American Land Sailing.
Link to article on American Land Sailing
Another good article is from Lola Jones and talks about the basics of Land Sailing, including some ancient historical references that assert the Chinese, Egyptians and other older civilizations had some form of a land boat. Land Sailing in the USA
In current online publications Sailing Scuttlebutt Editor, Craig Leweck has been publishing articles on land sailing since 2013 and has been ramping up his coverage with an extensive number of articles on the World Land Sailing Championship of 2014.
This event was held on the Smith Creek Playa in Nevada, approximately 70 miles from Fallon or 25 miles from Austin on Highway 722 with the boat launch ramp installed in June, 2014 by the Nevada DOT to make a smooth entrance to the playa. This ramp may be the longest launch ramp in the world at nearly 1/2 mile.
Once on the playa, one has to drive about 2 miles to the event center that was established with a large 40' x 100' tent, large diesel gen set, shower hut, many sani-cans spread out for the 170+ competitors that came from all over the world. Flag posts were installed for the countries that showed up as an edging for the racers to come home to after zooming around on the 4 mile by 6 mile playa.
The French team starts assembly of the fleet taking things out of the shipping container and fitting it all together.
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