По окончании запланировали банкет в ковбойских костюмах. Для этого предлагают шляпы всего по $10. Сам бы взял себе такую.
Так, для обмена опытом по организации.
From: Russ Foster
Subject: Landsailing World Championship NEWSLETTER dated 5 June 2014
FISLY-NALSA 14th LANDSAILING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP NEWSLETTER
(NOT A PRESS RELEASE)
5 JUNE 2014
The FISLY-NALSA 14th Landsailing World Championship (to be held 12-19 July 2014 near Austin, Nevada) is shaping up to be a terrific, fun event. Sailors representing 15 countries and four continents are registered as of this date. The planning and logistics necessary to put on an event of this magnitude, in perhaps the most remote location of any world championship in any sport, are quite extraordinary. It's all coming together, however, thanks to the tremendous efforts of the many volunteers involved and those who have kindly contributed sponsorship funding and in-kind donations.
Information on the actual racing schedule, rules and courses will be (1) posted on the NALSA Worlds web page, (2) in written instructions provided to pilots at registration and (3) updated daily at the morning pilots' meeting.
Following is information on various non-racing subjects that we hope will be helpful to regatta entrants, their families, our sponsors and volunteers, the media covering the event and spectators. More information is at: http://www.nalsa.org...2014Splash.html
PRE- AND POST-REGATTA LODGING IN RENO
2014 Worlds sponsor Atlantis Casino-Resort-Spa Reno is a great location for some rest and relaxation after or before a long flight or to use as a central launching point for day trips in the Reno-Tahoe area and Northern Nevada in general. See their attractive offers at the Atlantis website here: http://www.atlantisc...d-championships
RESOURCES IN FALLON, NEVADA ON YOUR WAY TO OR FROM THE REGATTA
If you're driving from Reno to Smith Creek, the Safeway at 890 W. Williams in Fallon (775-428-2330) is a good place to pick up food, and the Walmart Supercenter at 2333 Reno Highway (Hwy 50), also in Fallon, can be a one-stop shop for water, sunscreen and a wide variety of supplies. If you are in an RV and need to stop midway between Reno and Smith Creek, Fallon RV Park at 5787 Reno Highway (Hwy 50) is clean and adequate. (email@example.com). If you're driving a motorhome back from Smith Creek, a great place to thoroughly wash the outside of it is Top Gun Car Wash at 561 N. Maine St. at the eastern end of Fallon. There are two Top Gun locations in Fallon, but this one has the highest bays for standing on the roof of tall RVs.
This historic roadhouse and motel near the western intersection of Highway 50 and Nevada road 722 is on the site of a former Pony Express station. They are famous for their hamburgers. It's also good for getting a first taste of the Old West.
This is an historic old former mining town, set in a mountain valley on Highway 50. Austin is the nearest town to the regatta site and has fuel, restaurants, bars, gift shops, ice, RV parks, ATMs, a self-serve laundry and lodging. The citizens of Austin have been extremely supportive of NALSA's major undertaking to host this 14th Landsailing World Championship, and the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce is one our important sponsors. Our big barbeque in Austin on Tuesday 15 July will be a great chance for those of us who are not staying in Austin proper during the regatta to thank the people of Austin for all their help. Town of Austin website: http://austinnevada.com/
If you are traveling west on Highway 50 to the regatta from Colorado or Utah, you might consider staying at Miles End Bed and Breakfast in Kingston, which is 15 miles east of Austin. More information is here: http://www.milesendbnb.com/
ARRIVING AT THE REGATTA VENUE (SMITH CREEK PLAYA, NEAR AUSTIN, NEVADA)
Everyone arriving at Smith Creek is advised that desert playas (dry lakes) are fragile ecosystems and deserve our care. There will be a box with hand bills at the intersection of Nevada 722 and the entrance road to the lake. These handbills will have driving instructions to the regatta village out on the lake (30 mph motor vehicle speed limit), a map of the village and parking areas and a list of camp etiquette. Please adhere to these instructions.
FIRE DANCING GROUP "CONTROLLED BURN" WILL PERFORM SATURDAY EVENING, 12 JUNE
On Saturday evening 12 July, following the official opening ceremony of the FISLY-NALSA 14th Landsailing World Championship and a NALSA-sponsored dinner, the fire dancing group "Controlled Burn" will perform its exciting nighttime show featuring athleticism, exotic costumes and feats of daring using fire wands and other devices. See more info here: http://controlledburnreno.com/
Theme night is a Land Yachting World Championship tradition, and this Worlds will be no different. Because we will be in the famous American West, we ask that everyone dress as his/her favorite western character or movie star. Marilyn Monroe and Clark Gable come to mind because of the 1961 film The Misfits, partially filmed on Misfits Flat, a dry lake near Stagecoach NV, now the current landsailing test venue for the Robertson family. No wonder they're so fast! Theme night currently is scheduled for Thursday.
SUNNY ACRES SIPPING, SAILING AND SOARING SOCIETY (SASSASS) RAFFLE
This is a tradition of the annual In Search for the Holy Gale regatta. Even though the World Championship will be held in lieu of the Gale this year, the raffle will go on as usual in support of the Worlds. Each family is asked to donate an item worth US $25.00 or more that THEY would like to win, not something they just want to discard. Items can be new or used but, if used, they must be in very good condition and desireable. We will understand if international entrants cannot bring raffle items with them. Raffle tickets are US $1.00 each, with one exception: Bert Crawford has kindly donated his race-ready Manta Twin landsailer! For that item, there will be special ticket pricing. Questions? Contact Rainy Bassano at firstname.lastname@example.org
NALSA will host catered dinners on (1) Saturday 12 July at Smith Creek after the opening ceremony, (2) Tuesday 15 July in the town of Austin at the 5.6 Mini Yacht awards presentation and (3) Saturday 19 July at Smith Creek in conjunction with the awards presentation for all the non-Mini classes. Pilots' dinners are included with their entry fees. Tickets to these three dinners for all other individuals will be available during registration and should be purchased at that time on a first come/first served basis.
Our caterers will provide continental breakfast and lunches for purchase. While there will be a number of small informal parties and dinners each night on the lake hosted by individuals and U.S. landyacht clubs, everyone should plan to provide adequate food and water for themselves. Volunteers will make supply runs to town for things like ice and emergency items, but they will not have sufficient carrying capacity to transport large quantities of food that people neglected to bring themselves.
MISS LONELY HEARTS BAND TO PERFORM TWO NIGHTS AT LANDSAILING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Continuing our Western theme, NALSA has asked a favorite Northern California country band, Miss Lonely Hearts, to perform for regatta entrants and guests on Tuesday night at the barbecue in Austin and at Smith Creek Playa on Wednesday night. Git yer dancin' shoes on and enjoy the sounds!
COMMUNICATIONS AT SMITH CREEK AND NIGHTLY REGATTA REPORT
Since Smith Creek is so remote, the cellular service there currently will not support too much data upload speed. Therefore, one of our NALSA members is working to set up a microwave connection to a fast internet node some miles away that can provide good service in the regatta village via WIFI. This should allow users of all types of smart phones, tablets and computers to access e-mail via WIFI.
As a result, NALSA should be able to send nightly press releases containing a story, photos, video, and race results to our 300+ addressee e-mail list. We also hope to upload the same information to the NALSA Facebook page if the connection at the lake is fast enough..
NALSA has hired a professional videography firm, THS-Visuals, to film and edit an exciting 15-20 minute documentary video of the regatta and to provide five 1-2 minute video clips of the day's highlights from Monday through Friday, to be used in nightly press releases directly from Smith Creek. The documentary video, on DVD in the appropriate country format, will be available a number of weeks after the regatta. The video will be included with each pilot's entry and available for purchase by others for US $25.00 each, plus shipping. Following is a link to a sample of THS-Visuals' work, with an Old West music theme: http://youtu.be/Gc8k60k5Gmg
AERIAL DRONE VIDEOGRAPHY SPONSORSHIP WANTED
NALSA's original budget did not contemplate professional-level aerial drone videography that would be suitable for use by our own professional videographers and CNN International's Mainsail team, who will film the regatta for their August show. Both video teams feel that aerial drone videography would add a lot to their coverage of the event. Therefore, we are seeking sponsors for NALSA's share of the cost of bringing a top-notch aerial videography team to the regatta for several days. We have identified a team and believe the cost would be approximately $1500 for the NALSA half of the work. Interested donors are invited to contact Russ Foster, NALSA Media Coordinator, at email@example.com or (+1) 408-313-6811.
SEAGULL TO SPONSOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2014 PHOTO COLLECTION BY WALTER CARELS
Seagull chars a voile have kindly agreed to sponsor Walter Carels' World Championship 2014 photo collection, meaning it will be included with the pilots' entry fee for the Worlds. The photo collection in CD format (or, if the pilot selects it, file transfer via WeTransfer) will be distributed some weeks after the event. Thank you very much, Jean-Philippe Krischer! Your generosity is appreciated by all. Examples of Walter's work can be seen here: http://www.pbase.com...ercarels/bo2013
VOLUNTEER PILOTS FOR SPONSOR-A-YACHT (S-A-Y) PROGRAM
A dozen pilots have volunteered to allow Sponsor-A-Yacht stickers to be affixed to the sail or fuselage of their yachts. These stickers are approximately 14"H X 30" L or 20" X 20", depending on the aspect ratio of the sponsor's logo, and will be on both sides of the sail or fuselage. The S-A-Y program gives sponsors' logos exposure to an international audience via the still photography and videography that will take place at the Worlds and be sent out to various media. Following is the list of volunteer pilots so far: Phil Augustin (Fisly 3), John Eisenlohr (Mini), Will Eisenlohr (ST-49), Nord Embroden (Legend), Russ Foster (Manta Single), Mark Harris (Manta Single and Twin), Keith Ligler, CL 2), Curtis Obi (Manta Single & Twin), Phil Rothrock (CL 2), Ken Smith (Manta Twin & Mini), Susie Snyder (Manta Single), Alan Wirtanen (on fuselage only) and Dan Zuffuto (Manta Twin).
Other pilots interested in volunteering their yachts for S-A-Y are asked to contact Russ Foster at firstname.lastname@example.org or (+1) 408-313-6811.
FINAL WEEKS FOR SPONSORING -A -YACHT
If you know any business that would like its logo displayed on a regatta yacht, now is the time to act. The yachts with S-A-Y stickers on their sail or fuselage will get special attention from our photographer and videographer and have a good chance of being seen internationally as a result of our nightly press releases from Smith Creek. So, let your friends with businesses that might benefit from this know about the program. One more time, here is a summary of Sponsor-A-Yacht benefits:
14TH LANDSAILING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP SPONSOR-A-YACHT PROGRAM BENEFITS
FOR A ONE-TIME FEE OF US $1250.00, THE SPONSOR GETS:
1. The organization’s name and logo on two large 14” X 30” or 20” X 20” full color stickers attached to both sides of the sail of a yacht competing in the World Championship regatta in July.
2. A large framed photo of the yacht in action by Belgium’s Walter Carels who is famous for his landsailing photos. See samples of Walter’s work: http://www.pbase.com...ercarels/bo2013
3. Professional video footage of the yacht in action by THS-Visuals. See an example of their work here: http://youtu.be/Gc8k60k5Gmg
4. Recognition of the organization’s support of the regatta on a 1/10 page (business-card size) ad in the event’s printed program.
5. Recognition of the organization’s support of the regatta on NALSA’s web site and Facebook page.
This link shows a Sponsor-A-Yacht sail sticker. Your organization’s stickers would not be cluttered by the verbiage above and below the one shown in the photo, which is a promotional example: http://images2.snapf...;57897258ot1lsi
This link is to a press release that tells the story of the creation of the Sponsor-A-Yacht program and has additional information about it: http://www.nalsa.org...ssreleases.html
For more information or to sign up for Sponsor-A-Yacht, contact Mary Robertson in Carson City, Nevada at: email@example.com
The North American Land Sailing Association (NALSA) and its member land yachting clubs look forward to welcoming all pilots, their families and friends, our sponsors, members of the media and spectators to the FISLY-NALSA 14th Landsailing World Championship at Smith Creek Playa 12-19 July. Opening ceremony is in the afternoon of Saturday, 12 July, 2014.
Member, FISLY-NALSA 14th Landsailing World Championship