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Senate OKS open-space bill, reviving Land and Water Conservation Fund  Cronkite News

After months of gridlock, the Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill that permanently authorizes the Land and Water Conservation Fund, a popular program that ...

Cronkite News
A brief look at UMass' sailing team  The Massachusetts Daily Collegian

The secret behind the UMass sailing team's origin and reappearance.

The Massachusetts Daily Collegian
Sail GP: Sydney Australia to host first stop in new sailing event, Team Australia, Tom Slingsby, Nathan Outteridge, Ky Hurst  Wide World of Sports

This weekend sailing will take centre stage on Sydney Harbour in a landmark new event described as “Formula One on water”. The Sail GP is a revolutionary ...

Wide World of Sports
Va. News: Indian Tribes at odds over Casino land, Portsmouth's 'sailing' sculpture  WVTF

Two Virginia Indian tribes are at odds over a casino in Norfolk. And the City of Portsmouth was surprised to learn that a gift will cost it quite a bit of.

London Irish land All Black Naholo in shock coup for club  RugbyPass

*Fresh* after officially confirming the signing of British and Irish Lions backrow Sean O'Brien, and London Irish have landed another huge name.

Inaugural SailGP launched in Sydney this morning  My Sailing

SailGP was launched at Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron this morning, ahead of two days of what should be spectacular racing between six boats and six nations, ...

My Sailing
Crystal Cruises' New Expedition Ship to Sail the Northeast Passage  Cruise Critic

Crystal Endeavor, scheduled to launch in summer 2020, will begin its 28-night Northeast Passage cruise on August 18, 2021, from Anadyr, Russia.

Cruise Critic
Search for bodies continues in the Bahamas as more Haitians land in nearby Turks and Caicos  Miami Herald

The search for Haitian migrants who were aboard a capsized vessel off the Bahamas continues, as does the investigation into what caused the boat to sink and ...

Miami Herald
Public Notice: Another Non-Revolting Development: Planning should always be this easy - News  Austin Chronicle

As if scheduled just in time for Michael King's feature about the future of the East Riverside Corridor Plan (see "On the Edges of Gentrification," Feb. 15), Austin ...

Austin Chronicle
SailGP to take flight for the first time on Sydney Harbor  Sail World

If you love high-octane fleet and match racing played out aboard high-performance, wingsail-powered foiling multihulls and have been thinking that it's been a ...

Sail World
Sailing on the sand  The Daily World

Sand & Sails H2O, a new business in Ocean Shores, offers unusual sailing experiences that definitely tend toward the exciting side. With simple instructions and ...

The Daily World
Search for Shackleton's lost Endurance ship defeated by bad weather and bad luck  The Telegraph

A British-led expedition to find the Endurance, Sir Ernest Shackleton's ship, has been defeated by horrendous weather and pack ice – the very conditions that ...

The Telegraph
Portuguese man-of-wars invade Texas beaches  WTHR

SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas (WTHR) - Sea creatures packing some sting are washing up on the Texas shoreline. Dozens of Portuguese man-of-wars have ...

Seamanship, Whales And Sound Pollution And Landsailing . Oregon Field Guide . TV  OPB News

We are experiencing technical difficulties that are preventing us from playing the video at this time. Please check back again soon. This video file cannot be ...

OPB News
Gladwell's Line: Burling & Tuke back in business as Cup rumbles  Sail World

With just five weeks gone in the year, 2019 has seen plenty of sailing action - in New Zealand at least - with two World Championships, and a third to start later ...

Sail World
Atlas Early Access Review  IGN

By Joseph Bradford In large part thanks to its dreadful imbalances and instability, setting sail in Atlas is, in its own way, extremely tense. The high-stakes ...

Land Yachting Body Granted Observer Status by Global Association of International Sports Federation  Afloat

The Federation Internationale de Sand et Land Yachting (FISLY) that is lead by Irish President Alan Watson has been granted Observer status by the Global ...

Australian finish for Spindrift 2 in Jules Verne Trophy record attempt  Sail World

Shortly after arriving into Fremantle on Wednesday morning (French time) Yann Guichard, the skipper of Spindrift 2, spoke about the situation that led to the ...

Sail World
Land sailors make most of weather  The West Australian

Kambalda's land sailors relished the opportunity to bring the sport to new participants after the weather gods delivered a full weekend of yachting at Lake Lefroy ...

The West Australian
New routes, land tours, 7 new Europe river ships at Viking this year  Seatrade Cruise News

Viking will introduce two new itineraries and a variety of new pre- and post-cruise extensions to its river cruise offerings in 2019, a year when the line is adding ...

Seatrade Cruise News
Bronze Medal for Ireland's Graeme Grant in Sand Yacht World Championships  Afloat

Graeme Grant, a well-known sailing coach and boat builder started his sand yachting at Bettystown with the IPKSA in 2016.

ABC's of landsailing  Scuttlebutt Sailing News

There are soft water sailors, hard water sailors, and dirt sailors. If you've ever wanted a break from the wet and the cold, here is an orientation for getting dirty…

Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Blokart® Racing Is Like Sailing On Dry Land  NowThis

Watch Blokart® Racing Is Like Sailing On Dry Land, a Sports video from NowThis.

Tall ship Kalmar Nyckel unable to dock in Lewes for 'foreseeable future,' foundation says  The News Journal

Silt, or sediment, buildup at the Lewes Ferry Terminal finger pier means the tall ship Kalmar Nyckel can no longer dock there.

The News Journal
What is land windsurfing?  SurferToday

When winter comes, the ocean gets stormy, and water temperatures reach freezing temperatures, land windsurfing becomes an excellent way of sailing the ...

VIDEO: America's Landsailing Cup 2017  Scuttlebutt Sailing News

major sailing news, commentary, opinions, features and dock talk . . . with a North American focus.

Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Gone with the wind: Kingman man sets land sailing record  Mohave Valley News

BULLHEAD CITY — Scott Young ran with the wind Thursday and it paid off with a land sailing speed record.

Mohave Valley News
How ‘catastrophic ice crash’ 450,000 YEARS ago helped defeat Hitler – and other weird ways Earth changed our h  The Sun

EARTH'S shape and features have guided our entire history – and even helped defeat Adolf Hitler during WW2, a top professor claims in his new book.

The Sun
Coping on land after surviving at sea  Chicago Tribune

In September 1983, 23-year-old Tami Oldham Ashcraft's future seemed as idyllic as the South Pacific islands she and her fiance, Richard Sharp, had been ...

Chicago Tribune
On the Ground at Land Sailing's Title Race  Outside Magazine

A group of eccentric engineers flocked to a dried-up lakebed in California to race for the championship title of a 117-year-old sport you've never heard of.

Outside Magazine
International Land and Sand Yachting Federation granted observer status by GAISF  Insidethegames.biz

The International Land and Sand Yachting Federation (FISLY) has been given observer status by the Global Association of International Sports Federatio...

Here's how Corpus Christi was able to land one of sailing's largest events  Corpus Christi Caller-Times

The 2018 Youth Sailing World Championships are entering their second day but the plan to bring sailing's largest youth event to Corpus Christi has been nearly ...

Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Roberto Lacorte Wants to Be Fast, on Land and Water  The New York Times

There are certain expectations when a racecar driver gets behind the wheel of a sailboat. He's going to go fast. “Those other boats will be out on the water ...

The New York Times
This Man Is Building an Armada of Saildrones to Conquer the Ocean  Bloomberg

Engineer and adventurer Richard Jenkins has made oceangoing robots that could revolutionize fishing, drilling, and environmental science. His aim: a thousand ...

America's Landsailing Cup: Speeds that pucker you up  Scuttlebutt Sailing News

by Eric Sorensen As a wet boat racer for 40+ years I was intrigued by the simplicity of landsailing, and when the Landsailing World Championship came to Smith ...

Scuttlebutt Sailing News
The Longest Route You Can Sail in a Straight Line Without Hitting Land  Popular Mechanics

The Earth is about 71 percent ocean. If you start at a port and head into the sea, you'll likely travel hundreds or thousands of miles before seeing land again.

Popular Mechanics
Far: Lone Sails, a land yacht journey across a barren desert, is coming in May  PC Gamer

It's been nearly two years since we took our first (and last) look at Far: Lone Sails, a game we described as "a weirdly charming roadtrip through the ...

PC Gamer
Land sailors breeze on to beach 'racetrack' for championship debut  The Times

Described as a sport for Formula One lovers who prefer beaches to tarmac, land sailing is gaining traction among those with a need for speed. For the first tim.

The Times
R2AK: The land of suspended anticipation  Scuttlebutt Sailing News

(June 23, 2018; Day 7) – It's hard to say which of these printable slogans is destined for the bumper stickers that will encapsulate this year's Race to Alaska—but ...

Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Development class could turn heads at Landsailing Worlds  Scuttlebutt Sailing News

During the 2014 Landsailing World Championship, which will be held July 12-19 near Austin, Nevada in the USA, there will be several classes gathering to kick ...

Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Computer scientists have found the longest straight line you could sail without hitting land  MIT Technology Review

While they were at it, they found the longest straight path you could drive without hitting water.

MIT Technology Review
World's best sailing destinations  CNN

Anchoring in idyllic bays. Slipping into azure waters for a refreshing dip. Warm breeze filling the sails en route to the next enchanted spot. Drinks and dinner on ...

Championship land yacht fuselage goes fast forward or backward  Scuttlebutt Sailing News

Published on March 17th, 2014. Alan Wirtanen's long, sleek yellow land yacht has won its share of U.S. landsailing regattas during the last ten years in North ...

Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Who said sailing was boring?  Scuttlebutt Sailing News

During what turned out to be the final race (attempted) during the 2018 Blokart North American Championships, planned for April 9-12, memories were made on ...

Scuttlebutt Sailing News
'We are living on a field trip': A family reflects on sailing around the world  CNN

Since setting off in 2008, the Gifford family has read "hundreds of books" during its travels, many set in remote places they've visited.

I quit the rat race to deliver yachts around the world  Financial Times

At parties, I love it when people ask me: “What do you do for a living?” I am a commercial skipper, delivering yachts around the world. Yet 10 years ago, this was ...

Financial Times
The All-Women Sailing Crew Trying to Save the Ocean of Plastic  Condé Nast Traveler

Founded by two women, eXXpedition sails around the world to study plastic in the ocean—and strives to become an agent of change.

Condé Nast Traveler
Land sailor claims new speed world record on Lake Lefroy in Western Australia  ABC Online

A Goldfields land sailor says he has broken the world land sailing record for the mini land yacht category, reaching a new speed of 110 kilometres an hour.

ABC Online
The Scourge of Pollution, Even at the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda  The New York Times

With 50 years behind it, the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda, home to some of the most luxurious big-boat sailing in the world, is looking to the future with mixed ...

The New York Times
Life-sized Noah's Ark replica could set sail to Israel  ISRAEL21c

A Christian Dutch carpenter built an exact copy of the biblical boat and wants to take it to 'God's land.'

Adversity created popular 40 year-old one-design land yacht class  Scuttlebutt Sailing News

The infamous 1973-74 Oil Embargo caused a big problem for Oakland, California-based hang glider manufacturers Alan Dimen and Russ Thompson.

Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Polish sailor sets record sailing smallest sailboat nonstop around the world  The Log Newspaper

PLYMOUTH, England (LOG NEWS *SERVICE*) — A Polish sailor has set a new record for the smallest sailboat to sail single-handed and non-stop around the ...

The Log Newspaper
Rescue operation launched to save stranded British yachtswoman Susie Goodall  The Telegraph

A rescue operation is now underway to save a British yachtswoman who has become stranded thousands of miles from land during a round-the-world race.

The Telegraph
Sailing program helps cancer patients leave worries on land  WCAX

BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) Hundreds of thousands of people are diagnosed with cancer every year across the country. Which is why a local cancer survivor ...

Life-sized replica of Noah’s Ark will sail to Israel, says Dutch carpenter who built it  Fox News

Ark builder extraordinaire Johan Huibers plans to sail his “copy of God's ship” from Holland to Israel – all 2,500-ton of the life-sized replica. One major hurdle to ...

Fox News
15 Images Of Mother Nature At Sea That Are Intimidating (10 On Land)  TheTravel

Those who live in big cities often forget about the majesty of nature and about its role in our life. Basically, because it exists we can also exist. We are made of ...

The Real Survival Story Behind 'Adrift'  Outside

On October 12, 1983, Tami Oldham Ashcraft and her fiancé, Richard Sharp, found themselves in the path of Hurricane Raymond as they sailed a 44-foot yacht ...

Saildrones go where humans can't — or don't want to — to study the world's oceans  The Seattle Times

Scientists launched two of the neon-orange, wind-propelled robots off the Washington coast at Neah Bay to survey fish and help improve weather forecasts.

The Seattle Times
Boat Drones Are Trawling Oceans to Collect Scientific Data; Video  Adventure Sports Network

Saildrone is a company by Richard Jenkins that has a fleet of 20 autonomous, self-sufficient boat drones trawling the ocean to collect data humans can't.

Adventure Sports Network
Medemblik Regatta: Great Britain sailing land four medal haul, including two golds  BBC Sport

Great Britain claimed four medals at the Medemblik Regatta, headlined by gold for laser standard sailor Elliot Hanson and 49er FX crew Charlotte Dobson and ...

BBC Sport
Sailors test skills, nerves in Nevada  Reno Gazette Journal

Landsailing World Championships make rare U.S. stop, racers battle dust storms, brutal heat.

Reno Gazette Journal
Azamara Club Cruises® Expands Land and Sea Offerings with New City Stays Available Pre-and Post-Sailing  PR Newswire

MIAMI, Oct. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of Destination Immersion®, Azamara Club Cruises® has launched the City Stays program – in collaboration with ...

PR Newswire
HMS Queen Elizabeth: Fighter jets to land on new aircraft carrier  BBC News

The Royal Navy's £3.1bn future flagship will visit New York during its 11-week trip to the US.

BBC News
John Eisenlohr wins division at Landsailing World Championship  Scuttlebutt Sailing News

Austin, Nevada (July 15, 2014) – John Eisenlohr, from tiny Lakeside, Montana prevailed in the intensely competitive 5.6 Mini Yacht class that comprised the first ...

Scuttlebutt Sailing News
To go after a dream in your life  Scuttlebutt Sailing News

Not long after Hurricane Irma had raked the Bitter End Yacht Club and pretty much everything else on the British Virgin Island, the resort's beloved watersports ...

Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Builder of Noah's Ark Replica Hopes to Sail it to Israel  CBN News

JERUSALEM, Israel – Dutch Christian businessman Johan Huibers plans to sail his life-size replica of Noah's Ark to Israel, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency ...

CBN News
Sailing Franz Josef Land: Exploring a frigid world of insubstantial whiteness  Stuff.co.nz

The sea, usually liquid in motion hovers between states. It glitters in pale sun, turns crystalline, shatters like glass.

Royal Caribbean announces 2020 Europe sailings  Royal Caribbean Blog

Royal Caribbean has released the second phase of its 2020 European sailings. Six Royal Caribbean ships had their 2020 sailings revealed, alongside Anthem ...

Royal Caribbean Blog
Australia's Biggest Land Yacht – The Ford NC Fairlane  MotoringBox

Today we're looking at one of the largest sedans ever built in Australia. The Ford NC Fairlane. But first, a quick history lesson. The Fairlane name might be ...

Different Drummers: Man finds joy landsailing along Brigantine’s beach  Press of Atlantic City

BRIGANTINE — The late-morning beachgoer at the 37th Street beach might be confused by the twisting, looping tracks in the hard sand.

Press of Atlantic City
Civilization 6: Gathering Storm has a new civ that begins the game at sea  Eurogamer.net

Civilization 6: Gathering Storm adds a new civ that's got a pretty powerful starting advantage: it begins the game at sea.This starting ability makes sense…

Sailing the South China Sea Is the Best Way to See Southeast Asia  Condé Nast Traveler

When I first notice that my butler is following me on Instagram, I'm at a food stall in the Malaysian city of Kuching, finishing a spicy bowl of laksa, the local noodle ...

Condé Nast Traveler
NASA Commissions Ultra High Temp Chips for Venus Landsailing Rover  IEEE Spectrum

Electronics that can operate at 500 degrees Celsius are in the works for a Venus exploration robot.

IEEE Spectrum
Gold buried in budget for yacht clubs  Boston Herald

Yacht clubs on public land along the Charles and Mystic rivers and Boston Harbor could see their state rent payments slashed by nearly 40 percent thanks to a ...

Boston Herald
Landsailing: How to avoid a Darwin Award  Scuttlebutt Sailing News

The Sirocco is a simple, rugged landsailing design that also adapts to ice. When sailing a craft that goes fast on hard surfaces, a safety reminder is needed.

Scuttlebutt Sailing News
The True Story of Adrift - Tami Oldham and Richard Sharp Real Story of Adrift Movie  Cosmopolitan.com

Find out the true story of Tami Oldham and Richard Sharp, the sailors who are the subject of the new Shailene Woodley movie Adrift.

Migrants land on Spanish beach, flee as tourists look on  Reuters

TARIFA, Spain (Reuters) - More than 30 illegal migrants, pursued by a police boat, landed their packed dinghy on a Spanish beach on Friday then scattered into ...

Land sailing: Nth Island champ seeks Blokart home  New Zealand Herald

ALL John Marshall wants is for a council to give his club 'a piece of dirt ' for some mind-blowing sailing.

New Zealand Herald
Robin Knox-Johnston: The first man to sail non-stop solo around the world  CNN

To mark 50 years since the Golden Globe Race when Robin Knox Johnston became the first person to sail non-stop solo around the world, the event is set to ...

Crystal Cruises Announces Full 2021 Deployment For Crystal Symphony And Crystal Serenity  GlobeNewswire

Extended exploration of Asia and new Ireland and Holy Land itineraries among the highlights for The World's Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line™

Noah’s Ark: LIFE-SIZE replica of Biblical ship set to sail to Israel  Express.co.uk

Dutch Christian businessman Johan Huibers completed work on the life-size replica of Noah's Ark in 2012 after raising the $5million needed to construct it.

Sailing into better times in the BVI  Calgary Herald

With its copious dark rum mixed with cream of coconut, pineapple and orange juice topped with *fresh* grated Grenadian nutmeg, the Painkiller is an apt name for ...

Calgary Herald
Local News, Iceboaters pick up speed in the Flathead  Daily Inter Lake

The winter sport of iceboating has started making a comeback in the Flathead thanks to a Lakeside man whose ha.

Daily Inter Lake
Sir Ben Ainslie reveals radical shake-up of Britain's America's Cup team thanks to £110m INEOS backing  The Telegraph

Sir Ben Ainslie has announced a radical shake-up of his America's Cup team, with INEOS, one of the world's largest manufacturers of chemicals and oil products ...

The Telegraph
Land ownership issue thwarting yacht club's redevelopment plans  Otago Daily Times

A Dunedin boating club is stuck in limbo while the Otago Regional Council investigates who owns the land beneath it. For more than six years the ...

Otago Daily Times
Surreal 'boats-on-wheels' race across the Nevada Desert  CNN

Over 300 miles from the nearest ocean, one of the fastest sailing races in the world prepares for battle.

Sailing The Maine Coast On Ladona  Forbes Now

The ship is called Ladona, a tall-masted vessel, a windjammer, that spends its days sailing past fir-covered islands off the rocky Maine coastline. The only ...

Forbes Now
This Is the Longest Straight Path You Can Take Across Water Before Hitting Land  Travel+Leisure

If you've ever wondered what the longest straight route is you could sail the Earth without running into land, you're not the only one. A few years ago, Reddit user ...

Aberdeen couple wave farewell to a life on land as they quit their jobs to travel the world  Press and Journal

Deciding to quit the rat race to sail around the world sounds like something out of a Hollywood movie. But for Lionel Sole and Elsie Downie, currently sitting on ...

Press and Journal
A life of Superior sailing – St. Olaf College  St. Olaf College News

Bonnie and Ron Dahl sailed the lake for 43 years, and wrote the definitive cruising guide, now no longer sailing and doing an RV trip around the lake. Here, the ...

St. Olaf College News
In Saudi Arabia’s War in Yemen, No Refuge on Land or Sea  The Indian Express

Outrage over civilian deaths in Yemen has focused on airstrikes. But at sea, the Saudi-led coalition is suspected of attacking many fishing boats, killing dozens of ...

The Indian Express
Watch: Man uses tarp to propel skateboard in hurrican winds  UPI.com

A Florida daredevil took advantage of Hurricane Matthew's high winds by using a tarp to turn his skateboard into a vehicle for sailing on land.

This New Rig Just Might Replace Old-School Masts and Sails  Robb Report

Perhaps it's time for a little innovation in sailing design. Mides Design's new Aero Sail concept could prove to be a revolutionary new rig for sailing superyachts, ...

Robb Report
Which Is Better for the Environment, Flying or Sailing?  Sierra Magazine

Either way, it's always best to minimize travel when possible.

Sierra Magazine
The Ultimate Brittany Road Trip  Condé Nast Traveler

I've loved those iconic images of Jean Seberg and Pablo Picasso in their striped Breton sailor shirts since I first saw them in my teens. When I began traveling to ...

Condé Nast Traveler
Noah’s Ark Plans to Sail to Israel  Breaking Israel News

Make thee an ark of gopher wood; with rooms shalt thou make the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch.” Genesis 6:14 (The Israel Bible™). Noah's ...

Breaking Israel News
The Adventure Traveler's Guide  KNPR

Desert thrills with a sense of placeThere are thrillseekers, and then there are chillseekers — adventurers who prefer to get their adrenaline in measured doses ...

Toyota Invests in Self-Sailing Ship Maker Sea Machines Robotics  WIRED

The automaker's AI and robotics-focused investment arm expands its view to what's happening on the water.

Youth Sailing Foundation wants to build center in Riverside Park  TCPalm

The Youth Sailing Foundation wants to build a two-story community sailing center adjacent to the Indian River.

This Woman Quit Her Job And Makes Twice As Much Cruising The World  Forbes Now

Meet Victoria Fine, who lives and works full-time on a sailboat, traveling the planet and living a life most people only dream about.

Forbes Now

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Outdoor Nevada S2 Ep 1 Clip | Let's Go Land Sailing!
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Best Sport EVER! Land Sailing in SCOTLAND + Delicious CREPES!
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A stroll around Mariehamn - Visit Åland
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Gallery - Bay of Islands Travel Guide - New Zealand
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Holiday Parks in Salcombe with Caravamns for Sale, South Devon
Loop Head Peninsula - Visit Clare | Ireland
Loop Head Peninsula - Visit Clare | Ireland
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Views; Pienza, Tuscany, Italy
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The English Channel | This Day In History - Jan 7, 1785 ...
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Unusual hike in En Vau, the most beautiful calanque of ...
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Amanyara Villas | Resort Amenities

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land sailing Wiki

Land sailing, also known as 'sand yachting', 'land yachting' or 'dirtboating', is the act of moving across land in a wheeled vehicle powered by wind through the use of a sail . The term comes from analogy with (water) sailing. Historically, land sailing was used as a mode of transportation or recreation. Since the 1950s, it has evolved primarily into a racing sport.Vehicles used in sailing are known as sail wagons, sand yachts, or land yachts. They typically have three (sometimes four) wheels and function much like a sailboat, except that they are operated from a sitting or lying position and steered by pedals or hand levers. Land sailing works best in windy flat areas, and races often happen on beaches, airfields, and dry lake beds in desert regions. Modern land sailors, generally known as "pilots", can go three to four times faster than the wind speed. A gust of wind is considered more beneficial in a land sailing race than a favorable windshift. A similar sport, known as ice yachting, is practiced on frozen lakes and rivers. Another variation is the Whike, which combines land sailing with bicycling and can therefore also be used in everyday traffic because it does not fully depend on wind.