UTAH - Heavenly Hardpans The grand landscapes of Utah attract visitors from all over the world. The favorable climate, wide open spaces, colorful natural features and afternoon breezes make it a prime land sailing destination. Departing from Salt Lake City, go on an epic tour of Utah’s top land sailing venues
Get expert land sailing instruction - it's super safe, quick and easy to master. Experienced sailors get insider tips to maximize performance - similar principles as on the water, only far less technical = more speed and more FUN
NEW Land sailing treasure hunts are here - see Day 2 of the itinerary for details!
Sail solo or with a friend in a 2-person land yacht. Light or no-wind lulls are not an issue thanks to the new pedal-powered sail cycles from Whike - they deliver a guaranteed experience and maximum versatility
What's Included Round-trip land transfers from Salt Lake City, 3 days land sailing with optional wind cycling opportunities, 2 nights lodging, most meals, snacks, beverages, expert land sailing instruction and support, photo and HD action cam video service, and access to top local attractions and points of interest
Day 1 ♦ Skull Valley Hardpan With your complimentary and fully stocked Omega Road-Pak in hand, enjoy a scenic drive to the wind prone valley - home to a large hardpan whose colors perfectly contrast with its mountainous backdrop. There’s a prominent butte rising up from the south and a white hill of salt to the north - handy for directional orientation without the need for technology
You’ll be outfitted with your own land yacht and instructed on reading the wind, using the points of sail, and mastering a “Figure 8” loop course - then go for wider and faster reaches across the hardpan on your own or alongside your fellow sailors. Experienced sailors are encouraged to use the loop course ahead of catching Big Air. Explore this fantastic hardpan at your leisure and enjoy sailing in the sweet spot of the wind
Exploring the playa - sail perpendicular to the wind at first, then your guide will show you the most efficient ways to tack & jibe for maximum performance, using your northern and southern landmarks of the lone mountain and the salt mine as you sail across its highly characterized surface
This afternoon it’s "Ready.. Set.. GO!!!" Challenge yourself or your friends in a timed loop course and win an award. You’ll also have an opportunity to experience sail-cycling on a Whike - this amazing innovation enables you to experience land sailing in a whole new way, and its pedals assure continuous movement in the event of lulls in the wind. Tacking directly upwind is a breeze - no pun intended!
Capture memorable photos & action cam video with your guide’s assistance, and a enjoy a deli-style lunch with fruit, healthy snacks & beverages on board
This evening enjoy a hearty dinner in the charming town of Tooele ("too-illuh"). Stroll the shops and nightlife downtown or go for a relaxing soak in an aromatic mineral water soaking pod before settling in for the night at the Best Western hotel - your home for two nights. Meals included: L, D
Day 2 ♦ Tule Valley Hardpan ("Too-lee") Rise for an early breakfast then travel south through grand landscapes past Little Sahara - Utah’s largest system of giant free-moving sand dunes. Soon the valley’s pristine hardpan comes into view - get set for an incredible day of land sailing and exploration
Today’s goal is threefold: fun, Fun, FUN! Sail the afternoon away with casual or fast-as-you-can-safely-go along the length of the hardpan - use a free GPS speedometer app or go "old school" and be first to clear the flags and cross the finish line to win an award. Test your skills at formation land sailing - everyone must maintain the same speed and heading - it’s fun and easy with a bit of finesse
NEW Go on a thrilling land sailing treasure hunt - strategically maintain your speed and heading around the playa while keeping an eye out for colorful curios left behind by King Tule - you never know what you may find! Redeem your collected curios at base camp to reveal their point values ..no two are ever the same.. Will you be the winning sailor with the most points?
Enjoy another round or two around the hardpan and capture a few more action cam videos or photos before shuttling back to Tooele. Meals included: B, L, D
Day 3 ♦ Skull Valley Hardpan Part II Get set for another amazing day - you’ll have an opportunity to traverse the hardpan or the valley’s quiet back roads using a Whike sail-cycle for an exhilarating ride - your guide will lead you along the best routes. Lunch will be served. Enjoy more casual land sailing across the hardpan - and get set for another timed loop course - will you set a new record today?
Your guide will have your commemorative land sailing photos ready for downloading by the end of the day - impress your friends and family back home! Arrival back in Salt Lake City is by 4:00 PM - you will be taken directly to the airport or your hotel. Meals included: B, L
Return home renewed and empowered as a land sailing guru - with amazing memories - and awards? Thank you for traveling with OMEGA Land Sailing
Salt Lake City, Utah (Airport Code: SLC) Plan to arrive the day before your land sailing trip departure. Please do not book air travel until your trip is fully confirmed (Trip balance(s) must be paid in full ahead of receiving your confirmation)
Your guide will pick you up from any SLC airport area hotel (list of hotels with airport shuttle) at 10:00 AM, watch for the clearly marked Omega Land Sailing van. You will be provided with your guide's direct dial phone number for assistance in SLC
Submit Trip DepositSingle travelers: supplement fee is billed separately
Or call: 800-377-9774. This is a secure, encrypted payment through PayPal® - registration is not required - simply choose the 2nd option ("pay with credit or debit card") on the form. What happens next? You will receive a confirmation email and later a final balance e-invoice which is due 30 days prior to departure. Please do not purchase air travel before your trip is fully confirmed. We do not recommend non-refundable or non-changeable air tickets.
Thank you for choosing to travel with Omega Land Sailing.