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Shifting from the land to the sea  Scuttlebutt Sailing News

About 71 percent of the Earth's surface is water-covered, and David Smith decided he needed to see more of it. Here is his story: ...

Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Student adventure across the Atlantic!  The Daily Herald

Imagine being 16 and having the opportunity to cross the Atlantic on a sailing ship! That's what students on the Wylde Swan get to do. Elisa Nipshagen is a ...

The Daily Herald
Billionaire’s new yacht has blockbuster feature: first Imax cinema at sea  South China Morning Post

Dan Snyder, the American billionaire owner of the Washington Redskins National Football League (NFL) team, is taking delivery of a new superyacht, complete ...

South China Morning Post
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 ...

IGN
Barbados Sailing Week: life on the ocean wave  The Week UK

From the balcony of room 365 at the Barbados Hilton, the view stretches uninterrupted, to the south west. Beyond the point at which the sun disappears behind ...

The Week UK
» Gaza Strip: Attacks in the Border Areas and Their Consequences– IMEMC News  International Middle East Media Center

The Palestinian Centre For Human Rights (PCHR): The term “buffer zone” in land and at sea is used for land and sea areas, which were unilaterally and illegally ...

International Middle East Media Center
Portland Jetport officials urge travelers to prepare for delays and cancellations  WGME

PORTLAND (WGME) -- With the winter storm expected to bring a foot of snow or more across the state this weekend, airport officials are urging you to prepare for ...

WGME
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
Spindrift 2 set for new attempt on Jules Verne Trophy record  Sail World

After two and a half months of stand-by, Spindrift 2 is preparing to leave for a new attempt on the Jules Verne Trophy. The crewed round the world sailing record ...

Sail World
Recreation and outdoors calendar (Jan. 20)  Baltimore Sun

A calendar of recreation and outdoors events in Central Maryland.

Baltimore Sun
Atlas - Review - Atlas Early Access Review  IGN Nordic

In large part thanks to its dreadful imbalances and instability, setting sail in Atlas is, in its own way, extremely tense. The high-stakes excitement of leaving the ...

IGN Nordic
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
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 ...

Afloat
Auckland needs to spread out to make housing affordable, says councillor  New Zealand Herald

Auckland must dump the ideology of a compact city and spread out and grow to make housing affordable, says Auckland councillor Greg Sayers. "Auckland ...

New Zealand Herald
What to do if norovirus strikes your cruise ship  The Telegraph

There is nothing more likely to put you off your breakfast than waltzing into the ship's self-*service* early one morning to see three crew dressed head to toe in ...

The Telegraph
Pacific Northwest: the cool new cruise destination | Travel  The Times

A humpback whale was breaching under the Golden Gate Bridge as if for pure joy. It leapt right out of the water, again and again, landing with a terrific splash.

The Times
First, But Not Alone | Perspectives | Perspectives  KQED

Michael Wong is the first in his family to attend college, and the personal and cultural challenges have been intense.

KQED
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
America's Cup: Luna Rossa base construction starts Monday  Sail World

Hobson Wharf extension work will start from next week - beginning 14 January - along with dredging. The Hobson Wharf extension is the proposed site for the ...

Sail World
Keep calm and carrot on: how agritech could transform farming in Singapore  The Business Times

THE BUSINESS TIMES Brunch - And yet when it comes down to it, most of us in Singapore might go our whole lives never being in the presence of a crops farm ...

The Business Times
American Fitness Model Jen Selter Puts Her Derriere On Display In Scanty White Thong  The Inquisitr News

Fitness model Jen Selter is famous for her athletic physique and her provocative posts made to popular social media platform Instagram. In her most recent ...

The Inquisitr News
ABC's of landsailing >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News  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.

NowThis
Why hasn’t Sydney held aloft the NRC ‘toaster rack’ trophy?  The Roar

The National Rugby Championship (NRC) has a trophy dubbed the 'toaster rack' for its resemblance to the good old-fashioned humble kitchen appliance.

The Roar
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.

Afloat
Things to See and Do on the Northern Coast of France  FranceToday.com

Tour the region by land or sea and discover the many sporting and cultural activities on offer.

FranceToday.com
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
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
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
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
Active wellness: Transform yourself  New Zealand Herald

There's an active wellness world beyond massage and yoga, writes Grace Ellis.

New Zealand Herald
Roberto Lacorte Wants to Be Fast, on Land and Water  The New York Times

The racecar driver and sailor will defend his title at the Maxi Yacht Rolex Cup hosted by the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda in Porto Cervo, Sardinia.

The New York Times
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
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...

Insidethegames.biz
From a Resurgent Puerto Rico to the Mexican Hamptons, the 13 Best Places to Travel in 2019  Robb Report

A new year brings with it resolutions, a *fresh* start, and—for travel junkies—a new crop of bucket-list destinations. In 2019, we've got our eye on a globe-full of ...

Robb Report
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 ...

Bloomberg
I have never seen love like my mother's love: Shaikh Mohammad  gulfnews.com

Excerpts from new book “Qissati” (My Story), written by Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid.

gulfnews.com
Exploring OUR Backyard: Land Sailing  KRNV My News 4

Over the past few months on Exploring OUR Backyard, Driven by Lithia Subaru of Reno, we've introduced you to some of the areas top outdoor activities and ...

KRNV My News 4
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 ...

SurferToday
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
Passengers Sue After NCL's Norwegian Breakaway Sailed Into Bomb Cyclone  Miami New Times

Barbara DeLiberali and her family, thrilled to be trading the cold weather in Pennsylvania for a few days in the Bahamas, boarded the Norwegian Breakaway ...

Miami New 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
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
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
MOORISH AND MOORING IN TAWI-TAWI REEFS: The Sea Owns Us, We Belong To Sulu Sea  Minda News

Ampa in ini hi Bianting Lee Umalup lelleng ha elbiti. Minsan pungluh lelleng pipti. Hinangun niya salih kindi. (Listen, as with Bianting Lee/ He boldly meets the ...

Minda 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
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 ...

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

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

Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Setting sail: one woman's year alone at sea  The Guardian

Susan Smillie quit her job to search by sea for a kinder Britain. A year on, she's still afloat.

The Guardian
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
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
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
Home truths: Life on board a boat at a marina won't suit everyone  The Dominion Post

Home truths is a series of stories about Kiwis who are living a home life that's out of the ordinary. Email homed@stuff.co.nz if you have a story to share.

The Dominion Post
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
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
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
Cargo ship rescues yachtswoman stranded in Southern Ocean  The Guardian

A British solo yachtswoman who was left drifting in the Southern Ocean for more than 50 hours after her vessel was wrecked in a storm is recovering following a ...

The Guardian
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 ...

Outside
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
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 ...

TheTravel
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
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
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 ...

MotoringBox
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…

Eurogamer.net
Meet the Family Who Has Been Sailing the World for 10 Years  Inside Edition

Behan and Jamie Gifford have spent the last 10 years sailing around the world with their three children, and they have no plans of stopping. The couple and their ...

Inside Edition
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
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.

Stuff.co.nz
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
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
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
John Eisenlohr wins division at Landsailing World Championship >> Scuttlebutt Sailing News  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
These drones can haul a 20-pound load for 500 miles and land on a moving target  CNBC

A start-up called Volans-i is building drones that can deliver heavy parts over long distances, even to a ship that's sailing at sea. This kind of technology could ...

CNBC
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™

GlobeNewswire
Crystal Cruises Showcases 2021 Itinerary  Luxury Travel Advisor

Crystal Cruises has announced its complete 2021 deployment of sailings onboard the Crystal Symphony and Crystal Serenity on October 10, Sixty-eight ...

Luxury Travel Advisor
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
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
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
Replica Christopher Columbus ships Pinta, Nina to land in St. Marks  Tallahassee.com

Both ships tour together as a new and enhanced sailing museum designed to educate the public and school children on the caravel.

Tallahassee.com
There's a new Extreme Sports Map of the UK – and York's on it!  YorkMix

York is known for many wonderful things, but being a home for sporting thrill seekers isn't one of them. But perhaps that should change. Because the city has ...

YorkMix
Round-the-world sailor rescued after injury traps him in bunk  The Guardian

Abhilash Tomy was hurt when his vessel was damaged 2200 miles from land.

The Guardian
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.

CNN
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
‘The Mercy’ Review: Sailing Around the World, or Maybe Not  The New York Times

What drives a man to abandon a doting wife (Rachel Weisz) and three of the best-behaved children in Christendom to circumnavigate the globe in an ...

The New York Times
They sold everything and bought a boat to sail the world. It sank on day two.  Tampabay.com

UPDATE 1: Couple whose dream boat sank in John's Pass raises $11,000 to get back on the water · UPDATE 2: Couple whose dream boat sank gets a bigger, ...

Tampabay.com
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.

UPI.com
America's Cup: First constructions expected to start next month  Sail World

Wynyard Edge Alliance held its third Community Liaison Group (CLG) meeting on 27 September to provide an update on the America's Cup Programme ...

Sail World
Sailors who braved months lost at sea finally reached land. But parts of their story are facing doubt.  The Washington Post

Two amateur sailors set first feet on land Monday after spending nearly half a year lost at sea — a journey they said took them through shark attacks and waves ...

The Washington Post
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 ...

KNPR
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
Ten Sailing Watches That Look Sharp on Either Land or Water  Bloomberg

As the 35th America's Cup sets to begin in Bermuda on May 26, it's time to learn the ropes.

Bloomberg
Houston business brings sailing to the roads  Houston Chronicle

John MacTaggart is giving sailing a new definition, trading the open seas for broad stretches of asphalt. MacTaggart is the inventor of the Pterosail - the "p" is ...

Houston Chronicle
This family of 5 has been sailing around the world for 9 years  Business Insider

The Gifford family left their home in Washington in 2008 to sail around the world. They have not stopped since. We met up with them in the summer of 2016 in ...

Business Insider
The 2018 Lincoln Navigator is a smooth-sailing SUV  Fox News

Lincoln won the North American Truck of the Year award for 2018, which on its own sounds kind of crazy.

Fox News
Sailing drone makes unexpected pit stop in Bluff Harbour  Stuff.co.nz

An unusual rescue in Foveaux Strait may boost Bluff with new scientific and business links to the US. A five-metre-long sailing drone was towed into Bluff earlier ...

Stuff.co.nz
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
Some places flourished in the Little Ice Age. There are lessons for us now.  The Washington Post

Adaptations to climate change helped give the Dutch a golden age.

The Washington Post
How to understand a sea breeze  Yachting Monthly

On a day of light winds, taking advantage of the sea breeze can make all the difference to a coastal passage, says Ken Endean. Sea breeze. (From right-to-left in ...

Yachting Monthly
Redcar Regatta landsailing event back on beach  Gazette Live

THE first major landsailing event to be held on Teesside's beaches for 30 years is heading for Redcar.

Gazette Live
Rule change will ease sailing on the beach  Chinook Observer

PENINSULA — Kite buggies, blo-karts, kite boards: these wind-powered vehicles, or land sailers, could be coming to state park lands in Pacific and Grays ...

Chinook Observer
The most grueling sailing race in the world  CNN

The Vendee Globe is an around-the-world, solo sailing race and is nicknamed the Everest of the Seas. It's non-stop, unassisted and grueling.

CNN
 

land sailing Videos

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land sailing Images

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File:Land Sailing De Panne 3.jpg - Wikimedia Commons
Bryan Angus - Inspired by the Beauty of the Land - Jackson ...
Bryan Angus - Inspired by the Beauty of the Land - Jackson ...
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Home - Landing Craft UK Ltd
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365sterne Friesland 2011 Kanal-Törn
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Essential tips when using an anchor
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365sterne Friesland 2011 Borkum
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Scubapro Spectra Snorkel (All Colours)
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365sterne Friesland 2011 Schleusen Brücken
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Britain's £1million homes sold in one day show UK's ...
 

land sailing WebSites

 

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.