"Go land sailing on Lake Lefroy!" Lake Lefroy Things to Do Tip by CatherineReichardt
Lake Lefroy Things to Do: 3 reviews and 3 photos
(work in progress)
I am reliably informed that Lake Lefroy is one of the best places in the world to 'land sail'. Apparently the size of the lake and the hard, dry, relatively uniform surface make it ideal for land sailing, and the lake even played host to the Pacific Rim Land Sailing Championships in 2006!
Like so many other things, landsailing reputedly owes its origins with the Ancient Egyptians and Chinese, who first propelled wheeled vehicles using sails. Today, under ideal conditions, skilled land sailors can reach speeds of up to 140 kph, which, to my mind, is way too fast to go on a souped up go kart!
There is a Lake Lefroy Land Sailing Club, which organises regular events, including a Sunday get together. Like most Australian sporting events, this doubtless culminates in a BYO barbie ('bring your own BBQ') and is lubricated with large quantities of frosty amber nectar (aka beer)!
For more information, see this link for information on land sailing events at lake Lefroy and access the weblink below for a video: