Blokarting in Northern Ireland is also known as land sailing, land yachting or sand yachting.
Blokarting in Northern Ireland is a new activity providing another exciting way to make the most of our splendid beaches and other open spaces.
The most popular end of this sport is the mini yacht category, which means portability and manoeuvrability is a big part of the appeal. The smaller size means they can be used in smaller spaces that other wind powered sports.
Blokarting in Northern Ireland combines aspects of dingy sailing and kite buggying, a landsailer is exactly what the name suggests – a three wheeled yacht (or kart) with a sail attached. The power of the wind is captured in the sail, which is controlled by a single sheet (rope). Steering options are either by foot or hand depending on manufacturer. Hand steered yachts eliminate the need for length adjustment for younger members of the family. Brands such as Blokart® are proving to be very popular for families in Northern Ireland.
Due to the simple nature of control most newcomers to this exciting sport find they are zooming about in no time. Potentially you can blast along the beach at speeds of up to 40 miles per hour, but when learning speeds of 15-20mph are much more realistic. This still feels fast enough as your proximity to the ground ensures it feels like much more.
Blokarting in Northern Ireland is something you can try out for a few hours and if you get hooked (which you probably will) then you can progress right up to competition level, racing with like-minded individuals.