Blokarting in Northern Ireland
In theory you could buy your own yacht or kart and get going but as with any activity it is always best to get some professional advice.
Northern Ireland’s only Blokart provider is MecTec Blokart who hold regular demo days on local beaches.
They have British Land & Speedsail Association qualified instructors on hand to teach you the basics. Check out their site at “Activity Providers”
The concept is really easy – handlebar steering and a rope that controls sail power and therefore the buggy’s speed.
Sails ranging in size from 2 – 5.5 square metres ensure you can learn at your own speed – the bigger the sail the faster you can go.
Younger children are not excluded and are encouraged to sail in purpose built tandem with an adult. The handlebar sailing and design of the buggy makes it perfect for those with limited mobility or disability.
Lesson cost from £60pp for a 2 hours session and includes the hire of the landsailer, helmet, gloves, goggles and instruction.
You can buy an introductory level kit (buggy, sails etc) for around £950 with no hidden extras. Roof racks or trailers are not required as everything will fit into a bag which can be transported in the boot of an average car. It takes about five minutes to put together therefore maximizing fun time.