We all love new hobbies. In fact, if we weren’t busy all day long working and trying to find you great things to do in the city, we’d constantly be outside, perfecting new skills. We can abseil, we can surf (almost), and now, we can Blokart Sail. If you want in on the action too, you’re in luck. We will let you race Blokarts on the Blokart Track Situated at Sunrise Beach.
If you’ve never heard of Blokart Sailing, it’s time to step into the present tense. Blokart Sailing, in its simplest terms, involves maneuvering around a track/beach on a seat on wheels, attached to a sail. Make sense? It’s a little like wind surfing, except it takes place on land. Doesn’t that sound like a good Fun? It’s fast, it’s fun and we’re willing to bet it’s a lot more exciting than anything else you had planned for your day. You don’t need to have any experience in sailing or surfing, as the very helpful instructors will tell you everything you need to know about how to work your Blokart. They are completely safe, all you have to do is sit back, and have some fun.
This is the perfect way to spend a day if you’ve been a bit bored with the usual routine lately. Get your friends together, and come and spend quality time racing each other. There’s nothing wrong with some friendly competition.
Blokart sailing comprises of a light and compact three wheeled buggy and a sail of anything from 2 m to 5.5m in length. Absolutely anyone can fit into the comfortable sling seat, with your legs stretched out in front of you, take hold of the steering bar and sheet rope and set off along the beach, through the grass park or around a tennis court or car park, at night! Unlike kite boarding or wind surfing after 5 minutes of briefing on controls and safety you can be on your way. All you require is some wind and the will for thrill.
The Blokart packs up into its own carry bag. Compact and portable – it only weighs 28kg including the sail – and fits into most car boots. Assembly takes less than 5 minutes and you are ready to go. For the adventure seeker you can join other sailing enthusiasts and set off on long journeys across far reaching horizons.
The Blokart can easily have the handy addition of a ‘shadow’ clipped on (similar to a motorcycle side car) into which you can load drinks and luggage for the journey or a friend who wants to come along for the ride. Young children can also join in the fun as they can safely be seated in the shadow, which does not require any controls.
Your speed, which can be anything up to 95km per hour, is controlled by your handling of the sail by way of tightening or loosening the sheet rope and steering into the wind for less resistance. Racing along the beach on two wheels with the wind in your sails is an exhilarating experience. The Blokart turns by way of moving the steering bar and releasing the sheet rope. Enjoy the challenge of timed races around a set track. As long as the wind is blowing you are having extreme fun.
Available to book online via http://www.celestialgifts.co.za
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Prepared for by Odette Butcher, Chief Experience Officer, Celestial Gift Experiences