On behalf of the Australian Blokart Association. I’d like to congratulate, and sincerely thank Capricornia Blokart Club Inc. on their hosting of the 2019 Australian blokart Open.
Such planning and organisation has never been displayed before now at an Open. Such simple innovations as an event specific code of conduct and a piece of rope helped to make it the most enjoyable Open yet.
The protest committee of blokarters and totally independent and trained sailing protest jurors surely needs to be a must have, (if possible) at all national events. Paul, thank you so much for having the foresight to arrange them to adjudicate. And to the two gentlemen. Well done.
Sure, there were some hiccups and mother nature let us all down on occasions, but thats blokarting. Take a bow ladies and gents, the best organised Open yet.
The get togethers after each days racing were also new, and so well catered by the ladies.
Though I wasn’t able to attend the presentation dinner, I believe the KBSC venue was second to none. Great choice.
Paul Effeney, Nev Michell, Cameron Moore, Dean Hiskens, Colin Skinner, Ian Musker, Christine Effeney, Ruth Moore, Tony Francis, Paul Florian and so many others. The CBC Committee, the rest of the race committee and volunteers from CBC and other clubs. Thank you all.
NRMA Capricorn Palms. Top service and a great place to stay.
Tim and the VBC. We’re looking forward to 2020 at Casey Fields.
Wade, one of the regular Sailability sailors, was brought down to the beach in his go-anywhere wheelchair by his mum, Tarnie.
We set up one of the club karts with a shadow and Nev led the way with a deuce bar. This is the first time I’d seen this setup and it worked fabulously.
Wade absolutely loved the experience, his whoops of joy could be heard every time he passed by.
Later on Tarnie went for a ride by herself and Jenny took Wade for a stroll down to the water in his wheel chair. Although Wade’s eyesight is not so good his hearing is obviously excellent, every time his mum came by in her kart Wade gave out a yell of excitement.
This was a very satisfying exercise. And easily set up now that the club has its own karts, shadows and deuce bars. If we were to encourage more disabled sailors to join us it would require a commitment from club members to assist in getting wheelchairs on and off the beach and helping people in and out of the karts. What do you think?