As a follow up to the racing that 16(?) blokarters enjoyed last Saturday here are a few thoughts on the most efficient way to have got around this course quickly.
Please feel free to give feedback in the comments section below.
Below is an overall view of the challenging course that we sailed. I’ve numbered the course markers to help clarify the following analysis.
We have a couple of Come and Try days coming up soon. These are open to the general public and everyone is welcome to come and give it a go.
- Saturday 17th February at Mulambin beach from midday till 4pm.
- Sunday 8th April at Fisherman’s beach in conjunction with the Festival of the Wind. From 11am till 4pm.
These are a great opportunity to introduce the public to this exciting sport.
We’ve already started advertising these events; there was much interest at the recent Sports Expo in Rocky, thanks to Paul and Nev for sorting this.
2018 State Titles Programme
|Registration + Scrutineering||4.30pm – 6.30pm||Friday 13th April|
|Registration + Scrutineering||8.00am – 9.00am||Saturday 14h April|
|Competitors Briefing||9.30am – 10.00am|
|Race Day 1||10.30am – 5.30pm|
|Dinner||6.30pm – 9.00pm|
|Race Day 2||9.30am - 3.00pm||Sunday 15th April|
Accommodation available onsite can be booked through:
Capricorn Palms Holiday Village
Mulambin Beach Qld. 4703
Ph. 1800 068 703
Please call Capricorn Palms direct (not via email) this is peak season for them so book early. Tell them you’re with the blokart group for a 10% discount.
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?
Nineteen karts lined up for an excellent afternoons racing in 12 to 15 knots from the east. Perfect! Followed by a barbecue where I, for one, ate much too much.
Here’s looking forward to some great sailing in 2018.
The Bash has come and gone and a good time was had by all. And if the wind had blown even a little bit, a great time would have been had by all. Ah well there’s always next year, 8th to 11th June 2018. Mark it in your calendars now.
And thanks to Nev for this video. He’s also updating our Facebook page. Check it out.
Posted by Nev Michell on Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Thanks to all our club members who turned up to Emu Park on Sunday to help with our display of Blokarts on the beach.
Although there was no wind in the morning and we all thought the day was going to be a complete fizzer, the wind shifted around and increased in the afternoon. Everyone was kept busy taking interested members of the public for a ride.
Australia’s premier winter get-away for Blokarters.
The third Capricornia Blokart Bash, CBB, is to be held over the Queen’s Birthday Weekend at the beginning of June on Mulambin Beach, Yeppoon. Saturday 10th June through until Monday 12th June. (Yes, we know HRH’s birthday in Queensland has inexplicably been moved to October. Queenslanders get over it, take a sickie.)
For all you southerners, the weather in Yeppoon in June is delightful, warm days and cool evenings. The perfect place to escape the colder weather down south. And have fun in your Blokart.
A weekend of fun blokarting and socializing on the beautiful Capricorn Coast.
- Team relay events.
- Racing with shadows. (2 people per kart)
- Racing with deuce bars. (Connecting karts together)
- Social racing.
- BBQs and social gatherings.
A few noble souls, Graham, Nev and Paul, attended the Rockhampton Sports Expo yesterday.
It was the first official outing for our new marquee and as you can see it got a huge reception. Graham, who took the photo, struggled to get close enough to the stall to take a decent picture.
Although I’m not quite sure if it was the marquee that attracted the crowd or if it was the glimpse of their “Rock God” Paul in the background. Who knows!