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?
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.
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)