Not sure how many people turned up but there was a steady stream of visitors all day. I think we can pat ourselves on the back, not too shabby for our first attempt at getting the message out to the general public. Thanks to everyone that distributed posters and helped out on the day.
The Capricornia Blokart Club will be holding a “Free Come and Try Day” to introduce locals to the exciting sport of Blokarting. Our local beaches are the perfect venue for this fast and fun pastime which can be enjoyed by age groups from 8 to 80.
A spokesperson for the local club, Steve Bundred, said that with the recent addition of a side-car the club could now take young children for a sail on the beach in complete safety. Even adults, who have never sailed before, can enjoy the freedom of zipping up and down the beach using only the power of the wind.
“The Come and Try Day will be an excellent opportunity for locals to experience the excitement of Blokarting,” said Steve. “With the club’s purchase of the side-car any “landlubber” will be able to have a go and get a valuable introduction to the science of sailing. The same principles of sailing on the water apply to Blokarting.”
The Capricornia Blokart Club’s open day will be held on Mulambin Beach on Saturday the 15th October from 11am to 4pm. There is no charge and everyone is welcome.
- What – Free Come and Try Blokarting Day
- When – Saturday 15th October 11am to 4pm
- Where – Mulambin Beach
- Contact – Steve ph 49351162 or Paul ph 0481 058 088
The Notice of Race for the Australian Blokart Nationals 2017 has been released.
The regatta is to be held at Kingstone S.E. in South Australia on the 25th to 28th January 2017.
The Notice of Race is available by clicking on the link above.
Blokart New Zealand have just released a new pro, stainless steel, model which they are calling version 3.
- A two piece, bolt-on floor
- All weather Mesh Seat
- Unique quick release seat mount
- New 5:1 downhaul system
- A shackled Sheet Block so it can be easily removed if upgrading to a ratchet
- A velcro quick release leg strap without rivets so it can be removed if a Pod is being used
- Double lock-nuts on the struts and seat belt mounting bolts so they don’t come loose
- No change in price
You can see the full colour brochure on this new model here.
Or Contact us for a demo.
Here are a few images from”The Bash”.
If anyone has others that are better email them to me and I’ll post them here for you.
For those of you who were on the beach last weekend you must have noticed Nev running around and taking a HUGE amount of video with his Go-Pro camera. And good on him, he’s been slaving over a hot computer this week to produce a couple of amazing videos.
And here’s the trip up to Corio Bay in wet and windy conditions.
I received some photos at the weekend from Bevan so have eventually got around to putting together a poster that we could use around town for publicity. Only 18 months late!
Your comments/suggestions would be appreciated.
And thanks Shelby. Looking good.
The Queen’s Birthday Blokart Bash is on again in June 2016.
The event will be held over the 11, 12 and 13th June.
Saturday the 11th June and Sunday 12th June will be held at Mulambin Beach, Yeppoon.
Monday 13th June will be a cruise from Bangalee to Sandy Point along Farnborough beach.
The weekend will be filled will fun races and social blokart sailing, including relays, deuce bar races and shadow races. There will also be some great social BBQs.
Entry if free for members of a blokart club or $20 for non members.
Please complete the attached entry form and return it to us.
Christine has come up with this design. Looks good to me.
Another great regatta although a little more wind would have been welcomed. 5.5m sails all weekend but no wheeling.
Thanks to Kay and Colin for the photos.