How fast could you go just powered by the wind. Pretty fast according to these guys.
A few weeks ago I raced around the beach with a camera strapped to the front of my kart. I’ve eventually put a video together. If nothing else, it clearly shows the importance of getting a fast start at the front of the fleet.
I didn’t! You can learn from my mistakes.
Paul Effeney writes:-
The Blokart racing on Saturday afternoon was a lot of fun and great to see a good number of karts and people turn up.
I have attached a set of results for the races. These may need some explaining, as I have used the same scoring system that is used for sailing races. I have added some notes below the table to try and explain the points. For races that a kart did not contest/start it scored 15 points, this is based on 14 karts that raced during the afternoon plus 1.
|Yeppoon Blokart Racing Results.|
|15th January 2011||Farnborough Beach, Bangalee.||Winds. E/NE 15 - 18 Knts|
|Kart Number||Name||Race 1||Race 2||Race 3||Race 4||Race 5||Race 6||Race 7||Total Points||Position Overall|
|8||Emily & David Scott||2||2||6||1||3||5||4||23||2|
|6||William & Joanna Scott||15||6||5||8||4||3||6||47||6|
I have also attached a calendar with some race days and some idea of the type of races that we will try and do. Please give us some feedback on the style of racing suggested.
YEPPOON BLOKART RACING CALENDAR.
February – April 2011.
Farnborough Beach south of Bangalee beach Access.
|Date||Start Time||Tide Times||Type of Races|
|13th August||Register 2.00pm|
|0.63m 2.58pm||Short Course racing|
|27th August||Register 2.00pm|
|0.57m 1.49pm||Marathon race 50km|
|10th Sept||Register 2.00pm|
|0.71m 2.24pm||Short Course races
|24th Sept||Register 2.00pm|
|0.81m 12.25pm||Short Course racing|
|8th Oct||Register 2.00pm|
|0.94m 12.48pm||Short Course races
|21st - 23rd Oct||Cap Hillsborough Regatta|
|29th Oct||Register 2.00pm|
|0.56m 4.58pm||Short Course racing|
|12th Nov||Register 2.00pm|
|0.93m 3.46pm||Short Course races
|26th Nov||Register 2.00pm|
|0.45m 15.58pm||Short Course racing|
|10th Dec||Register 2.00pm|
|0.95m 2.58pm||Marathon race 50km
Christmas Breakup BBQ and drinks after racing.
- To participate in the races and events listed on the calendar all blokart skippers must be a member of the Central Queensland Blokart Club, this is to ensure everyone is covered by public liability insurance. Membership forms and fees payable can be found on the CQBC website. http://cqbc.yolasite.com/
- All Blokart skippers shall wear a helmet and closed in shoes, and shall wear their seatbelt during all club events.
- For the Queensland Championships highlighted in the calendar, you will need to register and pay the fee. More details will be available shortly.