Cantabrians give blokarting a go

20:59, Nov 17 2012
SPEEDY: Murray Crozier whizzes around Wigram Aerodrome as part of the Canterbury Blokart Club's open weekend.

Several land yacht racers are whizzing around Wigram Aerodrome this weekend.

The Canterbury Blokart Club is holding an open weekend in a bid to get people to try the sport.

Secretary Barry Emms said a blokart was a cart with three wheels which you attached a range of sails to, depending on the wind conditions, to race around the land.

''There is no engine and no noise so they are environmentally friendly and you get a great sense of speed as you're low to the ground.''

He said it was a very safe sport with blokarts able to be adapted to add seats for children or friends.

Emms said about 40 people tried the sport yesterday, with some reaching speeds of up to 35kmh.

The open weekend will continue today between noon and 4pm at the Air Force Museum in Wigram.


The Press