By Steve @ Kiwi Blokarts UK, Oct 21 2018 08:58PM
If someone had told me it had been over a year since the last blog post I wouldn't have believed them.........
It's been a crazy year with all sorts of weather - loads of wind (with rain), no wind (this year with plenty of sunshine, who'd have thought), the odd tropical storm or the remnants of them, but thrown in the mix has been a couple of absolutely cracking oportunities to get those blokarts out and go sailing!
A couple of us got the karts out over New Year and arrived at the Aerodrome in the snow and got 'first tracks'.
It was actually a great day sailing and with the ability to dive in to the crew room for hot drinks and food it gave us time to thaw out if needed.
In August we hosted the first 'Midlands Blokart Bash' weekend. It was decided to hold the event over the weekend of the 18th and 19th and that turned out to be the right decision. The wind dutifully showed up both days with perfect sailing conditions that allowed shorts and t-shirts to be worn.
There was no organised racing and all sailing was purely social, but when there are a few blokarts in one spot there will always be the 'I'm not racing but I think I can beat you to the other end of the runway' moments and this weekend was no different.
Camping on site was great and of course the BBQ was fired up at the end of the day.
This will hopefully become an annual event and just get better and better.
October saw a number of Midlands sailors heading to Llanbedr for the 2018 British Championships.
With sailors attending from as far away as New Zealand along with Belgians/Dutch & Swedes it was a truely international affair with lots of close racing.
As I write this there is a number of British sailors attending the 2018 World Championships in Majorca so I'm sure there will be many stories to be heard when they return.
What's in store for 2019? Who knows.... but if the breeze is blowing I'm sure there will be a blokart getting sailed somewhere.
Happy sailing everyone
ps; I'll try and write the next blog post a bit sooner than this one