By Steve @ Kiwi Blokarts UK, Jan 2 2016 10:23PM
So the start of a new year always brings with it the anticipated highs and lows of New Year resolutions.
I personally have taken up the challenge to lose some weight by getting on the bike for some charity fundraising rides - www.justgiving.com/steveisonhisbike - and just as importantly I hope to find a new level of joy from my time spent sailing with friends, whether in the blokart or on the water.
Maybe 2016 could be the year you discover the excitement and joys of blokart sailing for the first time, or is it the year you rediscover how much fun it is when friends get together to share a day sailing/chatting/hanging out.
There are loads of great things happening this year - of course the monthly blokart sessions at Finmere are always great (third Sunday of each month if you want to come along).
There is the Blokart World Championships being held in Ivanpah, Nevada, from 4th-14th April (www.blokartworlds.com).
There’s always something happening around the UK as people travel to visit friends for a weekend sailing for some social sailing and the obligatory “this isn’t a race, but I bet I can get around the markers quicker than you!’ challenges are thrown down.
The British Championships are being held on the 15th/16th October.
2016 has the event going back to the beach. It will be the first time The Brits have been held at this venue but I’m sure the host club will use their experience to organize a slick event. Let’s hope the beach is smooth and firm, and that there will be a decent breeze.
For those who like to travel there’s a plethora of European Open events -Lithuanian 20/21 Feb, Belgian 26/27 Feb, French 23/24 Apr, plus the Dutch, Spanish, German, Austrian events still to be advised there’s plenty to choose from.
As you can see, there are many opportunities to go race, but equally as many if not more chances to just meet up with friends and spend the day sailing and that’s what Blokart ownership is all about – getting together, having a laugh, sharing stories, eating biscuits, having BBQs, camping together and being part of one big global family who all share the Blokart Grin.
So what was your resolution?
If you want to try something new and haven’t tried Blokart sailing consider yourself invited. Give me a call and we’ll make it happen.
Have a great 2016 and I hope to see you soon!
Steve H. K63