20 Feb, 2014

Blokarting in the CBD – what’s it all about?

Blokarting begins this weekend in the South Park Lands making the Adelaide Park Lands the first CBD location in the world to hold such an event, and the good news is -­‐ anyone can come and give it a try!

Kicking off at 10am on Sunday 23 February organisers are inviting everyone to come and try this form of sailing where people sail vessels across wide-­‐open spaces on land, harnessing the power of the wind, instead of on sea.

City of Adelaide General Manager of City Community, Sandy Verschoor is delighted that blokarting has joined the growing list of activities on offer in the City.

“Traditionally blokarting is held on beaches or in country areas where there are vast open spaces and a good degree of wind, but in the city that boasts an abundance of open spaces, where better to hold the inaugural city blokarting event?” said Sandy.

Event organiser Tony Burlison is keen to see as many people as possible out in the Park Lands on Sunday coming and trying this exciting and exhilarating sport.

“Our first sailing in the city is coming up on Sunday and we are hoping for wind and cool weather in the Park Lands so we can maximise the experience of club members and for others wanting to come and try it.

“Many people don’t realise that this sport, once set up, is really inexpensive to be part of, and that it’s for people of all ages and abilities, said Tony.

“The karts are made in such a way that as long as people can use their upper bodies, they can operate a blokart, we have people sailing from as young as 10 years old, right up to their 80s. Helmets and seat belts are part of the rig and safety is all important, but most of all it’s great fun.

“We welcome new members to the club and are really keen for people who want to experience something different, and who like an adrenalin rush to come out and give it a go on Sunday,” he said.

Blokarting events will be held in the Park Lands off Anzac Highway on the old netball courts over the coming months.

Events are scheduled throughout the year starting this Sunday February 23 from 9.30am to 4pm, and continuing with two sessions in March, April and May.

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Rebecca Draysey