Where it all started … blokart sailing rules … blokart tips and tweaks … so much to learn. The information on this page will help you understand some of the history behind the blokart, key sailing rules and how to get the most out of your blokart from sail trimming, to batten shaping, to wheel bearing treatment. Know your blokart! Part names and numbers, and exploded diagrams here*. * Correction on Page 3 BCH0255-08-Keel Tube & Bushes 08: component numbers BMI0056 and BMI0057 are inverted. Paul Beckett on the development and manufacture of blokarts The blokart was developed by Paul Beckett in his garage in September 1999. Paul was inspired to build a wind powered toy that was portable, fun and easy to use for people of all ages. At the 10th birthday celebration in Tauranga in 2010 it was announced 10,000 blokarts had been sold in 10 years of manufacture. Behind the sail – Paul Beckett explains all here. Blokart sailing rules Click here for the latest NZBAI rules. NZ uses a modified version of the IBRA sailing rules (the NZBAI rules) at all events including club sailing days. Sailing rules for Wigram here. These are presented as diagrams for your easy interpretation. Mast section combinations for 5.5 metre sails Depending on the wind strength there are many permutations and combinations of mast sections that can be used for a 5.5m sail. It really isn’t as complex as what you may think. Check it out here. Sail battens for ‘newer’ and ‘older’ sails This table shows the change in batten length from older sails to the current sails. Battens for older sails are not available...Read More
Blokart International www.blokart.com The New Zealand Blokart Association www.bai.co.nz The New Zealand Blokart Association Inc. was formed in 2003 to promote and develop the sport by providing family orientated fun events in a safe environment and to encourage membership, participation and interaction among all Blokart sailors. The BAI Inc. actively encourages affiliated clubs by: Running regular race days Running non race fun events Providing opportunities for members to socialise together Interacting with other blokart clubs on a regular basis Helping members participate successfully at events Running regional, national and international events The blokart was developed by Paul Beckett in his garage in September 1999. Paul was inspired to build a wind powered toy that was portable, fun and easy to use for people of all ages. At the 10th birthday celebration in Tauranga in 2010 it was announced 10,000 units had been sold in 10 years of manufacture. New Zealand Blokart Clubs South Island Canterbury Blokart Club chchblokart.co.nz Top of the South Blokart Club (Nelson) https://sites.google.com/site/nelsonblokartclub/home North Island Auckland Blokart Club www.abc.gen.nz Hawkes Bay Blokart Club www.sportsground.co.nz/blokart_hb Bay Blokart Club www.bayblokartclub.org.nz Kaimai Blokart Club – Ross Mudgeway [email protected] Manawatu Blokart Club www.mbc.net16.net Capital Blokart [email protected]g.nz ...Read More
Races are held most club days along with ‘free’ sailing time. The Canterbury Blokart Club runs three race classes. These are Performamce, Modified and Production. Performance blokarts are those that have pods (an aerodynamic shell) and other blokart performance enhancing components such as carbon-fibre mast sections. Production blokarts are the ‘out of the bag’ ready to sail blokart and don’t have pods. Modified blokarts also don’t have pods but can use any other blokart performance enhancing components. The Modified class was established by the Canterbury Blokart Club and is not officially recognised by NZBAI. The Top of the South (Nelson) Blokart Club also race Modified class Blokarts. Check out the International Blokart Racing Association equipment rules (Edition 4 Feb 2010) here. Club Race Results Coming Soon...Read More
Paul Beckett (2011) - the inventor of the blokart.
Are you itching to give blokart sailing a go and want to find out more about the Canterbury Blokart Club Inc. and blokart sailing, perhaps you already have a blokart and want to know where you can sail it … don’t itch any longer, find out more now by contacting Barry Emms (03) 343 3716 or (021) 063 1938 or email. Membership application form for Canterbury Blokart Club Inc. and Blokart Association Inc. Canterbury membership form.
Blokart sailing is a new and exciting sport attracting young and old, able and less able around the world. Christchurch is a great place to sail blokarts thanks to our regular winds and variety of locations. The Canterbury Blokart Club is based at the Air Force Museum of New Zealand, the former Wigram Air Force Base.