- Sand Yachting |
- Land Sailing |
- Sand Sailing |
- Blo Karting |
- Speed Sailing |
Land Yachting uses 3-wheeled vehicles attached to a sail which can reach speeds in excess of 40mph. The rider sits or lays down, close to the ground, using feet to control the front wheel for steering and hands to control the sail.
Land Yachts can travel at between 2 and 3 times the speed of the wind yet can be propelled by winds of less than 10mph.
- Easy to learn
- Power is free
- Suitable for all ages
- Wind and weather dependant
- Need empty spaces to sail in safety
Training & Qualifications
Training is offered at BFSLYC registered training centres. There are three levels required before qualifying as a pilot.
Level One – Safety rules and basic practical sailing
Level Two – Rigging a yacht, pre-sailing safety checks and a wide range of sailing skills
Level Three – Sail competently and safely. Understand racing rules.
Pilot’s License – A written theory test is followed by a practical test. Once licenced you are opermitted to race.
Clubs and training schools provide yachts, goggles and helmets. Students often progress to purchase their own yacht. Common types includes class 3, class 5, leisure yachts and parakarts.