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More Dirty Air

More Dirty Air



I thought the
wing mast was cool.

A
few days back, you saw a vid (Dirty
Air
) about big landsailors ripping around the California desertat the Ivanp[ah dry lake bed. A couple
of days after that event, another regatta took place in what some would
call sailing’s “go-karts.” Everyone knows how fun driving
a go-cart is – now imagine a quiet one, powered by wind, that goes
40 mph. Then imagine starting with 40 of them. Dawg put this report together
for us. Enjoy.

The bloKart is small,
fun, cheap, and easily transported. It’s supported by a great group of
Kiwis and is a must for every sailor to try. Races start like any regular
sailboat race – The mark is set upwind and after a 3-minute countdown
– WHOOSH – you’re off. Races are timed for 15 minutes, and
the object is to get more laps done than anyone else. Your finish place
counts if there are several on the same lap, and laps and position are
tracked with radio transponders.