What is a blokart and beach sailing?
The equipment used for this sport includes a sail, a three-wheeled go-kart and a harness. The kart is made of metal and plastic with one or 2 seats. The harness is used to attach the person to the kart .
The wind in the sails drives the vehicle across the beach.
There are various models in beach sailing, some also called Blokarts. There are different ways to control the blokart, depending on the type. But often it is via a handlebar controlled by feet, or a durable grip for your hands.
There are no brakes and the speed is controlled only by tightening the sail to achieve more speed, or loosening the sail to slow down. The sail can be tightened and loosened by a string.
What equipment do you need?
It is recommended to wear gloves - as well as sunglasses and warm clothes in relation to the weather.
But you can often rent or buy gloves and hats from some of the landlords on the beach. EYou must also use a helmet, here you can use your own or borrow one from the landlord. It is not recommended to wear jewelry or clothes with loose parts as one can easily drop things out of one’s pockets.
Where can I try blokart or beach sailor?
Sønderstranden on Rømø on the west coast of Jutland. There are various players on Rømø who rent out blocks and beach sailors as well as equipment for beach sailing.
The renters/schools are often on Sønderstranden during the holiday periods, but it is always possible to contact them and make an appointment, or book directly via Romo-tondershop.dk
When you rent a blokart or a beach sailer, you get a quick introduction to the kart and within 5-10 minutes you quickly learn how to control and handle the kart. After that, it's just a matter of enjoying the trip out of the huge beach.
When can you drive on the beach?
From April to September generally it is possible to drive on the beach. In that period the beach is dry enough.
However, you can not drive blokart or beach sailing if there is too little wind or the wind is too strong.