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Is it Difficult to Learn to Sail a blokart?

If you have some sailing experience you will take to it in minutes. It is the same principle as sailing on water just easier and quicker.  If you have never sailed before you should still be able to pick it up very quickly (minutes not hours).  You will be shown an instructional DVD and shown again on the track before you sail.

Is it Difficult to Learn to Sail a blokart?

If you have some sailing experience you will take to it in minutes. It is the same principle as sailing on water just easier and quicker.  If you have never sailed before you should still be able to pick it up very quickly (minutes not hours).  You will be shown an instructional DVD and shown again on the track before you sail.

How fast do they go?

This really depends on the conditions and how fast you want to go.  With a nice breeze you can get along at around 30-40kph.  With stormy conditions you can reach speeds closer to 60 kph.

What if the weather is bad on the day?

Firstly, a typical “bad weather day” does not exist with blokart. If the wind is blowing it is a good day! blokart's only need the slightest of breeze.  However, in the unlikely event that there is absolutely no wind at all on your rental day, give us a call prior to coming out.  We have a range of sails for most conditions but if the wind is too strong for safe sailing we may temporarily close the blokart track. We are reasonable people and will organise a postponement or refund deposits if you cannot sail.  Of course the Drift Karts will operate in all winds..

What Do We Need to Bring?

We recommend a comfortable pair of closed in shoes, sunblock, warm clothing, a water bottle and sunglasses.  A helmet will be provided.

How safe are blokarts?

Assuming you follow instructions and use a little common sense they are very safe. Probably the safest sail sport on the planet!  The instructors will size your sail based on the conditions, your size and experience. If you are a little nervous just tell the instructor and they will set-up your kart with a smaller sail.

What is a Drift Kart?

Designed and manufactured in New Zealand, Drift Kart's are a three wheeled kart powered by a powerful electric front wheel with unique drifting rear wheels.  Customers will navigate a tight concrete course while drifting (sliding) around the corners.  Very easy to operate and a whole lot of fun.  Drift Karts are also very educational for those who have not experienced drifting a vehicle.

Can I get lunch at Velocity Karts?

Food is not available for sale but you are welcome to bring your own picnic.

Bexley Reserve
Pages Road (Anzac Drive end)
Christchurch, New Zealand

Phone: +64 3 3888 222
Mobile: 027 835 6248
GPS: -43.513147, 172.711912