Training with Kirrawee
Land Yachts UK
Training with Kirrawee Land Yachts is
an ideal way to sample land yachting for the first time. You may
simply wish to have a go, or perhaps you are thinking of taking
up this exciting sport.
We can offer a Taster session
lasting 3 hours £65.00
For those seeking a longer session
we have an Introduction to landyachting lasting 4 hours £75.00
Our Ironman session is for you true speed demons, you will have time to perfect speed runs along one of the UK's finest landyachting beaches using the full low tide available approx 5 hours
Call Joe to book now 07522514547
We can also cater for Stag and Hen groups or just groups of friends wanting to have a fun day out. Contact Joe for prices.
Once you have made your
booking with Kirrawee, you will receive a Ticket and welcome letter.
These are designed to answer most of the questions that you may
have, such as what to wear, what to bring etcThis way Kirrawee can
give you more sailing on the day of your course. Rather than a half-day
classroom session (and these always go at the pace of the slowest
pupil, don't they) you will attend a short briefing before sailing
starts. Result: more time spent sailing!
On the day of your
course, and after the briefing, your instructor will start by showing
each member of the group how to bring the land yacht to a halt.
Remember, these craft do not have brakes!
When you have mastered the art of stopping, you will progress
to your first steering manoeuvres, called luff turns. During a luff
turn, the nose of the land yacht turns first towards, then into,
and finally away from, the direction of the wind. Luff turns are
gentle and quite easy to perform.
Having proved your ability
to carry out controlled luff turns, your instructor will set up
a figure of eight course. Each turn that you do will be a luff turn.
The course may be extended so that you travel further (and faster)
between the markers that you are sailing around, whilst all the
time improving your ability to control the machine.
If there is time, and
your instructor is satisfied that you are ready for it, you may
be shown how to carry out a gybe turn. In a gybe, the yacht turns
the opposite way to a luff turn. As the pilot turns the yacht, the
back of the craft is presented to the wind. The sail changes sides
in what would be a very violent manoeuvre if not carried out correctly.
But your instructor will lead you through the three steps that make
up a good, controlled gybe turn. It is easy, if done properly.
After one or two days with a Kirrawee instructor, trainees often
feel ready to purchase their own land yacht or Blokart.
Every day on a windswept beach is different. You could experience
sunshine or clouds, hard sand or soft, and the wind may come and
go. But one thing is for sure; you will leave at the end of the
day with a feeling of satisfaction. To harness the free energy that
is in the wind, to tame this wild force and turn it into power and
then convert this power into speed is a wonderful feeling. We are
sure that you will enjoy an introduction to land yachting with Kirrawee.
Kirrawee Land Yachts UK Telephone Joe on 07522514547