Landsailing Kapiti 50 km Endurance Race is postponed due to light and unfavourable wind. Next scheduled day is February 25th. Check calendar for details and times http://capitalblokartclub.org.nz/event/50km-endurance-2/
We finally pulled it off! The Landsailing Kapiti Waikanae Beach 50km Endurance, that is.
We arrived around 1100 to a receding tide and a reasonably clean beach.
A strong contingent had arrived to compete for the coveted Landsailing Kapiti Trophy. The wind was North and down the beach a bit and this meant there was going to be a fare bit of tacking involved and any Trophy adversaries had their work cut out for them.
Right from the start we could see this was going to be quite a marathon. The first lap took 16 minutes (for the leader) and the times were increasing with each lap. The Minimum distance for a lap is 3.86km. Most would have been doing over 4km with the tacking. The last lap took over 23 minutes!
While the goal was to cover 50km or 3 hours (whichever came first), we shortened it to 2 hours because of the dropping wind and incoming tide.
Congratulations to everyone who took part. Especially to Robert Deighton for taking the trophy!
Gold Robert Deighton
Silver Bruce Buckland
Bronze Ernie Watts
See full results on MYLAPS https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Events/1460514
The results from 2017 NIO blokart competition held over Queens Birthday weekend at Sanson are on MYLAPS Speedhive site https://speedhive.mylaps.com/ Filter by ‘New Zealand’ and ‘Other’ sport. You will see 2 links for NZBAI North Island Open, 1 for each day. These will show you the results from each race. The points table for each day is at bottom. The full points table can be found under ‘Championship’ link at top right or use this link https://speedhive.mylaps.com/Organizations/315655/Championships scroll to the bottom and choose which Class/Division you want to look at.
The blokart North Island Open (NIO) this Queens Birthday weekend was a huge success! This is an annual event organised by the NZ Blokart Association. This year the event was hosted by Manawatu blokart Club Inc at their Sanson Track.
Landsailing Kapiti 50 km Endurance Race is postponed due to light wind. Next scheduled day is May 6th