Land Yachting in Kent

Land Yachting in Kent

Here’s your chance to harness the wind in style ! These two-hour land yachting experiences will see you making the most of the immeasurable power of the wind as you speed up and down the superb fields of Kent.

Set in the perfect location for land yachting this day out will definitely get your heart pumping and the wind blowing your hair as you zip along the super fast field based course. This exhilarating sport also known as sand-yachting or land-sailing will see you using a sail to control where you go and your speed (and remember land yachts don’t have brakes but you will be taught all the essentials like controlling the thing!).

All the top of the range gear is provided on site so there is no paying for any extras. And in fact you can choose whether you want to share a land yacht and go relay style or if you want a vessel each and go head to head out there.

After a full safety briefing it’s your chance to show what you’re made of . The first thing you’ll actually be taught is how to stop. Once this pivotal skill has been mastered you will then move on to negotiate the figure of eight circuit so you can begin to learn how to turn left and right and even link your turning to then progress to slaloming smoothly in your good ‘ship’.

As your land yachting skills improve it’s time to move on to longer and even more challenging circuits. All the instructors are fully trained and qualified professionals who will teach you manoeuvres like the luff turn and maybe even a gybe turn which when you crack it will literally blow you away!

This exciting land yachting experience is your chance to take in a truly unique adrenaline thrill on a set course near New Romney in Kent. The palpable buzz of controlling these swift land yachts will last with you for a long time and will make you want to come back as you crave the need for speed on those windswept sands!

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Kite Sports Cornwall

Kite Sports Cornwall

Let the wind take you on these kite sport experiences in Cornwall! Choose the ‘Kite Experience’ for a two to three hour introduction to traction kiting or go for the ‘Kite Sports Day’ and try two of the really dynamic kite sports on the long golden sands of Cornwall making the most of the vast beaches and all that lovely wild windiness.

Traction Kiting – using a parachute-like kite you will be powered along the ground and if you are confident enough pulled up into the air.  You will be taught how to control your 4-line power kite and utilise the natural power of the wind to have a fantastic exhilarating time learning the essential kite skills that all other kite sports are based on.

If you’re on the full day experience you will also try:

Land Boarding – this is great fun and an excellent way to progress from traction kiting. Using an off-road skateboard or mountain board you will learn how to harness the power of the kite to travel back and forth across the wind at speed. You will develop an understanding of the wind and how to harness its power. We have to say this is the most extreme of all kite activities and is sure to get the adrenaline going as you zoom along the Cornish sands at speed.

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Kite Buggying – this is a great sport for all those who have had a go at traction kiting and want to try something new. Buggying is go-karting equivalent of the kite sport world.  You will be sitting in a three-wheel buggy only a few inches off the ground controlling the steering with your feet and the accelerator with your arms. This is most definitely an all action activity which needs quick thinking and co-ordination and learning to control your kite buggy is also great fun. With top-notch coaching from this most dedicated and enthusiastic of teams in Cornwall on how to control the buggy and kite together you will find yourselves moving around in no time at all.

Whether you decided to just dip your many toes into the world of kite sports in Cornwall with one of the introductory traction kiting sessions or you go all out for a full day on the sand discovering traction and one other kite-powered discipline you’re sure to be amazed just how powerful the gusts of wind around these parts can be!

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Kite Sports Camber Sands

Kite Sports Camber Sands

The wind will literally carry you when you give kite sports at Camber Sands a go! Taking advantage of the vastness and flatness of the Dungeness Peninsula and the great thermal winds this land and watersports centre is superbly placed for power kites and kite surfing on the beaches around Camber Sands.

Learning how to control a power or traction kite is the basis for all kite sports and this Camber Sands set up offers specific two hour courses in this to get you a sound basis for progressing to other kite-based activities afterwards. Of course it’s great fun in itself and it’s nothing like the kites you might’ve flown as a kid these are proper flying machines that have some serious pull.

The other two hour intro session offered is in kite buggying. Once again basic kite skills are taught before you can zoom off in a three wheel cart along Camber’s long and flat stretches of sand. Your feet do all the steering whilst you control the kite that powers you along with your arms so co-ordination skills will be tested to the max but it’s one of the easiest kite sports to get the hang of and as you’ll soon find out you can hit up speeds of up to 50mph along Camber Sands!

Blending snowboarding and kiting skills the next session our Camber Sands team offers requires a certain sense of balance. You’ll be on a specially built board that looks a bit like an off road skateboard with fat wheels and the kite will provide your motricity thanks to the wind and your new found wind ‘reading’ prowess of course. All this is done over the course of four hours combining a class room theory session with plenty of time on the beachfront whizzing up and down.

If you’ve always wanted to try kite surfing there’s the full day course that gives beginners a good sound basis for progressing in the sport. It has to be said it’s only a foolhardy kite surfer who launches themselves out on the water without any training so this intensive session gives you the basics of what being in the open waters of the sea is like with a kite.

Once again Camber Sands is an ideal location to learn about kite surfing as winds are not too strong and waves not too extreme. After an initial classroom session to get your head round some of the most important theory and those essential kite handling skills it’s off out into waist deep water with a foil and a harness to feel the incredible sensation of body drag – the first step to kite surfing proper.

All of these courses include those initial skills needed for controlling power kites. And if you get hooked on any of these kite sports at Camber Sands there are further courses and sessions offered to really hone your skills and get you using that ‘wind window’ like a pro. If you’re set on kite surfing the initial one day Camber Sands course must be successfully completed before you can go on to adding the actual kite board into the mix. 

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