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  • Land yachting on West Sands beach, St Andrews, Fife; a perfect windy day activity.
    Land yachting on West Sands beach, St Andrews, Fife
  • Land yachting on West Sands beach in St Andrews, Fife.
    Land yachting on West Sands beach in St Andrews, Fife
  • An instructor looks on at two land yachts on West Sands beach, St Andrews, Fife.
    Land yachts on West Sands beach in St Andrews, Fife
  • A single land yacht on West Sands beach, St Andrews, Fife.
    Landyachting at West Sands beach in St Andrews, Fife

Scotland boasts many splendid, peaceful beaches ideal for long strolls and exploring rock pools but did you know that they are great places for a few thrills, too? Land yachting, or land sailing or sand yachting, as it is sometimes referred to, is exhilarating activity ideal for a range of ages and is a great way to enjoy our golden sands and coastal areas.

So what is land yachting? Although they have been around in some form for centuries, land yachts today are three-wheeled vehicles which are powered by wind through the use of a sail, meaning that flat coastal locations are ideal for this type of activity. The speeds you will experience in the kart largely depend on the wind speed - it’s the perfect activity for a breezy day and land yachts have been known to go as fast as 40 mph.

During a land yachting session you might get one or two hours where you will be given land yacht training, practice runs and perhaps the chance to challenge yourself on timed runs or race against other participants. It doesn’t take too long to master a land yacht, so before you know it you’ll be flying along, with the wind in your face and adrenalin pumping.

Blown Away Experiences offer land yachting in a range of beautiful locations across Scotland, with the beach in St Andrews, Fife, being a popular spot. As a mobile activity provider, they can offer you this activity in a number of other locations. Arbroath in Angus and Belhaven Bay in Dunbar, East Lothian are also good sites to try the sport.

Based near Dumfries, F5Karting use top-of-the-range BloKarts from New Zealand and also offer a mobile karting experience. Enjoy the thrills of landyachting at a number of beaches in the south west of Scotland, including the three-mile beach at Sandhead, near Stranraer, the open coastline of Prestwick and the long sands of Troon and Irvine.

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    This mobile outdoor experience company operates all over Scotland, and is regularly based in St Andrews’ West Sands.

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