Land Yacht Racing at Godrevy Sands.

Malcolm Chant

Joined September 2008

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hat is sand yachting?
You’re sitting on a bucket seat fixed to what looks like a flimsy frame of lightweight poles, bowling along the sandy seashore with hardly any sound – just the hum of the wheels, and the distant lapping of the waves. You’re too busy hanging on to the rope that controls your sail to look around you at the spectacularly flat coastline. This is your first lesson in sand-yachting!

Ideal flat sandy beaches
Nord-Pas-de-Calais has miles of continuous flat sandy beaches, and a coastline swept with bracing fresh winds from off the Channel or the North Sea – you couldn’t wish for better conditions.

History
It all started when Louis Bleriot was playing around on the flat sandy beaches at Hardelot at the turn of the century…

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