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Land yachting

Land yachting is an environmentally-friendly activity which, while being highly enjoyable, produces no noise, pollution or damage to its surroundings. A land yacht is a wind-propelled craft which operates on land. It looks like a long, thin, three-wheeled buggy with enough room for one person to sit inside and a sail attached to make it move.

Land yachting is a fast and exciting activity for all ages, with a world speed record of 116mph! The average land yachts that are used reach speeds of about 50 mph.

Land yachting normally takes places on large open areas of land where there is a minimum number of obstructions and as far away from other site users as possible. Beaches, some parks and some airfields are ideal.

There are specialist clubs based across the UK, all of which provide training and taster days.

How to run/provide land yachting

There are 2 ways of running Land yachting in Scouting. These are:

  1. Scout-led activity - running land yachting yourself or using someone else in Scouting

  2. Externally-led activity - running land yachting using an external provider

Factsheets on land yachting

The following activity factsheets are relevant to this activity:

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