What is land sailing?
Land sailing is the sport of moving over sand and land, using a kart carrying a sail for wind propulsion. The Aruban plains are the perfect spot for this way of sailing! The wind-driven kart is light and comparatively small and is mounted on 3 wheels.
The front wheel is attached to a system that steers the kart. You have to steer with your legs! Controlling the kart also requires control over the sail. It is almost comparable to the skills needed for sailing a normal (though easy-going) water boat.
The sail is controlled using a rope, which is pulled to "sheet in" and loosened for "sheeting out". The harder one pulls the rope, the faster one goes.
Aruba-visitors who tempted the wind for the first time on a kart like this, can tell you that the thrill comes just as fast as the skill! Beginners can easily sail themselves into a more experienced level within only one session! Downwind or upwind sailing, doing a slalom course, or even a 360 degree turn are among the options. Anyone between 12 and 88 can learn to land sail.
Aruba Active Vacations gives you the opportunity to try this exciting sport in Aruba, providing the necessary instruction, land sailing equipment and safety gear.