Kite Buggy European Championship

Hoylake 2017

2017 European Championship

The Parakart Association is pleased to announce that the 2017 European Kite Buggy Championships 2017 will be held in Hoylake (England), from Tuesday 29 August to Saturday 2 September (inclusive).

Hoylake is one of the United Kingdom's best kite buggy locations, with miles of sand Hoylake receives comparatively clean winds in all wind directions.

Details will be added to the website as they become confirmed, including further details of the evening entertainment.

What's going on when?

One day for registration and scrutineering at the start of the week, followed by 4 days of racing and wrapping up on Saturday for the closing ceremony and prize giving

Tuesday 29 August

Registration & Scrutineering

Wednesday 30 August

Welcome & Racing

Thursday 31 August

3 Meat Outdoor Roast (Location: Sailing Club) & Racing
Outdoor Roast sponsored by SWATK & FISLY

Friday 1 September


Saturday 2 September

Racing, Prize Giving & Closing Ceremony 3 Course Meal (Location: TBC)

Championship Rules

The event will be run under FISLY ISRR unless identified below.

Wind speed [+]

Scrutineering [+]

Local beach rules [+]

Sailing numbers [+]

The Venue

Hoylake, England

Hoylake’s popularity as a venue is due to its significant size, smooth winds and unusual tides which allow competitors to spend much longer on the beach without being forced to stop racing by the incoming tides or unpredictable winds.

Huge beach/

Around 10 km²/ 4 square miles of useable beach, the course can be as small or as large as desired.

Unusual tide/

The beach is not affected by the tide every 6-12 hours like most locations. When the sand bar is not breached the beach can remain dry for 7-10 days at a time.


Even in offshore conditions the wind is normally smooth and easy to predict.

/ Scenery

Race with a view of the Welsh mountains, Liverpool docks and extensive Offshore Wind farms

/ Sea breeze

If the wind is low but the sun is out then the wind will pick up, with such a large area sea breezes are common at Hoylake.

/ Sand conditions

The beach is normally dry but there can be interesting areas with moguls, puddles, soft sand and ripples depending on conditions.


square meters of kite




square km of sand



Registration and payment

Registration is now available, payment is possible by BACS transfer and by debit/credit card for a small additional fee.

The cost for entry will be £115 (GBP) per pilot if paying by bank transfer, if paying by debit card/credit card there will be a small fee to cover the costs of making this payment method available.

Volunteer registration and information about what volunteers receive in exchange for their help at the event will be available soon.

Step 1: Register

Step 2: Pay


Hoylake has a variety of options for accommodation, including hotels, bed and breakfasts and camping.

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