The PKA strongly encourages you to take out PKA membership and insurance through the British Kitesports Association, because as well as supporting the Parakart Association it also provides you with third party liability insurance (including competitor to competitor), personal accident cover, and a low excess on claims. PKA members will also benefit from a £5 discount off their race fees compared to non-members.
Other pre-approved insurance policies will continue to be accepted for PKA events in 2017/18, currently approved insurance providers include: SPKA, SWATK and CLSC. If you do not yet have insurance, it is also possible to apply for temporary 7 day insurance from the BKSA, although we would recommend that everyone is insured at all times while participating in power kite sports.
Anyone that can travel in control of a buggy and kite can race, take a look at our Try Kite Buggy Racing page to find out how to take part.
The first round of the 2018 race series took place on 28 and 29 October 2017, thanks to the hospitality of Wirral Sand Yacht Club. With strong winds on the first day, and gradually decreasing wind on the Sunday pilots were tested in a wide variety of conditions. Well done to all the racers for staying safe in such tricky conditions, and thank you to the race officer, scorers, marshals and organisers. The next races will be in the new year (2018) and dates will be released as soon as they are confirmed.
The Parakart Association AGM took place during the event and three new committee members were elected. Thank you to Alison, Matt and Adrian for their contributions to the success of the PKA and events over the many years they have supported the sport - without their contributions the PKA would not be the success it is today.
The next races will be in the new year (2018) and dates will be released as soon as they are confirmed. The provisional calendar includes an Icicles event in January, four further National Series rounds, and two Buggy Camp events where all will be welcomed to try out racing; challenge themselves with some tricky slalom runs; and get one-on-one support and advice on buggying.
4 -5 November 2017 :: Saturday & Sunday :: SWATK Race Weekend :: Brean, nr. Weston-super-mare
2017 European KiteBuggy Championships :: Hoylake :: 29 August - 2 September 2017
2015 European KiteBuggy Championships :: De Panne :: 18 - 22 September 2015
2014 4 Nations Championships :: Hoylake :: 17 - 21 September 2014
2013 European KiteBuggy Championships :: Borkum :: 10 - 14 September 2013
2012 World KiteBuggy Championships :: Cherrueix :: 8 - 15 July 2012
2011 European KiteBuggy Championships :: Hoylake :: 5 - 9 September 2011
2010 World KiteBuggy Championships :: De Panne :: 28 - 2 October 2010