Just over 2 months until things get underway! A few things here for you in this newsletter.

Event Information

Entries closing soon! Entries are still ticking in, we are however aware of a few people who have indicated they will be competing but have not yet entered. Please remind anyone you know that has not entered that entries close end of this month (31st August) so there are only 3 weeks left. Fill out this form to register your entry. Check out the online entry list with current totals here. Know the rules Blokart sailing is highly accessible to all ages and abilities, this is one of the great things about our sport. With that in mind, it is important to remember at an international-level event it is important for everyone fully understands the rules. This is important for safety, fairness and tactics as it is to be expected those that who fully understand the rules will be using them to gain tactical advantage where possible. Racing will be conducted under the International Blokart Racing Association rules Edition 8 published in October 2021. Venue/event-specific amendments may be made in the Sailing Instructions which will be issued by 30th September 2022.


Keep an eye on the blokartworlds shop for a range of event merchandise that will be loaded on the store any day now. There will be t-shirts, windbreakers, Hooded sweatshirts, and hats. These items are pre-order only and can be collected at the event. Orders will only be open until the end of September. NB: This apparel is separate from the event t-shirt supplied as part of entry.


Additional meal tickets are now available on the website store for those with extras traveling with them. Book here

Event Logo

The event logo has been updated on all merchandise and material. The design was kindly done for us by Lyonel Grant who is a renowned master carver, sculpter and artist. Lyonel is also an old friend of Paul from his hang-gliding days… The pattern is generically called ‘Puhoro’. Its not uncommon to find these on the bow sections of the Waka Taua (War Canoe). They symbolise movement, speed, agility and nimbleness or even resistance.

BIG THANK YOU To Our Sponsors

The Manawatū Blokart club, as host club, has been working hard putting together a programme and facilities for the Blokart World’s and NZ Open. This has included bringing various sponsors and community funding programmes on board to help with the various costs of hosting the regattas. Providing; fuel for the generators, an events information led screen, hiring Sanson hall (with its hot water shower and hosting facilities), PRO expenses, SH1 traffic management, Ohakea security, event management courtesy van and marquee, as well as a courtesy bus and hiring of the Feilding Civic events centre for the formal event dinners. We’d like to thank the following for their generous support:
  • Manawatū District Council – Event Funding
  • Sport Manawatū & Palmerston North City Council – Sports Event Partnership Fund
  • Central Economic Development Agency / MBIE – Regional Events Fund
  • Toyota NZ
  • McFall rural fuel
  • Stewart’s Mitre10 Mega
We are focused on hosting a well organsied, safe, competitive and fair event for all to enjoy. John Anderson Manawatū Blokart Club President