IBRA Sailing Rules

International Blokart Racing Association Blokart Sailing Rules

Edition 7 of the IBRA Rules

The IBRA rules have been updated following an extensive period of consultation and input from competitors from around the world. Issues and discrepancies identified during that process have been tidied up in the latest Edition. Edition 7 rules will come into effect at events from 1 January 2020 until approximately December 2021, after which a new edition of the rules may be published or this edition extended. The following are some of the changes included;

  • A blokart code of conduct has been added with more definitions provided on what is considered unacceptable behaviour in our sport
  • A drug and alcohol policy has been added
  • Bearing shields (hubcaps) are now allowed to be used in Production Class
  • The rules have reverted back to using port/starboard terminology used in other sailing sports
  • The rule wording for continuing obstructions has been updated
  • Competitors who despite taking a penalty gain a significant advantage are now expected to retire from that race
  • A protested competitor is now required to be notified as soon as reasonably possible
  • A definition for Room has been added
  • The definition for Proper Course has been updated


Edition 7 of the Rules can be downloaded here: IBRA Rules Edition 7 – Published October 2019, effective from 1st January 2020.

Edition 7 Approved Equipment List can be downloaded here: IBRA approved accessories list edition 7v03.

IBRA Rule Clarifications

Competitors through their associations have asked IBRA recently for some clarity on several IBRA rules.

IBRA interpretations on these rules can be downloaded IBRA Clarifications Apr 2020 revD

Rule clarifications have been made for the following:

  • Intentional Chassis Deformation
  • Mounting of Tubeless Tires
  • Use of Tire Sealant

In addition, some standard clauses have been suggested to aid consistency around setting the criteria for calling off races due to light wind.

Disabled Sailors Modification Pre-approval Procedure

Disabled blokart competitors may seek a pre-approval certificate for modifications required to enable them to compete, as allowed for in Rule B.9.4.
These pre-approval certificates will outline the modification in detail and can be presented to the scrutineers at any IBRA sanctioned event (or those sanctioned by an IBRA member Association and their Clubs)
All competitors seeking a pre-approval certificate must also provide proof of their disability, either by way of a medical certificate / doctors letter, or a statement / card etc issued granting disability benefits (eg: disabled car parking permit)
  • Name
  • Club
  • Association
  • Class: (production or performance)
  • Description of disability
  • Proof of disability
  • Description of modification required to mitigate the disability
  • Photographs of modification required (if available).