Land Yachting on the Beach at St Andrews
Land Yachting on the Beach at St Andrews

Land Yachting on the Beach at St Andrews

On your marks… Get set and sail! Head to St. Andrews for a two-hour land yachting session. If you’ve never experienced sailing on wheels, then get ready for tons of fun as you whiz up and down the beach only a few inches from the ground. This exhilarating experience is undoubtedly something you don’t want to miss out on while you’re in St. Andrews. The key thing to master is how to stop as there are no brakes. Slow down by turning into the wind or easing the sail.

Where can I go land yachting in Scotland?

Make your way to West Sands Beach, only minutes away from St. Andrews centre, to try land yachting on the coast.

‘Blown Away’ offers a range of activities, including land yachting, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, and surfing. They also cater to larger hen, stag, or corporate parties who are looking for something different to add to their bucket list. The two-hour session costs £55 per person or £45 for those under 16.

Land Yachting Guide

  • Sailing a land yacht is easier than sailing a boat. There are no waves or risk of capsizing or falling overboard.
  • Remember the sail is your accelerator. If your need to stop or gain control let go of your mainsail.
  • Land yachting is considered a safe sport in comparison to other action sports. Always wear a helmet.

St. Andrews, home to Scotland’s first university founded in 1413, is a great place for a day out and exploring. St. Andrews is most famously known as the “Home of Golf” and even if you don’t play you can watch golfers tee off on the Old Course. With lots of cafes and pubs to meet up in after a fun day at the beach, this is a great place to try this thrilling sport! West Sands Beach was the film location for the opening scene of Hugh Hudson’s, Academy Award-winning film, ‘Chariots of Fire’.

  • Master the basic skills in as little as 15-20 minutes
  • Receive a full demonstration of how to sail and then get out there to practice
  • Pre-booking is required and bookings are subject to change depending on the weather
  • Helmets are provided but please bring gloves and protective goggles
  • Please contact ‘Blown Away’ for special group rates and availability

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