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FAQ

How can I contact the BBA?
How much does it costs to participate in a BBA exam?
Is a base certificate obligatory?
Is the insurance of a club bound to a specific coastal city?
What about foreigners and the BBA?
Is the Belgian Buggy Association a club?
How can I contact the Landelijke Zeilwagenfederatie?
Can I do the base and the compition certifacte on the same day?
Do you have to be a member of a club to do the BBA exam?
Welke Belgische clubs zijn erkend door LAZEF?
Is a buggynumber obligatory?
How much does it cost to do the BBA exam?
How can I stay informed on the BBA activities?
How can I get a buggy number?
How can I get a race license?
 

Question: How can I contact the BBA?
Answer: You can contact us by email on the address bba@lazef.be or you can use our online contact form. You can always come to the beach to look for us as well ;-)

Question: How much does it costs to participate in a BBA exam?
Answer: Doing a Belgian Buggy Association exam if free-of-charge. We do require you to be member of a club recognized by LAZEF. The price of that membershipvaries from club to club.

Question: Is a base certificate obligatory?
Answer: The base certificate is not obligatory, but we can only suggest it. The police laws of the different Belgian beaches oblige the pilote to have a buggynumber. This allows the police to identify a buggy in case of an accident. This was already obligatory for landsailing yachts, and since we are a different class under the landsailing yachts, this also counts for us. Nevertheless, we can't stop anyone driving around on the beach without number and certificate. Just remember that you are driving at your very own responsability at that point.

Question: Is the insurance of a club bound to a specific coastal city?
Answer: The insurance of the landyachting clubs are not bound to a place. This means you are insured when you go buggying in and outside Belgium. If you now buggy in De Panne or in Grimbergen, from the insurance point of view, there is no difference.

Be careful, to be insured, you need to be a member of a club recognized by LAZEF. Without this membership, your insurance is not valid. So, don't forget to pay your yearly membership fee for the club of which you are member.

Question: What about foreigners and the BBA?
Answer: The BBA wants to avoid that foreign pilots with a Belgian license dominate the Belgian competition. We certainly don't have a problem with some competition, this can only enhance the level of competition. The main reason is that the selection for as wel the European as the world championship is made out of the 10 best pilots out of the Belgian competition. And of course we want to give our proper pilots the best chances.

Question: Is the Belgian Buggy Association a club?
Answer: No, the Belgian Buggy Assocation is not a club. The BBA is an assocation who takes care of class 8 in Belgium. We work closely together with the Landelijke Zeilwagen Federatie (LAZEF), FISLY, BFLYC and the local landyachting clubs to officialize class 8. We also help the different landyachting clubs with organising races and initiation days. As such, you cannot become member of the Belgian Buggy Association. You can become a member with a club which is recognized by LAZEF.

Question: How can I contact the Landelijke Zeilwagenfederatie?
Answer: You can contact LAZEF by phone or email. Benny Dezeure, the secretary of LAZEF is reachable by phone on (058) 41 57 47. By email, you can reach LAZEF on info@lazef.be. The secretary of LAZEF is located in the same building as the RSYC and De Krab. Het adres daarvan is Dynastielaan 18b, 8660 De Panne. The secretary is open on working days from 9h till 12h30 and from 13h30 till 17h30. On tuesday and saturday, the secretary is open from 9h till 13u. On sunday, the secretary is closed.

Question: Can I do the base and the compition certifacte on the same day?
Answer: Yes, that is no problem. The exams for both the base and competition certificate can happen on the same day. Also the practical and theoretical exam happen on the same day.

Question: Do you have to be a member of a club to do the BBA exam?
Answer: You don't have to be a member of a club to participate in a BBA exam. However, after you passed the exam, it's obligatory to make yourself a member of one of the clubs recognized by the LAZEF, otherwise, you're buggynumber has no value. To be insured and to be able to participate in courses, you also have to be a member of a club recognized by LAZEF.

Question: Welke Belgische clubs zijn erkend door LAZEF?
Answer: You can find the complete list on the website of LAZEF. The address is: http://www.lazef.be/index12.html.

Question: Is a buggynumber obligatory?
Answer: No, a buggynumber is not obligatory, but we can only advise you to have a buggy number. First of all, you are insured when you are riding on the beach, both during races and when buggying for the fun. Secondly, you help keeping the sport safe for the future. If an organisation such as the BBA can prove to the government that the sport happens in a controlled and safe manner, then we have a lot of arguments to keep the beaches open for the buggysport.

If you plan to do buggy competition, both for races inside and outside Belgium, a buggynumber is obligatory, as well as having a a race license. Without buggynumber and race license, you will not be able to participate in a race.

Question: How much does it cost to do the BBA exam?
Answer: The BBA exam is completely free of charge. The only thing we ask you is to register yourself upfront so that we know who we can expect to come. You can register yourself using our online register form.

Question: How can I stay informed on the BBA activities?
Answer: You have two options. The first option is to visit our website on a regular basis and keep an eye on the calender. The second option is to subscribe yourself to our email newsletter. This can be done by sending us an email with the question of getting member of the BBA email newsletter. The best thing you can do is to send an email to bba@lazef.be.

Question: How can I get a buggy number?
Answer: To get a buggy number, you need to have passed the exam for the BBA base license. If you passed the base exam, then LAZEF will send you your certificate by mail. You need to be member of a club recognized by LAZEF to get this certificate.

After you received the certificate, you need to send an email to LAZEF with your name, the name of your buggy, the name of the club of which you are a member and your date of birth. You can email LAZEF om the address secretariaat@lazef.be. When the person has paid the number together with the membership fee to the club (and the club has passed this to LAZEF), the buggynumber is granted by LAZEF and is published in the next edition of the tide booklet. The price of a buggynumber is 4 euro a year. This number remains property of the person involved as long as he remains member and pays the number each year.

Question: How can I get a race license?
Answer: First of all, you need to satisfy the rules mentioned above. To request your race license, you need to contact LAZEF via email on secretariaat@lazef.be. In your email, you mention your name, buggynumber, name of the club and your birth date. Within 10 days, you get your license send via mail or you can get them at the LAZEF secretary in De Panne. The payment of your race license happens preferably by bank transfer.

 
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