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stevie welsh - n/a
3-Dec-06, 01:59 PM
hows it all work and when is it ?



do you need to transport your own hovercraft day to day or is there some kind of transport .maybee when i can get it over this mound or out of the spray we would love to give it a bash .is it b&b every night ?



looks like a load of fun



ive only seen it on the flying fish dvd and would love to find out more .



steve and steve



is a thames raid feasi<font size="5">[/COLOR]<font color="darkblue">[/COLOR]<font face="Arial">[/COLOR]ble ????

Vortex - n/a
4-Dec-06, 06:03 PM
I am the UK end of the organisation....give me a call 07793807073

Keith

Keith Oakley - n/a
4-Dec-06, 07:55 PM
No a Thames raid isn't feasible due to complications over licensing and speed limits and anyway it is too highly developed to be very 'hover friendly'. A Severn raid is feasible and was done by brother Barry plus a colleague in '72 in a Pindair skima. - from near the source in deepest Wales down to Cardiff then back up to Bristol. There's a regular cruise on the river near Gloucester each year. However the local wine isn't so good as on the Rhone.......

stevie welsh - n/a
4-Dec-06, 09:55 PM
will you all wait for me cos if i cant get over this mump i may lag behing a little !!!would a cruise on the shannon be feasable ?? http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_razz.gif

david ryan - n/a
6-Dec-06, 08:30 PM
would a cruise on the shannon be feasable ?



Hi, Welshy.

The Irish Hovercraft Club is looking into the feasability of a Shannon raid at the moment. As 2007 will be our first year of organising events, the Shannon project will most likely be in 2008.

However, for '07, we will be running cruise events on the Barrow and the Foyle, a couple of coastal and at least one lake event.

When we have arrangements in place for the Shannon, we will post and issue on open invitation.

Slán,

David.

Russ Pullen - n/a
7-Dec-06, 12:30 PM
David



The Raids probably not going to run for much longer, so the shannon ideas a winner!



Okay, so its Guiness instead of Red Wine.

Rain instead of sunshine.

Wind instead of calm....



but i'm well up for that - Good luck with the plans. http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_smile.gif



Russ

david ryan - n/a
7-Dec-06, 01:16 PM
Russ, things could be worse. We are thinking of limiting participation to only home-made aluminium craft. http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_rolleyes.gif http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_twisted.gif http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_rolleyes.gif http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_twisted.gif

Slan,

David.

hovmart - n/a
7-Dec-06, 02:03 PM
<font size="4">[/COLOR]so your planing a short cruise then ? http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_confused.gif

Russ Pullen - n/a
7-Dec-06, 10:18 PM
Russ, things could be worse. We are thinking of limiting participation to only home-made aluminium craft. http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_rolleyes.gif http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_twisted.gif http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_rolleyes.gif http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_twisted.gif

Slan,

David.




Diver Recovery on standby! http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_twisted.gif

david ryan - n/a
8-Dec-06, 06:58 AM
I seem to remember 2 homemade craft doing very well at the worlds. But , besides needing a good craft for a long cruise, there is one other requirement : you've got to remember to fill the fuel tanks. Craft tend to go for longer when they have enough petrol. http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_smile.gif

Slan,

David

hovmart - n/a
8-Dec-06, 07:02 AM
Ok Russ he has a point!!!

Russ Pullen - n/a
8-Dec-06, 08:27 AM
Craft tend to go for longer when they have enough petrol. http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_smile.gif

Slan,

David




Well - i know that NOW!!!! http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_biggrin.gif



So, getting away from me being an idiot briefly...(!) How many mile sof Shannon would be do-able for a Raid? I know nothing about it - are we talking 40 miles or 400?

david ryan - n/a
8-Dec-06, 10:36 AM
The Shannon is 340km and if we can tie in the Erne waterway and lough you can add another 150km to that.

Slan,

David.

Robert - n/a
11-Dec-06, 04:33 PM
Hi, if you want to look at pictures of the Rhone Raid or read up on the history, go to the Rhone-Alpe Motonautique web site. The Raid is excellent fun but hard work - you need at least two people and both HAVE to be good navigators!!! - Team Nightrider part of Team Zephyr.

Michel - n/a
2-Jan-07, 07:43 AM
Cool,

no need to be navigators, just follow the ancients. Point an old raider and stick his registration plate. Use of talky- walkies is a help.