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campbe5177
18-Mar-10, 06:18 PM
:D Rhone Raid 2010 is on.:D

Dates tbd very shortly but either 31 Jul - 7 Aug or 7 - 14 Aug (probably the first week).

For those who haven't been before, The Raid covers 6-700 kilometres on The Rhone and The Saone. It is only open to HCGB licence holders. Obviously a good reliable craft is required; capable of 40 km per hour. In emergencies, jetskis provide rescue and recovery to the riverbank. You will need a support crew to run ahead of the hovercraft with rendezvous for fuel and lunch stops. The minimum team is thus one driver and one hovercrafter. Night camping stops are in sites provided by the local town and toilet/ shower facilities are sufficient but can be a bit basic. Breakfast and evening meals (including copious quantities of vino collapso) are provided in a marquee and are included in the price.

For a taste see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lgT6T5SlH0 - this is some of the best cruising hovercrafting around with weirs, rapids, wonderful scenery and great conviviality.

pm me urgently, with your telephone numbers, if you are interested.

Regards to all
Chris Campbell
PS It is not obligatory to make it up The Weir of Great Respect. This is on a side branch of The Rhone and we just visit for a play.

smallw1449
19-Mar-10, 10:24 PM
Due to staffing issues, the date is now likely to be the 1st week in August and the organisers are only taking applications from those who have done it before or those who have extensive experience of this type of event. It is going to be a very low key event with minimal support......

After 19 years of Raiding we will not be attending this year.

Regards

Keith & Linda Smallwood