Formula 1 Hovercraft Racing is the fastest and most exhilarating formula in the Hovercraft Club of Great Braitin’s national race series, a great race to watch as a spectator. It requires great skill to race one of these machines, top craft achieving 0-60 in about 4 seconds over land and water.
Hovercraft in Formula 1 are not limited by capacity or horsepower, meaning effective power to weight ratio is essential.
Formula 2 in recent years has proved to be a competitive formula with both integrated and twin engine hovercraft being competitive. At the 2016 World Championships there were 32 formula 2 craft in the field.
Formula 2 racing craft are limited to 750cc 4 stroke or 500cc stroke.
Formula 3 racing hovercraft are restricted to 250cc 2 stroke or 500cc 4 stroke. Formula 3 craft are often lightweight and powered by motorbike engines. It is a competitive formula suitable for an entry level hovercraft which could also be used in the UK Junior Championship.
Formula 35 racing hovercraft are limited to a combined horsepower of no more than 35hp. Engines are light industrial 4 strokes which are quieter and more fuel efficient than any of the other formulas. More and more F35 craft are being built and raced each year, an exciting and upcoming formula.