The Hovercraft Club of Great Britain
The Hovercraft Club of Great
Britain was started in 1960 by a group of enthusiasts who
wanted to develop single seat hovercraft for racing or
recreational cruising on rivers and coastal waters.
The national Club has 700 members
nationwide, and is linked to the European Hovercraft
Federation and World Hovercraft Federation.
The Hovercraft Club organises
events throughout the year. These include hovercraft race
meetings, cruises, offshore events and other social
activities. The races are divided into Formulas from the
powerful F1, capable of up to 80mph to the lowly F25 – small
craft which can be both raced and used for recreation
cruises on rivers, and coastal waters, There is also a
Formula Junior for youngsters aged from 11 – 16
Events are held in different
venues in the UK, on the Continent, and biennially as a
World Hovercraft Championship.
There are six branches dotted
around the UK, and members of the Hovercraft Club are
available for help and advice with designing and building a
hovercraft – this being the most important aspect of
hovercraft ownership – though it is possible to buy
hovercraft and build them from kits and plans.
It is possible to arrange a
self-drive on a hovercraft for the more adventurous.
The club publishes a very detailed book “Hovercraft
Constructor’s Guide” – also available on a CD-Rom
Premier Plus membership is £32 per year – for those with
hovercraft who take part in Hovercraft Club events
Premier Membership of £22. Both membership categories
include a monthly Magazine – Light Hovercraft, a paddock
pass and the opportunity to participate in hovercraft
events, by camping on club sites, marshalling, lap scoring,
course, construction etc.
Further Information on the
Club or Publications
Hovercraft Club of Great Britain
Rev. W Granville Spedding PO Box 328, Bolton BL6 4FP
Tele: 01204 841248 email: firstname.lastname@example.org