June 2002
Queensland Sporting Hovercraft Club
A branch of the Australian Hovercraft Federation Inc (Vic)

Dear Air Cushion Vehicle enthusiast,
The Queensland branch held a planning meeting at Archerfield on Tuesday, 18th June 2002.

Changes to World Speed Record Regulations & points scoring system proposed by the WHF.

From: steven odgaard
To: Ian Haddow
Subject: Vote

Hello Ian,
cc: AHF committee and branch delegates.
Please find attached a proposal copy of the speed regulations which the World Hovercraft Federation would like to adopt.
Bob Rennick would like us to vote on the adoption of these rules before the end of June.
Let me know if this is acceptable and I will cast our vote hopefully early Monday morning.

Kind regards
Steven Odgaard
Secretary of the Australian Hovercraft Federation Inc.


From: bob rennick
To: steven odgaard
Subject: World Speed Record Regulations / New points scoring system

Hello everyone.
Hovercraft World Speed Record
Please find attached a set of regulations that have been drafted to allow the World Hovercraft Federation sanction world speed records for hovercraft.
With your cooperation we'll be able to have these become part of the set of WHF regulations in time for this September's World Championships being held in Terre Haute, Indiana, USA. There are speed trials scheduled to be a part of WHC 2002. With the WHF sanctioning will come recognition by the Guiness Book of World Records.
Please look over the attached regulations and respond to me no later than June 30, 2002 with Acceptance or Rejection to my proposal of including these regulations.

Points Scoring System
I want you to vote upon a new proposal to change the method of allocating points at all WHF sanctioned hovercraft racing events. This change has come about as a direct result of the success of several formulae and the number of hovercraft entered!
Here's what has happened: with the current point scheme, whenever there are more than 15 competitors in a specific formula, those competitors who finish below 15th place in a race are all racing for the same result: one point.
This new scheme allows up to 40 competitors in a given formula to all compete for a different set of points. Should we have a situation where more than 40 competitors are entered, then the table will be altered in a similar fashion to accommodate all competitors.

Here is what is proposed:
Position classified Points in heat Scored
1 50
2 48
3 46
4 44
5 42
6 40
7 38
8 36
9 34
10 32
11 30
Then reducing by one (1) point to one (1) for all qualifiers. In cases where points are equal, race and result positions are to be decided as detailed in Appendix - B of the Racing Regulations.
This system recognises the efforts of a top ten finish and still awards those finishing towards the end (up to 40th position).
Please vote on Acceptance or Rejection upon this proposal prior to June 30, 2002.
It is hoped to be able to use these two changes at the September World Championships.

Bob Rennick World Hovercraft Federation, Secretary


From: Ian Haddow
To: steven odgaard
Subject: RE: Vote

Hi Steve,
I will get around to all the emails soon. In the meantime, in regards to voting, the rules for speed attempts seem fine as long as people understand this for speed records and not race meetings.
So how do we give them our vote.

Regards,
Ian Haddow


From: steven odgaard
To: bob rennick
Subject: Vote

Hello Bob,
On the matter of the World Hovercraft Speed Record regulations, I vote that your proposal be adopted in time for the World Hovercraft championships at Terre Haute in September.
On the changes to the Point Scoring System, I vote that your proposed changes to the scoring system be also adopted in time for the World Hovercraft championships at Terre Haute in September 2002.

Regards
Steven Odgaard
Secretary of the Australian Hovercraft Federation Inc.

Next club cruise:-
The next club cruise will be from The Boat Passage, Fisherman Island on Sunday 30th June 2002.
Meet at the boat ramp at 9:30 am for a 10:00am launch.

Next Queensland branch meeting:-
7:30 pm - Tuesday, 16th July 2002.
SAAA hall at Archerfield Aerodrome.
Beatty Road Qld 4108.

Regards
Steven Odgaard
QSH secretary