September 2003
Queensland Sporting Hovercraft Club
A branch of the Australian Hovercraft Federation Inc (Vic)

Results from the Rivergames - Hovercraft segment Saturday, 30th August 2003.

Dear Air Cushion Vehicle enthusiast,
The annual Brisbane Riverfestival Bridge to Bridge hovercraft display took place on Saturday, 30th August 2003 from 3:05 pm to 3:20 pm on the Brisbane River in front of the Southbank Parklands.

First place:- Bryan Davidson in a Turbo Wedge 240.
                 (Angus Kerr’s cruising craft) built by Qld Hovercraft Supplies.
Second place:- Neil Batley of Taree NSW in a Turbo Razor.
                 built by Qld Hovercraft Supplies.
Third place:- Phillip Audsley in a Turbo Wedge 225.
                 designed by Owen Ellis of Melbourne.

Angus Kerr participated in the initial display, but was unable to start in the bridge to bridge segment.

Click here for photos of the event.

Commentary at the Riverfestival stage : Winsome Anderson formerly of FM101 radio
Line Marshall : Racheal Leigh Johnson
Rivergames organiser: Kate Prince, Wendy Lacey and Lew Bromley
Stage Manager : Mary Clare Goodwin
Podium girl : Caitlin Boag
Rescue Vessel : Sandgate Air Sea Rescue
Original contact : Danny Venn of Qld Hovercraft Supplies
Photography: Kerri Audsley, Peter Ledwoch and Joan Odgaard.
Craft maintenance on the launch site: Phillip Audsley and Bryan Davidson
Land transport from launch site to Southbank and return: Craig Gibbings
One back up air cushion vehicle supplied by Steven Odgaard.
Last minute driver : Neil Batley of Taree NSW
Chocolates and wine : Presented to Winsome Anderson for the commentary purchased, decorated and arranged by Joan and Len Odgaard.
Walkie Talkies from Riverfestival and Tandy Electronics.
Friends and supporters: Kerri Audsley, Peter Ledwoch, Ann Dickinson, Kyle Kerr, Lucas Kerr, Aaron Venn, Len and Joan Odgaard, Wesley and Miles with Caitlin Boag and Caroline Kirsch.

Thanks everyone for a perfect day.

Next club cruise:-
The next club cruise will be at Skinners Road, Carbrook, on Sunday, 21st September 2003.
Meet at the Skinners Road boat ramp for a 10:00 am launch and a cruise in the Logan River.
Turn-off the Pacific Highway at Bryants Road in front of the Logan Hyperdome.

Next Queensland branch meeting:-
7:30pm - Tuesday 18th November 2003.
SAAA hall at Archerfield Aerodrome.
Beatty Road Qld 4108.

There is no meeting in October due to Phillip Audsley and Steven Odgaard being interstate.

Steven Odgaard
QSH secretary