July 2004
Queensland Sporting Hovercraft Club
A branch of the Australian Hovercraft Federation Inc (Vic)

Cruise report - Clontarf - Sunday 11th July 2004.

Dear Air Cushion Vehicle enthusiast,
The last cruise was held at Clontarf on Sunday 11th July 2004.
Des Goss and Angus and Lucas Kerr went on two trips.
The trip before lunch was to the South Pine River and after lunch they went to Scarborough.
Phillip Audsley didnít venture far from the ramp and preferred to give short rides to friends who turned up to see the club event.

World Hovercraft Championships:-
Angus reported that his Rocket hovercraft is now on its way to Germany and he will be leaving on the 23rd August with mechanic and friend, Len Challem. Owen Ellis will be meeting them in Berlin to assist and represent Australia at the 1994 World Hovercraft Championships.
On behalf of the Queensland Sporting Hovercraft Club, the Australian Hovercraft Federation and your mates back home, Good Luck in your competition heats and make Australia proud while racing in Berlin Germany. Thanks must go to Owen for his assistance and support without which; Angus would not be competing.

Hovercraft Insurance:-
Ken Osmond - president of the Australian Hovercraft Federation, has requested a list of names and addresses so that our insurance broker may write to as many members as possible and encourage increased numbers of insured hovercraft in Australia.
The broker: Advantage Jonstan has advised that with such low numbers of craft insured, the underwriter is considering pulling out.
I cannot pass on this confidential information from the club records, without your expressed permission. Due to the nature of the request, I would like to oblige so that we have the opportunity to maintain general group insurance.
If you agree, could each of you send me a brief email saying:
"Insurance letter - permission granted."
If you think I may not have your correct PO Box address or mailing address then please add this in your email reply. Alternatively, please contact the broker direct and ask for a copy of this letter which they plan to send out to all club members.

Advantage Jonstan Insurance Brokers Pty Ltd
PO Box 159 Mt Elisa Vic 3930
9 Keys St Frankston Vic 3199
Ph (03) 9781 3622

Brisbane Riverfestival rehearsal:-
The Brisbane Riverfestival rivergames segment will be on Saturday 28th August 2004.
Same times as last year:-
Call is 1:30pm.
The hovercraft Bridge to Bridge display race is scheduled to start at 2:40pm.

The swimming team are not participating this year, so the tide direction has no relevance and the race officials have decided to keep the direction the same as last year. That is:- Victoria Bridge to Goodwill Games Bridge starting to the sound of a hand held air horn amplified through the public address system.
Winsome Anderson will be there to interview new participants and to refresh her notes and memory of people she met in 2002 and 2003.
Kerri Audsley has agreed to be finish line judge on the Goodwill Games bridge and David Odgaard has agreed to be the back street driver to position marshals and commentator at thier strategic positions.
I still need a photographer to be up on the Goodwill Games Bridge.
Any volunteers?

There will be a rehearsal for the Riverfestival bridge to bridge at 1:30pm on Saturday 14th August 2004. Launch at the boat ramp at Riverside Drive West End, near intersection of Hockings Street or in view of the train bridge.
A young lady has asked if she can hitch a ride to her wedding on the 28th August and she will be at the rehearsal for a trial run, if any of the lads are willing to oblige.
She will need a lift from the boat ramp to the South Brisbane Sailing Club at approximately 3:00pm, after the main display is over. Her name is Donna Toussaint.
Hope many from the club can come to see this exciting display.

Stolen hovercraft:-
Karl and Judy Bowman have reported a stolen Viper.
The registration number of the stolen craft is ADJ-973N.   click here for a picture

Next Queensland branch meeting:
The Queensland Sporting Hovercraft Club AGM will be held at
7:30pm Monday 16th August 2004
SAAA hall at Archerfield Aerodrome.
Beatty Road Qld 4108.

Please consider taking a roll on your club's committee.
We need at least 4 people to dedicate some of their time to running a successful club.

Steven Odgaard
QSH secretary