March 2005
Queensland Sporting Hovercraft Club
A branch of the Australian Hovercraft Federation Inc (Vic)

Camp Quality report - Point Wolstoncroft - Sunday 13th March 2005.

Dear Air Cushion Vehicle enthusiast,
On the weekend of 12/13th March 2005, Arthur and Judy Stead and Steven Odgaard travelled to Lake Macquarie near Newcastle NSW and met our friends from the NSW branch:-
Karl & Judy Bowman, Eugene & Robin Zanozine, and Peter Hardi and Sharon.

Karl and Eugene both had Revtech Renegades powered by 24hp 4 stroke Honda engines, Peter Hardi had a Viper powered by a fuel injected 2 stroke Hearth engine and Steven Odgaard had a Bill Baker 2 powered by a 44hp Chapparal and an EC25 Robin lift engine, both 2 strokes.

The excuse for travelling this far was Camp Quality for Children with cancer at Point Wolstoncroft.
However a good social event with the NSW club was also a bonus.
On the homeward leg of the trip, Neil Batley of Taree kindly offered me a place to stay to rest my weary bones. Thanks Neil.

On the Monday, I visited Stephen and Lee McIver at Bonville. Their son Bryce is building a 10 foot aluminium craft as part of a final year project at Secondary School.
The craft is integrated and is powered by a 30hp 3 cylinder Suzuki car engine.

Next club cruise:-
The next club cruise will be at 9:00am on Sunday 17th April 2005.
Colmslie Reserve on the Brisbane River. South side just upstream from the Gateway Bridge.
This is also near a hockey stadium and sports fields.
There are barbecue and picnic tables adjacent to the boat ramp.

Next Queensland branch meeting:-
7:30pm Monday 18th April 2005.
SAAA hall at Archerfield Aerodrome.
Beatty Road Qld 4108.

On the agenda, report from OzHover 2005.
Stuart Wale is the AHF achiever for 2005.
Stuart owns a Cyclone which is powered by a single lobe Wankel engine and he has participated in Vic branch cruises and rallies for many years. Stuart has also served on the club committee.
Congratulations Stuie!

Neil Batley has prepared some keyrings commemerating Oz-Hover 2005 and these will be available at our next Qld cruise and club meeting.
Limited stock.

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Steven Odgaard
QSH secretary