June 2010
Queensland Sporting Hovercraft Club

Dear Air Cushion Vehicle enthusiast,
The Queensland branch of The Australian Hovercraft Federation held a planning meeting on Tuesday, 15th June 2010, in Room 15 - Our Lady of Fatima RC primary school, 350 Mortimer Road Acacia Ridge. This meeting was attended by:-
Phillip Audsley, Peter Venn, Arthur Stead, Tony Hogben and Steven Odgaard.

Cruise report - Muriel Street, Redland Bay, Saturday 5th June 2010.

The last club cruise was held on Saturday 5th June 2010 from 96 Muriel Street, Redland Bay courtesy of Peter Venn. Those attending the cruise were:-

Peter Venn - Turbo TP6 powered by a Subaru 1800 & Honda twin cylinder.
Des Goss - Turbo Wedge 225 powered by a Robin EC44.
Arthur Stead - Revtech Renegade powered by a 20hp Honda 2 cylinder.
Steven Odgaard - Billy Baker 2 - (static display only).

Peter Venn and Arthur Stead returned from their trip to Lake Macquarie and Lake Illawarra just in time for the Queensland branch monthly cruise.

Three craft set off at 9:40 am northward from Lagoon Passage and headed to Coochiemudlo Island - Steven travelling with Peter in the Turbo TP6. The wind was mild and the bay was calm to moderate, and with the tide at a low, not much traffic on the water to contend with.

We found that our favourite stomping ground on the island - The Mathew Flinders Cafe - had closed down since our last visit and was no longer trading, so we walked to the milk bar by the ferry terminal and had morning tea.

We ventured back via Macleay Island, the W's channel intersection and Long Island. We returned to base at 12:30 pm and rested in Elaine's dining lounge to watch an old article on South Australian hovercraft in an episode of Leyland Brothers World from the late 1970's.

Australian Hovercraft Federation News:-
On Wednesday 26th May the Australian Hovercraft Federation held an Annual General Meeting via a three state phone conference. In attendance were:-

Victoria - Peter Streader, Colin Dainty, Reece Isaac and Tony Westwood.
N.S.W. - Eugene Zanozin.
Queensland - Steven Odgaard, Peter Venn and Arthur Stead.

Election of office bearers:-
President - Peter Streader Vic
Vice President - Eugene Zanozin NSW
Secretary - Steven Odgaard Qld
Treasurer - Colin Dainty Vic

World Hovercraft Championships - 2010:-
OzTeam 2010 - THUNDER from DOWNUNDER:-
Preparations are well underway for an Australian challenge in Endurance Racing at the 2010 World Hovercraft Championships being held at Towcester in the UK during August. The Australian team will compete under the banner 'OzTeam 2010 - THUNDER from DOWNUNDER' using a new version of the Revtech Renegade built specifically for the challenge.
Check out the website at revtech.qhover.com

Next club cruise:-
The next club cruise will be held on Saturday 10th July 2010 at The Spit on Somerset Dam.
Meet at Fernvale on the Brisbane Valley Highway at 10:00 am and travel in convoy the remaining 50 kilometres to The Spit. If coming from the north, meet at The Spit at 11.00 am.
Registration is necessary to use the lake and may be obtained at Fernvale or at the rangerís office near the boat ramp. For further enquiries on boating fees call SEQWater on 5426 0188.
Contact for the event is Steven Odgaard on 0400 798 404.

Next Queensland branch meeting:
The next club meeting will be on Tuesday 20th July 2010 at 7:30pm.
It will be held at Our Lady of Fatima RC primary school at 350 Mortimer Road Acacia Ridge in room 15.

Hope you can come. All welcome.

Steven Odgaard
QSH secretary