Hovercraft Cruising Club UK

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Title: Liverpool Sailing Club Hover events.
Post by: Nick Flint on Nov 12, 2017, 3:32 pm
Liverpool Sailing Club hover weekend 18-19th  August  2018


Liaise with Danny (Baldy) and / or Nick Flint

Usual cruise rules apply, craft must be sea worthy and covered by appropriate insurance, there is a VHF channel that the club use or mobile phones as we are within the estuary. Crew must have appropriate clothing for the weather conditions and we usually try and run a buddy system or as a small group
There is the option of 'bumbling' cruising just within view of the club house the Mersey is approx 2.5miles wide outside the club or longer range stuff up towards Warrington
Parking is available for camper vans with a small grass area for tents. Wash down facilities are available, as are hot showers and toilets. The bar will be open for refreshments and there will be some food (usually BBQ) on the Saturday night and bacon butties on Sunday morning. These are included in the weekend cost to be paid to LSC on arrival
Please note this is a none political weekend. Anyone turning up with a mind to create will be shown the door

Danny.
Title: Re: Liverpool Sailing Club Hover events.
Post by: Nick Flint on Aug 15, 2018, 12:53 pm
Liverpool Sailing Club is again running a weekend as per above.
PLEASE (PLEASE) read--- and note the safety requirements---- ABOVE, bearing in mind recent events.
On a personal note, I will be attending with Gregory, (my son) and Max my grandson on Friday evening..
The three of us will be burbling around locally I believe as I introduce Max (5) to hover crafting.
Whilst I will be listening in to VHF, it is perhaps best to NOT rely on me to be present at all times on longer cruises!
Lets try to ensure this is a "stress free zone" this weekend,  ;)
and indeed have fun hover crafting. 8)
It might be rather nice if members could record on here if they propose to attend. No need to say if you can't!!!!
Nick Flint
Title: Re: Liverpool Sailing Club Hover events.
Post by: Nick Flint on Aug 16, 2018, 6:15 pm
Looks like its just me then!
Title: Re: Liverpool Sailing Club Hover events.
Post by: Nick Flint on Aug 19, 2018, 6:23 pm
Just returned from Liverpool Sailing Club after a very enjoyable weekend.
My son Gregory and my grandson Max are pictured on a sand bank, in the Mersey, with the club house pictured
on the muddy shore opposite.


Things of note-
1 Spare fuel, even tho the tank was holding 40 litres !
2 The intercom system works well now with the noise attenuation of great pleasure to the grandchildren who seem to be caused some pain actually hearing stuff thats "a bit noisy". Once they wear the phones they are very happy. The constant chatter from me over the intercom can help reassure when the going gets tough, rough etc.
3 Life jackets are well seen being worn---- (in the afternoon)
In the morning I profess absolute mind block over this issue and completely forgot. SOOOoo embarrassing.
Playing the "I'm an old person card just does NOT help if your sinking! We were in shallows at all times--- but isn't the point. "oops" ::)
4Plugs is written on the top of the tool box. This helps find them should they be necessary (instead of a pointless search for them in the main body of the box. "oops" ::)
Title: Re: Liverpool Sailing Club Hover events.
Post by: Nick Flint on Aug 19, 2018, 6:46 pm
Much hilarity in the bar was enjoyed by all  ;)