Oct
05
2011

Hovercraft Racing at Claydon House in Buckingham

My very good friend Charlie has been part of the hovercrafting world on and off for about 15 years or more.  I asked him if there was any chance we could come and photograph a competition and he suggested Claydon House in Buckinghamshire which was the next big event in the hovercrafting season.  Not only a wonderful venue but also one of the National Trust houses where our mothers love to visit.  So everyone was a winner, we went and took the photographs throughout the day and our mothers went and had a tour around the grounds and house at Claydon. 

For those who aren’t overly sure of what happens at a hovercraft event I will try and explain as much as I know about it but I am, by far, no expert!  The hovercraft itself is able to go over land and water and the course is made up of a combination of the two challenging the competitors.  The hovercrafts themselves are very light and wind is a huge factor in how the course flows.  On that particular day the wind was strong making the day a lot more eventful.  In the morning it was a pretty miserable start but luckily we got some sun later on in the afternoon.  We were lucky to have an amazingly helpful mentor who showed us, once we were on the course, where it was safe and how to avoid a hovercraft if it was coming straight for you! What we had to remember was that these hovercrafts don’t have brakes!  We had a brilliant advantage being on the course, we were able get reasonably close to the brakeless hovercrafts, and the best photographs were of the hovercrafts showing some air on the way out of the water.  The lovely young lady that helped us with what we should and shouldn’t do has been part of the hovercraft world since she was very young and her family have been involved for more than 30 years.

We would like to thank the very accommodating team of marshals and our brilliant guide - we had a wonderful day.

abie

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