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Hacketts Lake 2018 News Update

Hovercraft Race Events and the Hovercraft Club of Great Britain welcomes you to Hacketts Lake 2018


Hovercraft Race Events and The Hovercraft Club of Great Britain welcome you to Hacketts Lake, for the 2018 season.


For the 2018 season Hacketts Lake has been handed the accolade of being the sole European racing event on the calendar. With the World Championships being hosted in Germany in September we are expecting both Britain’s and Europe’s finest to arrive in Nottingham to hone their skills contesting the European silver wear in this winner take all shoot out!


Saturday and Sundays racing will be ran under EHF (European Hovercraft Federation) rulings, with a change to HCGB (Hovercraft Club of Great Britain) National rulings on the Monday. Racing will start from around 12.30pm on Saturday, 11.30am on Sunday and Monday. There will be two sets of races per across seven different classes of craft and driver. Each race takes around 10 minutes with gridding between the races.


Between the two sets of races, spectators will be allowed into the paddock to meet the drivers and have a closer look at the hovercraft. The drivers and mechanics will be on hand to show you there racing machines and answer any questions you may have and explain how these fantastic machines work.


Come along and watch the amazing spectacle of the greatest drivers in the world pit their skills and daring against each other with hair raising speeds of up to 80MPH!


For the public the views will be great with almost all of the circuit visible from the two main viewing areas. Especially good is the exit into the Wall of Death corner off the water where the craft have to decelerate from around 50mph into a 180 banked turn and the public view is right on top of this on the edge of the bank wall. Other special points are the transitions from land to water with big jumps as the craft “take air” and in flight become unstable before hopefully landing on the water sections beyond.


There will be food and drink stalls as well as welfare facilities all day each day. You can bring your own food and drink if you prefer – why not bring a picnic on the grass, bring chairs or blankets and make yourselves comfortable – Please note BBQ’s are not allowed!!!!


Remember – motor racing is a dangerous sport. Please listen to the Course Marshals and Safety Team, they are experienced at what they do and are there to keep you safe!!!


Be safe and enjoy a very special day out.


The weather is going to be really great so don’t forget your sunscreen!


See you there!



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