VICTORIA PARK EASTER REGATTA
Welcome to the first regatta of the year over Victoria Park. We started at 11 o’clock with the steering competition, everyone had 3 runs. Next were the wedges followed by tethered hydroplanes
We started with the S40 John Underwood had a good run 73.68 mph. Bryn Colman had a good run 74.55mph Stuart Falconer did not start as the flywheel came loose, Dean Reynolds had a good run with a new boat 70.16mph A2V Pete Dirs had a nice run 89.09mph, Bryn did not finish the laps and did not run anymore. Next was the A1, Stuart had an engine problem would not start he was not happy; John had a good run 77.07mph peter had a good run 83.67mph. Dean didn’t finish the laps
A2V Peter did not run, Bryn did not finish the laps
S40 John was a little faster 78.23mph
The next event a new radio event. We set out a M course and the models are all standard race boats with a 600 size motor and 2 cell Lipo batteries it was a 5 minute race. It was good fun, a lot of bumping into each other. Brian Heath won.
Next was a Knockout event, we had some close running and everyone got through the first round so second round was run. Well, only one person got through and was the winner was Phil
I would like to thank everyone for helping out and making it a great day.
A2V Pete Dirs 59.09mph A1 Pete Dirs 83.67mph John Underwood 78.23mph S40 John Underwood 74.93mph Bryn Colman 74.55mph B1V Norman Lara 49.56mph
The last Ever Regatta Report from Victoria Park 14.5.23
Welcome to the second regatta of the year over
Victoria Park. We started at 11 o’clock
Two people came from Wanstead model flying club, as they are very interested in everything that runs on cables as they fly control line at Wanstead flats.
We started with the S40 John had a good run 75.92 mph. Bryn had a good run 63.84mph.
A2V Peter did not run Bryn did not finish the laps.
S40 John was a little slower 64.43mph.
|John Underwood, a last Run||Norman with vintage hydro and vintage bobble hat|
We had two people very keen and wanted to have a go next time. (Except, that will never now happen, see below)
Unfortunately, we are very sad to announce that with
immediate effect there will be NO more tethered hydroplane racing over Victoria
Following a meeting with the council and park staff, hydroplanes will not be permitted to run in the park for the following reasons.
This is a huge shame as Victoria Park has played such a big part in tethered hydroplane racing for running vintage classes for many years, it is a good lake to teach people on as it’s safe to walk in, so the regattas at this lake will be sorely missed by many of us.
I would like to thank everyone for helping and supporting us over many years.