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Latest Bulletin



Tony M Drake. JP. President of the WHF

Well over 50 hovercraft drivers representing 10 countries from all over the world attended the 2018 World Hovercraft Championships in Saalburg, Germany. Our German hosts organized a fantastic event. Their hospitality and welcome were the best and nothing was too much trouble for them. The paddock was well laid out and expertly managed. The race course was extremely well designed and an excellent balance between safety and speed all of which was well controlled by a very professional team of race officials and marshals.

All of this made for the most spectacular and exciting racing between the finest hovercraft drivers from anywhere in the world. If you were not there you missed an absolutely fabulous event.

I would like to thank our German hosts and all their team together with the drivers and their mechanics for making this such a memorable event.

Sparkassen World Hovercraft Championships 2018.

World Championships 2018

Dear all,

It is regrettable and disappointing that entries to the World Championships 2018 are extremely low and some classifications have had to be withdrawn.

To help minimise the financial implications for the event but more importantly to ensure the event is as impressive and spectacular as possible for both public and sponsors our host organisers have decided to ‘compress’ the racing programme into four days and it will now commence on Thursday 6th of September.

We realise that this decision, if known earlier, may have affected your original travel arrangements but hope you will understand why it has been made. (For some it may not be too late to change arrangements).

Unfortunately, it was not possible to announce the decision earlier until registration had closed and great efforts had been made to encourage more

The revised racing programme will be posted soon


Change of 2018 World Hovercraft Championships venu

The WHF wish to announce that our next World Championships in 2018 have been moved from China to Germany. The Championships will now be held at Saalburg, Germany from the 5th to the 9th of September 2018. Further details will follow shortly. 

Tony M. Drake, JP. WHF President.

World champions 2016

Following our recent World Championships 2016 we are pleased to announce and congratulate our World Champions. They are as follows:

  • Formula 1.            Michele Scanavino (Italy)
  • Formula 2.           Magnus Ivanoff (Sweden)
  • Formula 3.           Phil Hall  (GB)
  • Formula S.           Chris Barlow (GB)
  • Formula 50.         Callum Beale (GB)
  • Formula 35.         Rachael Gifford (GB)
  • Formula Junior.   Adam Turnbull (GB)
  • Endurance race. Team Gifford (GB)

All  Championship results are now available in "Race Results"

Tony M Drake, JP. WHF President