The Solent 2003
On the afternoon of Saturday March 1st 2003, SBW was hovered on, and then off, the slipway adjacent to the Hovercraft Museum at HMS Daedalus. Aleksi was our test-pilot, hovering first over a large pool of rainwater that had formed near the foot of the slipway, and then on the Solent itself. These were SBW's first trials on water and sea respectively.
SBW was controlled laterally by means of two tow ropes and a push-rod.
All photos on this page by kind courtesy of John Hopkins of the Solent Skiers Association
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