Hovercraft racers could head to Hunny

CHRIS BISHOP Britain's top hovercraft racers could soon be making a bee line for Hunstanton.The Hovercraft Club of Great Britain wants to stage part of its Coastal Racing Championship in the resort.

CHRIS BISHOP

Britain's top hovercraft racers could soon be making a beeline for Hunstanton.

The Hovercraft Club of Great Britain wants to stage part of its Coastal Racing Championship in the resort.

West Norfolk council, which owns South Promenade, is being asked to grant the club a licence to stage the meeting over the weekend of May 13-14. A report to councillors says: "The council's head of leisure and public space wishes to support this prestigious event, which is expected to bring visitors to the area."

Event organiser Russ Pullen said: "The idea is that we have 10 or 15 hovercraft taking part, so there will probably be 30 or 40 people with support crews.

"Each day we will have two races; we try to have one at low tide."

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Craft reach speeds of up to 40mph as they skim across the sand and sea.

Councillors have been recommended to grant the event a licence.