This year’s Universal Hovercraft Mississippi River Cruise event is being run in conjunction with the Muscatine Boat Show www.muscatineboatshow.com . Registration, attendance and meals are all complimentary.
UH Winter Cruise - Geneva Lake, WI Join us for a cruise on Geneva Lake Friday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday February 15th â€“ 17th. This is an informal gathering of hovercraft and is intended to be extremely fun. Our typical day includes a cruise across the lake (8 miles) to the town of Lake Geneva. The town is filled with nice shops, restaurants and hotels. After a relaxing look around weâ€™ll head back across the lake for lunch at our favorite bar/grill Harpoon Willies. After lunch we head back out to the lake for another cruise and general operation. Should a tremendous storm hit the lake on the day of the cruise we may reschedule. The website will be updated constantly with information especially the week before the event. Check the website or call for the latest information.
Rockford, IL - The second anual Rock River cruise will be held at the UH-Rockford facility on the Rock River. Cruisers will be treated to a 26 mile cruise down the Rock River to Oregon IL. We will also cruise up the smaller winding Kishwaukee river 9 to 18 miles.
Cordova, IL - Bill Zang & Bob Windt will be hosting the fourth annual Cordova Summer Cruise on the beautiful Mississippi River. Two cruises are planned; Saturday we will be heading north to Palisades Park and beyond. Sunday morning we will be heading up the Wapsi River. Home base will be our design shop in Cordova IL.
If you would like to hover with other enthusiasts or see what hovercraft are all about, then mark your calendars for the upcoming events.
Feb 18th, 19th and 20th
UH Winter Cruise Join us for a cruise on Geneva Lake Friday afternoon, Saturday and Sunday February 18th â€“ 20th. This is an informal gathering of hovercraft and is intended to be extremely fun. Our typical day includes a cruise across the lake (8 miles) to the town of Lake Geneva. The town is filled with nice shops, restaurants and hotels. After a relaxing look around weâ€™ll head back across the lake for lunch at our favorite bar/grill Harpoon Willies. After lunch we head back out to the lake for another cruise and general operation. Should a tremendous storm hit the lake on the day of the cruise we may reschedule. The website will be updated constantly with information especially the week before the event. Check the website or call for the latest information.
UH Muscatine CruiseCANCELED!!! Join us in Muscatine Iowa for a cruise on the beautiful Mississippi River. We are running this cruise in conjunction with the Muscatine Boat Show in Riverside Park. When we arenâ€™t cruising the hovercraft will be part of the show. 200 Collectable cars and 200 boats will be on display. APBA hydroplanes will be running test sessions throughout the weekend. Many other activities will be offered. More event information will become available here as we approach the event.
Troy Hovercraft Championship, Troy Ohio Join us in a weekend of racing in beautiful Ohio. Watch the action packed formula 1 hovercrafts tear through the coarse at 75+ mph. This yearâ€™s F1 field has more seasoned competition than ever before. More details soon.
June 11th and 12th
Muscoda Spring Hover-In Muscoda, WI - Cruising on the Wisconsin River. This is a beautiful river that is absolutely perfect for hovering. Hundreds of huge sandy beaches gracefully transition out of the water making a scenic and fun cruising environment
[Click here for more information]
June17th, 18th and 19th
Rockford Il cruise The first ever Rockford Illinois cruise will be held less than a mile from the UH-Rockford facility on the Rock River. Cruisers will be treated to a 26 mile cruise down the Rock River to Oregon IL. We will also cruise up smaller winding Kishwaukee river 9 to 18 miles. Contact Bill Zang to let him know you plan to attend: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hoverally 2011 - Port Byron IL Hoverally 2011 will be held near Cordova IL July 22nd, 23rd and 24th. The Cordova Summer cruise has outgrown its previous location at the Universal Hovercraft shop in Cordova (UHC). The new rally site is just 1.4 miles South of UHC in a private campground on the Mississippi River. The new site offers a bath house, small lodge, launching ramp, tent camping and motor home camping with water and electric. We encourage you to arrive anytime Friday. Friday evening we will organize a group dinner at a local restaurant. Saturday will be cruising. Saturday night we will have an onsite catered dinner, short meeting and DJ entertainment. Sunday we will have more cruising before departing. Visit the website for up to date information. Please contact Bill Zang or Mike Lynch if you plan to attend.
Hoosier Hovercraft Championship - Auburn, IN Come join the Hoverclub of America in a thrilling day of sanctioned racing as hovercraft compete in 7 different classes to see who will become the Hoosier Hovercraft Champions in 2011.
We will be racing on Saturday from noon to 5pm. Following the racing will be a catered BBQ dinner and awards presentations for club members. On Sunday we will cruise the St. Joe river in Fort Wayne which is a short drive south of Auburn.
August 19th, 20th and 21st
Lowell Hover-in - Grand Rapids MI The Lowell Hover-in is fast becoming one of the largest and most anticipated hover-ins in the midwest. Coming on the heels of the Island Lake Rally and the August Muscoda cruise, the Lowell Hover-in provides an opportunity for Hovercraft enthusiasts to come enjoy a relaxing weekend of cruising and fellowship. Located on the Grand River, Lowell is located centrally between Grand Rapids and Lyons, MI. This Hover-in gathers many hovercrafters from the state of Michigan as well as neighboring states, and people arrive from as far away as Kentucky and Pennsylvania to take part in this event.
August 26th, 27th and 28th
Center-Southeast Hover-In - Centerville TN come join the in on the fun. The Duck River accommodates large hovercraft and spontaneous cruising opportunities upstream to Columbia, Tn and downstream to the Tennessee River and beyond.
August 27th and 28th
Connecticut Hover-In Come join the fun at out biggest North-East Hover gathering. Meet us at the Bissell Bridge boat launch for cruises up and down the Connecticut river. From Hartford to Springfield, including side trips on the secluded Farmington river, enjoy the camaraderie at this once a year event.
September 3rd and 4th
Wabash Cannonball Run, Vincennes IN Spend Labor Day weekend with us on the Wabash Cannonball Cruise! The cruise takes place from Kimmel Park in Vincennes, IN. This site is right on the river and has ame camppling with electric, restroom, and shower facilities. It is also located just 1.5 miles upriver from the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park. More information:
Bishop Lake Races, Brighton MI The race will be held on Bishop Lake at the Bishop Lake Recreation Area, Brighton MI. Complete racing will be between 12-5 Saturday with a cookout dinner that night. Endurance racing between 12-3 on Sunday.
October 1st and 2nd
Maumee River Cruise - Waterville OH Come join your fellow Great Lakes Area Hovercraft enthusiasts for a weekend of great cruising on the scenic Maumee River near Toledo, Ohio. Rock ledges and a variety of conditions from mini-rapids to smooth shallow water make this river an inviting September destination for hovercraft cruisers.
October 8th and 9th
Big Spring Hover-In - Big Spring TN Columbus Day Weekend. Big Spring HoverIn at Rural Retreat Campground between Knoxville and Chattanooga on Hwy 58. Casual camping and cruising hosted by this years Hovernauts Dave & Linda Braden. Click the link for details.
October 21st, 22nd and 23rd
Brazos River TX Cruise Named â€œLos Brazos de Diosâ€ (the arms of god) by the Spaniards, at 840 miles, the Brazos River is the longest river in Texas. It is a long, slow flat water stream and the Upper Brazos, where the hover-in will be hosted, has lots of sand bars, occasional class I rapids and 500+ foot tall cliffs of Texas granite. The Brazos River is a throwback to the days of old when the Comanche's roamed the area and some of the best stories of the "old west" originated from this area of Texas. It remains largely undeveloped and is perfect for hovercrafting.