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Tethered Hydroplanes 

1908-2008  100 years  of tethered hydroplane racing

History      A  Century of tethered hydroplane racing

Who started it all?

Surviving Pioneers
 H. H. Groves

Fred Westmoreland

George Noble Ted Vanner

                                                General Articles


Chrysis  Survivor from the 20's Hydroplanes from the 1930's

Vamp  Another 20's boat discovered

Faro      Ken William's 30cc  record breaker from 1935
Betty and the Innocent Brothers Jildi Junior      Captain Bowden's miniature hydroplane
Naiad 3    Three unusual 15cc boats from Tom Dalziel Updated Mar 2011 Little Star   Mr L J French's 15cc record breaker of the 30's
Sparky II    George Lines' record breaking boat QT V 1930s Scottish boat from D C Jeffrey

Four-strokes from the 30s

Victoria V34  Ernie Clark's surviving boats
Boxotrix  E. A. Walker's 30cc hydroplane and a Lincolnshire find Hell's Bells  Restoration of a Stan Clifford hydroplane
Melody & Swinging   Bill Everitt's 30cc hydroplanes restored Voodoo Mark Mansell restores Keith Swift's hydro
Dougal McIntyre  Restoring a vintage hydroplane  

Engineers, Enthusiasts and Clubs.

Jim Hampton   The highs and lows of a model powerboat man Ted Harris   A racing career revisited. Updated Dec. 2008
 Victoria V34  Ernie Clark and the  'Gordons' Mark Russell    Restoration of a typical 1930's boat and engine
Doug Reynolds   50 Years of Model Engineering Excellence Edgar T Westbury
Arthur Weaver  North London Maestro Mons Gem Suzor Tethered Hydroplane Legend
Jimmy Jones and 'Wee Gareth' Quantum leap in tethered hydros  The George Stone story

King's Lynn Club I  JohnDuffield

Harold Heath and his boats

King's Lynn Club II George Chapman

Victoria Model Steamboat Club  celebrates its 105th anniversary

King's Lynn Club III Bert Stalham and Dr Hewlett

Stan Clifford Flash steam to GRP.
Mike Drinkwater's Airscrew recollections Norman Dixon The 'Cat' hydros

John Rose  'West Country Wizard'

Doug Reynolds Triton hydroplanes and engineering
Timers  'How fast does it go mister?' Dougal McIntyre  Restoring a vintage hydro
Empty Spaces Jim Free Empty spaces  Alan  Rayman
Empty spaces  'Doc' and Cindy English Empty Spaces Terry Everitt
Empty spaces  John Benson Empty Spaces  Keith Swift, hydroplanes large and small
Empty Spaces  Tom Clement Empty Spaces  Ray Gibbs
Empty Spaces Dave Scarnell  

Long Lost lakes

Malcolm Beak at St. Albans  Plus photo gallery Swindon Cheney Manor Lake
South Cerney Cotswold Club Farnborough Old Ford
Brayshaw Park, Blenheim, New Zealand Woburn Woburn Hydroplane Club
Southampton Ornamental Lake Southampton & South Coast Clubs Cove Common Reservoir Farnborough Club

Flash Steam

What Is Flash Steam? A 'rough guide' to the subject A W Martin  Flash Steam Exponent
Evil Spirit  1915 Flash Steam Hydro ITSA  Mystery flash steam hydroplane

Stan Poyser   The Phoenix series of flash steam hydroplanes

Jim Bamford     25 years of experimentation and competition
Flash steam engines from the Poyser family Oliver Monk  Developing a 'B' Class flash steam hydro
Bernard Pilliner  Experiments, trials and tribulations Frank Jutton  His story and boats
Bonham's Steamer  Mystery V4 flash steamer  
Flash Steam Gallery I  Fred Lowne Flash Steam Gallery 4 Ian Berne, in pursuit of a record
Flash Steam Gallery 2  Colin Harmer Flash Steam Gallery 5 Paul Windross
Flash Steam Gallery 3  Keith Norfor  

Modern Scene

Tethered Hydroplane Racing Homepage  Roger James  Building a gold medal winning A3 hydroplane
2021  Current National/International Classes and Speed Records  Resources  Where to find out more
Airscrew Hydroplanes  

Who's Who

Bob Kirtley Paul Windross Ron Hankins

John Hyder

Arthur Wall

Pit Box

Hydroplanes rediscovered  Index to pages