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20th Feb 2020

Did you know you can go hovercraft racing in Cavan?

Brian Dillon

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If you’re on the hunt for a thrilling, adrenaline-inducing adventure in Ireland this year, then this should do the trick Yep, you can go hovercraft racing in County Cavan. (Outdoors and Dirty) offer just that, coining themselves as “the only place in Ireland you can do hover-drifting on wild open water.”

Be warned, they say on their website that it’s “not for wimps.”

Before taking off on your half-flight, half-boat journey, you’re issued with a wetsuit, a life jacket and a helmet. Then, your instructor will give you a tutorial and safety briefing.

Then, it’s time to take to the water (and the air) on your own. You’ll fly unaccompanied around a course out on Brackley Lake, with on-going instruction through Bluetooth headset.

And you’ll want to master how to lift, move forward, set down and stop pretty quick because you’ll be racing around the open-water course against another pilot.

The centre is usually open from Tuesday until Sunday and you have to book in advance to secure a spot. And the activity is open to individuals, couples and small or large groups of mates.

For a 15 Lap Hover Drifting Grand Prix Experience, you’ll pay €125. Or, for a 10 Lap Hover-Drift Racing Experience, it will cost €99.

And it’s not just hovercraft racing that this place offers. You can also try some Rage Buggy Racing. Strap your helmet on, whizz and tail-slide around the off-road track and have the time of your life.

In fact, the rage buggies are around the same size as a mini.

If you have a stag or hen coming up, they offer packages that include super fun and exciting activities like paintballing, clay pigeon shooting and other extreme experiences.

If you want to find out more, you can check them out here.

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