Lake Geneva Winter Cruise

UH Winter Cruise: February 27th and 28th 2010
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Winter Cruise on Geneva Lake, WI

UPDATES:
Our winter cruise is just three days away. The weather is looking great. Weatherman says 34 degrees with a good chance of sun all day. Ice is very thick with snow cover on the east end and patchy drifts on the west end. Some of us have made reservations at the Abbey Resort in Fontana. The resort has given us the okay to park our hovercraft in the frozen marina overnight. Â Looks like 13 to 18 HCA members will attend with 11 to 15 hovercrafts. If you plan to attend and have not contact us please send an email so we know your coming.

Here is the schedule:
Saturday
8:00am - 12:00pm: Participants arriving and gathering. General cruising and playing in the local area.
12:00pm - 1:15pm: Hover 4 miles to Chucks for lunch.
1:30pm - 3:30pm: Cruise 8 miles to Lake Geneva, check out ice sculptures and cruise back.
3:30 - Dark: General Operations, cruising & playing.
8:00pm: Dinner at Popeye's restaurant in Lake Geneva. This is optional and will be decided on by participants at the lake.

Sunday
8:00am - 12:00pm: Participants arriving and gathering. General cruising and playing in the local area.
12:00pm- 1:15pm: Hover or walk to Harpoon Willies for lunch
1:30pm - 3:30pm: Cruise the shoreline around the lake.

3:30 – Dark: General Operations, cruising & playing.


UH is hosting a cruise on Geneva Lake Saturday February 27th. This is an informal gathering of hovercraft and is intended to be extremely fun. We intend to hover no matter what the conditions are (please check in for updates before attending). 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. All are within walking distance of our parking spot on the lake. After a relaxing look around we'll head back across the lake to our favorite lunch restaurant Harpoon Willies. Harpoon Willies is a nicely decorated bar/grill with the best burgers you'll find anywhere. After lunch we head back out to the lake for another cruise and general operation.

For those that like to sample the spirits there are four bar/grill establishments around the lake and all are accessible by hovercraft. On most weekends the lake is busy with excitement. Ice boats, snowmobiles, 4-wheelers, airplanes, helicopters and trucks are all playing in various parts of the lake. The lake is big enough to host all of these activities with room to spare.

We will provide a warming tent, snacks and beverages out on the lake. Bathrooms are available at various locations around the lake. If you intend to stay and cruise with us Sunday you will find many resorts, hotels and motels available.
Should a tremendous storm hit the lake on the day of the cruise we may reschedule. Cold weather, wind, snow or melting ice will not cancel the event. The website will be updated constantly with information especially the week before the event. Check the website, email us or call Universal Hovercraft for the latest information.

www.hovercraft.com
815-963-1200

Location: Geneva Lake, WI

Launching site: Williams Bay, WI

Directions:



Our launch site is on East Geneva St. about 500 yards east of Harpoon Willies (Get Directions) in downtown Williams bay.


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Where to stay:

The Abbey Resort
(800) 709-1323
269 Fontana Blvd.
Fontana WI 53125

http://theabbeyresort2-px.trvlclick.com/index.cfm

This is the location most cruisers will be starting at. Rooms start at $99 per night.
The abbey is just 2 miles by lake or 4 miles by car from the launching site. This is a huge resort hotel with pools, spa, restaurants, bars , and game rooms all built into one complex. It's just 100 yards from the lake. It is highly likely we can park the hovercrafts on the lake overnight.

Bayside Motel
(262) 245-6366‎
47 West Geneva Street,
Williams Bay, WI 53191

  • Least expensive
  • 2 blocks from launching site

The Cove
(800) 770-7107‎
111 Center Street
Lake Geneva, WI
www.cove-lake-geneva.com

  • Very nice hotel with lake views
  • Starting at $135 /night, studio room, sleeps 4 comfortably, discount for booking online
  • Located in Lake Geneva, excellent night life within walking distance
  • May be able to park hovercraft on ice near the hotel
  • 8 miles from launching site

Harbor Shores
(877) 747-8713
300 Wrigley Drive
Lake Geneva, WI
www.harborshoreslg.com

  • Very nice hotel with lake views
  • Starting at $119 for two queen beds
  • Located in Lake Geneva, excellent night life within walking distance
  • May be able to park hovercraft on ice near the hotel
  • 8 miles from launching site

Bella Vista
(262) 248-2100
335 Wrigley Drive
Lake Geneva, WI‎
www.bellavistasuites.com

  • Very nice hotel with lake views
  • Starting at $170 for king bed, Jacuzzi, sleeper sofa, wet bar,
  • Located in Lake Geneva, excellent night life within walking distance
  • May be able to park hovercraft on ice near the hotel
  • 8 miles from launching site

contact@hovercraft.com
www.hovercraft.com
815-963-1200




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