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Bluebird on Bute

August 4, 2018 - August 18, 2018


[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYfPrCN_vZo]

The Bluebird Project is coming to Bute to learn to handle a two-ton jet hydroplane – yikes!

Donald Campbell

You see, it’s half a century since anyone put her in the water then got her back out again. Or put fuel in and started the engine whilst

afloat. No one knows how she handles or the best way to jump out in a hurry if needs-be. We need to work all these things out so the name of the game is crew training. Come and watch us fumble about, drop things in the loch then have to send divers down to get them back. Enjoy the sight of us stood in a huddle scratching and shaking our heads. Come and have a beer with us afterwards and we’ll tell you what went wrong but, be patient and you may just see this icon hitch up her skirts and skim the length of Loch Fad in a cloud of noise and spray.

Bluebird in action

There is no itinerary because we have to approach and solve problems in a methodical way and we may also take a day off to go to the highland games on the 11th, with the boat, of course, so you’ll get to see whatever is going on at the time so best come for a few days to be sure of some action. We’ll also be keeping folks up to date by the usual methods so keep your phones close.

See the Bluebird Project Youtube Channel here.


August 4, 2018
August 18, 2018
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