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HDIV: On Shore Guide

Whilst the Hydro-Arena dominates competition there are several important pre and post derby elements that take place on shore. Having a clear team plan for the day will ensure you are all ready to push as hard as possible during the competition. A key part of maximizing your success in the Hydro-Derby is being on … Continue reading

Navigating HDIV – Your Guide to the 2013 Hydro-Arena

Since it’s inception the Hydro-Derby has been rooted in the spirit and culture of Pittwater. This is a pleasant afternoon mucking about on boats, with high range alcohol abuse and dark overtones of cut throat competitiveness mixed in with equal measure. All epic battles have their hallowed turf, center court at Wimbledon, the MCG, Yankee Stadium… for … Continue reading

HDIV Team profile: Team Top Gun – I feel the need, the need for speed.

The Miramar Naval Air Station division of Derby HQ, has just received radio contact of a team entry based on the always popular children’s movie “Top Gun”. This quite possibly is the first team to come complete with anthem. This years entry is hoping to take the Hydroderby by the sound barrier, taking the Pittwater Perpetual … Continue reading

Hawking’s Guide to Maximum Points

Originally posted on The Hydro-Derby:
It’s not widely known but, when he’s not pondering the beginnings of the universe, Professor Steven Hawking is an enthusiastic angler.   Indeed he can often be found trundling along the banks of the Cambridge University canals with a large trolling rig gaffa-taped to the frame of his wheelchair. So it…

Hydro-Communique: HD3 2012

GO FOR LAUNCH SEQUENCE ARM CUT OFF INITIATE RSL5 ORB VENT DOOR SE9 START START SRB APU’S 25 SECONDS START SRB GIMBAL TEST 20 SECONDS ACTIVATE SOUND SUPPRESSION WATER 15 SECONDS  PERFORM SRB AFT MDMS LOCKOUT VERIFY LH2 HIGH POINT BLEED VALVE CLOSED TERMINATE MPS HELIUM FILL 10 SECONDS FREE HYDROGEN BURN OFF SYSTEM IGNITION … Continue reading

Hydro-Derby Kit… getting that winning edge!

If you are a mad keen Hydro-Derbyist bent on world domination and hoisting the Pittwater Perpetual Pail, then you want the best fishing gear available. But, it can be quite pricey if you shop retail. Thankfully, there are a few online stores that offer fishing gear at very reasonable prices. In this Hydro Communique, we … Continue reading

Its coming…. 7th January 2012

After a recent convening of the Board of Competition Stewards we can confirm that Hydro-Derby 3: Beyond Thunderdome is returning to Pittwater on Saturday January 7th 2012. Get ready, get excited… this one is going to blow your mind! The Board of Competition Stewards met under the banner ‘Moderation is a fatal thing, Nothing succeeds … Continue reading

Boogity Boogity Boogity!!!

With just over 24 hours till the 2nd Annual 2011 Pittwater Hydro Derby Summer Invitational the atmosphere is electric! Teams have been scrambling to optimize their Hydro strategies, with a spate of last minute crew trading, as they look to maximize their ‘angling quotient’ and most critically the potential ‘standards per tonne’ ratings. At this late stage most teams … Continue reading

This is the final countdown….

five ah ah ah huh? Hydroderbyists a communique from the Count. Five days are left to register your Hydro intentions. Join the likes of Team RAMROD and Team Gout in the quest for as the French may term it “piscatorial et hydro dominance”. I know that there are some lurking teams out there ready to … Continue reading

Total Coverage!

Just like the Fear and Loathing enveloped Mint 400 Desert Race we at Hydro Derby HQ need total coverage! With a Hydro-Arena spanning several square nautical miles we’re relying on you, the competitors, to augment the official event coverage. Following is a guide to the media available to each team and some tips to address … Continue reading