The fist day of Coniston Records Week dawned with a traditional mist but an untraditional warm sun soon burned it off and the speed record competitors enjoyed one of the warmest days in the event’s history.
Endija Zaumane (above) had traveled to the Lake District from Bauska in Latvia.
She quickly made sure the long trip had been worthwhile, taking World and Latvian National records in the JT250 and T250 classes.
Ben Jelf had an outstanding start to the week.
He started the day with a new British National F4 Record at 77.52 mph, added World and British Records in the O1000 and S1000 classes and set the National Clubman 1000 Catamaran class at 77.90 mph.
Not a bad day at the office for the 16 year old.
Bob McCarthy set a new British National record in Offshore Club Class 2 at 69.38 mph, that only stood for an hour or two, Hugh Donnelly in his veteran yellow Argo Cat then raised it to 74.98 mph.
Ben Morse raised the GT60 speed British National Record to 50.95mph
The temperature is forecast to be much colder for the rest of the week as the Event heats up before its conclusion on Friday lunch time.
Records subject to ratification by National Governing Bodies and the UIM
Photo: Tim Tapping
John raced Offshore UIM Class 3 in the 1980’s & 1990’s.
He served as the Cowes Torquay Cowes Event Director for 4 years, including running the 50 th Anniversary Event in 2010.
He has recently organised 4 British Offshore races under UKOPRA sanction.
He is the Editor of Powerboat Racing World.