From November 5-9, UK Powerboat racers from all over the country will head to Coniston Water in Cumbria in a bid to set new National and World speed records at the 42nd Annual Coniston Records Week.

Unlimited Hydroplane

One of the stars of the show is set to be the Ulimited Hydroplane

Coniston Power Boat Records Week is the only event in the powerboat racing calendar to bring together all classes of boat. From tiny hydroplanes to inshore circuit racers and the largest offshore boats, entry is open to all. Spectators are welcome to come along and cheer the racers at what has become the perennial end of year finale to the UK racing season.

RYA Powerboat Racing Officer, Nicola Drummond, explains: “Coniston Records Week is always a highlight on the racing calendar. You never know how things are going to turn out, who will clinch a new record or if the weather will be just right to provide the optimum conditions for maximum speed. This year there’s been lots of excitement about the event and we’re certain that there will be lots of new records set.”

The 2011 event saw a total of ten new World Records and 23 British Records achieved. And not only will 2012 see the return of most of the new record holders in a bid to extend their marks, but it will also welcome the first-ever Unlimited Hydroplane (pictured - see also U-11 Hydroplane to Attempt Record on Coniston Water) to Coniston. In short, this landmark event at this historic venue is likely to be a Mecca for petrol heads of every persuasion. To find out more, see First UK P1 Panther 28SS Record Will be Set at Coniston and Coniston Powerboat Records.