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Water speed record – Wikipedia

The World Unlimited water speed record is the officially recognised fastest speed achieved by a water-borne vehicle. The current record is 511 km/h (318 mph) – achieved by Australian Ken Warby in the Spirit of Australia in 1978.. The record is one of the sporting world’s most hazardous competitions.

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The World Unlimited water speed record is the officially recognized fastest speed achieved by a water-borne vehicle. The current record of 511 km/h (317 mph) was …

Top responsesRedditThe World Unlimited water speed record is the officially recognized fastest speed achieved by a water-borne vehicle. The current record of 511 km/h (317 mph) was … read more1.3K votesYou’ve got much better odds of living through a game of Russian roulette.539 votesHonestly they are basically jets that skip across the water like stones, except even the slightest wind will mess it up at that speed.177 votesRecord holder, Ken Warby, was pretty loose designed and built the boats, in his backyard, with no formal training at all, he raised the money and drove the … read more147 votesGoing fast on the water is crazy. I once went 95mph on my uncles boat and it was terrifying.243 votesAlso interesting is that it hasn’t been broken since 1978103 votesSee all

Water speed record – IPFS is the Distributed Web

K7 averaged 475.2 km/h (295.3 mph) and a new record seemed in sight. Campbell applied K7′ s water brake to slow the craft down from her peak speed of 507 km/h (315 mph) clear of the measured kilometre to a speed around 350 km/h (220 mph) . The wake caused by the water brake at such high speeds …

THE ABSOLUTE WORLD WATER SPEED RECORDS BOOKS HISTORY …

The new boat is now completed with successful testing undertaken in July 2017 at Taree N.S.W. followed by two further weekends at the home of the World Water Speed Record, Blowering Dam N.S.W allowing the team to test the boat at higher speeds on the 10 km long course.

World Water Speed Record Challengers | Symscape

The world water speed record (317mph or 511 km/h) is under assault from 3 teams. The defending world record holder, Ken Warby is up for the challenge, as are teams from the USA and the UK.

Home – Drag Boat and Water Speed Record Racer Memorial

Drag Boat and Water Speed Record Racer Memorial This website provides information about racers who died while racing on lakes, marinas, and other locations in pursuit of world water speed records and while racing in drag boat competitions. WORLD WATER SPEED DEATHS. Craig Arfons (1989) Donald Campbell (1967) Gianmarco Cighetti (1970) John

Cheating Death | WIRED

Cheating Death. The water speed record hasn’t been broken in 25 years – in fact, it’s taken the life of just about everyone who’s tried. Now two next-gen rocket jockeys are taking on the old guard. The day was January 4, 1967, the place Coniston Water in England’s Lake District, the time 8:40 am.

1980-89 – Drag Boat and Water Speed Record Racer Memorial

Event: world water speed record attempt . Accident Date: November 13, 1980. Boat: $2.5 million dollar “U.S. Discovery II” rocket-engined 40-foot steel and aluminum craft . Biographical: He was trying to better the world water speed record of 317.60 MPH set by Ken Warby of Australia in 1978.

A Homemade Speedboat Has Held the Deadly Water Speed

Jul 19, 2016 · A Homemade Speedboat Has Held the Deadly Water Speed Record Since 1978 Ken Warby and the Spirit of Australia crack the world water speed record in 1978 (Photo: X Swamp/Youtube ) Boating can be

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Lee Taylor’s Fatal Crash – YouTube

Jul 10, 2014 · GLENBROOK, Nev. — (AP) — Lee Taylor vanished into the frigid waters of Lake Tahoe when his rocket-powered boat disintegrated while trying to set a water speed record …