Records Week Returns To Coniston

29 October 2018, 06:07 | Updated: 29 October 2018, 06:09

Powerboat during Coniston Records Week

It's Coniston Records Week.

All classes of Powerboats will be trying to set the fastest times they can on a one kilometre course on the lake.

It's the 48th incarnation of the event.

A spokesperson from the Windermere Boat Racing Club said: "Coniston, the "spiritual" home of Record breaking, since the Campbells, is most welcoming to Records Week. Drivers, support crews, officials, families and spectators are most welcome to enjoy the beautiful Coniston area, surrounded by its spectacular mountain scenery."

"Coniston Power Boat Records Week is the only event in the Powerboat Racing Calendar to bring together all classes of boat. Entry is open to all from tiny hydroplanes, through inshore circuit racers to the largest offshore boats. It is the finale to the racing season. Competitors and officials from all over the country assemble annually for what has been a popular event since it's inception in 1970.

"For almost a hundred years Powerboat record attempts have been made on several of the English lakes including Ullswater, Windermere and Coniston Water."