The Leeds Association of Engineers is proud to be one of the corporate sponsors of the Quicksilver World Water Speed Record Craft.
Our associate Nigel Macknight, who is the principal of the project, has sent us an update on this exciting record attempt.
The record is at present held by an Australian team, so hopefully it will return to its rightful home soon. Here are some data for you:-
|260.35 mph (418.99 km/h)||Bluebird K7||Donald Campbell|
|276.33 mph (444.71 km/h)||Bluebird K7||Donald Campbell|
|285.22 mph (459.02 km/h)||Hustler||Lee Taylor|
|317.596 mph (511.121 km/h)||Spirit of Australia
at Blowering Dam
8th October 1978
Nigel Macknight presented the association with a certificate to mark our corporate sponsorship of the record attempt project.
Further facts about the record attempt can be found using the following link to Wikipedia:- Water Speed Record