VIDEO: Hampshire powerboat team hit speed of 244mph to smash world record

VIDEO: Hampshire powerboat team hit speeed of 244mph to smash world record

VIDEO: Hampshire powerboat team hit speeed of 244mph to smash world record

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A TEAM of Hampshire powerboat stars have smashed a world speed record on water.

Trevor Leigh and Southampton powerboat champion Steve Curtis, below, were part of the Spirit of Qatar team.

Theb team pushed its Al Adaa'am 96 catamaran to a breathtaking 244mph top speed during a competition in Sunrise Beach, Missouri, last night.

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Crew chief Trevor, below, who is married to Hampshire British powerboat champion Shelley Jory Leigh, guided his team to the astonishing feat at the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout competition.

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The effort established the new record by beating the 224mph mark set by My Way Mystic at last year's event.

The vessel hit technical difficulties during its first run after the parachute was deployed early in the one-mile course.

It still managed to reach dizzying speeds of 210mph before the repaired boat smashed the record by 20mph in the second run.

The shootout competition has been running for 26 years and raises money for the Lake of the Ozarks area's charities.

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11:21am Sun 24 Aug 14

southy says...

At that speed for such a small lightweight boat one lager ripple in the water and it could all endded baddly, well done guys for your achivement.
At that speed for such a small lightweight boat one lager ripple in the water and it could all endded baddly, well done guys for your achivement. southy
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2:32pm Sun 24 Aug 14

Ginger_cyclist says...

southy wrote:
At that speed for such a small lightweight boat one lager ripple in the water and it could all endded baddly, well done guys for your achivement.
Especially when you consider that a race car that is just as fast and light can still get caught by the wind and flipped, despite being heavily modified to keep it stuck to the track unlike a boat like this that is designed to ride up out of the water and hydroplane.
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: At that speed for such a small lightweight boat one lager ripple in the water and it could all endded baddly, well done guys for your achivement.[/p][/quote]Especially when you consider that a race car that is just as fast and light can still get caught by the wind and flipped, despite being heavily modified to keep it stuck to the track unlike a boat like this that is designed to ride up out of the water and hydroplane. Ginger_cyclist
  • Score: 1

11:02pm Sun 24 Aug 14

southy says...

Ginger_cyclist wrote:
southy wrote:
At that speed for such a small lightweight boat one lager ripple in the water and it could all endded baddly, well done guys for your achivement.
Especially when you consider that a race car that is just as fast and light can still get caught by the wind and flipped, despite being heavily modified to keep it stuck to the track unlike a boat like this that is designed to ride up out of the water and hydroplane.
True, it was the retuning wake from the first run that flip Donald Campbell boat BlueBird
[quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: At that speed for such a small lightweight boat one lager ripple in the water and it could all endded baddly, well done guys for your achivement.[/p][/quote]Especially when you consider that a race car that is just as fast and light can still get caught by the wind and flipped, despite being heavily modified to keep it stuck to the track unlike a boat like this that is designed to ride up out of the water and hydroplane.[/p][/quote]True, it was the retuning wake from the first run that flip Donald Campbell boat BlueBird southy
  • Score: -1

11:16pm Sun 24 Aug 14

southy says...

southy wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
southy wrote:
At that speed for such a small lightweight boat one lager ripple in the water and it could all endded baddly, well done guys for your achivement.
Especially when you consider that a race car that is just as fast and light can still get caught by the wind and flipped, despite being heavily modified to keep it stuck to the track unlike a boat like this that is designed to ride up out of the water and hydroplane.
True, it was the retuning wake from the first run that flip Donald Campbell boat BlueBird
He had pass the 300mph mark when the accident happen some say he was doing 320mph, His record that he set in Australia was 276.33mph.
Ken Warby hold the offical water speed record 317.58 mph set in 1977
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: At that speed for such a small lightweight boat one lager ripple in the water and it could all endded baddly, well done guys for your achivement.[/p][/quote]Especially when you consider that a race car that is just as fast and light can still get caught by the wind and flipped, despite being heavily modified to keep it stuck to the track unlike a boat like this that is designed to ride up out of the water and hydroplane.[/p][/quote]True, it was the retuning wake from the first run that flip Donald Campbell boat BlueBird[/p][/quote]He had pass the 300mph mark when the accident happen some say he was doing 320mph, His record that he set in Australia was 276.33mph. Ken Warby hold the offical water speed record 317.58 mph set in 1977 southy
  • Score: -1

11:22pm Sun 24 Aug 14

Ginger_cyclist says...

southy wrote:
Ginger_cyclist wrote:
southy wrote:
At that speed for such a small lightweight boat one lager ripple in the water and it could all endded baddly, well done guys for your achivement.
Especially when you consider that a race car that is just as fast and light can still get caught by the wind and flipped, despite being heavily modified to keep it stuck to the track unlike a boat like this that is designed to ride up out of the water and hydroplane.
True, it was the retuning wake from the first run that flip Donald Campbell boat BlueBird
Very much so, it put the nose of the boat higher into the air and the air resistance flipped it the rest of the way.
[quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ginger_cyclist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]southy[/bold] wrote: At that speed for such a small lightweight boat one lager ripple in the water and it could all endded baddly, well done guys for your achivement.[/p][/quote]Especially when you consider that a race car that is just as fast and light can still get caught by the wind and flipped, despite being heavily modified to keep it stuck to the track unlike a boat like this that is designed to ride up out of the water and hydroplane.[/p][/quote]True, it was the retuning wake from the first run that flip Donald Campbell boat BlueBird[/p][/quote]Very much so, it put the nose of the boat higher into the air and the air resistance flipped it the rest of the way. Ginger_cyclist
  • Score: -1

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