WORLD WATER SPEED RECORDS

 

  PROJECTS AND ATTEMPTS FOR THE RECORD BOOK

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The Clean Queen of the Seas, Elizabeth Swann

 

PROPOSED ATTEMPT: The Elizabeth Swann is probably the world's fastest solar and wind (autonomous) powered boat. Water speed and endurance projects like these increase our knowledge and achievement. Larger versions of this design might deliver cargo to island nations, or provide cross channel, river or coastal cruises. The world is our oyster.

 

 

The outright world water speed and endurance projects, some of which are human powered, other sail and solar powered, but the fastest of which are jet powered.

 

 

 

RECORD HOLDERS

 

 

mph

km/h

Craft

Pilot(s)

Location

Date

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70.86

114.04

Hydrodome IV

Casey Baldwin

Bras d'Or Lake

19 September 1919

74.870

120.492

Miss America

Gar Wood

Detroit River

15 September 1920

80.567

129.660

Miss America II

Gar Wood

Detroit River

6 September 1921

87.392

140.644

Farman Hydroglider

Jules Fisher

River Seine

10 November 1924

92.838

149.409

Miss America II

George Wood

Detroit River

4 September 1928

93.123

149.867

Miss America VII

Gar Wood

Indian Creek

23 March 1929

98.760

158.938

Miss England II

Henry Segrave

Windermere

13 June 1930

102.256

164.565

Miss America IX

Gar Wood

Indian Creek

20 March 1931

103.49

166.55

Miss England II

Kaye Don

Parana River

15 April 1931

110.223

177.387

Miss England II

Kaye Don

Lake Garda

31 July 1931

111.712

179.783

Miss America IX

Gar Wood

Indian Creek

5 February 1932

117

189

Miss England III

Kaye Don

Loch Lomond

18 July 1932

119.81

192.82

Miss England III

Kaye Don

Loch Lomond

18 July 1932

124.86

200.94

Miss America X

Gar Wood

St. Clair River

20 September 1932

126.32

203.29

Bluebird K3

Malcolm Campbell

Lake Maggiore

1 September 1937

129.50

208.41

Bluebird K3

Malcolm Campbell

Lake Maggiore

2 September 1937

130.91

210.66

Bluebird K3

Malcolm Campbell

Hallwilersee

17 August 1938

141.74

228.11

Bluebird K3

Malcolm Campbell

Coniston Water

19 August 1939

160.323

258.015

Slo-Mo-Shun IV

Stanley Sayres, Ted Jones

Lake Washington

26 June 1950

178.497

287.263

Slo-Mo-Shun IV

Stanley Sayres, Elmer Leninschmidt

Lake Washington

7 July 1952

202.32

325.60

Bluebird K7

Donald Campbell

Ullswater

23 July 1955

216.20

347.94

Bluebird K7

Donald Campbell

Lake Mead

16 November 1955

225.63

363.12

Bluebird K7

Donald Campbell

Coniston Water

19 September 1956

239.07

384.75

Bluebird K7

Donald Campbell

Coniston Water

7 November 1957

248.62

400.12

Bluebird K7

Donald Campbell

Coniston Water

10 November 1958

260.35

418.99

Bluebird K7

Donald Campbell

Coniston Water

14 May 1959

276.33

444.71

Bluebird K7

Donald Campbell

Lake Dumbleyung

31 December 1964

285.22

459.02

Hustler

Lee Taylor

Lake Guntersville

30 June 1967

288.18

463.78

Spirit of Australia

Ken Warby

Blowering Dam

20 November 1977

317.60

511.13

Spirit of Australia

Ken Warby

Blowering Dam

8 October 1978

 

 

 

JET RECORD PROJECTS

 

 

mph

km/h

Craft

Pilot(s)

Location

Date

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Longbow

Lt. David-John Gibbs RN

Lochs/Lakes UK

https://www.jet-hydroplane.uk/

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Spirit of Australia II

Dave & Ken Warby

Blowering Dam

http://warbymotorsport.com/

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SOLAR POWERED PROJECTS

 

 

mph

km/h

Craft

Pilot(s)

Location

Date

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E, Swann

Ryan Dusart, K. Dusart

English Channel

Est. 2023/24

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