This week sees the gathering of power boat teams and drivers on Coniston Water for its annual event.

Coniston Power Boat Records Week is considered by many as the world’s premier Water Speed Record event and sees British and International drivers attempt to raise the bar of speed record in their class of boat.

The 2023 event will be the 51st Water Speed Record event held and will see watercraft of all sizes and piloted by drivers of all ages take to the water.

A spokesperson from the event said: "From the age of nine years old through to drivers with over 40 years’ experience, the nerves and sense of pride is the same regardless of age or experience."

This year’s event will see drivers from across UK and Europe challenge themselves against the clock.

Among the competitors hoping to claim a new World Record this year is 49 year old Marian Jung who is undertaking the 2,000km journey from his home in Slovakia.

Following a successful season racing in the UIM F500 World Championship, Marian will be competing for the F500 speed record which currently stands at 106.67mph.

One of the many returning competitors to Coniston this year will be 18 year old George Elmore in his GT30 Monhull.

After setting a new British National speed record in Coniston in 2022 in the Clubman 1000 Monohull class at 51.93mph, George from Chatham in Kent will be hoping to take it even further.

The youngest competitor of the week will be nine year old Tate Mantripp from Lowestoft, Suffolk.

Despite being one of the youngest powerboat drivers in the UK, Tate has already achieved third place in the British Sprints Championship in the 2023 racing season. 

Ted Walsh from Ulverston is Records Week veteran and, this year, he is hoping to set a new National Water Speed Record for the Outright Electric record. 

With entries still coming in and some teams keeping their intentions under wraps until the event, the 51st Annual Powerboat Records promises to be another World record breaking event.