A SPECTACULAR feast of water sports action is set for Windermere this weekend as a powerboat record attempts event takes place.

For the first time in 15 years, endurance speed record attempts will take place this Saturday, November 9 over one and two hour periods and will be eligible for ratification and recognition by the national governing body of Powerboat Racing the BPBA.

And the following day, Sunday, November 10 will see performance trials which will enable eligible watercraft and licenced drivers to pit themselves against the clock over a measured straight line course.

The record attempts and performance trials will take place in the south of the lake between Storrs Hall Hotel and Beech Hill Hotel, with the event based at Windermere Motor Boat Racing Club at Broad Leys.

Both hotels and the shoreline adjacent to the public car park at Beech Hill will have good views of the course for spectators.

The event has been planned to ensure that there is no disruption to navigation along the lake for other lake users..

To ensure the safety of all lake users, a safety cordon around the records event will be patrolled by water-based officials flying blue flags and Lake District National Park Association rangers.

As parking in limited at Windermere Motor Boat Racing Club, a shuttle service will operate from The Glebe in Bowness, but please email shuttle@conistonpowerboatrecords.co.uk in advance if you wish to use this service.